I often get asked what equipment, apparel or gym I use so I decided to put together a range of articles that recommend products or services I currently use and why I use them. Over the years I have used a lot of different pairs of shorts for crossfit training as well as other sporting activity’s and I have noticed you will find hundreds of reviews for shoes and gym equipment for example but not much for other important pieces of apparel and equipment like socks and T-shirts.
Maybe I am not searching the internet correctly or just haven’t found the pages or sites I am looking for but I thought I would start with what I think is important the correct pair of shorts with the focus as always on crossfit training, this in reality is not an easy thing to review because crossfit training is diverse consisting of weight training to pull ups onto running and through in some swimming!
A crossfit athletes clothing needs to be as flexible as the athlete. when I look for a pair of crossfit-shorts I focus on the following measures.
Design – The design of the shorts is mainly because I am a vain person and I like to look good but I am guessing it’s the same for more athletes we love our bodies and we want to look our best at all times and for me this also includes clothing sports or not.
The design of the shorts visually for me needs to be different as I like to be ahead of the trends, I do like logos on shorts if they are a cool brand but I also like some kind of artistic design and I try to avoid plain and simple but this is just personal preference.
Quality – One thing that is difficult when buying shorts online is finding out the quality of the shorts, things like stitching and fabric, I am sure we have all purchased clothing online and sent it back simply because the quality was poor.
When I find a pair of shorts I like I try to find online reviews to see what people say about them these can be found by doing a search on google for the product/brand and adding review.
You can also try a search on youtube to see if anyone has done a video review of the product I like these reviews best check out the video review below as an example:
Price – If I really like a pair of shorts price might not be a consideration I will just get them, however in reality a pair of shorts should only cost $20 to $60 maximum if the shorts cost more your paying for the brand and advertising, if they cost less then the quality probably isn’t going to be very good and the life of the shorts will only be a few months.
You may also notice a deal with buy one pair get another pair free or some other kind of incentive to buy the shorts, this can work out a good deal for you but again I would suggest doing your homework to make sure other peoples reviews are positive.
Usability – when it comes to crossfit training as I said above it’s important that these shorts can handle a number of activity’s including cycling, swimming, weight lifting and all the other activity’s we undertake during crossfit training.
It’s will be impossible to find a pair of shorts that is ideal for everything but it is possible to find a pair that will manage to do all of them well.
I hope this article helps you when it comes to buying your next pair of shorts