Brand ID: tasc Performance

Running down Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, in tasc Performance. Photo: © TNG

tasc Performance

(little t, big P)

Origin: New Orleans ca. 2009 by father and son Al and Todd Andrews
Categories: Bamboo-based men’s and women’s performance apparel
Social: Instagram , Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest

A little bit about tasc Performance
It’s all about one thing — innovating and reinventing performance apparel without all those nasty chemicals.

“We see many problems with traditional performance apparel made from polyester (oil): Skin irritation, odor-retention, and the heavy use of chemical applications for performance,” as it states on tasc’s website.

Featuring men’s and women’s apparel and accessories, including socks, tasc Performance covers all your outfitting needs for movement. Whether you live the active, fitness-based lifestyle, or enjoy outdoor sports like fishing, rock climbing, or golf, there’s something for you made from bamboo that’ll keep you cool, comfortable, and keep you going.

Simple tees, sweats, and lightweight shorts are staples within tasc’s men’s line for running or working out. But you’ll also find a selection of polos, sweaters, and flat-front shorts for golf, tennis, or even just looking nice at your next barbecue.

Here’s why bamboo fabric is awesome:

  • Moisture wicking
  • Anti-odor
  • Superior breathability
  • Incredible comfort
  • Natural UPF 50+ protection
  • Lightweight
  • Regulates body temperature
A visible demonstration of moisture wicking fabric at work. Photo: © TNG

TNG’s experience with tasc Performance

I was lucky enough to get to choose a few items from the tasc Performance men’s line to try out for myself. I’m not going to lie, it took me a while to make up my mind because of the wonderful selection!

I ended up choosing the grey Hybrid Fitted SS T shirt and the Vital Training Short in black to match for running and boxing. I also decided to try out the Bamboo Air Stretch Polo in the green and gray and a pair of their athletic socks to see how they stand up to my current athletic socks.

All I can say is that I’ve been extremely comfortable. Not to be gross, because I did this for science (aka blogging), but I’ve worn the tee, shorts, and socks for running and boxing multiple times already and haven’t had any issues. They’re extraordinarily breathable and lightweight and shape my body correctly — half of the time I forgot I was even wearing it.

The polo was recently incorporated into my latest “dad” outfit on a casual day. It isn’t the most trendy, but I would absolutely wear it on the golf course or in a similar outdoor setting where I had to look a little more put together.

Overall, the best feature I noticed was the moisture wicking power of the tee. When we talk about moisture wicking, we’re talking about the garment drawing perspiration from the body to the exterior of itself to evaporate quicker and ultimately keep you cooler. It was just a great visual demonstration of the shirt working the way it’s supposed to — way to go, tasc Performance!

Where to buy

  • Online at
  • tasc Performance Flagship Store
    3913 Magazine Street
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • tasc Performance products can be found at many local boutiques and sports clubs. To find a location near you, click here


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