GORUCK American Training Shirt
Workout Apparel

GORUCK American Training Shirt Review

Let’s review the GORUCK American Training Shirt. This is my new favorite workout shirt. Why? It’s stretchy, tough, fits well, and it is made in the USA (with a lifetime guarantee.) Want to find out much more? Read on… Here’s some of the styles tested: Let’s review this high-performance training apparel for men. GORUCK American Training Shirt Review – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: (Coming Soon) GORUCK American Training Shirt Review – Overview First of all, let’s talk about the fit and cut. This shirt is cut for an athletic fit with short sleeves. I don’t want long baggy sleeves on a workout shirt, but short sleeves sometimes ride up too. The sleeves on this shirt do tend to ride up a bit, and if you are rucking with a GR1 rucksack or similar, this can lead to some abrasion from those tough straps – but you can just tug the sleeves back into place – or tighten up the backpack straps. Overall, the sleeves [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase
CrossFit Shoes

Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase Review

For the first time ever, Nike has released a FlyEase version of the Metcon training shoe. This is our review of the Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase. We’ll cut right to the chase – this is the Nike Metcon 6 with one big change – it has a collapsible heel that makes for “step-in entry”. This is Nike’s FlyEase technology. Nike FlyEase makes it easy to put your shoes on, and take them off – and it’s great for all athletes, including adaptive athletes. There are laces, but you only have to tie them once. Here’s some of the styles we are going to look at (these are all available now:) Does the FlyEase version of the shoe stand up to the regular edition? Let’s find out… Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase Review – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video from our YouTube channel: Nike Metcon 6 FlyEase Review – Overview We’ve already done an in-depth review of the Nike Metcon 6, but we’ll recap the highlights here. The FlyEase version of [Read more …]

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe for CrossFit Side by Side
CrossFit Shoes

Nike Metcon 6 Shoe Review

Finally! The long delayed Nike Metcon 6 is now available. We were able to acquire a pair prior to the global launch – and this is our in-depth, hands-on review. Let’s look at this brand new CrossFit training shoe for 2020. Here it is, the Nike Metcon 6 (NOTE: These are affiliate links) Let’s review this shoe. Nike Metcon 6 – Video Review on our YouTube Channel Why read when you can watch? Check out this video review of the Nike Metcon 6 from our YouTube channel: The video includes on foot, detailed tour of the features, and a side by side comparison with the Nike Metcon 5 from last year. We continue to be very impressed by the Nike Metcon 6. It was the winner in our Best CrossFit Shoes for 2020 review. Nike Metcon 6 – Sizing How about sizing? This shoe feels cramped up in the toe box area – like the Nike Metcon 5 did. Therefore, my preliminary assessment is that you should probably order 1/2 size up from your normal Nike shoe size. The length [Read more …]

Darn Tough Micro Crew Midweight With Cushion Sock 1466 with MACV-1 Black
Rucking

Best Rucking Socks

Best rucking sock? That’s what we aim to find out. We’re out in the field , ruck marching relentlessly to find the best rucking sock. Check back in a few weeks and we’ll have test results. Here’s some of the styles were going to look at: On to the socks! Best Rucking Socks – Overview What do we need in the best rucking sock? That’s what we’ll discuss here. (Stand by for details!) Our field test will reveal what the key features are. MudGear – Ruck Sock We put these through some real mud – and they lived up to their name. This was an 18 mile ruck march through swampy trails that varied from dry to calf deep water – and lots of mud, of course. Darn Tough – Hiker Micro Crew Cushion Review How do these do when wet? I had these on for a 10 mile/30 lb ruck march after a stormy, rainy day. A few places on the trail, I had to go full immersion. While having wet socks isn’t fun – there were really no [Read more …]

Darn Tough Vertex Micro Crew Ultra-Light Cushion - Running Sock with Nano X Cross Trainer
CrossFit Shoes

Athletic Socks for CrossFit Review

Let’s review the best athletic sock for CrossFit. This is going to be a review of athletic and running socks. But, before you hit the back button – give it a chance. I’m the person that always bought cheap socks. Whatever was cheap and available in a 12 pack – and usually $20 or less. But after I started testing real athletic socks intensively – I found out all the benefits of a comfortable, performance sock that fits right. So ditch those Costco socks and look at these options for the CrossFit WOD (or any other workout, really): Let’s review these socks! Athletic Sock vs Running Sock – Is there a Difference? First of all, let’s define what an athletic sock is? And, is this the same thing as a running sock? There is some overlap, and the line between the two is blurry, for sure. Here’s the key differences. Athletic socks are for general workout and physical activity (like exercise). Athletic socks are light-weight, breathable, and usually have a mild compression effect. They have a stretchy, comfortable fit. (The [Read more …]