Monday, December 16th, 2013

Outside Online Article

AUTHOR: Joe Jackson

Outside’s 'Gear Guy,' otherwise known as Joe Jackson, recently ran The North Face Endurance Challenge 50-Mile with a little help from his Opedix CORE-Tec Shorts. Here’s what he had to say about the way his Opedix faired during his first ultramarathon: 

“Prior to ordering these shorts, I’d probably spent $100 total on underwear during my lifetime. Initially I felt ridiculous running in underwear this expensive, but now I absolutely love them. They have a girdle-like fit and rest just below the belly button, which provides extra core support (fantastic when fatigue creeps in to the abs). I also experienced zero chafing on my thighs and undercarriage. Yep, zero, and that’s worth $165 right there.” 

To see what other gear helped Joe cross the finish line of his first ultra, please visit his full article on