Groovy Baby Action Gear Review & Giveaway {Closed}

Let me tell you what I love about Groovy Baby Action Gear arm sleeves. hmmm...  EVERYTHING! 

Several months ago, I stumbled upon Groovy Baby Action Gear through social media. The name caught my eye right away - and then... 

then I went to their etsy shop. 

And I felt like a kid pressing his nose up against a candy store window. 

You know the feeling: everything is bright, colorful, enticing. 

You want it all! But have no idea where to start. Yeah... that's what it felt like. 

So let me break it down, with the Top Five Things I love most about Groovy Baby Action Gear:

1) Selection 

The first thing is the sheer volume of choice! 





Yep. All that and then some! 

2) Appearance 
Arm Candy for Runners is right.  Tasty confections of colors, prints, and lycra.
Eye-catching and unique. The armsleeves just look good. Owner/Runner/Designer-Extraordinaire Katie Dean is a true artist.

3) Functionality 

Our winters in Florida are mercifully brief, but early morning race starts demand something more than my usual tank top - shorts combo.  Cold arms or calves?  No more.  The sleeves don't just look good.  Made of a stretchy lycra material, they will actually keep your muscles nice and warm while you run.   

Runners with longer winter seasons will really appreciate the option of these sleeves.  And if you start to get too warm, then peel them off and stuff them into a pocket.  They roll up small. 


If you have ever read this blog, you know that DisneyGroom and I love to wear costumes for races.  RunDisney events definitely call for costumes.  But we try to do costumes or other fun dress up elements at other local races, if we don't do a full blown costume.  Katie's sleeves are perfect for this - either as a part of  full costume, or as a stand alone accessory to bring a little sparkle to your running clothes.

These beauties are in my favorite color: teal.  And SPARKLY!  So far, I've only worn them with regular running clothes - but I'm still putting together a Princess Jasmine costume for an upcoming runDisney race. These are perfect for that.

Love them!

Here are some more of the Princess sleeves pictured.  As you can see, there are many options to create a running-friendly costume.

I am showing some of the Princess sleeves here because these happen to be some of my favorites.  But if you want Minnie Mouse, Maleficent, Wonder Woman, Batman...  you're covered.  Katie has made them all.  Which brings me to my next favorite thing I want to discuss.

5) Customization

Want pockets? Want a certain color or print? Don't see exactly what you want?  Then just ask.  Groovy Baby Action Gear will come up with fabric combinations and custom embroidery that is sure to please.  

Remember what I said about the designer being an artist?  Totally not exaggerating. Each pair of sleeves is created by someone with a passion for what she does.  The creative flair is evident in all the thoughtful little details. 

The Groovy Baby Action Gear etsy shop is not fully representative of Katie's creations.  Be sure to check out the Pinterest page - to see dozens more past offerings and unique items. Check out this fabulous embroidered terrycloth sweat cuff Katie came up with for one of my running groups.  She even put in a great pocket to stash things like keys, cash, and fuel.

And here is a cheesy photobomb, as I tried to get an action shot on a local trail. Hope my friend Margaret doesn't kill me for posting this photo of her...

GBAG sleeves are not just useful, but great fun.  I promise everywhere you go, people will ask where you got them.

Now for your chance to win your very own Runner Arm Candy!  Please review the terms and enter below:

Terms of the Giveaway:

1) Giveaway begins Monday December 17th and ends Tuesday December 24 at midnight. Winner will be announced on this blog, and notified on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2013.
2) Must be 18 years or older to enter. Must be a U.S. resident. 
3) Sign in through Rafflecopter below to enter. With your first entry, the app will only capture your e-mail or facebook name. This is so we can reach you if you win, in accordance with sweepstakes terms. Your contact info will ONLY be used to contact you if you win.
4) There are additional opportunities for multiple entries.
5) One winner will receive a pair of Groovy Baby Action Gear arm sleeves of his/her choice.

