I am a runner without the ideal 'runner's body' and these are great for people like me. I am a huge fan of all the cute running shorts and skirts, but to be honest, even though they may look okay on me, I don't feel so great...then I found these shorts. I love them!! They are comfortable and hold me in. I don't feel exposed when I run and DO NOT HAVE TO ADJUST a thing while I am getting in my mileage. I highly recommend these shorts, especially to those of you that are always tugging on the short running shorts! Look no further, try them!! I am about to do my first full marathon and will then try and get into doing TRI's. These will be great for the cycle portion as well. I'm stoked! Going to buy another pair for sure:)
Womens Velocity Compression Knee Shorts
I bought these compression shorts because I could not find any other brand that was long enough. I was participating in the Breast Cancer 3Day and needed something comfortable that would NOT creep, be "see-through",be too warm and/or restricting. Needless to say, I wore these shorts under another pair of gym shorts and walked 60 miles with them. Total comfort and NO irritation from creeping or sagging. They were great!!
I would definately buy more
I've been so unimpressed by the shorts I've been buying lately, but I love these compression shorts! They feel great on and even though I sweat like a fiend, I never felt sticky. I would buy a pair for every day of the week if I could afford to as they don't ride up and they hide unsightly bulges on the back of my legs that no amount of working out seems to completely get rid of.
Resa, Gym Rat
Just what I was looking for!
These shorts cover everything I need covered! The fit is generous....I thought they were a little big in the waist but there's a drawstring so that helps. I wish the waistband fit better, you know how it is when you gotta pee and the drawstring gets a knot in it! I use these for teaching spin classes, working out in the gym and running. I like the back pocket and seam details. I will definitely be ordering another pair or two.
Huntington Beach, CA
Great Hip Huggers
At first I didn't think I would like them. Thought they were too long, too snug, but have worn them consistently to boot camp, am attach classes, spin class, and for a 26 mile run (and shorter runs) and the waist felt great, length was perfect, my thighs and buttocks felt rejuvinated!
Makes running a little easier
I currently use these shorts for my long runs. I'm running on the treadmill [thanks to the Wisconsin winters]they absorb alot of sweat,and are very comfortable. As for the compression factor, my last couple of runs were nonstop guess they work. I'm currently looking into the capris for after the runs for recovery.
runner @ 51
These shorts are wonderful. I have lost over 80 lbs over the years and have some sagging skin at the knee area. These shorts provide great coverage. They are also very durable. I liked them so much I bought two pair. They look best with a slightly longer top.
Comfortable but not true compression
Took these out on a half marathon training long run. These are really comfotable, but consider these a short length tight. There is no true compression. The pocket ok in size for gels but not big enough for a phone.
My Favorite Running Shorts!!!!!
Absolutely my favorite shorts! Super comfortable. Great fit. One of the few compression shorts that dont "ride up" Love the pocket in the back for my Ipod, keys, ID or whatever!
Morgan Hill, CA
COMFY and SUPPORTIVE
I bought these as an alternative to the capri length which tend to bother me being too tight on the lower leg. I love the tucked in feeling my thighs have. Easy to wash and hang and reuse quickly.
Perfect for those who like them longer
Attend daily Boot Camp workouts, so these are great for going out for a run or doing core, upper/lower body workouts. I liked them so much I got a 2nd pair.
Very Nice Shorts with Quality Issues
Basically I love this product. In fact on an earlier order I gave these shorts a way better review and purchased a couple more pairs. But, now that I've been wearing them for a few weeks, the stitching on the outside lower leg of both the gray and purple shorts is starting to unravel.
Not good. Also the area of the shorts between the thighs is already showing signs of wear. I'm really sad 'cause these are nicely designed shorts with major quality flaws. I have 5 year old Under Armour Heat Gear shorts with no sign of pilling in between the thighs and the stitching is still sound. Maybe that is why they are on sale! I hope Road Runner fixes these issues cause the basic design and lightweight fabric, and fit are on the right road.
Just to give you an idea of the type of use I'm subjecting these shorts to: I run about 10 to 18 miles over the course of the week and also wear these for strength training twice a week.
Young At Heart
Pleasantly surprised at these shorts!
They're great in the warm weather, very light and non constricting. I wore them under my running tights during the cold and inclement winter of Chicago. A++
Fits well and has pockets
I was pleasantly surprised that the fabric was substantial enough that it didn't reveal my underwear line. I guess that is the point of compression shorts, but I have had some that were less forgiving. The pocket means that I don't need to use a diaper pin to secure my keys, and the pocket is located in the small of the back, which means that my keys don't flop up and down. The legs have not rolled up on my 6 mile runs, and the elastic does not scratch. I have not assessed the durability because I have not washed them yet. However, I have 3 pair of the capris, and they hold up just fine.
