You’ve signed up, been training hard, and are ready to tackle the course. You’ve arranged your last supper and crafted the perfect pre-event breakfast trifecta of carbs, protein, and fat – but what’re you supposed to wear? An old t-shirt? The beat up sneaks that have seen better days? Read on to find out exactly what gear will get you through 10 miles of mud and sweat.
The foundation of event day gear is a good pair of kicks. There are enough epic obstacles on the course – your footwear shouldn’t be one of them. Our Official Footwear Partner, Merrell, created the exclusive Tough Mudder All Out Crush 2 as a versatile trail runner shoe built with 4 specific needs of Mudders in mind.
Protection: More Cushioning and protection for varied terrains and long distances
Traction: Superior traction on muddy terrain. Improved grip on smooth surfaces
Drainage: Excellent drainage to keep your feet light
Washability: Clean easily for your next adventure
You’re going to want a top that is form-fitting, quick-drying and breathable. While loose, cotton tops are comfortable, once they’re dripping wet they’ll weigh you down – not to mention you’ll feel like you’re wrapped in a cold blanket if the temperature is less than favorable.
For even more protection, check out short sleeve and long sleeve Tough Mudder compression tops.
Show up on the course in something that dries quickly, offers protection and stretches to increase your full range of motion, like a lightweight pair of tights or shorts. It may come in handy to also have a pair of high socks protecting your tibia.