6) The winner will be chosen at random using the rafflecopter app below.
7) In the event the winner does not respond to contact attempts via e-mail or facebook name provided within a one week period, another winner will be selected at random.
8) Void where prohibited.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: We were not financially compensated for this post. I received ONE pair of sleeves to review. All opinions stated are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


There are so many to choose from, but after a quick look I'd have to pick the 101 Dalmatians. My Dalmatian is my running partner and I'm sure she'd love to dress alike :-)


I LOVE the blue wonder woman inspired sleeves! They would go great with my running costume for wonder woman. :D


OMG these are adorable! I don't know how I haven't found these yet!!! I would love to get a pair for my Elsa costume for Wine & Dine next year (far away still, I know, but I'm a planner lol!)


OMG, Thank you so much for introducing me to this great product!!!! I have been looking for arm sleeves like this and they are actually a reasonable price. I just bought a pair (as a gift) from another company, but had I known about this company I would have bought from here instead!


BTW, I would probably pick the cinderella sleeves. I like that it has the thumb holes!

tammy mod

These look awesome- I love the belle ones!!!!


As fun as a princess would be for the Dopey Challenge (yup, attempting it all! I'm crazy! Just ran my first half marathon this May... have done 4 halfs and 1 full this year, hope it's enough to pull me through!), I LOVE the Wonder Woman sleeves. Would they get here in time for WDW???


The Wonder Woman inspired Race Costume Cuff Set look amazing!


I'd love to see a photo of this! Dalmatians are such gorgeous and energetic dogs too. Lucky you to have such a running partner!


Aren't those great? I've been debating getting a pair. I don't usually FEEL like Wonder Woman when I run - but maybe the sleeves will help!


I saw that Katie just listed some Frozen inspired sleeves recently. I plan way in advance too. Hope to see your Elsa costume come together! Would be perfect for a winter race!


Glad to help! I love seeing costumes come together, so let me know if you order a pair. I posted a coupon code also.


When everyone else is Beast-like in sweaty running gear, you will still be sparkling like a Beauty!


Hats off to you! You sound like DisneyGroom - only been running a little over a year - already done two halfs, two fulls - and now going Dopey! As long as you've kept up training and you don't go for speed - you can do it. Wonder Woman sleeves seem to be in order. Shoot Katie a message through her shop or to the GBAG facebook page. Her gear usually ships lightning fast, but this is the holidays - so worth checking. That is one of her best sellers though - so she probably has several in stock, already made.


They are pretty amazing. And it definitely gives your running a little boost to be dressed like an Amazonian princess!


The Minnie ones would be perfect with my Princess Half outfit! This is amazing!


Oooh, I can't wait to see your Minnie costume in February! I might be a Minnie too. ;)


I love the Delirium sleeves. Love all the colors and would match all my tanks!


Thanks for the info. The wonder woman sleeves are great, plus I'll ask about custom sleeves.

Anonymous mod

I love those Minnie Mouse sleeves


Id totally personalize mine like you did!


LOVE the ones that look like a mermaid's tail!!!


These are all so cute! I love the scaled metallic runner's arms- they match my running skirt!


I am orn between Cinderella or Minnie! love them!

Maryalicia Verdecchia


Would be awesome to have these for the Princess Half!


definitely Maleficient!


Oh my gosh- it would be hard to choose just one. I would really have to think about it if I won. I can name at least 10 that I want!! These are so cool!!


Super cute! I love them all but the Minnie Mouse ones would be my pick!


I've never run in arm sleeves!

Lyn mod

101 Dalmations for my Cruella costume

Anonymous mod

I would love to have any of the Little Mermaid, Intergalactic or Frozen Elsa sleeves for running the WDW Marathon in a few weeks!


I love the Sleeping Beauty inspired one! They'd go perfectly for my outfit for the WDW marathon!

(Side note: I liked the facebook pages from my running page, Once Upon a Run, not from my personal page which you have to use to log into rafflecopter)


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