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Womens Road Runner Sports High-Speed Compression 6" Fitted Shorts

Women's R-Gear High-Speed Compression 6" Short

Item #RRL990
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Women's ROAD RUNNER SPORTS HIGH-SPEED COMPRESSION 6" SHORT :: When you want a little more coverage, choose the women's Road Runner Sports High-Speed Compression 6" Short with breathable mesh panel in back and a hidden zipper pocket on the side to stash keys or ID. You'll appreciate the safety detail of reflective piping in the front. Inseam 6" for all sizes

Features & Benefits:

  • Hidden side zipper pocket: Keep valuables safe
  • Reflective logo: Visibility
  • Drawcord Waist: For a perfect fit
  • 6" inseam
  • DRYROAD®/spandex


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Perfect For Every Workout

5

I currently have six pairs of the RRS Velocity 6" Compression Shorts, and had another six before that. They fit well, flatter, and hold up to years of constant wear. I teach aerobics classes in these shorts several days a week, and run in them the other days. Even ran a marathon in them last year. I'll keep buying them as long as RRS keeps making them.

Cincy Runner

Cincinnati, OH

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My now favorite running shorts

5

I love the fit, however next time I would go a size smaller. I think with my weight lose I misjudged my true size. I do love that the shorts cover my "mom belly", I didn't feel any jiggle when running, I was VERY comfrotable.

Meg

Pipestone, MN

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Finally! The perfect shorts.

5

Despite logging a marathoner's miles, I have a very curvy lower half. This is the most comfortable pair of shorts I've ever found, for a few reasons. First, no pinching at the waist or hem - the elastic lies flat (even if your stomach isn't). They ride up a teeny bit on the leg, but otherwise stay put. They're long enough to help stop thigh chafe. They're also long enough to prevent you from feeling scandalous while running around in compression shorts. The pocket is serviceable for compression shorts - you can easily carry ID or some cash for a post-run pit stop...maybe also a single car or house key. These have made me a believer and they're now my go-to shorts for speedwork, long runs, and racing.

RunBunRun

NJ

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My Go-To Shorts

4

I am always really careful about the shorts that I buy because even though I'm not big (5'7" and 135-140) I usually have a problem with shorts riding up during a run, usually causing chafing. I bought these because of the handy built-in pocket and good reviews. While they did chafe a little on my first run in them (it was super humid) I've been wearing them consistently with some Vasaline and haven't had a problem. They also shrink a little after a wash. I bought them in small due to other review comments about them running big, but they're a little short... I would say an inch or two shorter than they look in the photo. For the money, though, they're a good buy.

Island Runner

New York, NY

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Cool Running

5

I wear these shorts for 13 miles +, I wear them for short distances, I wear them at the track for speed work... I LOVE these shorts! I wear a size 0-2 and order a small in these shorts - they are form fitting but not too constricting. I'm 5'4 and the length is just right, they hit mid thigh and stay put. I don't use the pocket because it is on the hip, so if anything that's its only drawback but not enough of one to be an issue for me. I'm seeing you can pre-order now for two additional colors besides black - yes I'll be getting these in more colors!

Hetty

South FL

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Like running in skin

5

These shorts are the best thing ever for running! I run 60-70 miles each week. Wearing these compression shorts is like running with just an extra layer of skin between you and the elements. You may sweat, but the fabric doesn't show sweat marks. The compression holds your legs "in" and they don't rub against each other at all. The stomach is equally held tightly, but comfortably, in place. Additionally, the side zipper is a great place to put your car key. These shorts are fantastic!

Special Kay

Spring Hill,TN

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Comfortable shorts

3

I got these because I have been looking for an alternative type of shorts to run in. My shorts always ride up and I feel like I am constantly pulling them down. These compression shorts are great in that they don't ride up at all and are very comfortable. The reason why I gave them only 3 stars (and this might be TMI) I chafe really bad down there when I go on runs longer than 5 miles. Maybe it's just me, but I have to load up on body glide when I wear them. I'm thinking I might even need to wear underwear.

