A Review of Raw Threads Athletic Wear

Raw Threads - Disney Inspired Running Apparel for Real Women

I first ran across Raw Threads running apparel at the Expo during the 2013 Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend.  I instantly fell in love with them and left with a Red Queen shirt.

I did not get a chance to wear the shirt for a run but I did wear it to the parks my last day and received a lot of compliments.

When I returned home I wrote to Raw Threads and asked them more about their products.  This is when I found out they were just more than a pretty shirt.

About Raw Thread

Raw Threads is just over 5 years old and was started by women (and athletes) for women.  Started by husband and wife team, Terry and Jennifer, the first Raw Threads shirt was designed in March of 2010. They launched their first website with 6 designs, which has now grown to over 300.

It’s all about the designs. Designs are what built our business. It is our most frequently asked question since we started our business. ‘When will the next design be announced?’ The success of our shirts has allowed us to expand into more areas of fashion. Now our customers can experience Raw Threads as an entire outfit.

Jennifer Leonard, owner/designer, is really picky about the material they used so it took some time to find the right supplier.  They now work exclusively TASC Performance (another family run business) on there apparel.

What I Like About Their Shirts

So now that I am on board with supporting a woman owned business let me tell you why I am addicted to the shirts and how she had created the perfect product for women.

  • Moisture Wicking: Their flex-fiv (cotton/bamboo/elastane) material is t-shirt soft but keeps you amazingly dry.   Let’s be honest, I sweat  A LOT, and I am always concerned about this while working out or touring the parks in August.   I will say I was surprised at how well this wicked.   And what little moisture could be seen quickly dried.  So no walking around the parks with wet spots on my shirts!
  • SPF 50+: Unfortunately I have done damage to my skin through the years so this was important to me.   I love that I can be safely covered in the Florida sun or out running.
  • Odor Free:  The bamboo makes the material odor resistant – enough said.
  • Fits a Woman’s Figure:  I love that it is a little longer than most t-shirts but also still has the shape of a woman.  If you like it lose buy a size larger than you normally would or a size smaller if you want it completely fitted for a run.   No matter what your size or shape these shirts can work for you.  Don’t think you are buying running gear that only looks good on skinny girls – this is for every woman. (no offense skinny girls)

Disney Inspired RawThreads Running Shirt - Sea Witch

  • The Fabric: I cannot say enough good things about the fabric.   It really is a silky smooth thin cotton that is light enough for workouts and walking the parks.   It also will keep its shape when washed – which I love!
  • The Graphics: Well if you love Disney you will love Jennifer’s artwork.   She does it all herself and I love that the front and the back make a statement.   And many glow in the dark! (that should be fun at Illuminations)

Some of (Current) My Favorite Designs

As I am always looking for new prints and they always oblige with creating them, my list of favorites are ever changing.  Here are ones on my current wish list.

  • Big Bad Wolf Shirt – I think my love of this may just be the loose Into The Woods reference.  And it just looks good.
  • Cheshire Cat Shirt – With my new found love of pink running attire this is a current must.  And I somehow can relate with that slightly neurotic cat.

Raw Threads Shirt - Big Bad Wold Raw Threads Shirt - Cheshire Cat

Raw Threads Shirt - We're All Mad Here Raw Threads Shirt - I Find My Lack of Trainin Disturbing

So in the end, I cannot say enough good things about Raw Threads.   If you want something functional yet still stylish for running or for just wearing the parks head on over to Raw Threads and check them out.

Disney Inspired RawThreads Running Shirt - Sea Witch

They only sell online at RawThreads.com and at Running Expos all over the country. If you see them in person, tell Jenn I said hello.

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I was not financially compensated for this post but I did received product free of charge for my review. The opinions stated above are completely my own based on my experience.  

Your results and opinions may vary. 

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