What Run Oregon is Trying: Basic MAN subscription box


Often times, us runners are filling our closets with some of the best and coolest running apparel out there. From performance tanks and tees to shorts and tights to shoes and socks, we have all of our running needs covered. I don’t know about you, but I have probably spent more on my running wardrobe than my actual wardrobe in the last few years.

While we are out shopping for our running needs, sometimes it can be a challenge to remember the basics. I mean, who wants to think about getting undershirts, socks, and underwear when there is much more exciting and fun gear instead!? Basic MAN is a subscription box that has you covered. Each month, a new pair of these basics are shipped right to your door – leaving you more time to focus on your next pair of running shoes.

The boxer briefs are made from Modal (my favorite), a sustainable fabric made from beechwood trees that is second to none in comfort and softness. It’s also so much more odor resistant and absorbent than other cotton versions. I’ve been wearing Modal for a while now and will never go back! The tee shirts are a hybrid blend (60% cotton, 40% polyester) that can actually double as an undershirt or be worn as a plain top as well. The socks are also super soft and a great addition to your dress sock drawer. They seem to be built pretty tough and should be able to withstand wear and tear. For $20, this stuff seems to be great quality for a very reasonable price.

While we have only seen one package, the color scheme samples that their Kickstarter campaign and this shipment seem to indicate that items will be shipped in basic colors and patterns with combinations of white, blacks, greys, blues, and greens. You can easily cancel or pause your monthly anytime just by logging into your account, so there’s no worry on giving these a shot.

Subscription: Basic MAN
Cost: $19.99/monthly (discounts for pre-paying in 3, 6, or 12 month increments)
Cycle: Monthly
Features: 1 undershirt, 1 pair of boxer briefs, 1 pair of socks

Here’s the deal, we use premium quality fabrics, the same fabrics all the other “high-end” brands use. For the past year we’ve been making prototypes and exploring different combinations that work well. And our promise to you is that we’ll never stop researching materials, styles and techniques – continuously making our product better for you.

For under $20 per month, you don’t have to worry about any of this nonsense. You shouldn’t have to think about your basics, let us do that for you.

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About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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