So let me just start off by saying what originally attracted me to MyRaceRagz when I was looking for a custom T-shirt company to jump on the spatula train was the fact that they make race shirts! That may seem redundant to mention, but I assure you, it’s not.
I spent countless hours trying to find a company that could make me some custom technical tees to wear for our relay and all of them fell flat: they only had ones made of cotton, they had a minimum order of 10 or more shirts, they didn’t let me upload my own design….the list went on and on.
So when I found MyRaceRagz, as a runner, it was like a breath of fresh air. ALL they had were technical tees, they let you upload and design whatever you wanted and supply you with over 700 pre-made designs, for those not skilled at creating things themselves. They were exactly what I had been searching for – it said it right in their Brand name and slogan – “MY RACE RAGZ create your racing experience“ – which is exactly what I wanted to do!
Then when I saw “what will you wear on race day??” posted at the bottom of their company page – I hoped my answer would be a MyRaceRagz Spatula Runner Tech Tee!
Thanks to Kevin and Christie, it was!
photo courtesy of From Couch to Ironwoman
I couldn’t have asked for anything better. If you’ve ever read one of my reviews, you know I’m a people person and actually tend to base 25% of my opinion of a company on their customer service – I LOVED THEM. Any problems we encountered were fixed automatically. I didn’t have one of my images large enough – they got their in house graphic person to not only fix it, but send me the redone image for any future projects I may need it for!!! They were accommodating and you can really tell they are all about the sport(s) – so no more cotton puffy paint shirts come race day: just talk to Kevin and the gang and you can make your own
….the best part??
YOU CAN EVEN ORDER JUST ONE!!!
Yes, you read correctly, you can order 1 or 10,000 – they don’t mind. They even have discounts on orders over 10! However, when you have a team of 3, like we did, the option to order less was amazing for us and I think the fact that MyRaceRagz offers this really sets them apart.
On to the process of creating my shirts. Which can be summed up using one word: Effortless. Simply pick a shirt, pick a size, upload your designs/photos and arrange them on the shirt then click “Update Item” – it’s that easy.
They are also the only company I found that used sublimation printing (definition below) and because of that, the shirts turned out amazing and the Spatula Runners logo is there to stay….forever!
“Sublimation printing is a thermo-dye process that does not get in the way of the performance characteristics of the micro-poly fabrics. The end result is brilliant color reproductions of your graphic designs and logos on leading-edge technical fabrics and apparel that enhance your performance.” – MyRaceRagz Site
As far as how they held up while racing – I was impressed. The shirts were light, the air could flow through them and they wicked all my gross sweat away as promised. I really liked running in my very own race shirt and I am happy at the quality of the product. I asked Lyndsey and Jamie how they liked them and they said “It felt like a tech tee” which I feel is a good answer. That is what the company promises after all: that the tech fabrics aren’t compromised using the sublimation dying method.
I am happy that they have an accurate sizing guide because normally I would’ve ordered a small but their shirts fit small so I got a medium and I was happy with the fit and feel of it.
The only negative I had, if you can even call it that, was that due to the dying process the only colour of shirts they have available are white. However, with that being said, it states right on their site that some exceptions can be made if discussed prior to ordering. This is because if you have a yellow shirt and a blue graphic, it will show up green on the shirt.
The Bottom Line: I’d pick comfort over looks and love the fact that even on my chest, where our Spatula Runner logo was, the material was still wicking sweat and allowing my skin to breathe.
Let’s be honest – I wanted high quality and spatula runner excellence. I got it!
THANK YOU MY RACE RAGZ!!!
It is obvious they are a company all about runners and athletes, as they are runners and triathletes themselves!
When you want something done right – get a runner to do it 😉
don’t believe me? you can visit their page that tells you what sets them apart!
- Find them on facebook where the give away a free custom shirts to lucky fans all the time!
- sign up for their newsletter and receive tips, tricks and inspirational stories from runners just like you!!!
- Or you can always tweet with them and follow them on twitter for promo codes and other news!
*Shipping costs are only covered to US citizens and winning participants from other countries are either responsible for those costs or we will figure out an alternative for a prize* Thanks for racing!
WHAT WILL YOU WEAR ON RACE DAY?
*I was given these shirts free of charge but truly believe in this company and their product. I was not compensated for my review or opinions expressed*
1. Have you ever run/raced in your very own custom shirt??
2. Is there a race and/or event where you’d love to design your own team/race tee??
If you missed my Around the Bay recap – check it out and see MyRaceRagz in action!!