Fitness Clothing Review – Born Tough

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Years ago, I was asked to speak at a local elementary school for “Career Day.”

I was speaking to a group of 1st graders and I was following an Air Force recruiter decked out in sharp-looking dress blues. I walk in wearing a nice fitness outfit of shorts and a sweat-wicking t-shirt. Within moments of beginning to speak to the students about working fitness, a girl in the back put up her hand. I called on her.

With a quizzical look on her face, she said “You dress like my dad on the weekends.” I laughed, the teacher got slightly embarrassed, and a few of the other kids expressed agreement.

It was then that I realized one of the side benefits of working in fitness. You get to dress in comfortable yet functional gear all day long.

I am always on the lookout for reasonably-priced, sharp-looking, and technically functional fitness gear and was recently offered the opportunity to sample some items from a company called Born Tough. I tried the Momentum Fitted Signature Jogger (in Steel Gray) and Air Pro™ Long Sleeve T-Shirt (in White Camo) from Born Tough.

Review: Momentum Fitted Signature Jogger: They are snug in a good way – not as tight as tights but nothing loose to swim around in. The material has a very smooth, satiny feel and just the right amount of give when you move and exercise in them. They do not feel restrictive even with the perfectly snug fit. I ordered the medium as I am usually a 32 or 33 waist. I like the one zippered pocket and one non zippered pocket (although the opening on the zippered pocket was a little small for my hand size.) There is also a handy cell phone pocket (just about essential for any clothing now with phones getting larger and men not having a purse to store them in. 🙂 )

Review: Air Pro™ Long Sleeve T-Shirt:
This shirt has a very interesting fit – I ordered a Large although I am almost always a Medium. Definitely follow the sizing guide. The bottom of the shirt is longer and looser and the top is a more traditional fit. The material feels great on the skin and it stretches and moves with you nicely and is an excellent sweat-wicker. If doing overhead movements, the looser bottom means that the shirt falls back into place nicely when your arms come back down. If you put a jacket on over it, the shirt tails will likely hang out so you’ll want to tuck in, but I like the overall functionality during a workout.

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