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.
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.
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.
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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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