4 Of The Best Mens Running Shorts

Mickey | Outdoors | Monday, February 28th, 2011

Running is a great activity that you can take part in without membership of a gym and is a good way to lose weight and get healthy. Running is a sport that is popular across age groups and you need very little to get started. You can decide when you want to run, where you want to go and for how long. To get the best out of your performance though, there are essentials that you need to purchase. Running shorts will play a large part in your new activity. These will need to be very comfortable and luckily, there is a large range of mens running shorts for you to choose from.

The type you choose for yourself will depend on several things – your comfort choice, body style, breathability, length and waist for starters. The fabric that you choose is also important. You can choose either loose or tightly fitting running shorts, whichever you feel more comfortable in. Loose shorts tend to be very lightweight and breathable and are a good choice for the summer months. Tightly fitted shorts will be made from Lycra or spandex and are still breathable but will cling to every lump and bump!
It is crucial that you pick the right pair for you so that you don’t experience rubbing or chafing on your run. These are some current styles available today:
Nike Dri-FIT 2” Split Men’s Running Shorts
These are short in length and made for speed. They have superb breathability and are very comfortable. They have an elastic waistband with a drawstring and a vented hem. Made from 100% polyester and are machine washable. 
Nike Distance Split Leg Running Shorts
These are ultra lightweight and designed for distance running. They have an elastic waistband, drawstring, integral briefs and a pocket for storage. The fabric is very breathable and lightweight which will dry quickly after showers.
Adidas RESPONSE Split Running Shorts
These come with a mesh liner and a drawstring waist. They feature the adidas CLIMACOOL technology which controls body temperature as you run. They have a low seam at 1.5” pockets and reflective piping for low visibility. 100% polyester, they can be machine-washed.

Pearl Izumi Phase Running Shorts
These shorts are very unique as they are made from super lightweight PI ripstop material, which is 80% polyester and 20% spandex. They control moisture and have excellent ventilation technology through mesh-lined vents. They have a 4.5” inseam and can be washed. More expensive than the others, but worth it!!
These popular examples are just several available today in the specialist running market place. When you are choosing a pair of shorts or indeed any new item of running gear, always try them on before you buy and try to move as if running in the changing rooms. That way you will be able to tell which shorts may prove uncomfortable.

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