Friday, March 25, 2011

Trix Gear Product Review

You're an endurance enthusiast, you live, breathe, and eat triathlon or ultraruning or cycling or what have you. You want the general public to know you for what you are, but what to wear? You don't want to wear your technical gear to the grocery store, right? (Well, unless you wear your full cycling kit to the coffee shop in hopes of being mistaken for Marco Pantani, a la Patrick at The Road - who, according to my wife, looks more like Vin Diesel). What you really want is the perfect combination of comfort and style, in the way of your favorite cotton shirt.

Enter Trix Gear.

Even the glamour shot can't hide the double chin.
Check out that tough looking design though!

What do you get when you cross a triathlon obsessed husband with a graphic designer wife? Marriage met on middle ground and some pretty inspired tri lifestyle t-shirts. Frustrated by lack of fashion friendly triathlon inspired t-shirts during their seven plus years participating and spectating the team takes on the need and launches their online store October '09. Paul Duffy (owner/triathlete) has been participating in triathlons since 2002 but it wasn’t until his brain tumor in ‘05 that the sport became more meaningful to him.  Getting up to train day after day has come to symbolize good health and capability.  Paul’s wife agrees but would add that the sport really suits his hyperactive nature and is a great counter balance to a largely sedentary day job. Celeste (Owner/Designer) has yet to compete in a triathlon herself but does not feel this impedes her insight into the sport.  Having trailed three kids over eight years to a multitude of races not to mention accommodating her husband’s persistent and busy training schedule must certainly qualify her for some form of a finisher’s shirt.  While she waits she applies her graphic design background and her rather lengthy hours of spectating to Trix-Gear’s line of t-shirts.

Trix Gear was kind enough to send us each a t-shirt, with a onesie for the littlest one. We all agreed that these are incredibly comfortable tees, soft, high quality, and definitely wearable to your favorite stylish location.

World's most gorgeous family!
(note absence of father figure to increase cuteness factor)

The thing I liked most about Trix Gear is that they are clearly casual wear, yet identify the wearer as someone who is interested in the endurance lifestyle. The designs are gritty, detailed, and the more you look, the more you discover. Details like the large chain ring, out of context and in unusual colors, add panache to the shirts. Usurping the mall ride with a triathlon bike in place of the carousel horse is one of my favorite images. Trix Gear is always coming up with new designs and, as mentioned, run the gamut from newborn to grizzled old man like myself (trophy wife not included).

Highly recommended for anyone who wants to self-identify as an endurance aficionado, yet eschews technical gear in lieu of comfy cotton.

For a 15% discount on your order,
 just enter code "MWMS" at checkout!

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(Disclaimer: I was sent this product for free to review on my blog - courtesy of Trix Gear. I did not pay for the item, receive payment, or agree to give it a positive review. Aside from information gleaned from the company websites, the opinions are my own.)

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  1. I thought Trix were for kids? Sorry, it had to be said...

  2. And who better to say it?

    I always heard Kix were for Trids.

  3. Cool, we're always looking for stuff like this.

  4. The queen K shirt is cool. The kelly green/yellow one is cool too. I'd wear an old school "Hawaii 78" resort wear style tee as well, tell them to make that. You know what I'm talking about - the sunset/beach scene with some sort of gradient..

  5. Those are cool. I do wear my running/gym clothes to the grocery store after I workout on MANY an occasion though...

  6. I like those shirts a lot. Thanks for the review.

  7. Those shirts are awesome! And yes, your family is beautiful!!

  8. Fun clothes! I'd wear those. Mostly, I just wear my workout clothes in the summer, so these would be a nice change. Weird seeing your picture without a hat.

  9. Great glamour shot. Was that taken at Glamour Shots by Deb?

  10. great review--they have some cute stuff!

    The portrait of you though?

    I think you need to send a framed copy of that pic to EMZ

  11. Beautiful family!

    Me likes the shirts too!

  12. Look at that beautiful family in those great tees!

  13. I know I've said it before but I love your gear reviews. You find sweet products, you give a cool, realistic run-down of the product and typically give the story behind it.

    The tops look sweet and I'm glad to know the brand exists in a sea of a billion dollar industry.

  14. First, your fam IS gorgeous!! They need to be featured more!! :)

    I think Coach would totally dig this gear--He is wanting a TapOut shirt so bad, and the designs on these are pretty similar!

  15. Half plant, half dragon, 100% cool

  16. well they must have some sort of father-figure as they look well-behaved. so cute in the shirts! the baby in the bike shirt is the best :) (sorry kids, i picked a favorite)

  17. Yes, gorgeous fam!!!

    And I'm pretty sure that first pic came straight from the 80's...

    as always, great review. love cotton tees.

  18. Very cool stuff - have to say baby onesie my fav also!

  19. This came up as a link below your post so I'm readdressing it.

    You need to mess up your hair a little bit to pull off the tough guy shirts. Though I think that this print works really well with the shape of your shoulder, the hair needs some angular volume. Could you gel it up and give it another shot?

  20. So the juxtaposition of the tougher clothing and softer look didn't work? My hair is too short at this time to pull off the look you suggest, but I'll grow it out and maybe we can schedule a photo shot on the beach near your house to make sure I get it right. Your stylist or mine?


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