In the Lab: Fitness Solutions -- A Review of "The Undress"
Product Note: I received The Undress to provide a real-life product review. The evaluation is based on my own experience changing clothes after outdoor activities.
I Practice Yoga on the Road
As a full-time traveler and yoga practitioner, I've long accepted my fitness apparel dilemma: I don't have a gym membership on the road and (due to our tight travel budget) refuse to pay for drop-in visits in each city.
My current situation? Outdoor workouts.
With weather permitting (and let's face it... why would I travel to a place where weather doesn't permit it?), I often grab my yoga mat and quickly exercise in a park or secluded area. I change my clothes in a bathroom, in the car, or awkwardly by a tree hoping not to get arrested for indecent (awesome) exposure.
As you can imagine, it is SO difficult to change clothes in public! I am essentially left with the choice of changing in a dirty bathroom (have you ever had your underwear fall on the ground? Wahhhhhh.), paying to get in a gym / studio, or attempting discretion in front of unsuspecting bystanders.
The Solution: The Undress
When I stumbled upon "The Undress" Kickstarter I was immediately intrigued by this dress-turned-changing-room concept. So I decided to try The Undress 1 for myself.
How does it work?
Designed as a long, halter dress, The Undress has unique features including a long, hooked neck strap and easy access slits in the side pockets. The side access pockets are crucial to taking off your pants with class. :-)
My Experience with The Undress:
The Undress came in very simple packaging (and fast!) accompanied by a note and a mailing invoice. I watched the instructional / info video on TheUndress.com before attempting to figure out its features and possible challenges.
After watching the video, I went outside in average workout clothing (basketball shorts and a t-shirt / sports bra), and tried The Undress for the first time.
I enjoyed being able to thread the halter string and hook it securely at the neckline. There is also the option to hoop through a fabric loop at the bottom of the dress to shorten the length. The array of colors are adorable but the red is definitely a favorite.
I really like The Undress and use it often. I was just in a hostel changing all my clothes with the dress, actually! You can also roll the dress into a ball and tie it closed with the halter string.