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Work Hard, Play Hard: Win $1,000 Worth of Ortiz Industry Apparel!

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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Billy Brown
has a hard time standing still. A few years ago he combined his passion for the active lifestyle with his love of toys and somehow made a job out of it as a journalist specializing in outdoor sports and adventure travel. An avid runner, climber, crossfitter and snowboarder, he has tested gear around the world, from canyon running in Jordan to ice climbing in Chamonix. He writes for Outside Magazine, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, Wired, and Backpacker, as well as on websites like Gear Institute and Contact him at [email protected]


Sep 16, 2020

[…] Want to win these clothes (and a few more pieces)? Check out our Work Hard, Play Hard Giveaway here. […]

Sep 16, 2020

As a photographer, I trash my dress clothes regularly. I’m often found laying in the dirt, grass, or asphalt to get the shot. Or straddling the corner of a pool ripping the seams of my pants. Not to mention hanging heavy gear from around my neck all day long wears the shoulders of my dress shirts thin while permanently discoloring the garment as it seals in sweat under the gear straps. I’d love to see how these clothes hold up under the weekly grind of a ‘do whatever it takes to the get shot’ form of wedding photography.

Sep 16, 2020

Very nice.

Sep 15, 2020

Besides, this guy needs clothes.


Sep 15, 2020

stick and move.

Sep 15, 2020

I took the shortcut to Papoose Lake. That should be enough, but I’ll elaborate. Day 1: 60lb pack (what’s ultralight?), 1 mile of elevation gain climbing over deer brush for 12 hours, never have been challenged by anything like that. Day 2: Another 3,000′ of elevation over 4 hours of scrambling without a hint of a trail, only to find the lake 2,000′ below us…

Sep 15, 2020

Does it stop bullets?

Sep 15, 2020

How tough is your job? How bad do you need to look good, feel good, and stay on top of your game? We make product that has the toughest of the tough totally covered. Here’s the catch…you will look totally HOT running and gunning. Bring us your cool under pressure, master mogul on the go, your sexy sophisticated…will the real James Bond please stand up?

Sep 15, 2020

Need some of this gear. Gotta represent at the office, but what’s a guy to do when he doesn’t have time to change before the pre-happy hour run? What if I get chased by international spies on my way to the pub and have to scramble? Bring me some Ortiz!

Sep 15, 2020

Well now that I made the jump to tech PR, I need to switch up my kit. Flannel and carhartts don’t work as office-wear now that I am not in the outdoor sports world.

Plus it would be nice if I ever had to jump off of our roof deck into Boston Harbor.

Sep 15, 2020

You know, normally I get clothes for work, promptly ruin them, and then think, “See? THIS is why I can’t have nice things.” If their clothing could get through MY day unscathed then they’d be worth owning. Plus, TEXAS. Quick dry clothing is not only a necessity here, it’s a quality of life thing. Haha!

Sep 15, 2020

Looking good in the office while showing you’re a badass outside of the office. That’s possible? I guess it is now.

Sep 15, 2020

You never know when there’s an adventure ahead. Some Ortiz Industry gear would be awesome for those random adventures. Also would be great for chasing around kids!

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