Remember this guy? Photo proof that Ortiz Industry apparel can handle just about anything that you can dish out. We’ve been playing with a new round of their wares, and they’re not cheap by any stretch, but they’re the best-looking technical wear we’ve ever seen.
The Santa Ana Pant ($295) offers a slim fit, brushed interior, 4-way stretch, a DWR-treatment and quick-drying material. It goes best with the Hollis LS Crew ($125) with its laminated seams, stain-proofing, and moisture-wicking material. Even though they were slim-fitting, I was fine kicking my leg over a bike, and the breathability kept me from overheating while riding around despite the 100-degree heat.
I also took it to a local swimming hole to see how quickly it dried. I took the plunge, completely saturating the shirt and the soft lining of the pants. Oddly enough, Santa Ana’s DWR-treated exterior was bone dry; the water beaded right off of the pants. And the shirt, despite being soaked through and through, dried completely on the 10-minute ride home. You could literally ride your bike through a rainstorm on your way to work and be dry by the time you clicked in.
That’s not to say we still don’t love the Rush Trouser ($250) and Labor button up shirt ($225). In fact, we thought we’d go a few more rounds and see how they did. Literally.
During a sparring session, the clothes offered no resistance (unlike my sparring partners), and they were tough enough to handle some ground fighting without tearing or restricting movement. We didn’t even pop off any buttons.
After a few rounds of MMA (aka getting my ass kicked by Mike and Jeremy), the clothes were soaked, but just like last time, they dried out in less time than it took for the bruises to show up. You can actually kick ass and take names in these clothes.
These are clearly clothes built for badasses. Since our readers are mostly made up of the badass kind, the good folks at Ortiz Industry would like to give away $1,000 to spend on your own outfit. Here are some pieces you should check out
if when you win:
Are you tough enough for these clothes? Prove it. Post a picture/comment telling us why you deserve the best outfit in the world and we’ll enter you in a contest for the $1,000 gift card. Are you not tough, but still like to look good? No worries – you can still rock some sweet clothes. Enter below. Good luck! Want some extra credit? Email us a photo of why you need/deserve the toughest clothes around and we’ll throw your name in the hat a few more times. Shoot your pics to [email protected]. We’ll announce the winner Monday.
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