I can’t tell you the exact day I fell in love with J Crew. Honestly, I have loved it forever. So when I saw them collaborate with New Balance and put out activewear for men, I had to jump on board. Plus, with all the running and training I am doing, putting some amazing quality pieces in the mix is good. So today I give you, J Crew + New Balance activewear for men.
Before I really got into running, gym shorts were all the same to me. I never really card or noticed a difference. Well, with these workout shorts I was honestly blown away. The comfort and difference were the first things I noticed. Then, when out running, I really started to find things I loved about them:
- zippered pockets (love that they zip upwards instead of down)
- deep pockets
- inner compressive lining
- light and airy fabric
All in all, I really fell in love with these shorts. In Utah, the weather isn’t really warm right now, but I felt like these shorts kept me feeling like I was getting good breathability, but also the compressive lining kept me warmer than other shorts I think would do.
When it came to getting a pullover top for those cooler runs, the half-zip pullover seemed perfect. I’ve had pullovers before, but more as like a style piece rather than a outdoor activewear item. This was perfect when running on the mountain tops of Utah where it’s a little cooler than it is in the valley. I love so much about this too:
- thumbholes (which I thought I wouldn’t be a fan of, but have come to love them)
- stitching that didn’t bother me
- super soft fabric
- light enough to not make me feel I was overheating, but good enough to keep me warm
- amazing color choices
If you are looking for the perfect pieces of activewear to add to your collection, you will not be disappointed with the quality and craftsmanship that went into every pieces of J Crew + New Balance activewear.
Top | New Balance for J Crew
T Shirt | Lacoste
Shorts | New Balance for J Crew
Shoes | Hoka One One
Fitness Tracker | Fitbit Charge 2
Photography by Jessi Venable