What Run Oregon is Wearing: Fourlaps

Company: Fourlaps

Fourlaps is a New York-based brand that creates functional athletic apparel.

We founded this company with a core belief: that high-quality, well-designed athletic apparel should be within reach.

Every item is deliberately styled (think pops of energetic color) and built to fit your life (read: iPhone-friendly pockets). Whether you’re going for a run on the Westside Highway, hopping on a Citibike, or playing a game of pickup basketball, Fourlaps is right there with you.

Product: I received the Smash Tee (pictured to the right) and the Bolt Shorts. The tech shirt is 100% polyester, while the shorts are 84% polyester/16% spandex. Available sizes range from S to XL, and retail prices are $49.50.

Impressions: Let’s start with the shirt. It’s all synthetic fabric, but it has the feel of a knitted shirt. I tested the medium size, and the fit was true. If I lift my arms parallel to the ground, the fabric around the armpits gets a little tight. (For reference, I’m 5’10” and on the thin side.) Moisture wicking seemed adequate, although it was cool both times I ran in the shirt, so I didn’t generate a huge amount of sweat. The color of the shirt seems a little darker than in the picture, but still very bold. Note that the top and bottom borders of that black strip have a thicker line of stitching that you can feel on the outside and inside of the shirt, but I did not notice any chaffing resulting from it, nor did it bother me while running.

Bolt Shorts

Perhaps because of the spandex, the shorts had a different feel, more on the slick side (I happen to like that for running shorts). Again, I tested medium, which fit me snugly without the need to tie the drawstrings. These shorts contain an interior boxer lining – advertised as anti-microbial – which means it’s sort of obligatory to go commando. I found the shorts quite comfortable and lightweight, and as always, I appreciate running shorts that have regular pockets – as opposed to those little pouches on the inside waistband.

About Tung Yin (278 Articles)
Law prof by day, runner all the time. Got off the couch in January 2011 and have been obsessed with running ever since.
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