Ice Box: Adrenaline Gear In The Flesh

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Sweatshirt from the heavens. True story.

Usually, the Ice Box features stuff that I find online, that I would love to own… I think.  One can never really tell how good a product is until you touch it.  Or have owned something from the company before, etc.  Ah, the dangers of buying anything online.  That pretty much means we have to rely on other people to buy it.  Then gauge our trust in their, at-times bought-off, opinions to form our own set of perceptions.  Way too complicated.  So I’ll just be honest with you.  Adrenaline sent me a box of stuff to check out for free.  It’s their newest gear.  This is how the internet works in case you didn’t know.  This could be considered paid content (and since they sent me the stuff, it is in a sense) but I told them I’d need to be completely honest in my review and somewhat surprisingly, they said OK.

It’s always a good sign when a company says, “go for it, review the living daylights out of us”.  Confidence in your product begins at home.

Adrenaline was first known for their socks more than anything else.  I got 4 pairs and kept 2 for myself.  The others will be given away but more on that later.  The socks are well made, I could see that right away.  They also breathe nicely and have a padded footbed.  That’s what I’m talking about.  I love cheap white mid calves as much as the next guy but these socks are special.  I think they’ll be my “gamers” now.

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These shorts are durable, soft and stylish. Boom. shorted.

The shorts they sent over reek of quality.  I usually hate basic shorts that are just fabric with a sidepanel.  They’re always too big on the leg, fit poorly and either stretch way too much or none at all.  The latter is like wearing a bathing suit.  Not awesome.  Well, the adrenaline shorts are sweet.  Max Ritz claimed that they spent a LOT of time making sure their fabrics were on point and he wasn’t kidding.  These shorts are the right weight, have a little stretch and their almost off white color is subtle and amazing.

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SOCKS! Ts and more…

The hats are sick.  Do you like hats?  Because these are great.  Corduroy in maroon/brown and gold? An almost felt grey hat?  Fitted hats to perfection?  Yup.  They’ve got it all covered.  Very impressed with the fit and quality here.  Spring coaching, here I come!

Finally, their Gig sweatshirt.  Dear God, this is awesome.  Super soft, shorter sleeves (the days of baggy are over and so you can show off your watch) and a classic dark grey made this a staple of my wardrobe immediately.  I’ll wear this for years.

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Sweatshirt from the heavens. True story.

I don’t usually gush over sports apparel but this stuff is legit.  Very impressed and happy to have this gear.  They also have casual shorts and more hoodies out and if the stuff I got is any indication of the line’s quality (which it should be), then that stuff is great too.  One note is that if you do prefer a baggier fit, you’ll need to order up a size.  XL is ALWAYS too big on me so I wear a large usually, but their XL fits me like everyone else’s large.  It’s a tailored athletic fit and if you’re in shape, you’ll look good in it.  So don’t worry there, because I know you were fretting a little.

As a small reward to the readers, best comment or story about socks wins some Adrenaline gear.  Socks!  They’re sweet.  Keep it clean, keep it lax related and may the best man or woman win.  Truthiness helps and just like Santa, I can tell when you’re lying.  Women wear socks too!

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  1. First time i wore my pink adrenalines my friends were callin me stupid and gay and stuff, same day i got asked for my phone number three times by some fine ladies. Adrenalines are the way to go anywhere, any color

  2. During my first week of college, I was at an ice cream social for incoming freshmen. The RA’s of my floor were mingling with an RA of another floor in my building and some of his residents, so I decided to join them. After about 5 minutes of the RA’s chatting and the freshmen sitting there too scared to interact, one bro turned to me and said, “Do you play lacrosse? Cuz I noticed you were wearing half calfs.” him and I are now good buddies and both play on the club team


  3. I’m usually a Nike mid calf guy when it comes to athletic apparel. As 412 would day, I attend ‘Nike U’. But once I bought my first pair of Adrenaline socks I felt a perfect blend of comfort and stability in the foot/boot that I’ve never felt before in a sock. I bought another pair the next chance I could. The importance Adrenaline puts into their product doesn’t go unnoticed. You can feel it from the second you touch one of their shirts or put on a pair of their socks. Hats off to you Adrenaline, keep up the good work.

    Also, the corduroy hat a SnapBack?

    -Kevin McGuirl

  4. I sure hope you pick me for some free gear cause boy do I need it. I’m an aspiring lax bro but my only problem is that I have no lacrosse apperal so I seem as if I am a fake…. to be accepted by my fellow lax bro brethren I feel I could use some mid calfs or something along those lines to boost my level of bro-ness. So please help a brother out !

    P.S- if you do send me some stuff could you throw in a extra pair of mid calfs?… my kitchen doesn’t have heating and my woman’s feet get pretty chilly from being in there all day.

  5. We did a date night in college at a comedy club. For the t-shirts we used the Chili Peppers photo with “We laughed our socks off” printed underneath it. So many people wanted them, we could have made a fortune if we were smart (sober) enough to print extras.

    If you don’t know what photo I’m talking about Google “Chili Peppers Socks” and look in the images.

  6. When I first started playing lacrosse, I didn’t have a single pair of athletic socks. Only black dressing socks. Hugo Boss. Or Armini, can’t remember.
    Obviously, people were mocking me, but I’ve stuck to it ever since (sort of). I think I only wear white athletic socks on special occasions (or when I run out of black designer socks).
    Adrenaline socks would certainly walk the thin line between “athletic socks” and “designer socks”.
    Just saying …

  7. Who knows socks better than the one who does the laundry? As the mom of a college lax player, I have a confession: the reason he’s missing one pair of socks is because they’re stuck behind the washing machine, covered in laundry dust. Help me be one of the top 10 or 20 coolest lax moms ever by giving me those socks to give him–just in time for the season.