INKnBURN Men’s Running Apparel Review
You can tread on the trail like a Shaolin priest – (original Kung Fu TV? Anyone?) – whisper like a puma, but you can’t help drawing attention to yourself dressed in INKnBURN. If you have a take-no-prisoners approach to running, then INKnBURN is your apparel soul-mate.
I was able to log some good mileage in the Men’s Endurance Shorts ($64.95), the Endurance 4Arms ($32.95), and the Mens’ Endurance Tech Shirt ($49.95).
I especially enjoy racing in INKnBURN gear – from serious to humorous designs – because I receive nothing but thumbs up, smiles and other enthusiastic approvals. That suggests to me that there is not only a shortage of apparel personality on the trail, but an appreciation for it as well.
The extroverted visual design is only half of its personality, though. This is definitely not a form-over-function brand. When you are focused on the trail ahead, the quiet, thoughtful side emerges, and the gear goes completely unnoticed to the wearer. All INKnBURN items are tagless. It is very comfortable against the skin, and is cut for big movement, requiring no tugs or tweaks while you’re on the go. The brief inside the Shorts is light and non-irritating, and the Shorts length is protective without being restrictive. The Shorts have two convenient front gel pockets, and fall just where I prefer on my thighs. They are open at the top for fumble-free access to your nutrition. My only recommendation for improvement would be to add a small zip key pocket – or at least a fold-over flap to one of the front pockets – to guarantee small item security. The 4Arms arm warmers stay in place (not all brands do) and provide warmth, scratch and sun protection. Much like the Shorts, the super-wicking Tech Shirt is just the right length for coverage and comfort, falling just below the hip .
The high-quality materials used by INKnBURN are very light, anti-chafing, and stay amazingly dry. The breathability on all of the pieces is tremendous. However they do it, their proprietary sublimation process ensures that the design neither compromises comfort, nor degrades in the wash. Those damned clever people at InB keep coming up with new eye candy, enticing me to continue to add to my already substantial collection of their caught-you-lookin’ apparel.
INKnBURN Shorts, Tech Shirt, and 4Arms are each available in several artistic designs. All come in sizes S-XL. (The Tech Shirt has a 2XL option for a small upcharge.) All items run true to size.
To see a review of the INKnBURN Women’s Running Apparel, click HERE.