Posts Tagged ‘YMX’

By now you have likely stumbled onto one of the many blogs hosting YMX athletic/lifestyle apparel reviews and giveaways. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 blogs that generated the most traffic for the month of August. Here they are in order of the most traffic first:

1. shutupandrun.net

Blog Post Excerpt: So many running apparel items look the same. The designs start to run together. YMX by Yellowman deviates from the norm and brings us some colorful, playful patterns that are lightweight and performance material. full post.

Excerpt from the “About Me” tab of the blog: I love to run. I discovered it 2 1/2 years ago. Like I do most things, I went from zero to 26.2 miles. No half marathons for me, no running cross country in high school. I just set my mind to it, trained and crossed the finish line. In April 2011 I came back from a hip stress fracture to run the Boston Marathon. I didn’t win, but I crossed the same finish line as the winner did. I’m proud of that.

I also love to write. I believe in holding nothing back. I believe in telling the truth. I believe in being real. I’m sure it offends some, but I’m also sure it resonates with more. more here.

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2. seemomrunfar.blogspot.com

Excerpt from blog post: I wore the shirt on a 20-mile run outside, then on a 8 mile track workout (with the armsleeves), and then again this morning on a 12-mile run on the treadmill. I love it! I think this is the lightest running shirt I have ever worn. full post here.

Excerpt from the “About Me” tab of the blog: I work (from home) as an adoption coordinator for special needs kids in Ethiopia for Adoption Advocates International. It is a rewarding and yet stressful job.

I am a runner, and running has given me so much. Running has helped me lose and keep off 75lbs. Running has given me a sense of personal satisfaction and accomplishment. Running has helped me reduce my stress and increase my patience. Running has helped me make taking care of myself a priority and better balance my life. Running has given me a wonderful friendship that I desperately needed. Running helped me find a part of myself… a part that is athletic, strong, tough, brave, determined, and confident…a part of me that I didn’t know existed. Every day running betters my body, mind and soul. more here.

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3. imasleeperbaker.blogspot.com

Blog post excerpt: The fabric is great, I’m used to the tech shirts I receive at races, but this was something completely different.  The jersey is made of a “MadKool” fabric, it was very light and soft, and a bit stretchy, with a bonus UV Protection of 50+.  In addition, it’s wrinkle and abrasion resistant, which is nice, especially when your dog jumps up on you, while you’re wearing the jersey, as you take him for a run. Full post here.

From the “About Me” section of the blog: I’m a wife and mother of two, who left the wilds of NYC for the wilds of Central NY. I am a runner, with one marathon, and one triathlon under my belt. Next up, the NYC Marathon, I’m raising research funds for The Children’s Tumor Foundation. I appreciate good food, I love to cook healthy meals, but I also indulge when the mood strikes. I’m a Stay At Home Mom. Basically, I’m all about balance, as I try to figure it all out. more here.

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4. zanetaruns.blogspot.com

Blog post excerpt: Things I liked about the Tribal Sea Running Tee:

1. It is super light weight and silky to the touch (I kinda want to wear it for everyday clothes)
2. The fit is flattering
3. It is SO SO SO comfortable to wear!
4. The colors are bright and the design is fun
5. I LOVE the sweat wicking material, it dries super duper fast
6. After washing it a few times it doesn’t seem to have lost any of it’s brightness
7. CHAFE free!!! 🙂
8. There is a pocket in the back that is big enough for a GU

Full post here.

There’s no “About Me” section of this blog, but there is this in the header:

Luck is taking the opportunities God gives you and making the most out of them… this is my journey about making the most of the life He’s blessed me with and training for races while going back to school and planning a wedding!

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5. pinkhatrunner.blogspot.com

Blog post excerpt: This shirt is so versatile you literally could wear it anywhere.   I wore it to town to do some errands.  This shirt has a very trimming look to it too. Full post.

From the “About Me” section of the blog: I am a farmer’s wife and a mother of two boys. I help my husband with our farming business. I did my first marathon in October and loved every minute of it. I’m hoping to do another one this year. more here.

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So there you have it. The top 5 blog posts for August. Be sure to check in on the YMX Facebook page for more giveaway/contest announcements.

