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Monday, October 17, 2011

Louis Garneau Power Mesh Compression Top & Shorts Review & Giveaway

I have heard all about Louis Garneau (HERE) ever since I got into running. But, only because I've surrounded myself with like-minded people, like triathletes and cyclists. I had associated the Louis Garneau brand name with those disciplines, but not with running. I browsed their website last winter, when I was looking for compression clothing and running tights, and discovered that they have a quite the selection. As I took up more cold, winter running last year, as I found myself with more time on my hands, I needed more winter running gear.

About the Louis Garneau Company (from their website):

For over 25 years, Louis Garneau has been an innovator in the world of cycling. What started in his father's garage has grown into an internationally recognized industry leader that specializes in the design and development of technological and innovative gear. We take great pride in our extensive product line that addresses the needs of all types of cyclists and athletes. We strive to produce products that exceed expectations and set benchmarks for technology and performance in the industry. We transform intuitive ideas into intelligent products. We capture an audience of millions of cyclists worldwide through our products and not only have we built a company from their needs, we offer a cycling solution which includes a one stop shop for all your cycling needs.

Louis Garneau offers and mens and women's specific running gear (HERE). The prices are a bit more steep than what I'm use to, generally ranging from $75-$100 per item, but the fit is awesome. It's not often that I personally will sport compression gear (other than compression socks!) alone, without a running skirt or shorts over the top! But, these products I tried really hit me in the right spots, snug where they should be, and gave where I needed it! I typically wear a medium and was sent a medium in both pieces. They fit comfortable, but I could have probably gone up one size in each (just because of my preference with compression gear). But, still ... the size/fit was not a problem.




Womens Compression SS Top in White (HERE) - $89.99
The Compression SS offers the benefits of Certified Lycra Power Compression for the upper body. Lycra Power supports blood circulation and helps resist fatigue in the muscles. The Compressive Fit is not restricting and is designed to facilitate your muscle movement.


Womens Compresson Shorts in Black (HERE) - $74.99

The compressive fit of the Compression Shorts favors blood circulation and promotes muscular stability and injury prevention. Powerband compressive cuff replace traditional silicone grippers that cut off the bloody supply. Huggfit waist for women provides a compressive not restrictive fit.


I tried the top on quite a few runs, paired with different bottoms. I tried the shorts on only two shorter distance runs. They didn't ride up and prevented chaffing on my mommy thighs. The top didn't bunch up either. I often experience a lot of riding up in the front, at the end of a race or a sweat session. I hate having my tummy exposed for all to see. This didn't happen. The material for both pieces is soft, smooth and COMFORTABLE (to the ultimate!). I never thought compression gear could be COMFORTABLE?! But, this was. It was a bit tough to stuff myself into it at first, but I felt comfortable ... and confident ... wearing both pieces out on my runs.


They held up great through sweat and some drizzle outside. I felt as fresh as one can be after a good training run. I didn't feel drenched or terribly stinky afterwards.


Their pieces tend to be available in white and black only. My only beef with their products is that they aren't "gender specific" in color and don't offer a variety of options. You all know I like to be vibrant and stand out on the course ... and their products just don't offer that. But, if I can pair it with a fab running skirt (like I did!), then I'm game!

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One lucky winner will win a set of
Louis Garneau
Compression Top & Shorts

(size of your choice)

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Winner will be announced on Tuesday.

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162 comments:

  1. I don't have any compression gear. I think their compression tights looks great for winter running in cold weather!

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  2. I follow you ;)! Love the compression gear!

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  3. i love the womens compression long sleeve shirts

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  4. I would love the compression shorts...been thinking about getting some too!

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  5. I would love to try the compression shorts

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  6. I follow your blog and love it!

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  7. I love LG stuff :) Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!!
    Follower

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  8. I already follow LG on FB but will leave a comment about your review :)

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  9. linking on my blog under the GIVEAWAY tab
    http://milesmusclesmommyhood.blogspot.com

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  10. I really, really want a pair of their ELITE tri shorts!!

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  11. I've wanted to try compression shorts for awhile now. But as a triathlete, I also really like the cycling jackets and the tri tops! I'm not sure how I feel about compression tops, but hey, I'm always up for trying anything.

