Women's ROAD RUNNER SPORTS HIGH FIVE POCKET 5" SHORT :: A high-caliber running short for the true runner, you'll wonder how you ever lived without the breathable, mesh side panels, exterior and interior pockets, non-chafing waistband and reflective details of the women's Road Runner Sports High Five Pocket 5" Short.
These have been my favorite running shorts for several years now. I keep trying to find others that I like as well so that I have some variety, but without luck. These shorts are very comfortable, just the right length, true to fit, and I like having the inner liner. I follow the washing instructions, and they have held up excellently. I recently had to buy more pairs only because I dropped a size.
But my favorite thing about these shorts is the pockets! In addition to the usual teeny, tiny key pocket in the waistband, they have two front pockets with zippers, and a back pocket that velcro's closed. I don't carry a ton, but like to keep my key and ID together in one place, and my kleenex somewhere else so i don't lose anything when i pull it out. And I can run with my iPhone in the back pocket. I love, love, love these shorts!
The Best Shorts
I love these shorts. They are lightweight and very comfortable. I am 5'3"/145 lbs. and the length gives me the exact coverage I want without riding up. With 5 secure pockets, I have room for everything I need to carry--car keys, music, gel. The inner brief is comfy and fits well. I've been wearing these for 8-13 mile runs in 80 degree+ weather and they have been great. My first purchase was 2 pair--I'm ordering more. I think these shorts are the best.
Queens, New York
Inexpensive, non-revealing basic short
Loved the shorts due to the fact that sit lower, and fit slightly longer than most running shorts. I also appreciate the fact that they do not have a high "split cut" on the sides (too revealing for my taste) I also like the light-weight nylon/supplex type fabric that dries very quickly.
The only negative is that by instinct, I ordered one size up, so I would say that the shorts run slightly small.
My go-to running shorts
I recommend these shorts to friends, co-workers, complete strangers, and anyone else who will listen. I absolutely love the longer length. I'm nearing 40 - 3" inseams are for the 20-year olds who have yet to develop cellulite. I constantly check RRS for new colors in these shorts because they've become my go-to shorts for short/medium/long runs, lifting weights, walking the dogs, running half marathons, etc. They're comfortable, breathable, and lightweight. They fit true-to-size. I'm 5'6", 138 lbs with an athletic build and wear size M. You can safely store your IDs, keys, gels/gummies, and even your cell phone in the pockets. I own five colors of these shorts and will continue to watch for more. I cannot recommend these highly enough!
Real Pockets and Comfortable
I have been searching forever for a comfortable pair of shorts with pockets in which I could carry an iPhone along with a couple of packets of Gu and hit the jackpot. With these shorts I even have a spare pocket for my empty Gu packets. These have a lower rise than most shorts (without being teeny-bopper low) giving them a more contemporary look. I find them to be roomy enough for both my athletic thighs and womanly butt without being baggy.
I was hoping to use these for tennis in addtiion to running and the gym but the pocket is a bit awkward for a tennis ball.
To sum it up,if you are looking for a pair of shorts with pockets to hold something more substantial than a key and a few jellybeans these are worth trying.
Beats the rest hands down
I'm a five foot tall, fit, muscular 50 year old. Most shorts are either way too granny funky high waisted on me, or way too low waisted. Hallelujah - these shorts are just right! I feel like Goldilocks! They hit at just the right height, very flattering and comfortable. The liner is smooth and fits well also. Pockets for keys are a nice touch. These shorts are a little too lightweight to hold a cellphone, though (if you are compulsive and run with one like me). Color choice is nice and price is fair. I'll be ordering plenty more and sending the others I tried back. Thank you RRS!
Good Coverage Short
I love the length of these shorts, and I love the side zip pockets and the velcro pocket in the back. What I've never understood, and this applies not just to this short but to all with the same pocket design, is the iPod/mp3 pocket... why does it have an overlapping top/cover piece without having a hole for the earphone cord to pass through? Without a hole, the cord sticking up from the iPod keeps the overlapping flap from covering the pocket, and keeps the pocket open.
Aside from this minor design flaw, I love this short, and I've already ordered another pair.
Salt Lake City, UT
I too, have been searching for running shorts that have actual POCKETS in them. I like to carry my IPhone, gel beans, kleenex and sometimes keys with me. These shorts allow all of that and more. The drawstring is very nice as well. I like the length in that is not so short! Love these shorts and am ordering more tonight!l
Love them, however
I purchased a pair in grey a few weeks ago and fell in love with them. Great fit and very comfortable. Last week I ordered another two pair (black and watermelon) only to find out that they don't fit the same even though they are the same size. I'll be sending them back and exchanging them for a larger size.
