Product Review and Giveaway- Stride Everyday Panties (ends 10/03)

I was contacted by STRIDE Everyday Panties to test their product and it couldn't have come at a better time... being six months pregnant when I received my sample, I was also juggling allergies - Ach Baby also knew just when to head butt my bladder for maximum effect.  On top of all that, my O/B was telling me that I wasn't drinking ENOUGH water!!!

What are STRIDE Everyday Panties and why was it so fortuitous?

The STRIDE Everyday collection was launched today in New York during an intimate briefing at The Plaza Hotel hosted by celebrity style expert and television personality Gretta Monahan, who was joined by STRIDE Everyday and President Wendy Spencer, and Dr. Jill Rabin, M.D., urogynecologist and author of Mind Over Bladder.

“Research shows that most women will experience some sort of light leaks in their lifetime,” explains Spencer. “Whether it’s a new mom looking for a cost-effective solution that helps her feel like a woman again, or an avid runner looking for comfortable protection while she’s on the treadmill, STRIDE Everyday offers a range of solutions for all kinds of women.”

The machine-washable panties feature patented multi-layer fabric technology, designed to wick away and absorb up to an ounce of moisture, and naturally deodorize for a fresh feeling all day long. The inner liner is leakproof and breathable to protect the most stylish outfits from “accidents”, whether it’s sweating during hot yoga, walking in the park or wearing a slinky little black dress.

STRIDE Everyday panties, which are registered for Class One FDA clearance, are also environmentally-responsible and wallet friendly. Explains Spencer: “our research shows that STRIDE Everyday can save women more than $125 per year, compared to daily disposable pantiliner usage*. They can also help reduce the billions of disposable pads and pantiliners sent to landfill every year.”

Free of seams, waistband or leg elastic, the Seamless panty is STRIDE Everyday’s most popular offering, providing discreet protection - eliminating the need for both pantiliners and panty lines.

STRIDE Everyday was featured in SHAPE Magazine this month:

STRIDE Everyday panties range in price from $19.99 to $24.99

STRIDE Everyday panties are the brainchild of Wendy Spencer, a busy and active working mom, whose own encounter with light incontinence during her pregnancy was the impetus for the invention of the panties.  You can read more about her here
My review:

I received a pair of Mid-rise briefs that my contact at STRIDE Everyday said would be sure to fit comfortably, even with my advanced stage of pregnancy and huge belly!  She was right - the mid-rise brief stopped below the whopper belly and was a comfortable fit at the hip, thigh and across the butt.

As I said in the opening, when I received the product, I had a golden opportunity to test out not only the comfort of the product, but also the absorbency and odor control - since every sneeze was causing small leaks and the occasional head butt was not helping either... I was pleasantly surprised that, even with a few 'mishaps' I still felt fresh and dry hours after putting on the panties.

The mid-range brief, made of 92% cotton and 8% spandex is soft, with enough stretch to be comfortable without feeling like you are pulling it apart.  As for the patented liner, I was worried about it feeling bulky, but it was barely noticeable.  I would highly recommend these panties for anyone who wants to control light wetness and odor on a regular basis.

STRIDE Everyday is offering Acting Balanced readers a 20% discount off their purchases until November 30th - Just type BALANCE2 into the promo box at Checkout!
The GIVEAWAY!  Open to US/Canada - Ends October 3rd at 11:59pm

One lucky AB reader will win her own pair of STRIDE Everyday panties.

Mandatory Entry: Visit STRIDE Everyday and tell me which type of panties you would choose if you win. (MUST BE DONE!)

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