The New Motörhead x Roark Run Amok Collab is Every Runner’s Dream

What makes the Motörhead x Roark Run Amok collection worth talking about –– by Gear Patrol Studios.

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Roark’s new collection with Motörhead is inspired by a love of music and running. The collaboration makes sense, with millions of runners nationwide plugging in and jamming out for miles at a time, and arrives with plenty of pieces that can empower your favorite routine.

A mix of "unabashed chaos" and "unhinged expression," the collection reminds fans to "move at their own damn pace" – a philosophy we can definitely get behind. The new pieces aim to rage against the aesthetics of traditional pastel-colored activewear and offer plenty of race-ready technical performance pieces. Equipped with everything from comfortable knit tees to moisture-wicking running shorts, this new collection tells fans, “you better run.”

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The Backstory

Roark Run Amok: Equipping Runners with Durable Performance Gear

Traditionally, Roark Run Amok has aimed to equip and empower runners with comfortable, performance-grade apparel. The brand’s playful graphics are always sure to turn heads, while its fabrics and designs are chosen with the utmost care.

Each season the brand finds inspiration for its collections in a different part of the world. New collections are designed to tell a story of adventure, cataloging the brand’s timely inspirations and innovations. Roark emphasizes that its products empower fans to discover themselves "through authentic, youthful, modern and purposeful adventure on the road less traveled."

The new collaboration with Motörhead marks another exciting departure. The legendary band describes itself as "fast and loud" and is committed to "defining new paths in music." As a result, this partnership brings together two entities determined to forge their own adventure – and fully prepared to bring fans along with them.

The Gist

The Roark Run Amok x Motörhead Collection is Fast, Furious and Built to Perform

The new collection embodies everything both Roark and Motörhead love about running. The pieces are constructed from lightweight, high-performing fabrics that are built to take you everywhere. Heavy metal graphics set the tone across a variety of comfortable, fast-drying pieces. Two we love are the Motörhead Mathis Raglan Knit, which is the perfect post-workout uniform; and the Motörhead Bommer 2.0 7" Shorts, since they'll look just as good on the trail as they will at your local dive bar.

Similarly, the collection’s ultralight Motörhead Alta 5" Shorts offer fans a great pair of running shorts equipped with four-way stretch and a water-resistant finish, plus mesh-lined backside stash pockets. A rear zippered cell phone pocket also boasts a waterproof lining, and the entire piece is built with moisture-wicking and anti-microbial technology.

The You Better Run knit sports a classic Motörhead graphic atop a lightweight, fast-drying tee equipped with DriRelease technology. Absent of chemicals or irritants, the tee is sure to keep wearers comfortable on the run and well into the post-run recovery (or post-run concert, as it were).


Skeptical of Traditional Athletic Gear? Cop This Running Collection

While most athletic gear is designed to resemble costumes that would anyone on the Marvel payroll, Roark’s collaboration with Motörhead has given others plenty to enjoy. Each piece is designed to incorporate everything fans expect from Roark's performance-grade running gear while reimagining what the apparel can look like.

Fans can shop the full collection today to transform their conventional running wardrobe into something considerably more... metal.

Price: $69 - $99


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