We ran a product test with over 300 runners at the North Carolina State Marathon. Everyone received a shirt made from our exclusive Active Cotton® before the race. After the race, we surveyed the runners about their experience:
80% (4 out of 5 participants) preferred our Active Cotton® to a synthetic competitor
82% said they would recommend Active Cotton® to a fellow athlete
88% stated their Active Cotton® shirt was less saturated/wet than their usual synthetic shirt
Those are pretty staggering numbers for a product that is just about to hit retail stores nationwide!
Check our YouTube channel – more video testimonials will be posted there
"Hi Regg. We met at Canfit and also on Saturday at the Scotiabank Expo - I'm with Running Free. Thank you so much for giving my boss Susan Roblin the yoga pants for me. Oh my GOSH!!! I love them. When I ran in them on Sunday afternoon I didn't feel ANY sweat, they were dry and believe me that's not normal. I ran yesterday and today and then went to teach my fitness class right away. I was gross and sweaty and really uncomfortable - I wasn't wearing your product! and wished I were. Today even my Sugoi wool socks were disgusting. I've yet to find a product, other than "Wool Power" socks that absorb the sweat on my very sweaty feet and keep them dry - do you make socks?? I told the ladies in my class this morning that while I believe your product may be expensive they will do well to invest once we get the products in the store. They were very excited and want to know when we'll get them in so they can buy them!
I'm completely sold. Never have I worn such an effective product. You can be guaranteed that when I'm in the store I'll be promoting your clothing.
Thanks for making such a great product line."
Sincerely, Laurie Atkinson
"As the weather continues to get colder, the Lady Lock has come in really handy in my crossfit workouts. They keep me warm when running outside and help keep my skin dry when doing an intense workout inside. I never really liked wearing pants or tights during a workout before as I found the material usually made my skin itch when I started to sweat. Since wearing the Lady Lock I no longer experience this irritation as the Active Cotton repels the moisture away from my skin leaving my skin dry and itch free!"
Erin Lambert. Cross Fit...
"I have always considered myself a true lululemon fan. I mean, why not? Their products are stylish, comfortable, and reasonably affordable. I would wear their products running, and more recently I would wear them during all CrossFit workouts and training. Nothing was going to change my mind. I was set. In recent months I was introduced to the Active Cotton Kinisi brand of exercise products. At first I was sceptical. Why would I change something that wasn’t broken? Well...WOW was it ever broken! I just didn’t realize it yet. I would compete in lululemon spandex pants, and even though they were comfortable, I always noticed that, no matter how light or heavy the workout, my legs would always start to sweat right away. I just thought this was because of the intensity of our workouts, and that it was normal! However, one day I decided to put on my Lady Lock long tights, because I forgot my other longer pants for our workout. Let me say, I will NEVER, use the Lady Lock as a backup any longer. From that day on, they have become my go to tights. The whole workout I was comfortable, felt supported where I needed support, and best of all...I was dry! I am so thankful for the Active Cotton material. In Crossfit competitions we are required to do multiple workouts in a matter of a few hours, often having no time to change in between. It was horrible feeling damp and cold all day. With the Active Cotton, sweat is drawn to the outside of the material leaving the skin feeling dry and warm, which makes for a much more comfortable day of competition. Now, I definitely consider myself a converted fan. It’s Kinisi for me from now on."
"UA synthetic shirts do get soaking wet and bunch up while Active Cotton® got rid of the wetness and stayed mostly dry and in place without
shifting around. Being in and around professional athletes for 4 years
I've had the opportunity to test and support many products of tight
fitting polyester clothing products. From shirts and pants all the way
to skull caps and socks. This product by far was the most comfortable,
best breathing, moisture managed shirt I have experienced. The cotton
based material made it comfortable enough to wear as an "everyday"
shirt. Unlike similar products that stay wet and tend to "climb" your
core, this shirt was dry throughout the course of practice and I didn't
find myself having to pull the shirt down from my upper abs, making it a
lot more comfortable."
Matt Fields, wide receiver or the Dallas Vigilantes Arena Football
"Just came back from San Diego where I ran the
marathon. Been using your shorts The Lock for about three weeks and this
was the first real long range test. What can I say? The shorts
performed beautifully. During a race like this I do a few adjustments to
'the family jewels' as I'm running, but not that day. they were in
exactly the same place as when I started the race. Huge difference and
superior comfort. No rubbing, chaffing at all. In this world of promise,
your product actually delivered. Fantastic. Nothing more to say. I'm a
convert. The Lock rules."
Dennis Delong, Police Sergeant
"I have wear-tested your Active Cotton® shirt in place of my usual synthetics while playing racquetball,
running and biking (spinning). It's breathable and nice and light,
unlike traditional cotton shirts that get hot or heavy. The Kinisi
shirt disperses sweat like my synthetics, but unlike them keeps me dry
because the moisture seems to be pulled away from my skin. The venting
is really good. And because its cotton, there is no static feeling and
no burn or chill, just a very light and comfortable wear! Now that's
what I call performance! "
Janice Solomon, Marathoner/Ironman competitor, creative director of Fox 40 International
"Hi: I bought a pair of these shorts at
the Toronto Waterfront Marathon expo a couple years ago. I have run 6
marathons since in them. I echo the praise of others on your web site. I
have worn them out!! Where can I buy these in Edmonton or St Albert? I
can't find a model number on the ones have. Training for a January
ultra experience and I need to buy a couple more pairs. Please
help. Thanks; "
"VJ, the feedback I got this past weekend from
the two players from Binghamton Senators (where you sent samples) was
great. They loved the shirts and said they did exactly as I told them
they were made to do. "
Mike Brown, The Skaters Edge
"The shirt that you supplied to me is holding up very well. I wear it close to my skin and another shirt over it, after games your shirt captures all of the sweat, the other shirt is always dry. I am never cold with this shirt and it is holding up well after washings and continued use. I will say that all of our guys wear long sleeve shirts under their jerseys. I will be passing the second shirt along to one of our officials that is from Calgary, he will in turn make sure that our equipment purchasing person (who lives in Calgary) gets the second shirt. Thanks"
Greg Kimmerly, NHL Official
"A few weeks ago, I was given "The Lock" and some Kinisi tops with "Active Cotton®"
to wear test. As a long time competitive athlete, exposed to all the
top brands, this has truly been a revelation. After this short time, I
now view Kinisi product as equipment rather than garments. The Lock's
support and core compression provides me with the stability I require
across a broad range of functional movements. The "Active Cotton®"
clothing finally brings the comfort of cotton with the performance
factor necessary for elite athletics. My only issue is, I end up washing
those few pieces over and over, which usually hurts the performance of a
synthetic, but to my surprise, Active Cotton seems to perform better
after laundering. Simply put, after discovering Kinisi I simply can't
go back to synthetics. Huge kudos to Kinisi for producing products that
actually exceed their promises and meet all of my demands."
Jason Cain, Canadian Crossfit Champion 2011