I’m slowly whittling down my list of brands to try, and I finally placed my first Titika order! Titika is a Canadian activewear/fashion company. Since everything is sold in the Canadian dollar, their prices are much more reasonable for Canadians than a lot of other brands after the exchange rate. And of course, for us Americans, everything is a pretty good price, even after you pay shipping.
I picked up the meteorite pullover on sale. Before the sale, it was originally priced at $98 CAD, but thanks to the markdown and the exchange rate, I only paid about $38 USD for this top, even after shipping charges across the border. Since it was final sale, I was taking a risk, but for the price, I decided it was worth a shot!
The hot pink color is very bright. I don’t have a lot of colored long sleeve tops and thought it might be nice to add in some brights. This color definitely fits the bill! It’s a tad more bright in real life, since the neon didn’t totally come through in these photos. I ordered a size XS, but it’s actually quite fitted, moreso than I expected. Overall, I’d say it runs fairly small.
The hem is high-low: it’s right around my waistband in the front but covers most of the bum in the back. I wish it were a liiiittle bit longer in the front, but since I always wear a tank under 1/2 zips, it’s not a huge deal. If you were tall it’d almost certainly be too short. The somewhat exaggerated size of the collar has ruching details for added femininity.
There are a couple functional pluses on this top. First, there’s zip pockets on both sides of the waist. Those zippers have reflectivity around it. There’s also a line of reflectivity along the upper back, around the front zipper, and on the logo on the right hand. In other words, you have reflectivity from all sides. There’s also mesh fabric at the armpits for venting. One functional downside is that the string at the neck might make this bad to run in unless you tied them off or tucked them away. Not a big deal for me, since running is not my primary workout.
Also, there are thumbholes and cuffins!
The fabric is supplex, a soft, slightly cottony feeling fabric. It’s just a little bit lighter and thinner than lululemon’s rulu fabric. This will be a good option for spring and fall as well as winter. The fabric seems to attract a little more lint than some other similar fabrics, but it’s not too bad so far. We’ll so how the fabric holds up over time.
One last small but kind of annoying issue with this top is that something about the way they cut the metallic drawstring ends left a pointy spot. The end of it has caught on things numerous times, and very nearly made a nasty snag in a pair of my leggings. I’m going to have to use some tweezers or a metal file to get rid of this edge to keep this guy from attacking anything else in my wardrobe.
Overall, though, I’m happy with this buy considering the wicked deal I got. It looks nice on and has done well in my workouts so far.
(By the way: I’m also wearing Alala’s pewter captain crops.)