And nope, I'm not cheating on my beloved Moeben Running Dress, but I did try out the Patagonia Draft Dress. The dress retails for $70. The Patagonia website states that the dress is one step up from running naked. Oh yeah!!! :)
Trail Running Galore
The Patagonia Draft Dress is designed for trail running, as is the Moeben Dress. But, in my opinion, it works as great on the road as it does on the trails.
It's a flowy dress (that might have to do with the fact that I sized up: it's no secret that I'm not a fan of tight fitting running gear...). I like the not too tight fit. :) I wear a size Small in this dress. According to their sizing chart I should have gotten an X-small, to give you an idea of the fit. And this dress is comfy. Promise. :)
FYI: as with the Moeben dress...unless you want to go commando, I'd suggest you wear shorties underneath this dress. ;)
100% Polyester. Eco-friendly. Quick-drying. Plus, 15-UPF sun protection (Love. That!). The dress has polyester mesh panels on each side and on the back to keep you dry. However...it didn't exactly keep me dry. After a 10 mile run a couple of weeks ago, I was soaked. As in 'wet t-shirt contest' soaked. And it wasn't even a particularly hot day. And nope, my 'sweat level' wasn't higher than normal.
Don't get me wrong. This dress is comfy. And it looks cute. But - on me - it did get soaking wet on a short 10-miler. I would still wear it for shorter runs or on colder days (or when going for a walk or drinks: this dress looks cute!), though. :)