Tough Mudder: My Mud Wear

So you are about to embark on your first Tough Mudder.

What do you wear?

The location and temperature of your event will determine what you will wear.

For my first Tough Mudder event, this is what I wore.

Onion Girl after Arctic Enema

This was right after the 1st obstacle, which happened to be Arctic Enema.  I kid you not, it was cold, and I was glad to be out of it, hence the face.

Top: Short Sleeves, Slim Fit
Bottom: Leggings, that cover the knees
Socks: Old cotton socks
Shoes: Old runners
Other: Uv Arm sleeves, bike gloves.

Tough Mudder Wear – What Worked?

Wear a top that is fitted. As you will be less likely to stay wet or weighed down with mud.

Excess material will get caught on barb wire, wood, trees and rocks.

Arm Sleeves / Long Sleeve Top

If you don’t have access to arm sleeves then I would suggest wearing a long sleeve top instead.

A long sleeve top acts as a UV protector, so you don’t have to apply sunscreen to your arms.

It will also prevent your arms from getting knicks and cuts.

If you get hot then just push up the sleeves.

Wear a long sleeve top in events that fall in Autumn/Fall or Spring.

Old Runners

Wear an old pair of shoes that you don’t mind that will go in the bin afterward.

They will get ruined.

Tough Mudder Wear – What Didn’t Work?


I wore cotton socks.  Serious fail.  They retained everything! Water, mud, dirt, crap, you name it.

Either don’t wear socks or wear compression socks instead.


Didn’t really need them, and just clogged up with water anyway.

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