Wednesday, September 7, 2011

RelaxReflect Review and Giveaway

First Impressions
Jean is very excited about her designs and easy to work with.  I talked to her on the phone and enjoyed our conversation.  The website is fairly easy to navigate and I like that they also have a children's line.  There are a lot of fun designs to pick from.  I found it a little confusing trying to decide which fabric to order it in.  I picked a tank and there were four fabric choices and not all the colors came in all the fabrics.

I went with the Burst of Lines tank as I thought it looked really sharp and I ordered it in the Tricot which is described as     Tricot (81% Poly - 19% Spandex). Lightweight; good for mild to hot climate. Wicks moisture. Silky and smooth; super comfortable.   At $40 it seems a little expensive to me.  I usually do not spend more than $25 on a tank if that.  I am pretty cheap though.

The fabric is indeed very silky and soft.  
 I took a picture of the shirt in my pantry because it is dark in there and I wanted to see the reflective action going on.  As you can see it works!


 Here is a back view, seems to ride up a little bit in the back for some reason.  I ran in it for three miles and never noticed that it did this until I was done.  It is comfortable.  A little looser than I was expecting, but I like my tank tops for running to be pretty snug.

 Just a side view so you can see how fun this design is.
 and a view from the front.

Pros: Very comfortable, lots of reflective material sewn on so it would be very visible at night and in low light conditions to others.  Armholes are roomy and there is no chaffing.  I love the material it is made out of and I love the design.  They have a lot of fun designs to choose from and you can customize your own shirt and pick from a lot of different designs.   Jean is super great to work with and they also have a children's line.

    Cons:  The price seems a little high to me for a tank top.  It also rides up a little in the back, though not in a way that was annoying to me when I was running.

What they have to say about themselves
RelaxReflect’s Mission is to be the world’s most recognizable graphic clothing brand to combine cool design with functional purpose. Featuring retro, edgy and innovative reflective graphics that illuminate when exposed to light, our customers can relax in the notion that they are always seen in the coolest clothes on the planet. RelaxReflect™ is also about clothes that feel and look great while utilizing attractive designs that inspire our customers to choose to be seen and those who value individualism and uniqueness in their daily lives.
The inspiration for RelaxReflect™ is to make cool graphical clothing that will stand the purposeful test of time and not simply be another graphics fad in the ever changing fashion market. We always aim to achieve this goal by finding innovative ways to combine style and graphical function in a creative, versatile and meaningful manner. Our designs range from simple, classic and ‘clean’ to the more intricate type of clothing aimed to highlight self-expression and uniqueness. RelaxReflect™ is designed for those who are personally responsible, yet independent, strong and not afraid to express their identity and style.
EDIT  Jean wrote to me and asked if I could include this in the review in defense of my price criticism.
Jean Kateraas here.  Thank you for the review.  May I kindly request a justification for our pricing in your review? We are a small and young company in California and my products are made in the USA.  The reflective is a high quality 3M USA made products that are compliant to safety code(lead free) in the US.  Yes, the price can come down if I out sourced everything to China, which the reflective is of low grade quality and may contain LEAD.  My goal is to support the economy here in the US, which keeps the pricing a little higher than products made in China.
How to enter:  To enter you do have to be a follower of my blog. 
Mandatory
1. Like RelaxReflect on Facebook HERE  tell them I sent you
2. Go to their website HERE and tell me what you like
 Bonus Entries
3. Follow them on twitter here
4. Share this giveaway on your blog, tweet it, and or Facebook it
5. Vote for my jump on Fast Cory's Jump Contest HERE  before Friday (I really want the signed piano CDs)

Contest will close 9-13 at midnight. I will pick a winner on 9-14 using random.org

Though I was given the short free by RelaxReflect the opinions are my own.

152 comments:

  1. It's like I'm copying you in reviews. :) I'm waiting on my RelaxReflect gear for my own review!

    I think that tank looks super cute on you!

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  2. I'm a follower! Super cute top!

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  3. Love that tank! I liked RelaxReflect on Facebook!
    :)

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  4. I went to the website, and loved the burst of lines tank you got, and the giant star skort!

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  5. I also voted for you on Fast Cory's contest!
    :)

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  6. I like Relax Reflect on FB and told them you sent me!

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  7. They have some really awesome stuff on their website! I really reallllly want the BADASS leggings! How cool is that?

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  8. I like the criss cross raglan long sleeve shirt.

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  9. I voted for you on Fast Cory jump

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  10. linked on my sidebar of my blog

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  11. Went to their site and REALLY like the BAD ASS leggings!!

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  12. Cute shirt! Love the functionality of it!

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  13. I would either get the same tank or some stars arm warmers. I need reflective stuff since I always run at night. How do you people get these companies to give you tryouts? I am sooooo envious!

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  14. Facebook liked them and said you sent me :)

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  15. Killer straddle split jump! I definitely voted for YOU!

