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Ten Thousand Fight Short Review | Can Non Fighters Wear Them?

The Ten Thousand Fight Short is another niche training short that Ten Thousand has rolled out. This model is designed with the fighter in mind that needs a pair of shorts for training that is going to match their sport’s demands. The Ten Thousand Fight Short has multiple construction characteristics to help them excel for the avid or recreational fighter.

For context, I’m a powerlifter by trade and in my off-season, I like to box, work on my low kicks, and have been infrequently rolling with friends practicing and learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (I’m a total newb with BJJ! and it’s so fun). Combat sports for me are a fun outlet, and as a strength athlete, I wanted to know if this short could tackle these tasks and lifting.

In this Ten Thousand Fight Short review, we’re going to discuss multiple key categories to help you decide if this short is a good fit for you.

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Who Should Buy the Ten Thousand Fight Short?

The Ten Thousand Fight Short can be used by a variety of athletes and not just fighters. I do think if you’re someone that practices fighting sports and loves to lift, then this is a good short for tackling all of these tasks, as opposed to needing to buy multiple models.

The Fight Short is, yes, designed for fighting, but also excels under the bar and with recreational training, too. The rubber inserts around the waistband keep this model secure and the compression liner also features additional tech to prevent the liner from sliding and getting pulled up. The Fight Short is awesome for being an “all-in-one” style short for the avid lifter and fighter.

Ten Thousand Fight Short

$72

Ten Thousand Fight Short
4.8
Versatility
4.7
Durability
4.8
Quality
4.8

Best For

  • Combat Sports
  • Agility Work
  • Plyometrics/Power-Focused Work
  • Recreational Lifting

Falls Short

  • For Longer Runs
  • For Pocket Usage

 

Ten Thousand Fight Short Pros

There are multiple performance-focused niche benefits that come along with the Ten Thousand Fight Short.

  1. Gripper Hems
  2. Deep Side Slits
  3. Double-Lock Drawstring
  4. Great Compression Liner

The first benefit and most notable construction feature with the Ten Thousand Fight Short are the gripper hems on the waistband. When fighting and rolling, you need a pair of shorts that will stay in place, so these gripper hems are designed to provide maximal security. Basically, they’re rubber-textured inserts that hug the body on the inside of the waistband.

Ten Thousand Fight Short Waistband

The deep side slits are also a big perk of this short. If you’re in need of maximum mobility with your pair of shorts, then this feature will be a great fit for you. Whether you’re kicking, rolling, or squatting deep, then I think you’ll like how this short’s shell moves well with the legs and never really gets hung up.

On top of the gripper hems providing waistband security, the double-lock drawstring also does a good job at upping short security. The inserts help you pull the drawcord tight and “lock-in” to prevent the short from coming untied on all occasions, even when your body might be tied up. I always prefer having drawstrings on the inside of shorts.

Ten Thousand Fight Short Compression Liner

The final pro about this short is the compression liner. I’m always a fan of shorts with compression liner built-in when it comes to high-performance activities. The liner in this short fits well in regard to how it interacts with the shell. Also, toward the bottom of the leg on the inside of the liner, there is additional rubberized material to prevent the liner from sliding.

Ten Thousand Fight Short Cons

Despite liking multiple niche construction traits about the Ten Thousand Fight Short, there are a couple of cons I could see other lifters and athletes running into.

  1. Not Ideal for Longer Runs
  2. No Pockets

The first potential con is that the Fight Short is not going to be your best for longer runs. I mention this is a good “all-in-one” style short for the lifter and fighter, but not so much for the runner. If you’re a diehard runner and want a short for longer runs, then I’d suggest looking into the Ten Thousand Session Short.

Ten Thousand Fight Short No Pockets

Another drawback is that this short doesn’t have any pockets. Remember, the Fight Short is designed with fighters in mind, so there are no pockets on this short. This isn’t really a huge con when you consider the context of the niche uses of this short, but I could see it being an issue for the more casual lifter who picks up this short not recognizing that fact.

If you’re a lifter that wants this short for casual fight training, but primarily lifts and wants pockets, then you might want to check out something like the Ten Thousand Tactical Short.

Ten Thousand Fight Short Performance

For my Ten Thousand Fight Short performance assessment, I performed my normal tests but added in a small fighting section. Note, I am NOT a weathered or pro fighter and only train some fighting aspects in my off-season from powerlifting.

Ten Thousand Fight Short Performance

Lifting

For lifting, I really enjoy the Ten Thousand Fight Short. I’m a big fan of having compression liners built-in to shorts and the shell and liner blend in this short does a really good job at support performance and mobility. On top of that, I thought the waistband was plenty secure and the additional liner inserts also provided a nice level of security.

