Submitted by: Eddie D.
Ten Thousand clothing is a men’s athletic clothing line with over 8,500 5-star reviews, and for good reason! Their approach to business, and life, is something I both relate to and appreciate.
From their website:
“Ten Thousand represents a stoic dedication to continuous improvement. Every day faster, every day stronger, every day better than yesterday.”
HOW ARE THE CLOTHES?
When I got my first order in and looked at the clothing, I immediately noticed how well-made the quality of everything was that I received. When I first joined Ten Thousand, they mainly produced shorts, but they’ve recently added other clothing items. My arsenal currently includes several pairs of shorts, shirts, and 3/4 tights, along with a hat that I wear pretty much everywhere these days.
The shirts are durable yet incredibly lightweight. It’s honestly like you almost aren’t even wearing a shirt. They breathe well and wick away moisture pretty quickly, as well. The 3/4 tights fit true to size and are perfect under a pair of shorts without liners for the more chilly days. They also perform well around the knees/back of the knee. I hate when I wear a pair of tights under shorts and they bunch up around my knees. It’s annoying and causes me hot spots. These stay put as they should, which I appreciate.
The shorts are also extremely durable, flexible and very comfortable. You can purchase them with or without a liner. I have both varieties and they work for different purposes. I prefer to run in the shorts without the liner, but the ones with a liner provide added reinforcement for my intense lifting sessions
. These are the best shorts I have ever worked out in (and I’ve tried numerous other brands!).
All in all, I have used this brand for all of my training purposes (I specifically say training and not racing because I have yet to put them through an OCR course… because, you know, something called COVID-19 kind of put those to a halt. But I plan to start racing in these despite being known for racing in board shorts! I will make sure to update this post to reflect race day performance when I can!).
UPDATE 5/17/22–> I have now taken my Ten Thousand shorts and shirts out on several obstacle course races and trail runs. I am still overjoyed at the lightweight, durability, and breathability that these products offer. I’m currently racing OCR in the tactical shorts and they are hands down my go-to race short.
With that, my typical training consists of strength and conditioning
, plyometrics, calisthenics, mountain biking, jumping, and of course, as a UESCA-certified run coach– my running programs
. The Ten Thousand clothing is great for all of these activities. (My wife often wishes they made women’s clothing).
The products perform how I need them to every time. I’m not stuck fidgeting with clothing to readjust and they don’t stick to me during a sweat-filled session (and my clothes aren’t left all smelly either!).
- Incredibly comfortable
- No chafing or hot spots
So, what is the verdict? Amazing!! When I first put these on, I went on a 13-mile trail run scrambling up some rocks, playing in water and all I could think of is man this stuff is comfy!! I had zero chafing, no hot spots or really anything negative to say. Hands down, I also add my own 5 out of 5 stars.
I’d encourage you to check the Ten Thousand brand
out for your training attire. You can use promo code DIAZ2
and save some cash should you decide to make a purchase. (It’ll be worth it, I promise!)
My current personal favorites are:
- Tactical shorts
- Distance kit
- Session shorts
- Lightweight tank
- 3/4 tight
- Snapback hat
Full Disclosure – Eddie is currently a Ten Thousand Pro athlete and both my affiliate link and ambassador code are contained in this post. He may receive a small commission if you purchase an item in Ten Thousand’s website after having clicked my link or used my code. With that being said, this post shares my complete honest assessment and love for their products– one that I have indeed shared with the company as well. In knowing this company, their gear and philosophy, I was/am absolutely beyond excited to partner together with them.