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  16. Putting giveaway link on my sidebar... pulling out all the stops! I NEED a reflective shirt!

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  17. I like RR on FB and told them you sent me!

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  18. Very cool stuff! I love the stars leggings. The arm warmers are great too.

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  19. Wow! Love this tank--it's so hard to find clothes with real relfective pieces. Usually they just put a minuscule one. I'm a follower! (and 9/14 is my bday so... Obviously I should win) :)

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  20. This is super cute! I'm a follower. :)

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  21. Visited their website. I'd like the Criss Cross Raglan Dress.

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  22. Following RelaxReflect on Twitter.

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  23. I visited their website - I like the shooting star skirt. Cute! I'd be tempted by the lightening tights, too.

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  24. I've linked to your giveaway on my blog.

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  25. I voted for your jumping picture. Very impressive, by the way.

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  26. I liked Relaxreflect on fb & let them know you sent me :)

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  27. I liked relax reflect on fb, letting them know you were the one who referred me

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  28. OH. MY. WORD. I am in love w/ those tribal 2 arm warmers!!!!

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  29. to be honest, I love ALL the gear, but I love wearing skirts for runs, thus I'm partial to the reflective skirt. I have a few Ragnar relays coming up this fall, so any of this merchandise is PERFECT for my night legs!

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  30. unfortunately I don't use twitter, I am however adding this to my giveaway section on my blog

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  31. I voted for you at Fast Cory!!!! AWesome jump split my friend!!! :)

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  32. Website: I like rebel shirt designs! A lot. All of them. A lot. Very cool.

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  33. I voted for you!! You've got it in the bag.

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  34. I liked them on facebook and told them you sent me. :) Love their stuff!

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  35. I went to their website and love all of their stuff but especially the tank and the long sleeved tribal tee

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  36. I voted for you on Corey's jumping contest. :)

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  37. I love the long sleeve shirt with the moons on, and I am wanting to get the circles arm warmers. That's just for starters!

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  38. I want to win something! I follow you, I liked them on FB

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  39. I like the grey side of the moon shirt

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  40. Hard to choose between their products! So many things I like...the burst of lines tank, the lightning run pants, the circles arm warmers...

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  41. i liked them on fb and visited their site...i actually think my favorite is the tank you tried out! it looks fun and cute! i also REALLY like the side of the moon and 26.2 longsleeves!!!

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  42. Like them on fb and told them you sent me!

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  43. Following them on twitter! I'm Suz4AU0608 (I forgot to put my twitter name on your other giveaway-sorry!)

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  44. I really like the Giant Star short that Relax Reflect has in black

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  45. I voted for you in Fast Cory's Jump Contest! Good luck-hope you win!

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  46. Checked out the website and seriously love everything. I loved the pink skirt and the reflective arm warmers. So fun!!

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  47. I know cory already announced the winner but I voted for you. Even over myself because your picture was just that cool. :)

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  48. I would have voted for you but alas I was too late.

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  49. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the lightning and skull leggings!!!

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  50. I'm following relaxreflect on twitter.

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  51. What a fun site...they have so many great items. The arm warmers and leggings are very cool

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  52. i liked 'em on fb and said ya sent me!
    runner_girl5k(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. i like the pink and blue "run" skort. Such cute clothes!!
    runner_girl5k(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. voted for your jump! runner_girl5k(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  55. That is so cool!!! I wish I had that shirt for the RTB Relay!!

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  56. Liked on facebook!Told them you sent me

    I love the lightening fast leggings


    Cheers
    C.

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  57. I like RelaxReflect on facebook and told them you sent me!

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  58. I love the Side of Moon long sleeve or the Shooting Star skort!

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  59. I am a follower (found you from Running /w spatulas)

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  60. I like either the "Burst of Lines" tank or "star leggings"

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  61. I love the long sleeve side of the moon shirt--perfect for the longer, cooler nights ahead!

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  62. I like the side of the moon long-sleeved tee. Cool stuff!

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  63. I really like the Tribal 2 Arm Warmers in pink.

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  64. I now follow RelaxRelfect on Twitter.

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  65. I like the arm warmers, I think they would work well for my night running!

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  66. I liked them on facebook and told them you sent me.

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  67. I like a lot of the leggings and the tops. The shirt is awesome too!

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  68. My last post was supposed to say skirt not shirt. I followed them on twitter.

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  69. I voted for your jump in the contest previously. I am not sure if I can vote again.

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  70. I liked them on Facebook. I like the 13.1 tank and the Side of Moon long sleeved shirt!

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  71. I love their shooting starts skort and for a running skort the price seems really reasonable!

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  72. I follow them on twitter (corgipants)

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  73. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/corgipants/status/113705401521930240

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  74. Already liked on facebook, follow your blog, love the long sleeve moon shirt!

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  75. Hi Guys! We're still around and have a new website now. Check it out here and thanks for all the support and kind words:) www.relaxreflect.com

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