The only drawback about this short when lifting is the limited pockets. If you lift in a commercial gym and typically keep your belongings on you, then you’ll have to make sure you remember them throughout your training sessions.

Plyometrics and Agility

Since this short is designed for fighting, it already has multiple construction traits that make it a good option for plyometrics and agility training. Both of these activities require power-based movement and require multi-planar actions, which this short is designed to accommodate.

Ten Thousand Fight Short Construction

When jumping and doing short-range sprint work, I thought this short felt great and similar to the Ten Thousand Interval Short. The lightweight shell (shell weight of 124 GSM) and deep side slits are welcomed features for this niche style of activity.

Fighting

When training with fighting-style activities in my off-seasons, I’ll work on boxing, low kicks (my hip mobility is meh, lol), and beginner groundwork with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For my needs, these shorts are great and I think most higher-level fighters will enjoy them as well.

When in maximal hip flexion, the short doesn’t slide and overall they breathe well. If you’re training for multiple hours on end, then you’ll enjoy the quick-dry tech in this short and the anti-odor features.

Ten Thousand Fight Short Sizing

For the Ten Thousand Fight Short, the medium fits me fairly well. A large actually works, too, and I could actually rock both, but for the performance aspects that I want in the Fight Short, I prefer the slightly more snug medium.

My Sizing Dimensions

  • Waist: 33″
  • Hip Width: 38″
  • Mid-Thigh: 23.5″
  • Height: 6′ 0″

Ten Thousand Fight Short Sizing

In the image above, I’m wearing a medium Ten Thousand Fight Short!

Ten Thousand Fight Short Price

For the Ten Thousand Fight Short, you can expect to pay $72 USD. This is in line with the other Ten Thousand Pro-Line short models such as the Set Short and Tactical Short.

I think if you’re someone that does a lot of fight work with their training and loves to lift, then this is a good model for your needs. It’s tough to beat the niche construction aspects for the avid fighter.

Ten Thousand Fight Short

$72

Ten Thousand Fight Short
4.8
Versatility
4.7
Durability
4.8
Quality
4.8

Best For

  • Combat Sports
  • Agility Work
  • Plyometrics/Power-Focused Work
  • Recreational Lifting

Falls Short

  • For Longer Runs
  • For Pocket Usage

 

Ten Thousand Fight Short Construction

Like most niche training shorts on the market for men, the devil’s in the details when it comes to how a short’s construction can support one’s performance. Below, I’ve provided a list of the Fight Short’s most notable construction features.

  • Shell Material: 86% Polyester 14% Spandex, 124 GSM
  • Liner Material: 78% Nylon, 22% Elastane, 200 GSM
  • Gripper Hems On Waistband
  • Large Side Slit
  • Anit-Odor and Quick-Drying Tech
  • Warp Knit Gusset
  • Double-Lock Drawcord

If you have any questions on Ten Thousand’s Fight Short and its construction, feel free to drop a comment below.

Ten Thousand Fight Short
Ten Thousand Session Short (1)
Ten Thousand Interval Short (2)
Ten Thousand Set Short
Ten Thousand Tactical Short
Overall TF2 Score
4.8
4.4
4.8
4.8
4.6
Versatility
Versatility
4.7
Versatility
4.4
Versatility
4.8
Versatility
4.9
Versatility
4.7
Quality
Quality
4.8
Quality
4.4
Quality
4.7
Quality
4.7
Quality
4.5
Price$72$68$68$72$72
Best For
  • Combat Sports
  • Agility Work
  • Plyometrics/Power-Focused Work
  • Recreational Lifting
  • Cardio Training
  • Long Outdoor Sessions
  • Agility Workouts
  • Shorter/Mid-Range Runs
  • Recreational Lifting
  • Agility Workouts
  • Classes
  • CrossFit
  • Versatile Training
  • Swimming
  • Shorter Runs
  • Day-to-Day Wear
  • Outdoor Training
  • Barbell Training
  • Rucking and Hiking
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Takeaway Thoughts

Overall, I really like the Ten Thousand Fight Short and note that I’m not an avid combat sports athlete, but a recreational trainee here and there. I like that you can train hard in these shorts and they’re fantastic at supporting combat-focused activities and drills.

If you have any questions on this short, drop a comment below or reach out via Instagram (@jake_boly)!

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Jake Boly

I've been in the fitness and strength training industry for nearly a decade. In that time, I've trained hundreds of clients, created thousands of articles, reviewed countless products, and produced a large list of training videos. And truthfully, I'm only getting started! As for my educational background, I have my Masters in Sports Science, Bachelors in Exercise Science, and have my CSCS.

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