Nikki in CO

Colorado

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Love these shorts

5

This is my fourth pair of RRS compression shorts, and these are my favorites because they have the zippered pocket. Why would anyone NOT want a pocket? I always have keys and a cell phone....and I need tissues too due to allergies. Pockets are a big deal to me, and these shorts have one...and the zipper ensures that nothing falls out of the pocket....another big deal for me. Can't go wrong with these shorts [...]

Doobobber

Chillicothe Ohio

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Great running shorts

5

I ordered these and the Road Runner Sports Velocity 5 Short to evaluate which would be my summer running shorts. The Velocity 5 is fine but I love these. I just ordered 4 more pairs. They stay in place and don't chafe. Perfect for those of us with larger thighs who like the extra length but they are still shorts and don't reach anywhere near my knee. I'm 5'3" and prefer a running tight to loose shorts/pants. These shorts are the bees knees for me!

Phillysteph

Phila., PA

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Not bad

4

First, I almost never wear shorts because I have full thighs and shorts generally creep and bunch up or just look unflattering. The length on these shorts is nice, modest but not ridiculous. I wore them around the house for a bit to see if they would creep up and they seemed okay, but when I wore them for a short run today they did ride up a bit (though not awfully). Also, the fabric does not qualify as compression in my book, it fits snugly but definite not supportive to me. They'll be added to my rotation for very hot days instead of capris, but they still aren't quite perfect if you're "curvy".

JoyC

Philadelphia, PA

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Will become a running staple!

4

I have to run in long shorts, between a 6"-7" leg - these shorts are perfect. The fabric is high quality and the pocket is a WONDERFUL addition. My only complaint is that there is a flat, fabric tie inside the waistband and I can guarantee that I will lose this inside the waist band string very soon. A great improvement would be to make the tie opening smaller use a securing piece, or some other method to keep it outside the waistband.

VASMA63

Akron, Ohio

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A Compression Short w/a Pocket!

5

My #1 priority for running shorts is that it has to have at least one pocket that is big enough to carry an iPhone. I was floored to find a compression short that met this criteria. Not only that, but it is actually located in a convienient spot. Oh yeah, they are also super comfortable. I originally bought these to wear under my running pants in the winter to help keep my thighs warm but have used them on there own a few times during this mild fall here in Eastern PA. These must have been designed by a woman!

C

Yardley, PA

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Comfortable, but Sized Large

3

I really like the feel of this material, but I didn't get the right size. I normally wear a Large in running bottoms and ordered the same for these. I found they were way too loose for 'compression' shorts! I think they would have been great in the right size, but I will have to return them. I recommend ordering a size smaller than you usually order, as they are supposed to feel tight! I look forward to trying them out in a Medium!

AnotherRunner

Michigan

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Love them!

5

I just began running so my legs are not quite the fittest and all shorts ride up. Super uncomfortable! My friend suggested compression shorts and these are the first I've tried. I LOVE THEM! They're the perfect length and don't get hot as I thought they might. I originally got a L, but that was a little big (still use them though) so I've bought a M as well and wear one or the other EVERYtime I run.

soms

Houston, TX

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Love these!

5

These shorts have become my new favorite running shorts! They're slightly longer than I wish they were (a purely aesthetic preference, I admit), but I think that's part of what helps them fit so comfortably without chafing or riding up...The pocket isn't incredibly functional either. My iPod nano doesn't fit into it very well, so I know gels or chews won't fit either. Those are relatively small problems though. Overall, the shorts are fantastically comfortable even on runs of 15+ miles. Their awesome fit more than compensates for a not-so-perfect pocket!

Sara

Alabama

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I am definetely a woman ...

5

I am definetely a woman who "needs some extra coverage!" Haha, but I just look at it as more to love! However, sometimes you just feel like compressing things a little. That's why these Women's RRS Velocity 6" Compression shorts are right up my alley! Whenever I wear them, things feel way more compact. And you should see the stares! For all those "large and in charge" women out there who occasionally feel the need to compress, I highly recommend these!

Bertha W.

Undisclosed

awesome shorts

5

This is the first pair of compression shorts I've purchased that actually fit comfortably (not too tight) but don't ride up (not too loose). The 6" inseam is the perfect length to prevent my thighs from rubbing and for wear under running shorts; however, these shorts in particular have the detailing that would allow them to be worn all by themselves. Definitely my favorite pair.

turtlegirl

Sacramento, CA

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Great shorts for running!

