17/04/2015

AKOA - Sports Wear - Review

You may remember we recently reviewed a school uniform for Trutex which we really love. I was delighted when Trutex asked me to review for them again. This time from their AKOA sports wear range. As soon as they asked I knew big monkey (who loves his sports) would be thrilled to try out new sports wear.
I was asked to visit the AKOA page and chose 4 items for big monkey. As he is keen on his football I quickly decided on a microfleece top, action short, pro socks and a sector long sleeved reversible top. All in black or black/white.
As with the school uniform everything arrived neatly folded and packaged, and very quickly too. 
Socks, shorts, microfleece and reversible top
I was excited to see his response on seeing it all and seeing him try it out. I ordered age 7-8yrs for all 4 items and am pleased to say it all fits perfectly.

The sector long sleeved reversible top
This is ideal for big monkey to wear to football practice when he doesn't need to wear his club kit. Unisex, it comes in 12 different colourways and can be embroidered with a badge if you so wish. Each top is made from XSD pro fabric and XSD I moisture control fabric and is 100% polyester. With contrasting coloured grandad style collar which has a 3 button opening. This was washed on a normal 40 degree wash. It cannot be tumble dried but was quick and easy to dry without tumbling.
Here big monkey models his sector long sleeved reversible top over his football kit
Action short
These unisex shorts are a perfect fit for big monkey. He has a small waist but having an elasticated waistband means size 7-8 is great for him. Available in 4 colours, they are versatile and easy to wash and care for. 100% polyester as before. As with the top a badge can be added. He has worn them for PE at school, which nicely replace the ones he was wearing which are now too small.
Wearing the shorts here with the microfleece and his new socks
Microfleece
This lovely, soft top is made from 140gsm microfleece. It is shaped with front and back panels and has 2 vertical pockets. A centre zip runs down to the chest with the AKOA logo to the right hand side. As with the other items it is machine washable at 40 degrees. Badges can be added to the front or sleeves and it's unisex.
 
Pro socks
I love the socks. They are so much better than football socks you can buy in high street sports shops. Thick, well fitting and perfectly sized. Available in 9 colours, they are 95% Polyamide 5% Elastane. They feature grey technical foot detail. 
Wearing the socks over his shin pads for footy
Our verdict
As with the school uniform I'm really impressed with the sizing, wash wear and quality of this AKOA sports wear. Big monkey did say the tops were hard to get off but his head is bigger than average! I'd say they are just fine. Is there anything we would change? Not at all. I would highly recommend this sports wear. 
 
To find your nearest stockist of Trutex school uniform and AKOA sports wear just click the link and add your postcode. 

We were sent the kit for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
 
 
 
 
 

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