Activewear -Athlos Raglan T-shirt

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There are dime a dozen active wear available in the market nowadays especially well known brands to cater to different activities in the sporting arena.

Runners do not need much to get them going but now there are some good tshirts out there which are quick dry and comfortable for long distance runners too.

Being someone who doesnt take much care about the clothes worn and are more into the runs or workout, I recently came to conclusion that whatever I do the clothes will be soaked with sweat after a run / gym session. The worst part about this was the fact that many times in combination with the deodorant there would be an unpleasant odour.

I am sure this a common enough issue faced by all runners and gym goers and this lead me to doing a bit of research into any clothing which would help remedy my “everyones” problem.

BACKGROUND: 

My research lead me to a brand called Athlos which specialize in manufacturing tshirts for men and women which are made of bamboo fabric and cotton embedded with silver eons. These silver eons or particles are the reason the fabric stays odour-free. It is assumed that the sweat emits odour but in actuality sweat by itself doesn’t have any odour. The bacteria which grows on the clothes in combination with our sweat emits the odour. These silver eons helps control the growth of bacteria and the bamboo fabric makes them breathable.

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Started in Mumbai in 2015,I understand that the brain behind this idea, Mr.Pravin Dhake is a well seasoned runner/cyclist who decided to start this venture based on his own experiences.

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Athlos active wear is made to keep the user comfortable, odour free and promote environmental responsibility by using natural materials.

PRICING:

The raglan tee retails at Rs.1297 which is a bit high in my opinion. The raglan tee comes in three different colours – Electra Lime, Stone Grey and Wild Plum.

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WEBSITE / ORDER PROCESS: 

Athlos Activewear is currently sold online via their website.

The website is simple, responsive and easy to navigate. Once the order is placed on their website, you would receive a personal call to assure you your order is being serviced. I placed an order for a Raglan Plum colour tshirt via their website and received it in 3 working days.

FIRST GLANCE: 

The t shirt was well packaged with a small note on their brand and a personal hand written note. These personal touches are nice to note and I do hope they continue.

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I personally do not like figure hugging t shirts for my runs or a workout and at first glance the t shirt looked a bit small for me. But I must mention though it tad figure hugging, I was extremely comfortable.

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Since I was anyways trying out the tee I decided to hop onto my treadmill for a quick run. At the end of my 30 mins run, I realized though I did sweat a lot the tee was not soaked like normal and also there was no odour.

Another great point to note was that I did not have to shed the tee immediately after the run and could keep it on as whatever sweat was on the tee seemed to dry out in 10-15 mins.

DESIGN: 

This is a tee with a specific purpose hence I liked the fact the designer has kept it simple except for a small design (3 lines) on the shoulder and the brand name on the back.

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MY 2 BITS: 

The Tee is obviously of excellent quality and ticks the right points in my book for run/gym wear. The durability needs to be accessed over the next few washes. The pricing needs to be looked into to gain more customers.

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Athlos maybe small with just a few offerings in 2016 but their ideas and plans seem big and I for one do hope they do get the necessary funding needed to expand further.

Afterall, its “MADE IN INDIA”!

Website : http://www.goathlos.com.

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