What Run Oregon is Wearing: The Undress (women) and Iffley Road Runwear (men)

Getting ready to change in my Undress after a mud run.

Run Oregon sometimes receives products to review. We recently received some apparel from The Undress (for women) and Iffley Road Runwear (for men...mostly). Annette: Product: The Undress (women) Price: $79 Updated product, pre-order on Indiegogo: The Undress SPORT Pre-order price: Starts at $70 Description: "The Undress is the world's first mobile changing room and dress of its kind! Runners, Cyclists, Yogis, Triathletes, Travelers, Super Moms - all active women - can benefit from this amazing invention. No need to change with a flimsy towel, behind a bush, or dirty public restroom - The Undress has you covered!" My impressions: The Undress is well-made with soft, comfortable fabric. While it is made for changing your clothes discreetly in public, it is also cute enough to wear. Before changing in public with the Undress, I would highly recommend practicing at home. It can be a little confusing at first. I had to try it a few times to get it right. However, once I got it, it made sense and worked well.

I used the Undress at a mud run I recently participated in. I found it much more convenient and trustworthy than wrapping myself in towels and hoping they stayed put. While, I will admit I threaded the strap the wrong way and ended up with my shirt tangled in the strap, I was still able to change discreetly. I had to get re-dressed using a slightly unconventional method since I couldn’t untangle my shirt from the strap without removing the dress, but with the full coverage the dress provided, changing in public was a success. The one negative about the Undress for me was the length. Because this dress is floor length, I stepped on it and almost got caught up in it multiple times while changing. The updated Kickstarter SPORT edition of the Undress comes in a shorter length. For me that would have made all the difference.

I would recommend the Undress if you are participating in activities that require changing with no guarantee of a place to change. I will be bringing the Undress with me to all my events like mud runs, obstacle course races, etc. It was a huge improvement over my previous methods which were risky at best. No more changing under towels for me. I am hooked on the Undress!

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Iffley Road

Tung:

Brand: Iffley Road (men)
Style: V-neck running T-shirt (Marlborough)
Cost: ~$93 at the current exchange rate of $1 US for 0.70 British pounds
Specs: Bespoke technical drirelease fabric

Description: “Designed to perform effortlessly and look good run after run, the V-neck running t-shirt is a twist on our classic running tee. It is made from bespoke technical drirelease fabric that is lightweight, soft and durable. This v-neck is finished in a contrast trim and the left arm features a sew on cloth roundel. The v-neck has the same slim yet relaxed cut and trademark longer sleeves as all our short sleeved tops.”

Impressions: The very first thing I thought when I opened the package containing this Iffley Road running shirt was that it didn’t have that slick, almost slippery feeling that tech shirts typically have (making them something of a pain to fold). The weave on this shirt felt like cotton, or cotton plus something else. I asked for a sample of the night sky (i.e., navy blue) shirt, and it’s something you could wear without looking like you’re wearing exercise gear.

Sizing on the Iffley Road shirt appears to be quite true. I’m average height for an American male (5’10”) and pretty lean, and the medium fit me perfectly. It’s not skintight, but there’s not a lot of loose fabric to flop around. It comes down about four inches below the top waistband of my shorts. In terms of performance, this shirt had the comfortable feeling of cotton, but it wicked moisture like pure polyester. There’s a tiny loop on the back of the neckline for threading headphone wires, and on the side of the shirt, there’s a small zippered compartment. It’s too small for a smartphone like the Galaxy S-series, but a small MP3 would fit inside.

 

Run Oregon receives products to review from time to time. While we appreciate the companies that provide us with items to check out, please note that the feelings and words in our reviews are entirely our own.

About Annette Vaughan (495 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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