One note: a regular size 6 butt needs a medium in this particular pair of shorts. This is not a defect of the product, but it's a trait that must be noted so that one is not disappointed.
Bought these based on reviews. So comfortable, wore them for my first 5-Mile race in 85-90 degree heat and humidity on July 4th. They are so comfortable you forget you're wearing them. Small pocket in back was great for holding small items. I bought the 8" length too but liked the comfort of the 10" a tiny bit more. I was on the border of sizes, bought both a M and a L. I went with the L but soon they won't fit, so I'm happy I got M too. Remember they are compression shorts when considering size. They don't ride up either! Washed well, but I decided not to throw them in the dryer, even though it says you can. I was a little surprised how long it took them to air dry. Got soaked on my run, but they dried quickly on me and definitely wicked moisture. Great buy!
Nice quality, run very large
I had to return mine and order 2 sizes smaller than I usually wear to get any compression out of these, other than that they are fine.
I was having trouble finding running shorts in the "biker short" style. Shorts these days have shorter inseams and are low rise. These shorts are the perfect length and fit great. I highly recommend them, especially for the price.
Super product, VERY COMFORTABLE!
Great product! I sweat more than average snd these work extremely well to keep me comfortable whether on long runs up to 12 miles or at the gym.
Yes, the drawstring is too short, but I find they are stretchy enough so that they don't slide down on me. I love that Road Runner provides light compression style shorts with many different lenghts. Helps with choices for various weather conditions and they are one of the few places with enough variety in their clothing line that these of us who are older and less than perfect physically can actually buy useful comfortable products.
Young At Heart
Comfort in running
This product does not bother my knees-not to tight. I run 1/2 marathons and they are very comfortable.
long beach, ca
I am in the gym 6 days a week lifting weights, doing cardio, practicing plyos, etc. These shorts are perfect for that. I have looked all over for shorts this length and had practically given up when I found these. They do fit slightly larger than true to size, but I haven't found that to be a problem at all. I sure hope that the fact that only size XS is available right now doesn't mean the shorts are being discontinued in the near future. I'd love to buy several more pair...but I need my size to become available again. These are my absolute favorite shorts!
Angela the gym rat
Oklahoma City, OK
Looks are deceiving
I've recently become a huge fan of compression wear (lack of a better term). I purchased these shorts thinking they had a lot of promise. However, I expected the sleek, compressed look that appears in the picture. That's not what I got. After reading reviews from other customers, I purchased the 'L' and found I really needed to go down a size. After almost a month of waiting, I got the 'M' and they still appeared too loose. I believe it's simply because the "compression" on these shorts is not up to quality. That, and as soon as I put them on, the much-needed string tie got lost inside of the waistband. I'm not sure why they didn't make these with an infinity waist tie!
Best fitting shorts.
Love the shorts. They have great coverage,and they are not to thin. I am very happy and will order more.
45and still running
santa rosa, ca
These shorts are great. Not to short and not to long.They are well made and the material is not to thin.
running at 47
santa rosa, ca
As an older runner, I appreciate being able to wear a short that is longer and I like the fact that I can wear these under some of my shorter shorts (from my earlier running days!). They really aren't "compression" shorts however, so they cannot compare to the CW-X tights. The only HUGE drawback (and I saw this mentioned in another review) is that the drawstring is too short and I have already had to dig it out of the waistband (and I've only had the shorts 2 weeks). Fix the drawstring and it would be perfect.
These rock and don't roll
I finally found some shorts that work for me. Riding up and chafing in the upper thighs has always been a problem for me, so I was sticking with baggy running pants during training and races. These are just perfect--no riding up, wick away sweat, lightweight. I only put "feels too big" because I did go down one size to get a tighter, more compression-like fit; however, my usual size also fit fairly well. Very happy with these and plan to buy more soon!
Great Deal and Fit
For the price, these are fantastic quality. I have a hard time finding compression shorts at reasonable price.
FINALLY a running short that looks OK
Not too tight to show the bulges and stays put! I have been looking for longer shorts for a LONG time!
I love these shorts! I have them in the shorter lengths also but love the option of the longer shorts. They are lightweight, very comfortable and the fabric is very durable. They have light compression that's just perfect for me. I also love the generous back pocket to store items for long runs. I wear them on short runs, long runs and have even worn them in a half marathon. I will definitely buy more!
enjoy wearing these
These are comfy and fit well. They don't have all the compression I expected but I still like them and wear them frequently.
Finally - I found awesome shorts!
I use these for running and I have to say that their best feature is that they do NOT ride even a little bit. The fit is perfect and they are super comfortable. I will say that they aren't really "compression", but they do have a nice tight feel. But if you are looking for something similar to CW-X compression shorts, these are not them. But they do help everything to be less jiggly and are comfortable to boot!
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