Activ88

We all love PE kit. That’s a given. I have exciting news for you all, fellow lycra fans. Fat Face have launched a new activewear line, Activ88, and I have had the pleasure of testing some pieces out over the past couple of weeks! I chose the Moonshadow running leggings and the Overhead hoody to try out and was genuinely really impressed with the quality of the materials used and the fit. Here are my pros and cons of both…

Moonshadow Running Leggings 

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Good, heavy quality lycra
Flattering fit – high waisted
Stay up on the run
Patterned but not too lairy – easy to wear
Very comfortable

Cute floral pattern

Cute floral pattern

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Cons:

No drawstring in the waist, although they did stay up pretty well without
No pockets, despite being advertised as having pockets
A little long (but I do have little legs)

Overhead Hoody

DSCF2184Pros: 

Nice and long
Thumbholes!
Flattering fit – good stretch
Lightweight but still warm
Soft

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Cons: 

Pull tie to tighten the hood is probably superfluous (small point)
Hood up makes you look like a pea head (personal opinion)
No pockets

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Overall I thought the kit was really good quality and, although not as funky or colourful as some running gear out there, I am a big fan of the more muted colours and patterns used.

Thanks to Dayve for taking the photos for me!

Brought to you in partnership with Fat Face. All opinions are my own.

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4 Comments

  1. March 9, 2015 / 8:06 am

    Interesting! Didn’t know they were in the active wear market. Nice leggings; though maddening cause I LOVE a pocket in things

    • March 9, 2015 / 8:59 am

      I know right? Even more annoying because they’re advertised as having a zip pocket?!

  2. March 9, 2015 / 1:30 pm

    Oooh, no, I couldn’t be doing with no pockets! Really cute leggings for yoga though, and I love the marl pattern on the hoodie – quite Sweaty-Betty.

  3. March 9, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    The pattern on the leggings looks lovely! How frustrating about the pockets tho! I’ve tried on a couple of their pieces before and found the fit REALLY tiny (I’m talking two sizes bigger to be comfortable) – I wonder if it’s been updated…?

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