Nov 15th, 2017 Stock Update:
We do have a reorder in process, but the manufacturer of these shorts is a small family-owned company in Poland and they don’t have large scale bulk manufacturing capability. They can’t make products quickly. For a point of reference, the production process on our first order took about 6-7 months and it was not a very big order which is why these ran out so quickly in some sizes. Right now we are hopeful we will get a restock in the first quarter of 2018, however March is more likely than January. Once we know more, we will post an update on the @hookgripstore instagram account.
Spandex training shorts made in Poland and used by several countries including Poland, Georgia and Kazakhstan — among others. These shorts come with a thicker piece of fabric on the thigh to provide some level of protection against sharp knurl and tearing. While no fabric can withstand knurling forever, this extra protection should help to avoid knurl-caused holes for a lot longer than you’d experience with garments made with just spandex.
The size chart is approximate and you should adjust your size up or down depending on if you have thicker or thinner legs for your weight. As an example, a 5’7″/170cm athlete who has thick legs and weighs 105kg/231lb will not fit in a pair of size XL — 2XL will be necessary. If you’re a 105 and tall, the XL will probably be fine. Similar advice applies for all classes — if you’re tall with skinny legs for your weight and near the border, size down. If you’re short with thick legs for your weight and near the border, size up.
We are not entirely sure what weight is the cut off for 3XL as we don’t have anyone to test this on. Larger athletes (above 130) should probably hold off on ordering until we have more information in the future.