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Straight Scoop: Summer Rogas

Mar 08, 2017

Heather Stephens
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Boom! Introducing Summer Rogas. We asked two of our Volée leaders, Susie Stephen and Ayesha Sundram to give us their straight scoop review! We're excited to hear what you think of them as well! 


AYESHA SUNDRAM - New Mexico Volée Leader

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GIVE US YOUR BASIC RUN DOWN OF THE SUMMER ROGAS!

Caveat: I am a diehard Roga fan and have a truly embarrassing number of them dating all the way back to 2011. These are a nice twist on my summer running staple; the coast color is striking and saturated, the material has a really nice fluid drape (even more so than the already soft and silky regular Roga), and the mesh panels make them feel airy and light. They seem to run a bit big compared to my other Rogas in the same size, so if you are in between sizes, you may want to size down. 

WHERE DO YOU WEAR THEM?

Of course, I'd wear these for any warm weather trail or road run, but they're also great for my weekly strength training sessions with True North Performance Coaching. They are roomy enough to comfortably do deep squats without riding up, but not so roomy that you end up showing off more than your excellent form! With the extra breathability, these would be great for poolside or beach wear as well. 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THEM?

In the sunny Land of Enchantment, I run in shorts a solid seven months out of the year. I love the weightless and breathable feel of the Summer Roga and think they'll be the first pair of shorts I reach for on those 90 degree days, especially in this vivid hue. The comfortable and flattering silky-soft wide waistband and the 4 (million) way stretch fabric are everything I've come to expect from the Roga- you put them on and forget you're wearing them! Even in these tumultuous postpartum months, I feel confident and strong when I'm wearing these shorts. 


SUSIE STEPHEN - Hawaii Volée Leader

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GIVE US YOUR BASIC RUN DOWN OF THE SUMMER ROGAS!

The overall fit was great, similar to the standard Roga shorts that are already my favourite Oiselle shorts. I’m currently wearing one size up to accommodate a growing baby bump but that hasn’t made any difference at all to the general feel of the shorts. The super light weight and soft knit of the fabric made the shorts very comfortable for running in warmer temps. I also really like the waistband, which has a mesh panel that extends around the back of the shorts and down the sides. The back pocket is also a little bigger than the usual Rogas and was extremely useful for carrying a set of car keys!

WHERE DO YOU WEAR THEM?

I wore these shorts for a shake out run and then also for a 10k road race on a very wet and humid day in Hawaii. The shorts performed perfectly! I hardly noticed I was wearing them despite the weather on the race day - no chafing, bunching or gathering and they didn’t soak up water either. I assume it would be the same case with sweat and so I would wear these shorts again for longer road runs, and open dirt road trails in warm and humid conditions. I probably wouldn’t wear these shorts for a super gnarly trail run in a heavily wooded area, in case the light fabric became snagged on a bush or over-growing tree.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THEM?

They are so light and breezy! They make me feel free and like I could run for miles! 

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