Big product drop at Vancouver area stores today! Almost all of the new product is run specific so not anything I immediately needed function wise but plenty of nice pieces to ogle. I would have been sorely tempted if there had been more Sapphire pieces but sadly there was just the one item. I was also able to safely pass on the tempting items because I picked up the Stress Less Hoodie yesterday in Vancouver and really don’t want to exchange it for one of these pieces.
Kanto Catch Me LS (Comes in Sapphire/Stripes, Ultra Violet/Stripes, Herrigbone) TTS 10
This Kanto Catch Me LS was a bit tempting for me in the Sapphire Blue and looked really nice on but ultimately the stripes persuaded me I didn’t need it. I like plain ol solid Sapphire. Fit wise I found it TTS but it’s a shorter fit than I like and slim fitting in the waist area. I think if it had been longer in the torso I would have overlooked my disappointment in the black stripe pattern and I probably would have come home with it but those two things made it not a *need*.
Kanto Catch Me 1/2 Zip, (Heathered Sapphire Blue, Herringbone) TTS 10
The Kanto Catch Me 1/2 Zip was TTS and thicker and warmer than the LS. I didn’t love the seam detail under the bust but perhaps if you are bigger chested this may be a flattering feature. I didn’t find it flattering in me. This fit longer in the torso than the LS. The Heathered Sapphire was a weird one because it is listed as being RULU but it felt more like Seriously Light Luon but double thickness and a little scratchy. I’m a lover of Sapphire Blue but didn’t find this heathered version that appealing both in tactile texture and in look.
Kanto Catch Me Run Jacket (Angel Wing, Black, Ultraviolet) TTS 10
If you are winter running, this jacket is WARM and soft. Definitely a very nice warm running layer. It was a snug fitting TTS but not uncomfortable as it had a lot of stretch. I would have been tempted by this in Solid Sapphire Blue but I really don’t have a need for this style of jacket anyways.
Reminds me of last years Rebel Runner Jacket, but this one is tighter fitting and RULU isn’t as soft and stretchy.
Kanto Catch Me Vest (Angel Wing, Ultra Violet, Black) Snug Fitting at my TTS 10
I didn’t care for the Kanto Catch Me Vest at all. It was snug fitting over my bust and I’m only a B cup so I’m certain if you are larger than me in the bust you will need to size up. I found it hard to zip it up over my bust and that has never happened to me before. It was also creating a weird pleating in the back armpit area. I also didn’t love the stark shade difference between the bottom half of the vest and the upper more vibrantly colored Glyde fabric. If it had not been so uncomfortably snug over my bust I may have liked this better.
You can see here how snug it is. It was hard zipping it up.
You can sort of see the pleating here but it’s hard to recreate with my arms up so high. When my arms where down the armpits created a big pleat in the upper back.
Jet Crop Slim RULU Herrigbone – TTS 10
These were sure tempting! Lets start off with the fact that they are RULU and Herringbone and incredibly soft, snugly and warm. They didn’t look very good on me though, especially in the back. The back pockets are half sewn in but they still create really obvious bunching and being RULU in a light color it was pretty unforgiving of both my lumps and bumps and the lumps created by the back pockets. The side pockets are black on the inside so they also stuck out and created bunching in the front hip area. I put these on hold to consider for later but I think I’m going to pass on them because who needs really fancy soft lounge pants that you only wear at home. I’m too vain to wear these to school drop off.