I have been wanting to publish this review and giveaway for a long time now. In all honesty I was waiting until I got settled from my abrupt and unexpected move from Maui to Seattle, but the transition was taking way longer than expected..then a miracle happened. A friend was moving out of her condo and it totally worked out.. therefore we must celebrate! I simply cannot go another day with out sharing this! Without further adieu -- prepare to learn about your next obsession! 

For those of you who are unfamiliar, I am BEYOND excited to introduce you to YMX, which is short for YellowMan Expression. This amazing company was launched back in 2009 as an extension of their original, high-end tattoo clothing brand: YellowMan. I actually discovered YMX while exploring the blogosphere, and it was love at first sight!

I would love to experience/compare & review YellowMan wearbable art, too!
YMX is multi-function, fashionable clothing for an active lifestyle -- running, biking, yoga, lifting, paddling, winter sport -- you name it. In all honesty I want to build my closet with these guys for everyday wear! YMX has literally combined fashion and athletic wear for both men and women brilliantly. The lightweight MadKool fabric and original prints stand out in such a distinctive way, you either love it or hate it. I happen to love it. 

As I snooped around the YMX by YellowMan website for the first time I was immediately drawn to the Māori prints by Roger Ingerton. The very talented Roger specializes in the traditional Polynesian patterns as most of his work is freehand and adopted by the Māori Tā Moko themselves!

I am originally from the island of Maui and the Polynesian Culture is part of who I am, so to see the Māori print, Pacific Island patterns I went crazy! I had to have them! This type of clothing is very exclusive in Hawai'i -- surprisingly small scale, hard to find and very rarely have websites or even the ability to purchase except for in person, or at events. That being said, you can only imagine my excitement finding YMX by YellowMan!

Courtesy of YMX by YellowMan
Thrilled with my excitement, the YMX Team promptly sent me their Māori Swirl Sun Long Sleeve to review and commence my now life long collection.

The first thing you need to know about these garments is that they are made with MadKool fabric, Polyester, and Spandex. The MadKool fabric efficiently moves sweat away from the body to the outer layer of the fabric, where it dries faster than with other fabrics. In addition, the MadKool fabric regulates your natural body temperature so you will stay warm in cool weather activities, and cool when your heart is pumping - genius!

This luscious, buttery-soft long sleeve is my new best friend! This particular jersey is a multifunctional long sleeve bringing the traditional Māori art as an elegant performance base layer or everyday fashion. It's very slim fitting and I while I could have easily gone up one size for a more relaxed fit, I don't mind the snug fit at all!

Māori Honi-Honi!!
This sexy beast also has a UV SPF 50+, permanent moisture wicking by yarn, abrasion resistant, and soft hand, which was  a huge plus while on Maui. The tropical Hawaiian Sun beats down on you and sun-screen doesn't always work for us athletes. I paddle OC6 and OC1 -- outrigger canoe (regatta & long-distance) and my crew would greatly benefit from these types of jersey's. Perhaps I can BEG Roger to design a BLACK & YELLOW jersey for my crew and I to pimp!

Bottom Line: I love everything about this long-sleeve. The color, design, fit, feel, and probably most important to me: the cultural background. I also love how the long sleeves are long enough to cover a bit of my hands -- nothing worse than long sleeves that come up too short!

One thing you will immediately notice while browsing the YMX by YellowMan website is the value of their jerseys -- they are not cheap by any means; however, you definitely get what you pay for in terms of quality.

Here are my most recent MUST HAVE ITEMS:

I would PROUDLY wear these EVERYWHERE!

Beyond Gorgeous! 
Arm Sleeves -- LOVE the colors & design!
YMX is offering an unprecedented opportunity for you to experience what I'm raving about... Every 72 hours a single item will be featured and priced at only $25Click Here to see what's hot..  Here's what I just bought:

Koi Leggings
I am slowly but surly adding to my "cold gear" section in my closet. 

In addition to this killer deal, the YMX Team agreed to give one of my lucky readers a chance to win a jersey for themselves. See below for details:

All you have to do is is the following:

Follow this blog via the Google Friend Connect widget (found in the top right sidebar) - Mandatory

"Like" Jenn's Adventures on Facebook (Leave a comment on my wall!) - Optional Additional Entry

Follow @JennsAdventures on TwitterOptional Additional Entry

"Like" YMX by Yellowman on Facebook (Let them know Jenn's Adventures sent you) Optional Additional Entry

Follow @WearYMX on TwitterOptional Additional Entry

Tweet about this giveaway (provide URL) - "I just entered a great #giveaway from @JennsAdventures –Enter to win @WearYMX at http://JennsAdventures.com" Optional Additional Entry

Blog About this giveaway (provide URL) - Optional Additional Entry 


All giveaway entries will be recorded in the Rafflecopter system below, not via comments - but feel free to give me some comment love or tell what product you'd get if you won:)

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This giveaway will close February 7th at 12:01 a.m. EST.

YMX By YellowMan sent me the reviewed product free of charge with the hope that I might write about it. Opinions are entirely my own.


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14 love notes:

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said... [Reply]

I am not seeing the Rafflecoptor? Love the shirt!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said... [Reply]

crap never mind :)

Penny said... [Reply]

I follow you

Penny said... [Reply]

I like you on fb and left message

Penny said... [Reply]

I like YMX on fb and let them know that you sent me.

Ali Mc said... [Reply]

hot shirt ;)

Holly said... [Reply]

Sexy lady! Love the shirt :D

Run with Jess said... [Reply]

You look smokin hot in that top!

Suz and Allan said... [Reply]

YMX could honestly design your entire wardrobe! You look great in this shirt!

Lisa@RunWiki said... [Reply]

I did all of te above.Love that YMX shirt!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said... [Reply]

@Ali - I seriously love it! I can't wait to get my leggings!!

@Holly - Thanks girlie! You need one, too!

@Jess - THANK YOU doll!!! You will too if you win:)

@Suz - Thanks love:) And seriously -- I am REALLY hoping for a YWM wardrobe!!!

@Lisa - So glad you entered!! Good luck to you!!

Jody - Fit at 54 said... [Reply]

I am a huge fan!!!!! HUGE!

Medusa Gorgona said... [Reply]

I just discover it and it's so cool, creative and lovely!

Laima said... [Reply]

Love YMX - and that's an awesome print:)

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