Browse the Internet for gym clothing and we bet that you’ll find all sorts of cool, hi-tech shorts and shirts that you could wear to add some style to your workouts, with every kind of feature or accessory imaginable in a piece of clothing. We also bet that you could spend a ton of money on them, and never actually see any kind of improvement in your performance or day-to-day life, except for, you know, looking even cooler than you already do. Personally, we prefer something simpler and straightforward, like the Ten Thousand Foundation Shorts.

Ten Thousand’s goal is simply to make straightforward gym apparel, rugged and utilitarian in design but without any frills. The Foundation Shorts achieve this, using a simple board short design that works for training, running, lifting, and all other kinds of outdoor activity.

They use a four-way stretch fabric (97% polyester, 3% spandex) in comfortable midweight, that allows for a full-range of motion, but maintains a tailored, trim fit. There are the usual two open hip pockets, and one zippered side pocket for stashing things you don’t want to lose. A laser-cut headphone port lets you jam to your tunes as you exercise.

The reinforced vents are also laser cut, and help you stay cool and dry as you work up a sweat. On the back is a 4,000 candlepower (that’s a thing?) reflective hit, so everyone can see you exercise in low light.

For no frills, straightforward athletic gear with a classic look, the Ten Thousand Foundation Shorts have you covered. Be sure to check out their Interval Shorts and Interval Shirt as well, for ultra-lightweight gear come the summer heat.

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