The Bottom Line
- Hilarious images with great graphics
- 100% heavy grade cotton for long-lasting, comfy wear
- T-shirts in long- and short-sleeve options to fit your preference
- No bmx specific designs - yet!
- T-shirt material is environmentally friendly cotton, and printed with environmentally safe non-dischargable inks.
- T-Shirts are washed and dried in a dying process so there is no noticeable shrinkage.
- Shirt graphics are created using a printing process that gives them a soft feel, not the heavy plastic feel found elsewhere.
- Dozens of different "life is crap" designs.
Guide Review - Life is Crap biking t-shirt
Paul Wheeler, president of the company that makes the "Life is Crap" series, lives in Vermont. He's a cyclist and swears the place was custom made for the scene of his company's "Life is Crap" mountain bike shirt.
"It's hill, steep and rocky here," he says. "Anyone who mountain bikes knows that going over the handlebars tops the list of things that you don't really want to have happen. But like our other shirts, with this one we're just delivering a funny message: that misfortunes do happen in life, and most of the time the best thing you can do is laugh about it."
The mountain bike shirt is one of a whole range of shirts and other gear -- caps, mugs, etc. -- inspired by real-life experiences that people have, a sort of "greatest hits" list of things that can go wrong to carpenters, accountants, golfers, kayakers, you name it. And yes, even cyclists.
"People send in their own "Life is crap" moments all the time," says Wheeler, whose company uses an in-house designer to then come up with the image. "Maybe it's somebody on a horse or using crutches. Maybe it's an accountant on April 14th. Whatever it is, if we can run with it, the idea just may end up on one of our things."
So if the cynic in you believes that misfortune is just waiting to happen, and it's just a matter of time, you'll want to get yourself one of these shirts quick. Or they'll probably sell out and you'll be stuck. Again. And you'll just have to go over the bars on your next ride with some boring, non-descript, unfunny t-shirt. And that would be crappy.