Field Test:
Foundation Short

Product: Foundation Short , Durable Shirt

Training: crossfit

Location: WillyB williamsburg NYC

Jared Stein

  • Founder: WillyB CrossFit
  • Deadlift PR: 550 lbs
  • Back Squat PR: 485 lbs
  • Clean and Jerk PR: 315 lbs
  • Snatch PR: 265 lbs

The challenge

The Foundation Short is built to stand up to the wear-and-tear of the hardest workouts. Every element of the short – from its abrasion-resistant fabric to its boardshort drawcord – ensures bombproof durability over the long haul, no matter how you wear it. For guys like Jared that are constantly on the move and pushing their gear to its limits – whether it’s in a brutal lifting session or bouncing between his boxes – shorts that can withstand abuse while being comfortable enough to wear all day are key. Our Foundation Short does just that, and with ease. To test that promise, we built a brutal workout for Jared to complete in them.


3 rounds of:

  • 5 inch worms
  • 10 scapular pull-ups
  • 15 air squats
  • 10 lateral squats (each side)
  • 5 inch works


  • 10 reps Romanian Deadlift
  • 10 reps high pull
  • 10 reps of front squat
  • 10 reps hang clean and press
  • 10 reps clean and push jerk


10 reps - 9 reps - 8 reps - 7 reps... down to 1 rep

  • Barbell Snatch at 225lbs
  • Barbell Hang Clean and Jerk at 185lbs
  • Rope Climb to 15ft


5 rounds of:

  • 60 wall balls at 20lbs
  • 30 burpees over the box (without touching)
  • 1000m row

The Verdict


I push every article of clothing I have to the extreme. As a result of the workouts I do, the work I do for a living, and the amount of running around I do, I need a short that’s going to withstand my physical demands and my comfort demands. The Foundation Short gives me everything I need and allows me to operate without having to think about what I'm wearing.

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