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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Tough Chik Tee Product Review & Giveaway

I came across Touch Chik online (HERE) last Spring. I was initially sucked in by their cute tee shirts, but they also have hoodies and performance apparel for runners, cyclists, triathletes ... and tough chiks! They even sell some items for the little tough chiks out there, like Little Diva.

The Tough Chik Story (as told by Shannon):

Tough Chik is performance and casual apparel for active women. The Tough Chik story started when I began training for the San Francisco marathon. One post-training run evening I was complaining to my mom about my various aches and pains. I told her not to worry, however, “I am a tough old bird” I quipped.

“No, you are a tough chick!” my mother replied without skipping a beat. To give some context, my mother and grandmother have referred to themselves as “tough old birds” for decades due to their resilience through life's trials and tribulations. I thought it was funny that I was the “tough chick”, the next generation.

A few weeks later I came home from a long day at work and was dreading my training run for the evening. I felt like I was coming down with a cold or some other illness that would be a great excuse to skip this run. Just then, opened my mail and found an encouraging card from my mom that said “tough chick” with a cute image of a baby chick. Of course I had to run after that!

During the marathon my mom gleefully waved a large poster with a hand-drawn chick on it as she proudly cheered on her “tough chick”. During the course of the marathon, I kept an eye out for the “tough chick” poster as it was my mother’s beacon from the crowded, marathon sidelines.
It was during my marathon that I realized how very disappointed I was with women’s performance apparel. After the marathon, I started riding more frequently and my disappointment with our apparel choices grew. Most everything was pink or powder blue and very expensive. The “Original Tough Chik” needed something edgier than butterflies…a balance between cute and strong. I spend a lot of time riding with the boys on mountain trails, I need to look the part.

So with my imagination, a design background and a strong network of supportive family and friends, Tough Chik was born.

This is women’s apparel that appeals to real women who want to make a statement about who they are and what they’ve experienced along life’s journey.

This is what tough looks like…


Little Diva and I were so excited to receive a fun package from Tough Chik earlier this month. I've also really enjoyed communicated with Shannon from Tough Chik. She's a gem!


Little Diva and I tried out the womens I Run Tee Shirt (HERE). The women's tee is available in maroon and navy blue. The maroon had a purplish tint to it ... I really like it. They retail for only twenty bucks. These are 100% cotton, super soft and comfy and are pre-washed.


I was told that the tops tend to run small, and I agree with that. I was glad that Shannon gave me a head's up, so that I could order a large instead of a medium. It fits great. The women's cut works great with a pair of running shorts, or a skirt or a pair of comfy blue jeans.


The little girls I Run Tee Shirt (HERE) retails for $18 and is available in lilac and navy. Little Diva is sporting the lilac shirt, which is pretty much a standard light pink. Little Diva is almost 8 and I ordered her the size 10-12. It fits great, even layered over a long sleeve tee for fall.

Pair these with some Bondi Bands and you are ready for a family fun run or pair them with a pair of jeans and you are ready to run some errands around town, with the kids in the minivan. Whether you are breaking a sweat or not, you'll still feel like a runner and show everyone else that you are a runner ... and a tough chik, too!


These tees also have the fun Tough Chik logo, placed on one shoulder. Fun, huh?!?!


Interested in finding some Tough Chik apparel that you can actually train in, that isn't 100% cotton? They also offer a cute selection of Performance Apparel (HERE). Their line of tanks, singlets, racerback tanks and performance tees are adorable. The colors are vibrant and the womens cut looks it would fit us mamas great.




Tough Chik Mission Statement:



Tough Chik is not just a clothing line, it is an outlook on life. All women have a personal story that makes them tough and our goal is to celebrate Tough Chik triumphs in a creative way. We want to revolutionize women's performance apparel by linking it to something more profound than just pretty designs.

As Team Tough Chik, we are designers, marketers, runners and cyclists that feed on creative expression. We are proud of our shin splints, scars and pedicures. We strive to support women of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds who celebrate life and seek to conquer its challenges and adventures .

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One lucky winner will win a
Tough Chik
Tee of Their Choice


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Enter now though Wednesday, Oct 27.
Winner will be announced on Thursday.

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153 comments:

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    1. Nice knowledge gaining article. This post is really the best on this valuable topic. cute tees

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  2. Already like their fb page but I wrote on their wall about your giveaway

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  3. The pink running tank is my favorite!