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  12. i follow your blog! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  13. i like RDM on fb [username karen r m] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  14. i like the women's giminix jacket - cool! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  15. i liked louis garneau on fb [username karen r m] and said ya sent me over! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  16. I would reallly love some compression leggings!

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  17. I'd love to have some of their running tights.

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  18. I liked Louis Garneau on FB and said that you sent me. :)

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  19. I checked out their website. I'm in desperate need of new tri shorts and I'd love the Women's Pro Shorts!

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  20. I like Louis Garneau on FB and I let them know that Running Diva Mom sent me.

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  21. i like running diva mom on facebook.

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  22. i visited the garneau website and was immediately drawn to the "winter" section. of course i'm always thinking of ways to stay warm in these wisconsin winters!

    i really like the woman's solano tights.

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  23. I liked Louis Garnieau on fb and let them know you sent me

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  24. I like the black compression shorts

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  25. linked on my sidebar of my blog

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  26. Their compression capris & shirts look awesome!

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  27. I'd love to try their compression shorts!

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  28. I like you on fb - Life as a Running Mom page and personal page.

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  29. I visited the Garneau website and really like the Women Run Tank....it looks so comfy!

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  30. I liked Louis Garneau on fb as Life as a Running Mom

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  31. I shared your giveaway on the Life as a Running Mom fb page

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  32. I already like you on FB too.

    shelly cable in real life

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  33. I do wish they had colors but a great pair of full compression tights is on my wish list!!

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  34. I like LG on FB and told them you sent me.

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  35. Checked out the LG website--love the women's compression shorts.

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  36. I'm a blog follower.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. I also follow you on facebook.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. And on the site, I really like the running gloves. Seems like they would keep my hands warm without being bulky.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. I would love to try some of the compression gear from Garneau.

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  40. I'd love the WOMEN GEMINIX JACKET because it's all bright and reflective and last winter I was always a little concerned running in the dark winter evenings/mornings.

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  41. I checked out their website and love some of the triathlon accessories.

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  42. Ha - no compression gear for me...at least not without something over it - that's just cruel to the other runners to make them look at me in compression gear :)!

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  43. I'm a follower! (It's letting me comment from my phone but not my computer!)

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  44. I'm a new blog follower, thanks for the nice giveaway!

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  45. I also follow you on FB now. :)

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  46. I visited their website, and I love the Enerblock jacket! Not that I can afford it, haha. :P

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  47. I'm a fan of their FB page as well. Thanks again for the giveaway!

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  48. I checked out their website. Cool stuff, not sure what i like best.

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  49. I follow you b/c you are my running mom idol

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  50. I already followed you on fb

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  51. I visited Louis Garneau's website and I love the running tights!!!

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  52. I like Louis Garneau on fb and told them you sent me!

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  53. Hope to win a Louis Garneau Compression Top or Shorts! Go running moms!

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  54. Loving the Womens Geminix jacket on the Louis Garneau site!

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  55. I would actually really love to try their compression shorts for running! They have some sharp looking cycling clothes, too! They definitely look high-quality!

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  56. I like LG on Facebook and told them you sent me

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  57. I posted a link on the sidebar of my blog: www.therunningcook.blogspot.com

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  58. Yes, I follow you. Great giveaway!

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  59. Linked your post to my blog sidebar.

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  60. I love the look of all the tops, but particularly the long sleeved ones and the jackets.

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  61. Following you on the Face Book!

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  62. Liked Louis Garneau on the Face Book!

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  63. Checked out Louis Garneau website, and I was most drawn to the compression tights.

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  64. I liked your page on facebook

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  65. I liked Louis Garneau on facebook

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  66. I linked back

    http://www.ericarunning30.com/2011/10/weekend-round-up-1024.html

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  67. The compression tights look fabulous!

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  68. I love that they have different styles of compression shirts for women so we can actually wear them out without looking like we're still in our gym clothes =)

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  69. And I liked you on Facebook! :)

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  70. I've always loved LG helmets for cycling...But for running, I'd love the men's compression shorts. I've wanted a pair for a while!!

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  71. I tweeted the contest (I'm @runningmoose13)

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  72. I added your contest to my blog- it's in the upper left. http://runningmoose50.blogspot.com/

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  73. Checked out the website and I love a lot of their stuff, but especially the cycling gloves.

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