5

I love these shorts. I ran over 7 miles in them with no chaffing! They are a nice length on my leg and I like the plain black color. Easy to mix and match shirts to go with. I usually wear a size medium running shorts (in other brands) and that is what I ordered here and they fit perfectly. The side pocket does not seem overly useful but I can go without a pocket most of the time. I also ordered the newer version of this short (with the yellow stripe) and that one didn't fit as snugly & it seemed to be 3/4" shorter in the leg. The back pocket was nicer and bigger so IF you really NEED the nice pocket I would recommend that one instead. But I prefer this one! I am returning the one with the yellow stripe.

runner

midwest

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My first compression shorts

5

This is my first pair of compression shorts. I bought this pair for the length. I read other comments that these shorts help prevent chaffing and do not ride up while running. These shorts have not dissappointed me in the least! I bought the short pair to wear under shorts and all year long. I am going to look for a long pair for the winter. I will definitely buy another pair or two!

kim4bill

Kansas City, Kansas

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Nice runners shorts

4

These are nice lenght shorts. If your legs rub I would not go any shorter. For the most part they remain in place but one leg tended to ride up after 4-6 miles. Love the pocket, you don't even know it is there. I put my cell phone in it, went for a run and when I came back could not find it even when it was ringing. Would buy another pair.

Kelly the Boilermaker

Rome ny

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nice but buy 1 size smaller

4

I purchased these on sale. I am 140lbs 5'6" I usually wear a medium, but with these I will need to send them back and get a small. They were loose enough that I didn't have any compression. I gave them to a friend that is 10lbs more than me and she said they were also to loose. If you want a true compression feel go a size smaller.

T-

Michigan

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Finally shorts that stay in place!

5

I'm tall and well I have muscular thighs. It has been very difficult to find shorts that are long enough to provide coverage and that don't roll and slide up once I start moving. These shorts are great! Super comfortable and they stay just where they should be. I also really like the little pocket. Perfect for keys or cash when you are on the move.

Aly G in NYC

New York City, NY

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Perfect for long distance

5

I absolutely love these shorts. Have been running for 20 years and these are my favorites. They have seen me through two marathons and many half marathons. I like the pocket and waistband, but I find if I run more than 10 miles, the seam will cause some chafing. Just put some vaseline in those areas and you're good to go!

Jackie

Basking Ridge, NJ

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Ultra comfortable!

5

I wear these shorts for running, aerobics and weight training, and I've found they provide excellent freedom of movement and comfort. I like shorts to have enough thigh coverage so I don't need to worry about chafing, and these provide just the right amount.

Mel the Runner

Seattle, WA

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Fabulous shorts

5

These are the only pair of compression shorts that I have that actually stayed in place. I ran 17 miles with them last weekend and not once did I have to pull them down. (The legs on others that I have tend to rise and move.) I will be purchasing another pair to have on-hand.

KennewickLisa

Kennewick, WA

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Still kind of short...

3

I bought these shorts for a half marathon because I need a little bit more coverage. I am 5'11" and the inseam on these is just a little too short. They are still comfortable to run in and were a great price (deal of the day). Please make these in a 7 or 8 inch inseam!

casualjogger

Salt Lake City, UT

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Fabulous shorts that don't ride up!

5

I have shorter compression shorts that look great but ride up when I run. These compression shorts are the best! They are comfortable, lightweight, and stay where they belong. I bought extra small because I am small through the hips, and they fit just right.

Melissa K

Amityville, NY

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Love, love, these shorts

5

I own a couple pairs of these shorts & they're great. These shorts won't ride up... even if you're ummmm a little heavy in the thighs like myself. Yes these shorts hug every curve, which is only good for Cameron Diaz.... but if you really want to be comfortable when you run and you have no illusions of looking like Cameron Diaz while you do it, then these shorts are for you.

Cole

Keller, TX

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Love this product

4

These shorts act as better compression shorts than the under armor I have. I like the pocket. I buy a small in under armor and from other reviews, went with the medium in this product. Very happy with the fit. Would say it runs true to size. stays in place nicely, no riding up.

