Give Away Post

I have in my possession a brand-new (tags still on) women’s Pearl Izumi Optik cycling jacket, size medium. I no longer want to have this jacket in my possession.

I had, originally, purchased this jacket for myself. It is full of fanciness. It arrived in December. It didn’t fit. I put it in a box to return it. And then, a couple of days ago, I found it. Still in the box. The return tag firmly attached. And the date well out of range of the 60 day return policy.  I don’t feel like making a big deal out of it with the company, so I thought, what can I do with this jacket that won’t remind me that, short of a breast reduction, I can’t wear a size medium in this brand?

And so – I am giving it away.

There are three ways to get an entry.

1) Leave a comment here

2) Link back to me on your blog

3) Tweet about it (I’m @gazellesoncrack)  i.e. @gazellesoncrack is giving away a sweet cycling jacket. Go to to enter. Or not-I don’t want to limit my chances.

If you do options two or three, please leave a comment to let me know. Each one of the options will get you one entry.

Contest ends at midnight (pacific time) on Sunday April 4.

Winner will drawn on Monday April 5 and announced on this blog. The winner will then have 48 hours to email me with a mailing address and then I will ship out their brand new jacket.

You can live anywhere that I can ship to (international entries allowed).

Only caveat – I am not a giant woman, although I am fairly well-endowed. I would guess that this jacket is on the smallish side of medium.

Recent Comments

  • CilleyGirl
    March 31, 2010 - 5:38 pm ·

    I’m not entering for the same reasons you’re giving away this jacket, but I had to comment — I laughed as soon as I saw the “size medium” part, knowing that not even one breast (yours or mine) would fit into that jacket. I love my own Pearl Izumi cycling jacket, but because of my chest I had to get an XL jacket. Consequently, it is so baggy on me — everywhere BUT the chest. Some days I so want to do home lipo on those things. Just to make them closer to a normal size, you know?

  • Alisa
    March 31, 2010 - 8:11 pm ·

    Honest opinion, I’m not well endowed but I am also not small, you think it’ll fit me? If so, definitely put me in.

    PS I just tweeted ya too.

  • Christine
    April 1, 2010 - 8:16 am ·

    As soon as I saw “medium” I said “shoot!” (or something similar to that)…. I’ve done the whole purchase/return/reorder Pearl Izumi stuff.

    That said, I have a friend that this would probably fit, so sign me up! 😉

  • T.A.O
    April 1, 2010 - 8:32 am ·

    I have no boobs!! AND I am five feet tall!! AND I live next door so you won’t have to pay for shipping!

  • Kristen
    April 1, 2010 - 11:04 am ·

    I NEED a cycling jacket and I wear a medium!!!! P.S. Don;t you wish all mediums could just fit the same?? I am headed over to tweet about it and you will be in my next blog post (probably tomorrow – check for it.)

  • BigGirlPants
    April 4, 2010 - 7:46 am ·

    I love give-away posts! I am reading your posts in reverse order today since I was out camping and am very sorry to hear about your feet!

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