October 25, 2013

Oiselle long rogas: the review and giveaway!

Let's talk shorts. Every runner has their favorites for different reasons. My shorts must-have list: built-in undies (I'm learning that not everyone is a fan of this. say what?), comfy, multiple pockets, no muffin top, must make your butt look decent. 

It's pretty simple, and it would seem like most running shorts would cover those categories, but when you start trying things on, you realize there are different degrees of comfy. If the scale is from 1 to 10, it would go something like, 1 is as comfy as stepping on a Lego, and 10 is so comfy that I might not take it off for at least a week, without washing. A lot of running shorts are in the 7-9 range, but when you find a 10, you embrace it like you did your favorite Halloween candy when you were 5 (Kit-Kats, obviously) and pray that none of your older siblings notice that you still have some decent candy left to steal. 

The Oiselle rogas are a comfort 10. Oiselle makes running clothes, but they should obviously be putting equal effort into pajamas because I could live in these shorts for weeks. The material is stretchy, durable (I've fully tested this!), and light. Basically they're perfect for running but also great for the post-marathon rest period where you spend weird amounts of time sitting on the couch and eating ice cream. 


Plus, they are known to not make your butt look flat. Another check on the must-have list. Some of us have the opposite problem of a flat butt, and they work for healthy booties too. 


They also have a wide waistband to help keep the muffin top at bay. 


So those are the things that all rogas have in common, now let's get to why I love my long rogas

They have an extra pocket! So instead of one zip pocket on the bum and a hidden key pocket in the front lining, there is one extra side zip pocket. Especially if you are planning to run (or race) long, extra pockets are like gold. Specifically like gold teeth, not absolutely necessary but you feel kind of famous and like you could kick anyone's butt in a dance battle if you have them. 

Here's the other clutch thing about them, the standard rogas have a 4-inch inseam, and the long rogas move that up to a 6-inch inseam. This is an obvious choice for tall people, but not everyone is lucky enough to be tall. I'm 5'2", so why is a longer inseam clutch? There are lots of activities that I like to do in addition to running.

Like the butterfly (while wearing sunglasses in my living room, of course).


Hammy stretches.


Awkward jumps.


Unsuccessful toe touches. 


Headstands on rocky ground. 


The rogas are perfect because the extra two inches have got you covered no matter what awkward position you get yourself into. 

You can finally put away your disguise for when you want to wear your comfortable running shorts to yoga class. 


Also the extra two inches give me a little bit more protection from my personal trail running nemesis, poison ivy. Poison ivy is not welcome to my upper thigh party. 

If only this guy's shorts had been a few inches longer.


Sizing tips: According to the sizing chart, I measured on the lower end of a medium in these shorts, but I went down to a size small. Just for reference, I wear a size 6 in Lulu bottoms and a small in Nike bottoms. If you are on the edge of two sizes, I would recommend going down a size unless you like your shorts a little loose fitting. 

Now for the happy day news. Oiselle is sponsoring a giveaway for a pair of long rogas for one of you happy people.* 

To enter: Leave a comment telling me why you want to try the long rogas. Bonus points (not really) for the most awkward position for which you need extra coverage. Um, keep it clean for the kids though.

For bonus entries (the real kind, not the fake kind from above): These are completely optional! But if you do them, make sure to leave a separate comment for each so I can count them all.

* Like Oiselle on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Like (or already like) Yo Momma Runs on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Follow Oiselle on the Twitters. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Follow (or already follow) Yo Momma Runs on Twitter. Leave a comment telling me you do.

* Share this giveaway via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or your blog. Leave a separate comment for each share!

You have until next Friday, November 1st, to enter, so get to commenting and sharing! And if between now and then I see you in a back alley dance battle, just know that I came to win.  

Plus if you need to get these before next Friday, use the code FIRSTFLIGHT for 10% off your first order from Oiselle. 

*Grumps still allowed to participate. 

I participate in Oiselle's running team because I love them. Oiselle is providing the shorts for the giveaway, and I purchased my long rogas with the team discount. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

200 comments:

  1. I want to try them for my boot camp class. I need them to cover me when other dudes have to stand on my feet for sit ups in boot camp. It happened on Monday with regular running shorts and I couldn't look at him in the face after because I'm sure he saw more than I wanted him to.

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    1. Definitely been in that awkward position before!:)

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  2. I like you on FB!

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  3. I like oiselle on FB.

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  4. These are darling! I have wanted to buy a pair forever!

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  5. I follow Oiselle on the Twitter!

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  6. I already follow you on the Twitter.

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  7. I shared your giveaway on my FB.

