I was introduced to tasc Performance athletic apparel at Endurance Buzz Adventures inaugural trail race, Isle du Bois, back in 2011. Soft bamboo v-neck race shirts for the women – woohoo! Something different, and much better than the usual ill-fitting cotton shirts or plain tech tees that some races provide. I loved the way the material stretched and felt soft on my skin – like a favorite old t-shirt that you never want to take off.
I went to the website to check out the company and product as soon as I got home and discovered that the fabric is derived from all-natural bamboo fibers and organic cotton.
From the tasc Performance website:
tasc Performance is the next generation of performance quality and comfort. It is the premier choice for active lifestyles like yours—natural comfort, outstanding endurance and a welcome alternative to stinky, sticky, scratchy polyester. Tired of “odor shields” that wash off … and fabric that chafes and sticks to your body like plastic? We were. That’s why we developed performance apparel that utilizes bamboo and other natural fibers that wick moisture, dry fast, fight odor, block the sun’s rays, allow for unparallel comfort and are sustainable.
I ended up ordering a couple more of the v-neck t-shirts, long sleeved waffle weave shirts, capri tights and a jacket. Over the last year and a half I have picked up a few other tasc Performance items here and there and they have held up great. Although a bit pricey, tasc has quickly become my favorite running apparel.
In hot weather, the clothes breathe much better than the traditional technical material, and have no lingering odors even after washing, like technical material can have. I’ve probably washed and worn some of my shirts over 100 times apiece and they all have held up great and still fit and look like new. There is contrasting stitching on each apparel item I own that is durable and shows no signs of fraying or wear.
The tights are extremely soft, stretchy and deliciously comfortable. I bought them for running, but admit to wearing them for everything – yoga, hiking, housework..they are the most comfortable running tights I’ve ever owned.
The waffle weave long sleeved shirts do double duty as both a base layer for cold weather running, and a shirt to wear on casual Friday at work. I can get away with wearing any of the tasc Performance clothing as “street clothes” as well as running clothes – very versatile! Not something I can do with most running clothing.
Some of the benefits to bamboo clothing:
- Natural – bamboo naturally resists disease so no harmful chemical spraying is required during growing.
- Environmentally friendly – renewable and sustainable. Yay green!
- UV protection – natural clothing choice for days out in the sun since bamboo resists UV rays.
- Durability – bamboo is able to release soils and stains better than other fabrics.
- Softness – can’t beat the soft feeling of bamboo!
Here is a picture of a new tasc Performance shirt that I recently bought. I love it! I’m wearing the Tropical Tank, Performance Headband and Fitted Capri – all tasc Performance.
The tank is flowy, soft and great for warm weather. It has a contrasting color ribbon at the bottom so you can cinch the bottom of the tank as tight as you want or leave it looser. The headband is stretchy and the sizing is great. Some headbands give me a headache but I wear these all day with no problem. Very comfortable and comes in seven pretty colors.
You can check out everything tasc has to offer at tasc Performance. Receive a special 20% discount with discount code ebuzz20 at checkout!
– Julie Dolph
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Posted on 09 May 2013
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