Hear that sound? It’s the growing hum of online chatter about YMX.

By now you have either heard about YMX, bought and worn YMX, or joined the YMX FaceBook community. Or perhaps you have stumbled onto one of the many, many blogs that are reviewing YMX athletic/lifestyle clothing. This fast-paced trending should not come as much of a surprise, though, because we’ve known for a long time that once a person wears YMX they are a YMXer for life!

Perusing the hundreds of comments about YMX on blogs across the net we decided to compile the top three threads we are seeing and expound on them:

1) PRICE:  Perhaps the most frequent comment about YMX is the price. Many love the appearance of the product, but feel it is out of their price range.

The truth about the price of YMX apparel: YMX clothing is packed with original art, high-quality performance fabric, and silky-soft comfort. YMX garments are extremely durable and can be stretched, abused, and worn hard while still holding shape and quality. The fabric and prints offer multi-use properties, so you can wear your YMX in action or casually (or both, without changing!). The fabric doesn’t retain moisture, odor or wrinkles, and even offers UV protection. YMX makes every possible effort to include all of these benefits at the lowest possible cost to consumers. YMXers would all agree that removing any of the cherished benefits to lower the cost would be the end of a good thing. In any event, price-concerned customers would be hard pressed to find any other brand that offers the same quality/benefits at a lower price point. In short, YMX is priced at great value!

2) DURABILITY: Because YMX garments are made with luxurious, silky and lightweight fabrics, customers are often concerned about its durability and are afraid to wear it too much.

The truth about the durability of YMX: YMX garments look and feel delicate, but they can be worn hard! Stretch them, sweat in them, ball them up and jump on them. They hold up, hold their shape, don’t retain moisture (and odor!), and are hard to wrinkle. And yes, you can machine wash and dry them!

3) TOO NICE TO SWEAT IN: Sweat-prone athletes, like runners, are often concerned that YMX garments are too luxurious to sweat in. Why wear something so nice when it’s just going to mop up with moisture and get tossed to the side when their activity is done?

The truth about sweating in YMX: Perhaps many people are conditioned into thinking sweaty activities limit them to wearing basic rags. YMX is changing that mentality and believes you should have the choice to look and feel good at all times!. With YMX you can sweat away while you run, workout, or whatever you like to do, and when done your YMX garment will have expelled the moisture with little to no effect. Go sit down somewhere and get a smoothie, or hang out with your friends. They won’t shun you.

Got other concerns, comments or questions? Feel free to comment on this post.

Fans of YMX athletic clothing can tap into contests and giveaways by joining the YMX Community.

If you have a love of the outdoors, action, sports, and looking good while experiencing it all then be sure you are signed up to the fledgling YMX by YellowMan Community. YMX is set to kick off a variety of contests and incentives that will bring some lucky fans free and/or discounted athletic wear. A tip to newcomers: your chances of winning are the best they will ever be, right now, because the community will certainly be growing exponentially in short order.

So, what is one to do to take advantage?

For starters, be sure you “like” the YMX Facebook page. There, you will find great stories from existing YMX fans, along with exciting product announcements and news.

Join YMX’s Twitter feed to be the first to know about contests and engage in interesting discussions.

The first YMX contest is set to launch on Thursday, July 7th. Some lucky person will get $300 worth of the best athletic clothing on the planet! It could be YOU!

Take a pause out of your hectic day and reflect on the meaning of this inspirational story from a loyal YMX fan:

Heidi Dohse wears YMX's Flower Clouds jersey in the Tour de Palm Springs.

When Heidi Dohse was only eighteen years old doctors told her she had a rare heart disease. Since then she has been through countless medical procedures,  including six different pacemaker implants. But the adversities did not stop the passionate, strong-willed part of her heart that has fueled her recovery.  Here is what she has to say:

When I learned that I was going in for open heart surgery last year I asked three of my girlfriends to ride with me as a relay team in the LOTOJA Classic event.  I needed a reason to get better! We wanted to have matching jerseys.  When Heather, one of the riders and buyer at Sturtos, mentioned that YMX was now making cycling jerseys… well… it was a done deal. That is what I wanted us to wear.  Together we all voted on the Flower Cloud jersey because of the beautiful and inspirational colors and flowers.  I have to say that I LOVE that jersey! 