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  8. I shared your giveaway on my twitter.

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  9. Would love the shorts because I have a very very hard time finding shorts long enough not to show parts you dont want shown when doing things other than running

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  10. also follow oiselle on facebook

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  11. Yay!!!! I hope I win this. I have two pairs of long rogas already (the extra length avoids the dreaded chafing on my British thighs) but there are so many colour options that I don't own :)

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  12. I follow you on FB

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  13. I follow Oiselle on FB

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  14. I follow you on Twitter

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  15. I follow Oiselle on twitter

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  16. I would love to try some new long shorts....I always like longer shorts cause I think my thighs have a little too much cellulite, which I just hate to show off!

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  17. I would love to try the long rogas because I have tried the rogas and love them, but these would be great because they have another pocket! I love pockets!

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  18. I follow you on twitter. (RunningandSun)

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  19. I tweeted. https://twitter.com/RunningandSun/status/393853129214545920

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  20. I pinned it. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/192528952794014929/

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  21. Um...well... I want to try them because I hate the way my legs look in running shorts. I've never found anything long enough that really keeps me in my comfort zone! These might just do the trick though.

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  22. I like Oiselle on Facebook!

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  23. I like Yo Momma Runs on Facebook!

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  24. I follow Oiselle on Twitter!

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  25. I follow Yo Momma Runs on Twitter!

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  26. I've been dying to try the long rogas because I feel naked in all of the shorty short shorts out there on my long legs...I don't run in shorts as a result but I think I'd actually run in these.

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  27. and Oiselle - I follow them on the twitters too

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  28. I love me some Rogas, but as a tall (5'8") have really been wanting to try the long ones too!

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  29. and, what the hey - I'll even tweet about it even though I want to win them. I'll be generous and let the world know...

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  30. sigh...and right after I tweeted about it - I got the unhealthy urge to share it with my Google Plus community...

    ...I'm so never going to win them now... :P

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  31. I like you on FB.

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  32. I like Oiselle on FB.

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  33. I follow you on Twitter.

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  34. I follow Oiselle on Twitter.

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  35. Shared the giveaway on Twitter!

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  36. I would love to try the long rogas because they look so cute on you!

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  37. I love shorts with pockets so much that I've been known to sew my own pockets into my running shorts!

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  38. Love your review Booher! I didn't even recognize you in that disguise. I want to give these to Sydney...she just started running on her team at middle school. My long legged little lady needs some Oiselle long rogas.

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  39. Those shorts look comfy and long enough to wear at the gym.

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  40. I shared your giveaway on FB!

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  41. I haven't found a pair of running shorts that I like. Would love to try these!

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  42. Liked Oiselle on FB

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  43. Already like YMR on FB

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  44. Would love to try these because I don't have any long running shorts! They look so cute!

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  45. i don not run in shorts. they are all TOO SHORT! But these...look long enough!!! awesome. WANT to try for sure!

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  46. I already like Yo Momma Runs on FB

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  47. I follow Oiselle on Twitter! (@crantina)

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  48. I follow Yo Momma Runs on Twitter(@crantina)

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  49. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/crantina/status/393954757422751745

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  50. I have yet to find an awesome pair of running shorts. I would love these longer ones!

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  51. I'm following Oiselle on the Twitters

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  52. I totally follow you on Twitter

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  53. Cute shorts love all Oiselle, I would love to try the shorts for core class, when I am in all sorts of weird positions.

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  54. I already liked Oiselle on FB.

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  55. I love Oiselle and would love to try the rogas for running (go figure!) Hahaha! Great post BTW.

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  56. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/MaineMomRunning/status/394094265975861248

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  57. I hear so much about Oiselle everywhere, and I even see that they have a racing team! I would love to try some of their apparel because it looks so cute, comfortable, and functional!

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  58. I like you on Facebook!

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  59. I follow you on Twitter too!

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  60. I follow Oiselle on Twitter!

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  61. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/laurel_runs/status/394095509716992000

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  62. I like Oiselle on Facebook!

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  63. I would love to try 'em! I like to live in running clothes sometimes as I am very active with my two young sons, and these would be perfect for sitting, climbing and running after them. I, too, am on the short side (4'11), so their cute style, utility and seemingly great fit really are enticing.

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  64. I want to try Long Rogas because I love my short Rogas so much! :)

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  65. I follow Oiselle on twitter.

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  66. I follow you on twitter, too!

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  67. Would absolutely love to try the Rogas...especially the longs! ....feel like I can echo reasons already listed above (not the least of which includes the potential of reduced chafing!)...thanks for hosting the giveaway!!!

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  68. I want to try them because the waistband looks super comfy.

