Rated4out of5byRFJ25fromBarely there, fast drying shortI purchased these shorts because I was interested in a running short that had a sewn in compression short-like lining. The traditional brief lining on running shorts often leaves my inner thighs chapped unless I use a lubricant like Glide, which I do not always have time to apply on shorter runs.
The manufacturer claims these shorts dry extremely fast are are quite light which I thought would be a bonus given how hot the summers can get in Atlanta.
The shorts perform exactly as marketed/described. I had read in another review about the leg hem coming undone since these are "welded" seams and not sewn. This was a concern, but my hems have stayed put after a month plus of regular use and washing on a gentle cycle in cold water. I did notice that the fabric "grommet" where the drawstring comes out of the waist began to lift off. It is "welded" on as well. I used a clothes iron on low to re-bond the piece, and it has not moved sense. I think this would work for other seams as well. they are pricey shorts, but they are wonderful if you want a very light weight running short that dries quickly.
I do not suggest washing these shorts on a warm or hot cycle as the heat might cause the seams to separate.
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated4out of5byJohn B the bikerfromReally nice running shorts, but...Ok, I get Arc'teryk makes some great stuff, I have a lot of it, but it is pricey. Some stuff I get it, other stuff, well... Great shorts, fit great, would like a slighty bigger pocket, the build quality is really good, but they are pricey. I got them on sale and I'm still not sure if they are worth the additional dollars.
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated5out of5bysteady-statefromImpressiveOnce you get past the price, you get to the good stuff. I use these nearly daily and they haven't failed in any way. In the rain, mud and Texas heat, these have kept me comfortable, flexible and ready. I even use them as by swim shorts for a few tri races and they didn't miss a beat (or keep me from moving forward, comfortably). Again, way high on the money side, but you won't have to buy another pair for the next decade. stay strong. stay smart.
Date published: 2012-10-08
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