Good Gear Bamboo Shirt Review and Giveaway

The first time that I heard of fabric made from Bamboo was when Good Gear contacted me about doing a review for their sports apparel. Since then, I have done some research and have been seeing mentions on other blogs about bamboo fabric. Before I get into the review part of this post, let me tell you a little of what I have found out about bamboo fabric.

Bamboo is a sustainable and renewable resource. It doesn’t require fertilizers or pesticides to grow. It is also self-replenishing. New shoots are always growing off of the old ones. I have first hand experience with this, because I used to live in a house that had bamboo in the yard. It grows like a weed. My husband and I had to work hard each year just to keep it under control.

Bamboo fabric is created from the pulp of the bamboo. There is a chemical process in the creation of the fabric, but it is done without harsh chemicals. If you have skin allergies, irritations, bamboo fabric is a good alternative. It regulates your temperature, keeping you warm in the summer and cool in the winter. It absorbs sweat faster than other materials. It is also easy to care for. You wash it in cool water and tumble dry it.

Good Gear sent me one of their shirts to review and keep. The first thing I did was try it on. It fit like a glove. Describing the feel of it is a little difficult. It’s soft, but not like cotton. It’s more like a soft spandex, or a combination of spandex and cotton. I was worried that it would shrink in the wash machine. It didn’t. I didn’t put my shirt in the dryer, though. Instead, I just hung it up to dry.

For me, the big test was wearing the Good Gear shirt while exercising. I put it on for a workout with my Wii Dance Workout. I will admit, but don’t tell anyone, that I sweat like crazy when I exercise. Usually, when I do this workout, I have sweat dripping down me by the end of it. My body heats up quickly. During this workout, wearing this shirt, my body temperature was more regulated. I noticed a big decrease in body sweat.

The bamboo shirt was also non-restrictive. I was worried that I would feel that my movements were restricted by the close fit of the shirt. I’m used to wearing loose fitting clothing when working out. Once I started my workout, I didn’t even think about it.Good Gear has a sports apparel line for both men and women. They carry both bamboo shorts and shirts. You can purchase Good Gearon their website. Use  coupon code GetFit for 20% off.  Good Gear has also offered to give away one of their bamboo shirts on my blog.

The prize would be one Good Gear Tank or T-Shirt .Winners choice of in stock color and size, men’s or women’s style.  Starts now and ends May 30, 2012.  Open to all of my readers.
Leave a comment for each entry.  I will be choosing the winner by
Main entree:  Like Good Gear on facebook and remain a fan for the duration of the contest.
Additional entry:  Follow my blog via email.

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Wholesome Goodness Prize Pack Review and Giveaway

I was offered the opportunity to review products from Wholesome Goodnees, a healthy and tasty line of foods that are new to the United States. The products in the package I received are:

Kentucky City Style Barbecue Sauce
Almond Milk Chocolate Flavor
Garden Style Mild Salsa
Sea Salt Chips
Grilled Vegetable Chips
Multigrain & Flax Chips
Mountain Trail Mix
Tuxedo Trail Mix
Apple Cinnamon Omega Granola Bars
Quick Cook Steel Cut Oatmeal
Multigrain Oats Cereal

I enjoyed all of them. My favorite was the Apple Cinnamon Omega Granola Bars. They are small, but full of flavor. One serving, one bar, contains 2.5g of fat, 0g cholesterol, and 40mg of sodium. When I looked at the nutritional information on their products, I noticed that most of them are low sodium. I like this about Whole Goodness foods, because I prefer eating foods that are low in sodium.

I received my package in time for the party I had on Saturday. I put the chips out for my guests, and they loved them. The favorite of the chips was the Grilled Vegetable. Absolutely yummy. A serving size of these chips is about 16 chips. There are 7g of fat in one serving, with 80mg of sodium and 0 cholesterol.

Check out the ingredients in the chips.  There isn’t one that I don’t recognize.


Stone Ground Corn, Expeller Pressed Sunflower Oil, Vegetable Medley (Red & Green Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Tomato and Carrot), Toasted Corn Germ, Sprouted Ancient Whole Grain Medley (Buckwheat, Sorghum, Millet, Amaranth, and Quinoa), Dried Cane Syrup and Sea Salt.

Last night, my husband made meatballs using the Kentucky Style Barbecue sauce.  There’s no fat or cholesterol in this barbecue sauce, but there is 240mg of sodium per serving.  I ate 2 meatballs, and didn’t even get half of a serving of the barbecue sauce on them.  You don’t need to use a lot of this barbecue sauce on your meat.  It has a lot of flavor, and a little goes a long ways.

If you are on a gluten free diet, some of their products are gluten free.  Some are also Kosher.  You can check out the product information pages on their website to find out what the allergen information is for each of their products.

Wholesome Goodness is new to the United States, originally available only in Canada.  Now, they have their products in over 200 stores in NC, VA, MD and WV.  If you are not in one of those states, don’t worry.  As good as their foods are, they are bound to be available in more states soon.  In the meantime, Wholesome Goodness has offered to do a giveaway for my readers.  The prize pack will include one of each item that I received.  This giveaway starts now, and will end March 13, 2012.  Please leave one comment per entry.  The winner will be chosen by and contacted by email.  Open to US only.


Main Entry:

Please leave a comment telling me why eating healthy food is important to you. (1 entry)

Additional Entries:

Like Wholesome Goodness foods on Facebook (1 entry)

Follow my blog via email (1 entry)