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  69. I want to try them because my cheeks are low. LOL! I always have to wear two shorts just so my cheeks don't show and these look like they'd provide adequate coverage. :)

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  70. Honestly, I would really like these for lounging. :)

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  71. Awesome shorts! I have trouble with my shorts riding up when I run and these look like they would stay put! I'd love to try them out!

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  72. I love longer shorts for running because I have thick thighs and don't want them to rub together and get the dreaded chafing. I liked Oiselle on FB :)

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  73. I liked you a long time ago on FB :)

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  74. I followed you a long time ago on da Twitterz

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  75. I've been wanting to try these for a while, but haven't wanted to pull the trigger given the cost without being able to try them on. I run almost exclusively in capris because I haven't ever found shorts that didn't ride up, but man does that get hot in the summer! People love the Rogas, I hope I win and can try a pair that way, but I think it might be time to bite the bullet even if I don't!

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  76. I love my long rogas and would love to have another pair.

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  77. I liked Yo Momma Runs on Facebook.

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  78. I want to try the Long Rogas because I simply haven't yet! they look like a great way for slightly more coverage and warmth :)

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  79. Follow you on Twitter. Handle name is @worksy

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  80. Following @oiselle on Twitter. Handle name is @worksy

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  81. I would LOVE to try these shorts! As a "tall", the longer leg plus the comfy rating of 10 would be killer!
    Plus I need something to do "Happy Baby" pose in & not show my cookie to the rest if the yoga class...

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  82. I follow Yo Momma Runs on Twitter as @erinpre

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  83. I follow Oiselle on Twitter
    (And why isn't my avatar showing up? Merb.)

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  84. And, of course...I like Oiselle on Twitter :)

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  85. I love the regular Rogas, but would love to try the long ones for more coverage!

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  86. I like Oiselle on Facebook (of course)!

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  87. I follow Oiselle on Twitter! (@lcavs15)

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  88. I follow Yo Momma Runs on Twitter! :) (@lcavs15)

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  89. I Tweeted about your giveaway! https://twitter.com/lcavs15/status/394886007369117696 :)

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  90. I want to try these because I have yet to find running shorts that are above a 5 on your scale!

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  91. OMG - I totally FREAKING LOVE my Roga shorts! I already follow you on Facebook. And I have you in my google reader - that's how I found out about this, ha ha.

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  92. Am heading over to facebook to LIKE Oiselle

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  93. Oh and I follow you on twitter already, ha ha.

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  94. And I just shared this on my Facebook Blog page.

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  95. Just shared it on my personal Facebook page. :D

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  96. I want to try them because I had never heard of Oiselle (gasp) until a few weekends ago and was following a stranger for most of the Twin Cities Marathon. She was wearing a super cute Oiselle outfit so I was rather fixated on it for 26 miles. I was inspired to check it out online after the race but have not ordered anything yet.

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  97. I'd love a pair of these to wear to SurfSet classes and during my strength workout! Super cute.

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  98. I shared on Twitter https://twitter.com/RunningEscapade/status/394964827430350849

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  99. I shared on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/runningescapades/posts/546804752056549

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  100. I'd love a pair for hiking! Nobody wants to be behind me looking up my short shorts as I scale a wall or ladder.

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  101. Shared giveaway on Twitter: https://twitter.com/happyfitmama/status/394972609164480512

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  102. Have a regular pair and although I love them, an extra two inches would no doubt be regarded as a public service!

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  103. Already "Like" Oiselle-- Wings out!

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  104. Those are great looking shorts! I would do yoga in them.

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  105. Following you on Twitter

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  106. I would love to try the long Rogas as I'm not a fan of short shorts either! Also, I've heard awesome things about the comfiness and cuteness of rogas.

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  107. I already follow you on twitter (@amandanaro)

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  108. I already like Oiselle on FB as well

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  109. Would love a pair. They would be great for days at my neighborhood gym when the three treadmills are in use and I get the bike.

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  110. I really like shorts and skirts with more coverage, so I would love to try these.

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  111. I already follow yo momma on facebook

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  112. Would love to try them just to have a comfortable pair of shorts to wear around town that look more professional than the typical running shorts!

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  113. I also follow you on facebook!

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  114. I've been looking at the long rogas (already have a pair of the regular rogas) because of the extra pocket. A girl can never have too many pockets! I've held off because I wasn't sure about the longer length, but seeing all you can do with those extra two inches . . . you've sold me!

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  115. My old running shorts are falling apart because I wear them for every run. I love longer shorts too because they help with chafing and just modesty in general. I would love the long roga shorts!!

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