Update & Review: ATOMIC & Born Tough Collaboration

Born Tough Product Review

When it comes to buying exercise apparel, I take the same approach as I do when buying most anything – I treat it as an investment.  I’d rather do a little homework and find something really good than just walk into a random store and walk out with whatever they have.  

After wearing, training and lounging in the Born Tough Workout Hoodie, Pro Shirt, Jogger Pants and Shorts  for several weeks, I’m happy to say that not only are they made to last, I really like them.  The entire line (that I sampled) is actually well constructed and I love the attention to detail.  Everything feels substantial and well put together.  With aa name like Born Tough the product has to give that feel out of the box and none of the items dissapoint. 

The Workout Hoodie and Jogger Pants can be worn as a set which is cool because it takes the track suit to a fresh new level. I love the craftsmanship: from the colors, cut of the fabric, to the stitching and branded elements like the zipper and stenciling.   It all  goes together.  The color pallet is also well thought out as shades of black, white, green and tan can be mixed and matched easily to craft different looks.   What I like most about the hoodie and jogger is that the cut of the clothes accentuates all of my hard work in the gym.  I don’t like my gear skin tight and I definitely don’t want baggy.  Born Tough has really nailed down today’s athleisure look.  Not too tight not too loose – just right. 

The Pro Shirt is my go to on both cold and warm days. The first thing I noticed is that it’s heavy when compared to similar shirts that I own.   Heavy in a good way, as it works as a great underlayer but breathes so I don’t overheat.  I can also wear this piece by itself with the sleeves scrunched up a bit to provide a great option for those cool spring and fall days. 

Finally, the Shorts also stand out as a new favorite of mine.  I’m always trying out new products and am quick to try out anything that claims to be super strong and can withstand the wear and tear of hard training.  The waistband has to be the most comfortable waistband that I have ever experienced on any pair of shorts (workout, swimsuit or casual) that I have worn to date.  It’s difficult to put into words but it’s a combination of the thickness of the elastic combined with the feel of the fabric and the positioning of the drawstring.  Anyway, you should just check out Born Tough for yourself and let me know what you think. 


Just finished setting up a collaboration project with the clothing line Born Tough. I’m excited to get into this project as Born Tough designs workout clothes that are not only durable but have an aesthetic I like, which is rare.  An additional bonus, they are connected with another company, Elite Sports, which makes gear for Jiu Jitsu.  This is great, as many members of the ATOMIC community participate in BJJ as well.  

From what I can see on their website they make solid gear.  In particular, I’m interested in trying out their Workout HoodiePro ShirtsJoggers and Shorts. They kindly reached out and I’m pleased to say, they will be sending out some product to sample.  Great news, as ATOMIC has been looking for a clothing brand to partner with for some time.  As you may know you can currently purchase our apparel and merch through RedBubble.  Although RedBubble is great from a direct to consumer standpoint, their products lack the quality you have come to expect from us here at ATOMIC. 

So let’s see what Born Tough sends over and look for a full review of their product line here soon!

Until then you can check out their gear here: borntough.com

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