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  4. I already like you on facebook

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  5. I like tough chik on facebook too

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  6. i'm a follower. runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  7. like ya on fb [username karen r m] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  8. The i run performance tank is fabulous! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  9. i like tough chik on fb and said ya sent me [username karen r m] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  10. voted for you at Shape mag! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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  11. I already voted for you on Shape

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  12. Posted a note on their FB wall that you sent me.

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  13. posted the giveaway on my wall! Thanks!

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  14. Just voted for you on Shape Magazine - good luck!

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  15. Linked your giveaway on my blog.

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  16. Cute outfits. Of course I am a follower.

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  17. I love the Bamboo long sleeved (cranberry colored) jersey!

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  18. i like the pink bamboo tees

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  19. I'm already a fan of Tough Chik on fb :)

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  20. ..oh and told them you sent me over tho :)

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  21. Linked your givewaway post to my blog sidebar.

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  22. I'm a follower of your blog :)

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  23. I voted for you in the Shape contest!

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  24. I voted for you on Shape's website!

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  25. I follow you. Tough Chik is perfect for running mom of two boys.

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  26. ....and I voted for you in the Shape contest!

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  27. You guys are so cute!
    I follow!

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  28. Checked out the site - I would totally get my 10yo daughter an "i run" tee!

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  29. I SO want an I Run tee... any color because tehy're all too awesome to really choose!

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  30. I'm a follower!

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  31. I like you on FB!

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  32. I like TC on FB!

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  33. I am a follower! :)

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  34. I also follow you on FB!

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  35. I visited their site and I love the "I Run" shirts.

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  36. Reposted a link to this on my FB page. Thanks!

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  37. I love the irun short and the mud shirt over at Tough chiks

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  38. I like already TC on fb and let them know you sent me

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  39. I like the I RUN cranberry mesh T Shirt

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  40. linked on the sidebar of my blog

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  41. LOVE the racerback tank in pool....in the yoga line. :) My favorite tee is definitely the iRun.

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  42. Follower of your blog (Gina Mooney)

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  43. Following you on FB (Gina Mooney)

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  44. Fan of Tough Chik on FB (Gina Mooney)

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  45. Love the I RUN shirts (Gina Mooney)

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  46. Voted for RDM in the Shape contest

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  47. Shared your giveaway on my Slow is the New Fast FB page

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  48. I'm a blog follower!

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. Also, I follow you on facebook.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. And I voted for you in the contest.

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. I really like the track star shirt on the site, and I like the maroon colored shirt because it looks like my college football team's colors!

    Amy Lauren
    proudpatriot2007(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. I follow - Like Tough Chick on Facebook!

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  53. I like the Aqua Tough Chik biking jersey.

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  54. I am a follower of Running Diva Mom on facebook.

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  55. I like their Mesh Back Tee in Black!

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  56. I am a follower of your blog!

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  57. I follow you on FB!

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  58. I voted for your blog at SHAPE!

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  59. I like Tough Chick on FB!

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  60. I visited the Tough Chik website and love their tri gear! I also love the shirts for girls...my daughter would love one!

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  61. Been in love with the iRun shirt ever since I first saw TMB in it.

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  63. I follow your blog, thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. I'm also a fan of yours on FB. :)

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  65. Ooh, their bamboo racerback tank in cranberry is super adorable!

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  66. I'm now a Tough Chik fan on FB!

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  67. Just voted for you on Shape, hope you win!!

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  68. I love the Tough Chik cycling jerseys.

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  69. I like Tough Chik on facebook!

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  70. Hey Jamie...you GO girl~~~ You are a DIVA...thanks for sharing your story and inspiring ALL of us Ladies & Moms!

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  71. I follow Tough Chik on FB & left a comment!

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  72. I love the "running is zen" shirt and I love the Bamboo line! Great stuff!

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  73. Shared your giveaway on my FB page =)

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  74. Posting this giveaway on my blog's side bar.

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  75. I'm a follower!

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  76. I like you on Facebook

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  77. I love all the stuff on their website...I actually like the I Run shirt that you're wearing a lot!!

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  78. I like them on Facebook and told them you sent me!

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

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  80. I tweeted the giveaway

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  81. I am following you!

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  82. I love the Cranberry Mesh Back Tank top. So cute.

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  83. I love the "running is zen" shirt and I love the Bamboo line! Great stuff! Womens hoodies

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