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.
“Ten Thousand represents a stoic dedication to continuous improvement. Every day faster, every day stronger, every day better than yesterday.”
HOW ARE THE CLOTHES?
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 many styles of their shorts 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 use 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, shirts, and even socks 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!)
I’ve also recently added their soft durable logo shirts and lightweight shirts to my rotation of shirts that I can wear to the gym or just around town.
- Incredibly comfortable
- No chafing or hot spots
- No women’s attire (yet?)
I’d encourage you to check the Ten Thousand brand out for your training attire. You can use promo code EDIAZ15 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
- Durable logo shirt
- Snapback hat