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Mens Brooks Essential 7" 2-in-1 Shorts

Men's Brooks Essential 2 in 1 7" Short

Item #BKW1486
MSRP:$37.99
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Product Description:

Men's Brooks® Essential 2 in 1 7" Short :: A breathable, supportive brief meets its match in a full-coverage shell. The result? A versatile run short that lets you hit the trail, pavement, and gym.

This web exclusive item ships separately within the continental U.S. only. You can count on this item to ship in 3-5 business days!

Features & Benefits:

  • Woven shell moves with runner
  • Two side slash pockets
  • Equilibrium mesh internal boxer brief
  • 7" inseam
  • Main body: 84% polyester/16% spandex
  • Liner: 88% nylon/12% spandex
Product BKW1486 Review

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Mens Brooks Essential 7" 2-in-1 Shorts
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Allows free movement (5)
  • Breathable (5)
  • Dries quickly (5)
  • Comfortable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Running (5)
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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5.0

Satisfied

By DRailroad

from Orange, CA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Allows Free Movement
  • Breathable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Thin Fabric

Best Uses

  • Competition
  • Running

Comments about Mens Brooks Essential 7" 2-in-1 Shorts:

Good shorts. Some folks have complained about these being too baggy.

That's the intended feature of these shorts, to allow free movement, especially while running (for those preferring a more formfitting short, there are "semi-fit" and "form-fit" shorts available; those fits are just too restrictive for my legs). The only complaint I would have is that I wanted a material with more of a lightweight "cotton" feel but, apparently, vendors no longer use that type of material. I just don't like the "finished" feeling of the "newer" material most shorts are made of, especially when they get wet from sweat. They just don't seem to dissipate the sweat as well as the material in some of my older Speedos (lightweight, "cloth"-like, material). Again, personal preferences.

Bottom line: if you're looking for pocketed (shallow), lightweight shorts, suitable for running, these are probably one of the best available. We haven't been able to find anything better.

  • Fit:
  • Feels true to size
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Good overall shorts

By Goal 3+30

from Memphis TN

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Allows Free Movement
  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Pockets Not Very Deep

Best Uses

  • Running

Comments about Mens Brooks Essential 7" 2-in-1 Shorts:

Training for a marathon and have used these shorts on some long runs and tempo runs. They are very comfortable.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great fit, lightweight shorts

By Thor

from La Porte Indiana

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Allows Free Movement
  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Competition
    • Gym
    • Running

    Comments about Mens Brooks Essential 7" 2-in-1 Shorts:

    I love these shorts. They ara light weight, great fit (medium). Great for running while preventing chafing.

    • Fit:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Terrific run short

    By dgmorelli

    from Chilliwack, BC, Canada

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Allows Free Movement
    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Dries Quickly
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym
      • Running
      • Warm Weather

      Comments about Mens Brooks Essential 7" 2-in-1 Shorts:

      I've now purchased two pairs of the Brooks Essential 2 in 1 7" shorts and use them both for long distance running and cross training. My original pair look almost brand new and have two rounds of training and two half marathons on them. They fit true to size and have a non-elasticized drawstring, which makes it easy to both synch up and loosen without fear of knotting up. The breathable, supportive brief almost feels like a compression type short and is lightweight enough for warmer summer runs. I've yet to experience any chaffing in them. I love the length as they offer UV protection as well. As a word of warning, do select and order the correct size as there is differentiation between the different sizes. Sometimes I float a bit between sizes, but when I ordered a size larger I had to return them for a smaller size.

      I absolutely love these run shorts and will probably continue to purchase the 2 in 1 short for the forseeable future.

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Cures chafing!!

      By CM Rowe

      from Manassas, VA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Allows Free Movement
      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Dries Quickly
      • Lightweight
      • Prevents chafing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Running

        Comments about Mens Brooks Essential 7" 2-in-1 Shorts:

        The boxer-brief in the shorts are the ticket for those folks that get chafing or heat rash. They are WAY more breathable that compression shorts and don't seem to ride up. Before these shorts, I used to cut the briefs out of running shorts so that I could wear compression shorts under them. Now Brooks has them built in and even better than regular compreesion shorts. I can finally stay cool and still say goodbye to chafed thighs!! Thanks, Brroks!!!

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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