Heidi Dohse and her friends voted on YMX's Flour Clouds jersey to commemorate her one-year anniversary of heart surgery.

Though I have a drawer full of cycling jerseys, my YMX is my favorite. I love the way it looks but even better is the way that it performs.  I am riding mostly 100 mile and 200 mile events and my YMX jersey breaths, wicks, and feels good against my skin the whole time.  When it is cold I layer one of my YellowMan base layer tops underneath. 

Heidi Dohse crossing the 2010 LOTOJA finish line in YMX's Flower Cloud jersey.

Heidi Dohse crossing the 2010 LOTOJA finish line in YMX's Flower Cloud jersey.

The above photograph was featured in Las Vegas 2010 Go Red for Women where Heidi Dohse served as the key note speaker.

You can get some veteran advice from Heidi at http://www.lotojaclassic.com/main/index.html. Navigate to Event Info > Veteran Advice > Heidi Dohse.

More about Heidi Dohse here.

YMX salutes Heidi Dohse for rising above Life’s obstacles and carrying on a winning spirit! Do you have a YMX story? Let us know or join the discussion on the new YMX Facebook page.

YMX Performance Tees for Men

Posted: June 23, 2011 by Andreas Engel in Misc.
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YMX Dragon Fury Performance tee for Men

YMX has some really cool athletic tops for Men, like this Dragon Fury Performance Tee

YMX offers all kinds of great athletic wear for Women, but did you know YMX has some great wears for Men, too? In particular, check out the Men’s performance tees {$59-69}. They have all the athletic benefits you expect (moisture transport, breathability, odor and wrinkle resistance, etc…) with the added bonus of incredible comfort. YMX performance tees are designed to be basic, all-purpose t-shirts that can be used for running, workout, cycling, hiking, or whatever your activity might be. The graphics are sophisticated and understated, and yet exude a flare of originality that is the hallmark of YMX quality.

YMX's "Spinal Trap" performance tee gives you the extra edge you want, without taking you over the deep end.

Want one of these shirts?

Dragon Fury Performance Tee $59buy it here

Spinal Trap Performance Tee $59buy it here

Chances are you’ve already got your own Yoga rituals, but if you are looking to expand your Yoga Lifestyle horizons check out yoga instructor, Jenn Pesce’s blog. You will find her recommended yoga deals, lessons, delicious and healthy foodie finds, pretty things and more.

Before you know it, maybe you’ll find yourself doing this:

YMX's "Maori Swirl Sun Tee" (left) and "Maori Dragon Sleeveless Cycling Jersey" by New Zealand artist Roger Ingerton.

Fans of YMX athletic/lifestyle apparel can’t get enough of the fantastic Maori prints found throughout the YMX line, and it should come as no surprise, because much of that art comes from New Zealand artist/tattooist, Roger Ingerton. Ingerton has achieved his mark as a pioneer in the development of “Maori style” tattooing (apart from authentic Moko). Much of the work he has done in this style is his own freehand adaptation of traditional patterns. He says he has learned a lot from Maori artists who have supplied him with patterns to be tattooed for themselves and their friends and families. He loves this style of tattooing, and has a real feel for the flow of Pacific Island patterns. It is probably this type of work, along with a pe’a he did in 1982 that first won him international accolades. In America particularly, his work has been acclaimed in Ed Hardy’s ‘TattooTime’, and the National Tattoo Association.

Since the formation of YMX’s parent company, YellowMan, Roger Ingerton has produced many original pieces of art exclusively for YellowMan and YMX, all of which continue to be top sellers in both lines.

Read more about Roger Ingerton at YellowMan.com.

Read what Roger Ingerton has to say about himself in an archived article on this blog.

See what Roger’s wife Margaret has to say about his Maori influenced artwork.

Ingerton's Moko-based art holds a common theme at YMXbyYellowman.

Roger Ingerton's recent "Animal Kingdom" shirt for YellowMan demonstrates his gift for combining traditional Maori art with his own contemporary interpretation.