Angie Partain is very involved in the Missoula Running Community as both a runner and frequent volunteer despite being a busy mom. You can follow her adventures at @jnapartain. As a RErun Ambassador we asked her to review the New Balance In Transit 1/2 Zip and share her findings with us…
This month, The Runner’s Edge asked me to tryout the New Balance In Transit ½ Zip Pullover and share what I thought about it.
October is here and with it, the chill. Sometimes deciding just how much clothing you’re going to need for a run can be complicated. Shorts with a pullover? Capris with a tee? Tights with a tank…or the super cool shorts + tee + gloves look. (um, I’ve never done that…oh wait…) Sigh, I miss summer! An easy way to simplify these decisions is by updating your running wardrobe! I always know what to wear when I have a cute new top…and the Runner’s Edge just got in a fresh batch of pretty running items!
About the New Balance In Transit ½ Zip:
Warmth and Comfort
This is a super soft light to mid weight pullover, perfect for these chilly fall days. I thought it was a very functional weight…slightly thicker than a t-shirt, without feeling bulky. It wicks well, keeping you comfortable and dry. When fully zipped it hits mid neck, providing a small gaiter and should work well as a base layer and possibly even on its own as our temps begin to drop.
Fit and Features
I felt it fit true to size. It hits a few inches below the waist and has a slight drop in the hem line. The zipper hits just below the bust and is one of the 3 reflective points. Sleeves fit comfortably, and have a bit of extra length without being awkwardly long. The thumb holes make the glove/no glove dilemma a bit simpler this time of year and the large zippered pocket at the back hip holds an Iphone or a variety of snacks. The weave of the fabric is nice and tight and doesn’t seem apt to snag. The color is a heather teal, it has a slight sheen and impressive color technology. I’ve run in similar colors where sweat was very visible, but not with this one! I even ran it under the sink…initially you could see the wet spot, but within a few seconds it was no longer visible. It also washed up great and held it’s shape without shrinkage
Sporty meets Feminine
This is such a fun blend of styles. The shirring at the bust and neck is very flattering and will add a little va to your voom! I love that this touch of girly dresses it up a bit while still looking sporty! It’s a really great cross-over and has already made it’s way into my everyday wardrobe.
If you’re looking for the right pullover, this is a great option. It comes in at $70, which for a running pullover is pretty affordable. If you’re looking for more of a hoodie, check out the orange hoodie in the same line as this one (also available at the Runner’s Edge)!