_bbR3iY5lLSjzaZNziPYc6VX6tk Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE!: Stride - Review and Giveaway

Monday, September 27, 2010

Stride - Review and Giveaway

I was lucky enough to receive a sample (actually 2) for a wonderful product 

It has been a few weeks now, and I have to say I have put this product through its paces - probably with more detail than the company thought I would.  These are the results of my review.  I did receive 2 pairs of Stride Everyday for the review.  I received no other compensation, these are my own true feelings and comments. 

Let's face it ladies, if you have had children, like me or lost a lot of weight, or even gotten to a "certain" age, oh no like me again, you probably know that feeling where you just pray you don't laugh too hard, or sneeze or cough or you will be hoping that you can go home and change.  The problem has a very interesting name, it's called "stress incontinence".  Now don't you feel better that you know what it's called?

Now enter

Wendy Spencer the woman who will change your world.  If you have had any experience with this situation, you have also probably taken to carrying "extra" panties or wearing panty liners "just in case" and wish there could be something better.

Wendy came up with a wonderful product that uses a patented technology!  See I told you she will change your world.

Now I don't want to bore you with the details of the technology, but I have to say THIS PRODUCT IS AWESOME!  At first I was a little concerned.  You see the "padding" appears to be a little bulky and stiff.  But, as we all know, appearances can be deceiving, and in this case it was definitely deceiving.

I first tried the mid-rise brief - sizing was perfect.  No pulling, no stretching out, no gaps, it was like a second skin.  And I have to say I put it through a really tough day - including a kettlebell workout!  I really felt like I was not wearing anything!  No panty line either, and we know how those yoga or workout pants are.  I have to say it was the softest and most comfortable pair of panties I've ever worn.

I waited 2 days before trying the second pair.  On that day, I tried the French Cut Brief .  The first day was NOT a fluke!  The French Cut was just as comfortable and durable and right on the money as the Mid-Rise Brief.  There wasn't one minute of the day that I was "afraid" to do anything I wanted to do.

The washing instructions call for No Bleach or Fabric Softeners in washer or dryer.  It has to do with the padding in the crotch.  I was a little concerned that once it was washed (especially without the softener) these little gems would be history.  You see I hate wearing anything that isn't soft - I really hate that "scrunchy" feeling that you can get.  And I was also concerned that everything would be so "bunchy" that I would never wear them again.

Well I have to tell you - I shouldn't have been concerned.  These beauties are as comfortable after washing them a time or two (or three) as they were in the beginning.   I believe that Wendy's company has a hit on their hands.

Back in May of this year, in a press release Wendy Spencer was quoted as saying,  “Research shows that most women will experience some sort of light leaks in their lifetime.'   “Whether it’s a new mom looking for a cost-effective solution that helps her feel like a woman again, or an avid runner looking for comfortable protection while she’s on the treadmill, STRIDE Everyday offers a range of solutions for all kinds of women.”
The machine-washable panties feature patented multi-layer fabric technology, designed to wick away and absorb up to an ounce of moisture, and naturally deodorize for a fresh feeling all day long. The inner liner is leakproof and breathable to protect the most stylish outfits from “accidents”, whether it’s sweating during hot yoga, walking in the park or wearing a slinky little black dress...."

I have to say, without a doubt, these are the BEST.  I will definitely be looking to get more of these very soon.  For all to be able to try STRIDE Everyday, STRIDE has graciously offered a savings of 30% on orders over $35, for my readers!  Just use the promo code  INSPIRE (cute code isn't it - just for me!) before November 30, 2010

But they have also added an additional benefit to my readers, STRIDE Everyday will provide one of my readers with a sample of their own.  That's right, if you would like to win STRIDE for yourself, you need to enter my second giveaway!  This time entry is available to all - STRIDE is a Canadian company so my Canadian readers can also benefit.

This giveaway will continue through midnight on my birthday, October 2nd.  Think of it as my birthday present to you.

Check out Stride Everyday for even more information on size, style, color, technical information, etc.
Then come back and enter for your own sample.

Entry 1 - Leave a comment here telling me which style you would like to try.
Entry 2 - Follow me
Entry 3 - Blog about this giveaway, and link back to here
Entry 4 - Send over a friend to enter, have them tell me you sent them

I was really very impressed from the minute I put them on and then continued to be impressed with every washing.  These are definitely going to be a girls best friend!  Don't laugh - admit that you too need these - and then start entering.  Ok you can laugh if you want, but you still need to check these out.  They say diamonds are a girl's best friend - and that is true - but these are a real close second!  Even Gretta Monahan, from Tim Gunn's Guide to Style praised this product.  So see it's not just me.

Come on ladies.  You KNOW you could use these.  I'm so glad I got to try them first hand.  Now get clicking!!


Mimi said...

I would try the seamless.



Mimi said...

I follow you!


The NEW Mommiez Blend said...

I would like to try the femme seamless. Great for being pregnant. :)

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