Great length and fit!
This is a great length short for this in shape but maybe not quite what she used to be 46 year old mom - not too long, not too short. I have some shorter running shorts, but this length works well for running, yet also works great for the gym, or even for running errands after a run or a workout. I don't feel like I'm trying to look like my 13 year old daughter in them, and that really seems to make her happy. Also, I really like the zippered pockets.
The reviews I read were accurate! Great fit with handy pockets. The legs are just right in length and fit and the waist isn't at all bulky. They don't ride up while walking or running and they go well well with fitted or loose shirts and is flattering. I'm a tough customer, but these really made me happy. I like them so much I wear them around the house too, to cook/clean in comfort!
Perfect shorts for long runs
These are great, comfortable running shorts. They're lightweight, dry quickly and a good length. But the best thing about them is the pockets! TWO ZIPPERED POCKETS! Finally, a place to put my power gels and beans! I've been running marathons for 13 years and these are the first real running shorts I've found with pockets! Thank you, thank you!
Great fit, [...]
After 25 plus years of running, I was getting ready to run my first half marathon. I wanted a longer short because that's what I'm comfortable wearing and I wanted zippered side pockets to carry a gel pack or two (in case my daughter wanted one). These shorts were perfect. One review complained that they were too low-rise, but I completely disagree. They fit on my hip bones which is just where I like them to fit. The material is high quality. They feel great and launder well.
I love these shorts. They do run a little small as I found from the first pair I got in my regular size of small. They fit but were a little tight when taking them on and off. But I like the shorts so much other than the size that I ordered 2 more in a size medium. They are very comfortable and have a lot of different pockets so you can carry your iPod, keys, and whatever else you need
The Perfect Running Shorts
I've been on the search for the perfect pair of running shorts that are loose enough to accommodate my Beyonce quads yet not so baggy that it made me look like the fat girl on the running trail. These fit the bill. They are comfortable, they don't ride up, and they have pockets galore. I just wish these were made in more colors!
Pockets, pockets, pockets
I run 3-4 times a week and have been looking for shorts with pockets for awhile. I love these shorts! They have 2 zip pockets on the sides, right where they should be; a Velcro hip pocket and 2 teeny inside key pockets. Plus they're comfortable. I think they may run a bit small because the waist was a little tight, but not so much that I'd move up a size.
I'm ordering more!
Got these a few weeks ago. First thought was "these look too short to be a 5 inch inseam", but I was wrong. They are 5 inches and long enough to cover what needs to be covered. They are VERY comfortable and seem to wash well so far. I'm getting ready to order another pair.
Gulf Breeze, FL
The shorts were a great length and size, and the pockets are perfect for keys, cell-phone or "doggy bags". How convenient! They're so comfortable that I found myself washing & wearing them for workouts, housework, and anything I needed to do in this summer weather.
LOVE these shorts!
These have quickly become my favorites! They are just the right length--not too short, not too long. They never ride up, even on long runs. And they are packed with great low-profile pockets, including one for my phone. Oh, and they are such a bargain too. I need to order several more pairs.
This is a nice short but made for a very lean runners body. I wear a medium usually but had to size up to a large. Overall, now the short fits well, lovely to run in and I like the pockets (clean lines, no bulging) and the length is great. However, even with the large, the waist is still tight. I thought the material was a bit too thin but love it running in the 90 degree humid weather!
Great running short!
I usually have trouble finding a running short that I like and that fits properly. Not any longer! The Velocity 5" Running Short fits perfectly and doesn't ride up or chaff. The two side pockets zip shut for added security and the back pocket has a velcro flap. Good all around running short -
Another Great-Fitting Item From RRS
I run 7-8 miles several times a week. That distance is long enough for a poor-fitting short to cause some real chaffing problems. I have a collection that haven't passed the test. These do. They don't bunch up or rub - just do what you need them to do. I'll be buying more!
Just what I wanted. Does not ride up and is long enough without being too long. Pockets are great. I bought a pair of Moving Comfort shorts at the same time and they are also comfortable but these offer more bang for the buck. I am buying a second pair of RSS Velocity today.
The Most PERFECT Athletic Shorts... EVER
I rave about these shorts because I looked high and low and was never satisfied with other shorts. The highlight of these shorts is, of course, the zippered pockets. No more fear of losing my ID,keys, or phone on runs (or more "personal items", right, ladies?).
I've owned the black pair for several months and they're my go-to shorts. I overuse them and they have held up to a barrage of use and constant washings. No special care here-- wash, dry, wear, repeat. They look at good as they day I bought them.
