Thursday, August 20, 2009

Trimommy Faves

I'm starting a new set of posts called Trimommy Faves. I will be highlighting clothing, equipment, tri accessories (and anything else that comes to mind) that I love and think you might like too.

Today my Trimommy Fave is WHOOHA GEAR. WHOOHA stands for Women Having Optimistic Objectives & Heathy Attitudes, and their motto is Play Hard - Take Chances - Keep Smilin'. (I can you not love them already!) I came across Whooha Gear at the Irongirl expo, and was fortunate enough to meet the president of the company, Julie, who, is a very nice woman, and, as it turns out, a phenomonal triathlete who totally kicked my butt with quite a bit of grace during the race!! (She told me she had to work hard to keep up with my on the bike leg, but I'm pretty sure she was just being nice!) I loved their line of clothing for active women immediately. It is cute, it is funny, it is inspirational, and it is much needed.

Julie was kind enough to send me a shirt to test for all of you. Here is what I chose:

Here is a close-up of what the shirt says. I love it. (In fact, the first time I read it, I got kind of teary....I know...overly-emotional...but hey, love me or leave me.)

The shirt is dri-balance material. Here is what their website says about dri-balance: Dri-Balance optimizes the transport of moisture from skin to the surface of the garment, 6-10 times faster than other wicking garments. The material is very soft and cottony, so I wasn't so sure about the wicking properties, but I taught a spin class in it, and felt great and definitely not dripping after an hour. I then took it off to run, and by the time I was done, it was almost completely dry. I washed and dried it with no shrinkage, and then wore it to yoga and also to bed with extreme comfort in both.

The fit is a women's cut (finally!!! a tri shirt that fits me, not my husband!), and I sized up to medium at the suggestion of the website. It fits great...not loose enough that it shows my stomach in downward dog, but not so tight that it creeps up when I put my hands over my head.

Whooha Gear has quite a selection of shirts for triathlon, running, swimming, cycling and rock climbing. One of my favorite little sayings is, "Not running for seven days makes one weak." They have tanks, t-shirts and sweatshirts. A friend of mine bought a sweatshirt at the Irongirl expo, and she said it is super soft inside and out and the sleeves are nice and long. (She is almost 6 feet, so this is kind of an ongoing issue for her.)

I encourage all of you to stop over at their website,, and while you are there you can get 10% off your order using this code: 10WHOOHA09 This code is valid through December 31, 2009, so I will put it in my new sidebar column, Trimommy Faves.

Happy Training!!!


  1. awesome review - thanks for sharing :)

  2. I love that shirt and saw it on their site. I just wish they made that same shirt without the reference of "to be a role model for my children", I am not a mom. :)

  3. yay!!! I just went on their website & found they have MORE sweatshirts - a blue one for biking & a pink one for running... very exciting. it's the type of thing that you put on and never want to take off.

  4. Stephanie...what you are doing today, will make you a better mom whenever you do have kids!!

  5. Stefanie....saw your note and really appreciate the feedback. We will definitely keep it in mind for the future. In the meantime, check out our "I Stay Fit" design which does not reference kids for folks like yourself. Until Next Time PLAY HARD - TAKE CHANCES - KEEP SMILIN'!!! With appreciation, The Whooha Girls.


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