[This is a sponsored article with Thousand Miles.]
As someone who has been on a couch for most of their XL life, the first step to going out and exercising has always been a pain. I tried to make it a habit, but the Malaysian weather and my general laziness made it difficult.
A thousand miles, a performance clothing brand that focuses on function, comfort and style, brought us closer to reviewing shorts and pants, so my colleagues set me a challenge: to go above and beyond. a couch of potatoes and really try on the pants as they should be used.
They sent me the All Day (Omniflex) shorts in Midnight Blue, the All Day (Elite) shorts in ash gray and the all-day chinos in slate gray.
Just outside the container, the shorts and pants looked like normal Chinese, but with a soft and elastic fabric. Unlike the shorts I normally wear and pretend to be for exercise, they definitely look more presentable and he would they adapt to different occasions.
Interestingly, the shorts are packaging in his back pocket. As inside, you can fold it neatly, flip it in your back pocket, and zip it up.
While the packaging of the shorts took longer to compare to throwing them in the bag, I can see their advantage for travelers and for office people who want to pack their clothes after work.
First challenge: jogging / walking fast
While I may be living a sedentary lifestyle, yes I am going to jog once on a blue moon. So I put on my All Day Shorts (Elite) at Ash Gray, put together a trusted podcast, and ran to my apartment.
Surprisingly, even on a sunny day, the pants were breathable and I discovered they weren’t full sweat magnets, even after 20 minutes of brisk walking with a few rounds of trotting.
However, I can’t say if the shorts will stay sweaty after intense workouts, such as a 1-hour futsal game or a walk, because I’m not at that level physically yet.
Second challenge: a One Punch Man (OPM) challenge
In OPM, the main character, Saitama said his daily running routine of 10km, 100 push-ups, 100 crunches and 100 squats contributed to his superhuman powers.
Since I didn’t want to be a super fan of life, I decided to opt for a tight version of the recommended challenge for Sean Seah, a Singapore that tested it in 2019 with impressive results.
Sean also divided the challenge into different levels of difficulty. Level 1 starts with a 1km route, 10 push-ups, 10 crunches and 10 squats, and this increases to level 10, which was Saitama’s daily routine.
Although the first level sounded simple enough, the 10 push-ups made me drop the wind. The shorts served me up to level 1, although I don’t see myself going to level 10 anytime soon.
Third challenge: Nintendo Ring Fit
I bought the Ring Fit at the beginning of the second MCO, thinking that an “exercise game” would make me work harder. But half a year later, Ring Fit is just picking up dust on my desktop.
So I grabbed one of the Switch drivers on my left thigh, grabbed the Ring Fit driver and started from the beginner level. I even enabled the game in “Silent Mode”, which uses squatters to move the game character.
I completed the first level in 9 minutes, burning 54 calories along the way. By way of comparison, a McChicken it has about 418 calories and i consumed this burger the same day in less than a minute.
At the end of the exercise, my heart rate increased to 140 bpm, which is a normal heart rate for a 30-year-old, but I sure didn’t feel normal. The shorts remained sweat-free the entire time stretchability It helped keep my movements flexible while squatting.
Fourth challenge: Marshall Fitness training
As someone who doesn’t have a single groovy bone, this challenge seemed difficult to me. Luckily, The Fitness Marshall’s routines are divided into different difficulty levels, and I opted for the easy routines.
Fitness Marshall wore long pants to the video, so I put on my Chino pants all day and danced to her routine. Luckily, my family wasn’t around to see me dance ugly with this easy song that still made me sweat.
Pants are also very comfortable to wear, just like shorts. His pants also fit most social gatherings, as they look like normal Chinese, but I wish the cuffs were a little tighter. Thousand Miles also claims that the pants are water resistant. So we did a little water test on the pants.
Surprisingly, most of the water was not absorbed by the pants and when they did, they dried out pretty quickly.
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The four challenges I’ve done have left my legs sore (and at the time of writing, they still hurt), but as they say: No pain, no gains.
Overall, I am very impressed with Thousand Miles pants and shorts. They may not look like they are meant for exercise, because they are not made with the typical thin polyester / spandex blend of most sports shorts. But it turns out that they are breathable, comfortable and elastic for all the movements of the challenges.
And if you’re someone who lives a hectic lifestyle, you’ll need to tick many of your boxes for shorts and pants that fit various activities or just for everyday clothes. Thousands of miles will soon launch a women’s collection in the very near future, so stay tuned to their social media.