They provide the coverage to feel comfortably modest, but still meet that perfect length where I don't feel encumbered or get overheated. The fit is a little snug in the waistband, so if that is an issue for you, consider ordering a size up. However, I've found that I like the snugness because these stay in place, don't ride up, and I don't need to depend on the drawstring to keep them from falling off. They stay put comfortably on my hips.
The lightweight material is perfect. I've used these at the gym and for running up to a half marathon, and they don't stay gross and wet. They dry quickly and don't cling. The inner liner isn't noticeable at all (and I usually despise liners).
I can't think of any way in which these shorts could possibly be improved-- they're ideal. I only wish Roadrunner would offer them in a wider variety of colors!
San Diego, CA
depends on your waist
Comments are the same as most of the other folks. The pockets are awesome and they do look better on than out of the box. The problem is that if you are not skinny but sort of straight like me the low rise creates a bit of a muffin top so tight shirts are a no go w/ these shorts. They are also tight to pull on as the waist line does not have much stretch in it but once on very comfortable for me and look good all around - not tight and very light.
I am tall so I was afraid these shorts would be too short; they are not too short especially when wearing compression shorts underneath (I always do). Since I wear compression shorts under them I don't care for the built in brief but it's not an issue.
It has pockets!
Best thing about these shorts are the pockets - big enough to carry your iPod, iPhone, or other music player. Put the iPod in one side pocket, your keys in the other - carry your bills in the rear pocket. What a treat to have running shorts with real pockets!
Comfortable & Flattering
I usually only wear compression shorts because I hate "ride-up"! Of all the loose fitting shorts I've tried these are definitely the most comfortable and usually stay in place. I wear a size 6 so I purchased the medium and they fit well but are pretty fitted in the hip area. I have no hips, so if I were any bigger I would suggest to buy a size up. Otherwise I'm very happy with these shorts.
Tampa Bay, FL
walk/run worthy-fit like none other!
I was looking for just the right 'fit'. I have a smaller waist/larger dierriere and needed just the right 'fit'. I ordered 2 different sizes ad got just what i had been looking for!!!..
I love the pockets!! It is so hard to find shorts in this great length with real pockets. These have become the shorts I prefer to wear for workouts as they are comfortable, look good on a 50+ year old body, are light weight and I don't need to hold anything!
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Melissa rated this product
5 stars Fri, November 20,2009:
These are comfortable, flattering shorts. The zip pockets are a bonus. I have them in grey and am ordering the black too.
Elise rated this product
5 stars Fri, November 13,2009:
These are great, it is hard to find shorts with zip pockets and these are the only ones I can find. Fit well and are comfortable. Highly recommended.
Diana rated this product
5 stars Tue, November 03,2009:
I've been looking for a longer short and these are perfect. Very comfortable and flattering.
Tracy rated this product
5 stars Mon, November 02,2009:
Great shorts, especially for race day. They're comfortable, they breathe, they don't bunch in between the thighs, and the multitude of pockets are great for carrying small items. I prefer the lower waist, so they're perfect! My only complaint is that RRS it frequently out of any size other than XS for the blue and grey versions.
Anonymous rated this product
4 stars Sun, November 01,2009:
I really like these shorts. They are very comfortable and the pockets are great. The front inside pocket is made for the shuffle and the zippered side pockets are great for keys, money, etc. The shorts do sit just below the belly button, but they are not bad at all. And they are made of a very sturdy material, they seem like they will last a long time. I'm on my way to buying another pair.
Pat rated this product
2 stars Sun, October 11,2009:
The pockets are the only good feature of these shorts. I don't like the fit at all- low waist with a VERY cheap drawstring, and the legs are too big and boxy. I will not buy any more of these.
Susie rated this product
5 stars Sat, October 03,2009:
I am 50+, these shorts are excellent. I love the pockets and love that the waist is not too high. Only wish I could get more!
Donna-40+ and NOT skinny anymore rated this product
2 stars Sun, August 30,2009:
Low rise waist=F
I wish more shorts had pockets like this, but I really wish these shorts had a normal/natural waist!!
justme rated this product
5 stars Fri, July 31,2009:
5" leg is great for the longer legged among us. The short looks awful when you look at it out of the package but loks great on not too low rise and baggy without looking like a skirt. It is all I wear now. Best pockets ever.
Janice rated this product
1 star Sun, July 12,2009:
Ugh. Another pair of low-rise shorts. The photo looked like these might really have a waist, but nope. When will someone make a pair of shorts with a real waist again for those of us who are not young and skinny?
Sandy rated this product
5 stars Sun, June 07,2009:
Love the pockets. Long distance runners need pockets. They're hard to find in good running shorts.
Lyn rated this product
5 stars Thu, June 04,2009:
I love the pockets. Also the short fits good as feels very light.