Back in September the website Tribesports launched a Kickstart Campaign. Their mission was to revolutionise the sportswear industry.
How? They wanted to be:
The world’s first community-powered sportswear range, bringing you premium quality at up to 40% cheaper than leading sports brands.
I had no problems backing up this project. There is no doubt that I practically live in my sportswear, and I can easily spend AU$200 on just 2 pieces of clothing.
For me, it’s about quality. I’ve bought some cheap brands, and it’s a potluck. Sometimes they last for ages, other times you get a few wears out of them before they start to show their weaknesses.
Then I bought the ‘Brand’ names, and guess what?! It’s a potluck there too. I’ve had motif’s come off leggings, snags on dry fit tops in weird places like right smack bam in the middle of a shirt. There is nothing worse than forking out good money for something and it comes off subpar. It’s one of the reasons why I buy my sportswear in the off-season. Sure sizing might be a problem, but at least the price is reduced.
So when Tribesports informed their members about this Kickstart project, I decided to back them. I had nothing to lose, but a whole lot of sportswear to gain. Can we say WIN?
You know when a community comes together and wants to “Rip Up the Rule Books” when the project gets fully funded within 48 hours.
When my package arrived I was super excited.
I was also super impressed. Their sportswear range was not what I expected (in a good way). It was everything I hoped for and so much more.
You can tell that the team over at Tribesports really did their homework, and their research and they listened to the public. You know those everyday joe/jane blows (like me), who love fitness but aren’t elite, they listened to what they had to say and took everything on board.
My initial impression was that the fabric was super soft. But the items feel amazing against your skin. The workmanship is also incredible, everything they said they would do they did.
The real test however would be out on the trails, where I run. So I laced up my shoes and tested out the shorts and the t-shirt.
The shirt (small), was breathable and kept me cool, throughout my long run.
I found that the fabric really moved with my body, it gave stretch where it needed it.
I don’t have pictures for the long sleeve top or the leggings (yet), but I still got to test them out.
Again the waistband of the leggings was a real winner, just like the waistband of the shorts, nice and wide and very comfortable.
The long sleeve top was long in length, and the arms even though don’t have thumb holes, still covered my hands and kept them warm. Even though it was raining and I was cold, I was warm and cool where I needed to be.
Needless to say, I’m extremely impressed with the new Tribesport Clothing Range. There is no doubt that when I need a new gear I will be buying from there.
Tribesport has no way asked me to write this post. All opinions are my own.
1 – My Package included the following, 1 short sleeve performance top, 1 long sleeve performance top, 1 pair of women’s shorts, 1 pair of women’s leggings & 1 towel.
2 – A few days after testing out my “summer gear”, we ended up having a wintery day in Stawell, where it was frightfully cold for December, so I ended up getting to try this out but didn’t have anyone to take any photo’s of me wearing them in action.
What’s your favourite item of sports clothing you currently own?
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