GORUCK Challenge Pants
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Challenge Pants from GORUCK Review

Let’s look at Challenge Pants from GORUCK. What are Challenge Pants? These are a super-tough cargo-style pants made by GORUCK. GORUCK specializes in “rucking” gear – also known as a “ruck march”. What’s rucking? It’s simply walking for distance with a heavily loaded backpack (aka rucksack – hence the name.) Do you need GORUCK pants to go on a ruck march? No, you don’t. But GORUCK has created something super-functional and useful to make what are now my favorite pair of pants- For just about anything. So, ruck if you want to – but these pants can do so much more. As I write this, I’m sitting in a hotel room at 3:52am, about to head to SEATAC to fly back home. And, of course, I’m wearing my Challenge Pants. Why? Because they are the best pants for travel. So, no matter if you are looking for workout pants, rucking pants, or just plain good athletic pants these will work. Let’s take a closer look. We’re going to use a lot of GORUCK supplied photos here – because it is [Read more …]

GORUCK Simple Pants for Women
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GORUCK Simple Pants for Women Review

We’re going to take an in depth look at the GORUCK Simple Pants for women. What are Simple Pants? In short, they are GORUCK’s all-around tough and comfortable workout pants for women (there’s a version for men too.) These pants were purpose built for rucking (walking long distances with a heavily loaded backpack), travel, and more. They are expensive (relatively speaking) but they are pretty good – they may quickly become your favorite active wear. Let’s dive right in. This is a review of the following products: What is Rucking? Before we start, let’s talk about Rucking. Rucking is walking (hiking – but not just in the countryside) with a loaded backpack. The so-called “ruck march” is a key element of military and special forces training. it is simple, relatively low-impact and easy to get started. The extra weight in the backpack (we’d recommend 10 to 20 lbs for most females) provide additional resistance for your legs – but also for your upper back and upper body in general. Walking 3-5 miles with a 20 lb “rucksack” (aka a backpack) [Read more …]

GORUCK Challenge Pants
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GORUCK Challenge Pants Review – Pants for your Workout, Rucking, or Travel

We’re going to take an in depth look at the GORUCK challenge pants. What are challenge pants? In short, they are GORUCK’s all-around tough and comfortable workout pants for men (and women.) These pants were purpose built for rucking (walking long distances with a heavily loaded backpack), travel, and more. They are expensive (relatively speaking) but they are pretty damn good. Let’s dive right in. This is a review of the following products: Why GORUCK Products? We are a GORUCK affiliate – so if you order clothes, shoes, or equipment after clicking the links in this article we receive monetary compensation. But that’s not why we recommend GORUCK. It’s because their equipment is innovative, built to last, and much of their best stuff is made in the USA. They are the driving force behind rucking not just as exercise, but as a way to make people better. And that’s why we love them. Photo Credits Some product photos on this page are provided by, and property of GORUCK. Other product photos are property of the manufacturer, and provided by the [Read more …]

Dwayne Johnson Leads The Charge with His Latest Project Rock Collection
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New Performance Apparel from Under Armour: Dwayne Johnson Leads The Charge with His Latest Project Rock Collection

Under Armour and Dwayne Johnson have teamed up again to bring you the Project Rock Collection. What’s Dwayne Johnson’s philosophy for success? It’s simple: put in the work. The newest updates and additions to the UA Project Rock collection reflect that attitude and goal. This is training gear and apparel that has been engineered to help you push past boundaries, to set PRs, and to put in the work – the sweat equity that brings great things. This is all part of UA’s overarching 2020 mantra: “The Only Way is Through”. How do you find momentum and push yourself to be better than what you ever thought possible? Laser focus on the work. Here’s words of wisdom from the man himself: “My new collection is built for the hardest workers in the room. I don’t care how old you are, what you do for a living, or what your bank account says. This collection is designed for the ones who know that success comes one way—through the work.” So what’s int he line? It’s Under Armour gear – so you [Read more …]

Casual wear of the Hylete Workout Pants for CrossFit - Flexion Pant in Black
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Best Men’s Workout Pants for CrossFit

Want workout pants for CrossFit? We’re going to review the best men’s workout pants for CrossFit in this article. Why pants? Well – sometimes it is cold – or your tan isn’t up to par. Or maybe you have a case of chicken legs. No matter the case – who are we to judge? – just get some workout pants and move on. Here’s the workout pants for men that we’ll be reviewing: Men’s Flexion Workout Pants from Hylete The Flexion jogger-style workout pants from Hylete are made with a 94% Polyester and 6% Spandex blended fabric. Polyester is a great synthetic material – it’s durable, it’s comfortable – and it is very lightweight. The spandex content of this fabric gives this workout pant just the right amount of stretch – for both a comfortable fit, and no restriction on your range of motion. Let’s talk about what makes these jogger style workout pants so great. First of all, what do we mean by “jogger style”? Well – that’s the trendy look now-a-days and the keep features are a tapered, [Read more …]

