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The North Face Better Than Naked Shorts - Men's

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The North Face Better Than Naked shorts pack a ton of distance-ready features into a lightweight pair of running shorts.

  • Ripstop polyester is used to create soft and flowing outer shorts; polyester panels add to their breathability
  • Ventilation areas are positioned to reduce clamminess and vent warm air
  • A continuous seamless short liner made of polyester is wrapped into the waistband
  • FlashDry™ fibers in shorts liner dramatically improve dry time and breathability
  • Fabric helps protect from too much UV light with a UPF rating of 50+
  • No inseam on shorts means virtually no chafing while you run
  • Small pockets in the rear center of the waistband provide a place to carry energy gels or some cash
  • The North Face Better Than Naked shorts feature reflective logos to increase your visibility in low light


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The North Face Better Than Naked Shorts - Men's Specs
Best use
Polyester / polyester blend
(Main) ripstop polyester / (panels) polyester
FlashDry polyester
5 inches
Fabric type
Inner liner
Liner fabric
Sun-protective fabric
Moisture wicking
Quick drying
Side cargo pockets
Inseam (in.)

The North Face Better Than Naked Shorts - Men's

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The North Face Better Than Naked Shorts - Men'sis rated5.0out of5by9.
Rated5out of5byfromComfort for the distanceI bought this specifically for jogging. I jog 2-3 times a week so I average about 8-12 miles a week. This made for jogging long distances. Before I was wearing just regular North Face shorts and these are a big difference in being range of motion and I barely notice I have them on. There is one zipped pocket in the back which is perfect because I only carry the car key when I run. I would say only get these if you are a runner because they look strange in all other situations. They are short like the picture but these are for runners and not those who are a slave to fashion.
Date published: 2013-10-23
Rated5out of5byfromAwesome shortsThese are awesome shorts for running in warm/hot weather. I ran my first half marathon in them last weekend, as well as the last 4 weeks of training leading up to it, and they are by far my favorite shorts for running. I admit they are really short and I'd feel a little silly wearing them for anything else, but when running, short & light is best. The pockets in back work great for energy gels (you could get 2 GU's in each pocket easily), and the center zip pocket is perfect for a key or an ID, but not much more than that. I've never paid this much for shorts before, but after having them for a few weeks now, I can say they were worth it. The only thing I can think of to improve them would be to offer a few color options.
Date published: 2013-09-19
Rated5out of5byfromtrue to the nameAs the name suggests, they are Better Than Naked...for running. You forget you are wearing them. I did notice though after a long sweat that the bottom of the hems at the rear got heavier with sweat. This did not affect their performance or the pleasure of wearing them. They are my favorite shorts. They satisfy the need to be drier in a very humid climate.
Date published: 2013-09-14
Rated5out of5byfromMy favorite running shortsBought these after reading other reviews. These are now my favorite of 4 run-specific shorts that I purchased recently. They are my go-to shorts for my long days because they are lightweight and because of the crotch comfort which is a problem for me with several of my other shorts. Retail price is close enough to reasonable now that I know I like them.
Date published: 2013-09-12
Rated5out of5byfromNever want to take them off.I'm 6' and 145 pounds, finding shorts that fit snuggly in all the right places is very hard, these shorts are worth every dollar. Fridays I wear them under my work clothes, I take off right after work on adventures and these shorts will do great all weekend. Swimming, kayaking, trail running. They stay in place for everything.
Date published: 2013-08-03
Rated5out of5byfromGreat Running Short!I run 40-50mi per week. These are a great lightweight short! There are a few pockets for gels or keys etc... if you need to bring them. I have a few other brand and these are by far my favorite.
Date published: 2013-08-02
Rated5out of5byfromreally nice shorts!Nice, light weight, soft fabric in brief, non-chafing in endurance activities.
Date published: 2013-07-25
Rated5out of5byfromAwesomeI am a running shorts junkie. I have tried virtually every brand that you can think of. These are the ONLY shorts that I will pay full price for. They are lightweight and quick drying, and fit perfectly.
Date published: 2013-06-19

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