Review: TrunxLife Apparel

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TrunxLife Apparel

TrunxLife Apparel

As we know, CrossFitters are huge on expressing themselves through the clothes, apparel and accessories they wear while training.

You only have to watch highlights of the 2012 CrossFit Games to see the many trends coming into the CrossFit community. While plain colors still have their place in fashion, in recent times we have seen an emergence of bright coloured CrossFit clothes, and even colourful athletic tape used by athletes.

One such brand staying true to this trend is TrunxLife.

TrunxLife clothing is relatively new to the CrossFit world, but is definitely making an impact with its bright colours, and ‘in your face’ slogans.

The brand is run by three fitness enthusiasts who had a desire to develop a clothing range by ‘CrossFitters, for CrossFitters’.

That’s probably why the brand is also more than just a label. Not only do they make interesting clothes, but they also have an interactive site that includes a blog, a core strength and conditioning training program (called TRUNX Training), motivational pictures and training tips running along the home page.

TrunxLife offers a wide range for CrossFitters including socks, hoodies, shirts and kids clothes. Here’s my review on some of the brands t-shirts I picked up recently.

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The Good

Presentation – I found TrunxLife through Instagram and quickly noticed these guys and gals are all about quality and presentation. After ordering my shirts online, they arrived in a nice fancy box, packed with the logo, with each shirt individually bagged. Their tags are not just tied on with one of those plastic ties, but instead, they use a nice piece of strap and they safety pin their tag to the inside tag of the shirt. I know fine details like these have no impact on the quality of the shirt, but when they’re doing this all by hand, it goes to show they care.

Great for Training - All of TrunxLife shirts are made from a tri-blend of Polyester, cotton and ryon. The ultra light-weight material is great for CrossFit training and most of the time I never felt like I was wearing a shirt. The shirts are also extremely breathable making them perfect for those long chipper style WODs.

Extremely Comfortable: Like previously stated, I am not one to strip down during a WOD, so finding something that is comfortable to wear during training is essential. Not only are TrunxLife’s shirts light to wear, they are also extremely comfortable to wear inside and outside the gym.

Quality Material: I have put these shirts through several different WODs and plenty of washing cycles, and each shirt has maintained its size and colour. Compared to other shirts I have reviewed, like iWOD Apparel, the quality of TrunxLife’s shirts is a lot better.

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The Bad

Logo Printing - One of the few negatives I found with TrunxLife apparel was the logo printing on one of their shirts – the ‘Going Gorillas’ design. The logo printing on the chest felt a bit bulky when I was wearing it, and become a little annoying to wear at times. But there was no such problem with my other TrunxLife shirts (King of the Unknown, Elite Ammunition and Pain Ain’t Cheap).

Colour - Although a variety of colour can be fantastic at times, it can also be one of those things that turns people away. TrunxLife like to push the boundaries with their slogans and that’s exactly what they do with their colour range. You’ll find some awesome slogans in their summer collection, but in bright neon colours. Personally, I was hoping to see them in the staple, black, blue and red t-shirts. There may be plans to release these in the basic colours in the future, but for now, the neon colours are all that’s available.

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Conclusion

I own a number of different “CrossFit” t-shirts from many brands, and for me, I am most happy with TrunxLife when it comes to the style and feel of the shirts I have.

As well as making great apparel, their customer service and quality is also far superior to any other I have dealt with. I have found TrunxLife to be a solid brand that delivers on what they say.

While some of their new neon colours might not be my flavour, TrunxLife stays true to its word of motivating and inspiring others to go “Beyond the Norm!”

I’ve said it before in my past reviews, I like simplicity. But I also like style; something I can wear during a WOD and outside the box.

TrunxLife ticks both boxes.

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Review by Calogero Coccaro.
  • http://www.facebook.com/kawai.shum Jonathan Shum

    Love their stuff!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mattyrog Matt Rogers

    Never heard of them before. Thanks for the insight and the review.

    • JenisFit

      Me either. Hmm

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003517840938 Calogero Coco

        Check them out. Solid people. Solid apparel.

        • http://www.facebook.com/mattyrog Matt Rogers

          Will do mate.

  • Adam Sherwood

    Umm how bout telling us the price? Could be the best shirt in the world but price does play a factor.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003517840938 Calogero Coco

      $18 – $28 per shirt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.white.1466 Thomas White

    Pretty sweet clothing line. Price is a little high, but you get what you pay for.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005826693405 Bill Bob

    Love that Denzel quote…..

  • Jonathon

    Way too played out and feminine and they’re more mainstream corporate than independent fashion. Just another group of investors throwing up an expensive web site, mobile app, tons of neon colored products, expecting us to buy the hype. Support real independent fashion and the story behind a brand…they have none