Upstairs in the gym with Hylete Flexion Workout Pants for Women - Heather Slate
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Best Women’s Workout Pants for CrossFit

Let’s look at the best women’s workout pants for CrossFit. This isn’t leggings, tights, or yoga pants – but rather pants proper. This is workout apparel – so they’ll all be high on the close and comfortable fit scale – but again – we’re not looking at leggings that fit like a “second skin”. Why pants then? These are a more modest option than leggings – and in some occasions that’s the right style. Workout pants tend to be more versatile as well – so you can wear them around quite a bit rather than just to the gym or CrossFit box. We’re going to be looking at the women’s workout pants options from Hylete – they make excellent performance apparel and active-wear. Here’s the workout pants we’ll be reviewing in this article: Let’s take a look. Flexion Pants Hylete offers some great workout pants in the Flexion Pants for women. These are made from 94% polyester and 6% spandex – so they have a slight stretch fit that looks great – and dries fast when needed. Because this is [Read more …]

Hylete flexion workout pants for men - Heather Slate/Heather Gray in the gym
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Men’s Workout Pants – Flexion Pants from Hylete

When it comes to workout pants for men – Hylete has some great options. The Flexion Pant from Hylete is a modern jogger-style workout pant for men. And we think it’s one of the best in class. Let’s do a review. Here’s the workout pants for men that we’ll be reviewing: Flexion Workout Pants – Materials The Flexion jogger-style workout pants from Hylete are made with a 94% Polyester and 6% Spandex blended fabric. Polyester is a great synthetic material – it’s durable, it’s comfortable – and it is very lightweight. The spandex content of this fabric gives this workout pant just the right amount of stretch – for both a comfortable fit, and no restriction on your range of motion. Flexion Workout Pants – Fit & Cut Let’s talk about what makes these jogger style workout pants so great. First of all, what do we mean by “jogger style”? Well – that’s the trendy look now-a-days and the keep features are a tapered, athletic fit in the leg, coupled with a drop crotch for no restriction of movement. You’ll [Read more …]

Nike ACG - All Conditions Gear
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Nike ACG – All Conditions Gear

Nike ACG is All Conditions Gear. Nike ACG is designed to withstand the environment and anything it throws at you. The all-conditions gear (ACG) was created and tested in Oregon. ACG is back to give adventure-seekers more options for staying warm and dry. Apparel in this latest collection use Polartec fleece technology for warmth and breathability throughout. Prints from this season’s collection incorporate unearthed designs created during ACG’s early years. The latest Nike ACG apparel collection releases January 23, 2020.

UA Rush Seamless - Mineral Infused Performance Fabric Now With Fewer Seams
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UA Rush: Seamless offers mineral-infused performance fabric with fewer seams

Welcome to the seamless revolution. Under Armour is launching the newest in the UA RUSH line – UA Rush Seamless. First of all, what is UA Rush? Last year, UA launched UA RUSH. It is a revolutionary performance fabric that is mineral infused. These garments recycle your body’s energy for increased blood flow and give athletes an edge. More blood flow means maximum performance and expedited recovery. UA RUSH is like an infrared sauna that you can wear. And UA RUSH Seamless is the next evolution of this innovative active wear. The new seamless line is engineered to incorporate a variety of quality fabrics woven together into one performance garment—now with fewer seams. This construction is a new idea in the marketplace – and not matched by any competitor. Fewer seams means increased breathability and meanwhile creates a great form fit. arms, chest, shoulder, and legs – all will have great fit and comfort. Since UA’s original innovation in the market in 1996 they have continued to push the edge. And the UA RUSH Seamless line is just the latest [Read more …]

Iso-Chill shirt from Under Armour
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Under Armour Iso-Chill Technology Keeps You Cooler

Under Armour’s revolutionary Iso-Chill technology has been keeping athletes (pro or amateur) and outdoor enthusiasts cool for over 20 years. You really have to feel it to believe it. How does it work? It starts with the performance baselayer apparl. Sweat-wicking technology is a key part of staying cool on the pitch, slopes, field, and more. But a base layer can be the wrong idea if it is too warm. Think about a hubmid afternoon on the lake, or 18 holes in August. Heat causes fatigue – and your body will have to work harder to keep cool. This is inefficient because that’s energy you could be using for locomotion. Don’t reach your VO2 max too soon – that will negatively impact your endurance. It also means you’ll be both mentally and physically fatigued – and that’s not good for performance either. But that’s the sort of situation that Iso-Chill was designed for. How does UA Iso-Chill work? It changes shirt construction all the way down to the threads. A proprietary yarn that literally pulls heat away from the body [Read more …]