Athleta Chi & Snowscape Running Tops
What is great about this gang of girls is that we all have different tastes, body types, likes and dislikes! That way, we can get you the full picture on lots of running gear. Sandy was on her search for an Athleta winter running tops, and I tested one of the same ones, the Taped Chi, as well as the Snowscape. And Deborah gave the Snowscape a whirl too! So here it goes —
the Athleta Chi fabric is a buttery-soft delicious confection . . .
I have a Chi tank, and the Athleta Chi fabric is a buttery-soft delicious confection that feels great next to the skin, and frankly, I just like to pet it . . . but anyway, the Taped Chi long sleeve was no different. It felt great on, and I loved the thumbholes. And I think it makes me look fast (and I need all the help I can get) . . . however, I got a size XS, which is what I got in the tank style. I have pretty athletic (read muscular) arms, shoulders, and back, and my only complaint was that the shirt felt a bit tight around the shoulders and tops of my arms. This is something I would not be able to notice in a tank. So, I’m trying to decide whether to get the small or not . . . Otherwise, I love love this top and highly recommend it as a winter base layer or in the spring or fall on its own. And while it has a bit of a scoop neck (rather than a crew), I think the cut and styling is great, even though Sandy was not a fan!
Is it a running top? Or is it a space-age sweatshirt for casual wear?
The Athleta Snowscape Crew is an interesting little animal. It’s a slick quilted material that I thought would be fleecy inside, but is smooth instead. It is thick and would provide some warmth on cold days. Again, I messed up the sizing based on my upper body. The fabric is stretchy as advertised, but I experienced some tightness around the tops of my arms and shoulders in the XS. It fit everywhere else. Overall, I thought this shirt was really attractive and cute, but can’t figure out where to wear it: Is it a running top? With a second layer underneath? Or is it a space-age sweatshirt for casual wear? I guess it just isn’t my style, but as you can see, Deborah looks great in it, so go for it if you like it!
What have you tried this winter that has knocked you socks, errrrr, gloves off?