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Arctic Lynx Maternity Activewear Midweight T-shirt

photo: Arctic Lynx Maternity Activewear Midweight T-shirt short sleeve performance top

Specs

Price MSRP: $49.00
Origin Made in the USA

Reviews

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This shirt is super flattering, comfortable, functional, and perfect for all types of physical activity throughout pregnancy. It’s long enough that it won’t ride up or expose the back or belly, and is designed to expand with you as your baby develops and grows. The fabric is flattering and wicks moisture. This product is best for physical activity in moderate temperatures, such as jogging, hiking, yardwork, pilates, barre, etc. I would recommend it for all pregnant mothers that want to stay active throughout their pregnancy.

Pros

  • Ruching is both functional and flattering
  • Length is perfect
  • Fabric is smooth, moisture wicking, and stretchy

Cons

  • Sleeves run tight through the arms

Conditions:

I’ve tested the Arctic Lynx Maternity Activewear Midweight T-shirt for a few months now and find myself wearing it often for both house work and exercise. A typical week for me consists of two several mile runs, and 2-3 Barre workouts that are about 40 minutes in length. I also ran a 5K at 21 weeks pregnant while wearing the shirt and I am happy to report it was super comfortable throughout the entire run, wicked moisture, didn’t cause chafing, and didn’t ride up while jogging. It warmed up with me while my body warmed up, and cooled off quickly when the run was finished. It allowed my body to sweat when needed, without soaking up and holding onto the moisture as some fabrics do. I felt dry after exercising.

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Pilates in Arctic Lynx shirt & leggings

Fit and Comfort: 

As I write this, I am 24 weeks pregnant, and I can easily report that there’s plenty of room left in the abdomen region for belly expansion. I have no doubts that this shirt will fit well throughout my entire pregnancy. It’s also super comfortable, so I find myself wearing it on a weekly basis, and plan to continue doing so throughout my pregnancy.

Some maternity clothing runs slightly short in the trunk length, which can then ride up with bending over or squatting down, but I never worry about that with this shirt because the length is perfect. I particularly love that it’s length is long enough to cover most of my rear end, as that adds warmth when exercising in cold weather, and also provides a nice amount of coverage. It has a drop tail built in the back, making it the perfect length for activewear. It covers an expanding abdomen, while not being awkwardly too long. My rear end is comfortably covered while hiking, jogging, and doing Barre and Pilates workouts. I am a shorter individual, so shirts can have the tendency to look long on me, but this one does not. It is neither too long, nor too short.

The neck is super comfortable in design. It’s not a typical high neck style that many t-shirts have, but it is not a large scoop neck either. Rather it’s somewhere in between the two, and provides just the right amount of comfort for daily wear and for temperature regulation when exercising. 

 

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 One aspect that some women may not love about the shirt is that the arms feel a little snug. For reference, I am 5’2”, 120 pounds pre-pregnancy, 32 bust circumference, and between a small and extra small shirt size in most brands. I am an athletic build, but not overweight, yet the sleeves feel snug around the biceps region. The material expands well enough that this is not bothersome to me personally, but given the normal weight gain patterns of pregnancy, some women may not like this aspect of the shirt, and would prefer a slightly roomier sleeve to accommodate for their changing body sizes during pregnancy.

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close up of fit of sleeve

 Construction, Durability and Fabric Performance:

The Arctic Lynx Maternity Activewear Midweight T-shirt is made of a nice midweight performance fabric that is composed of 76% polyester and 24% spandex, allowing a perfect blend of expandability, breathability, and durability. It doesn’t feel too hot during exercise, yet doesn’t feel too cool for comfort while relaxing. The shirt is thick enough that you don’t have to worry about any unsightly see-through aspects that some activewear clothing comes with. I have worn it while hunting, and have been impressed that the fabric hasn’t torn at all when brushing up against thick bushes and branches in the woods. It has held up beautifully.

There is ruching along the abdomen that is comfortable and roomy for growth during pregnancy. The seams were constructed with extra care and have been designed to prevent chafing, which has never come close to happening for me.

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Ruching

Recommendation:

Overall, the Arctic Lynx Maternity Activewear Midweight T-shirt is a nice looking, comfortable fitting, high-performance shirt that holds up well both during exercise and at rest, and can be layered with other clothing for added style or additional warmth. I would definitely recommend this shirt to other active pregnant mamas.

 

Source: received for testing via the Trailspace Review Corps (Sample for testing and review provided by Arctic Lynx)

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