Test Run Tuesday – FIG Clothing
Ok. Can we talk about the Mont Tremblant Ironman really quickly? This weekend, I was doing a 100 KM cycling tour with my dad and was absolutely glued to my phone at the rest stops to see how Mark was doing.
You guys – he did his second ironman, finished in the top 20 and is headed into some well-deserved recovery. So proud.
Anyways, there is nothing like introducing a feature to say I am back in earnest and this time, it has to do with things I have been testing. Testing product is such an important part of being an athlete and a race is not the time to figure out whether or not it works. I will be testing out products from my partners and giving an honest review (there will always be a minimum of one con for each item).
Let’s kick this off, shall we?
Earlier this year, I announced a conscious effort to partner with primarily Canadian companies so when Altitude Sports came along, it was a match made in heaven. They offer a 5% discount on all your favourite adventure brands and best of all, they are a Canadian company.
They everything you need for outdoor sports ranging from adventuring to cycling. The coolest thing about Altitude Sports is that they want their products to be put to the test to prove they are adventure-proof and I am up for the challenge.
The first piece I tested out was FIG’s take on the plain white tee. The style name is NOV and it is taken from their Safari collection. But this isn’t just a plain white tee, it’s a freaking PLAIN WHITE TEE. Recently my sister hugged me while I was wearing it and informed me it was the softest tshirt she had ever felt.
I always say that between my athletics and my job, I either am wearing spandex or a dress and heels – there is no in between. But the perfect example of when something like that is necessary is when I travel. I don’t really need an entire airport to know what half iron-man I did last month but I certainly want what I am wearing to be versatile and hassle-free. In this case, it is even nice enough to wear to work with a skirt.
I’m not sure if you are like me, but if I get a piece of clothing that I like, I wear it all the time. In the month that I have had it, I have worn it to work, to a family dinner, while cooking for a dinner party and to a cycling event dinner.
Here are my thoughts:
Softest shirt I have ever worn
Does not wrinkle easily
Simple, yet stylish. The V neck and middle seam make it a perfect essential white tshirt
Love that it is made in Montreal
As a long torso’d girl, I love that it is a longer shirt
White – I have already spilled pasta sauce on it.
Wide neck – I can’t wear just any bra/sports bra with it.
FIG’s focus is to offer the ultimate solution for active and modern women travellers seeking elegant, comfortable and ethical clothing and even cooler, it’s a local Montreal company.
Check back in future Tuesdays for a gear review. If there is something that you have been wanting to be reviewed, let me know.