Heidi

Waterford, wis

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I would definitely buy these shorts

4

I bought these for the first time and ran 11 miles in them. Just like the reviews stated, they do not ride up, breathable, dry quickly, very comfortable and look great! I usually do not wear shorts, normally wear capris. But felt much cooler wearing these.

Tanya Galloway Girl

Baltimore, Md

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1.    Mary Jane rated this product 5 stars
Fri, January 22,2010:
I love this short! Training for 3rd 1/2 marathon and love everything about this short. Buying 2 more pairs for summer!
2.    Carrie rated this product 4 stars
Wed, November 04,2009:
Not a bad short, but not as much compression as the moving comfort short. Good thing is it does not ride up into your crotch like the moving comfort. Nice length
3.    Bertha W. rated this product 5 stars
Fri, October 23,2009:
I am definetely a woman who "needs some extra coverage!" Haha, but I just look at it as more to love! However, sometimes you just feel like compressing things a little. That's why these Women's RRS Velocity 6" Compression shorts are right up my alley! Whenever I wear them, things feel way more compact. And you should see the stares! For all those "large and in charge" women out there who occasionally feel the need to compress, I highly recommend these!
4.    Cindi rated this product 3 stars
Sun, October 04,2009:
You know...I'd give these shorts four or five stars, but RRS hasn't had them in stock (M or L) for MONTHS and I haven't been able to try them out. I have three pairs of the last version and love them. So come on RRS, these are great shorts for women who don't want to wear capri's, but who need something more than a 4" inseam that rides up.
5.    Stephanie rated this product 3 stars
Fri, September 04,2009:
I've worn these shorts for years....love them, until this time. With my last order in Aug 2009, I noticed they've changed the seeming on these shorts. More seems---more scratchy seems. I've never gotten abrasions before and it's all right along the new seams.
6.    Jennifer rated this product 5 stars
Tue, September 01,2009:
My fav shorts. I just wish the pocket was in the back seam.... I dont like anything literally on my hip bone. They dont ride up and are the perfect price!
7.    Analisa rated this product 5 stars
Sun, August 30,2009:
This is exactly what I needed for long, hot runs. Absolutely no riding up or chafing in these shorts. I prefer these to the Under Armour which seemed a little thin.
8.    DJF rated this product 5 stars
Wed, August 26,2009:
These shorts are a great value -- simple and comfortable. I like the pocket sewn at an angle into the seam. I hope these are still available if/when my pair wears out!
9.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
Tue, August 11,2009:
Very comfortable shorts. If you want a short that doesn't ride up - purchase these.
10.    kathy rated this product 5 stars
Sun, July 05,2009:
These shorts are perfect! Perfect rise, length and trur to size. They never ride up; I just did 8 miles in them,and forgot I had them on! Love the little side pocket;perfect for a key fob or a gel. I just ordered another pair. Love them!!!
11.    kathy rated this product 5 stars
Sun, July 05,2009:
These shorts are perfect! Perfect rise, length and trur to size. They never ride up; I just did 8 miles in them,and forgot I had them on! Love the little side pocket;perfect for a key fob or a gel. I just ordered another pair. Love them!!!
12.    Shelley rated this product 5 stars
Wed, July 01,2009:
These are my favorite shorts for hot and humid runs! They don't ride up. I bought a size up because I don't like them too tight. They are high waisted but I roll them at the waist and they are perfect. The 6 inch inseam is perfect....no chafing or showing too much skin.
13.    Angela rated this product 5 stars
Thu, June 18,2009:
I've been looking all over for these! Shorts that don't and don't cut into my thighs! Bonus! They have a little waist pocket for my phone if I need it. Total perfection. If you suffer from chub-rub like I do, stop pulling your shorts out from your crotch and buy these!
14.    Karen rated this product 4 stars
Wed, May 13,2009:
Durable fabric, and they stay put. However, I had a problem with the crotch lining, which is in the shape of a triangle, chafing me.
15.    Laureen rated this product 5 stars
Wed, May 13,2009:
Great shorts. Don't ride, comfortable and great for long runs. I'm getting another pair.
16.    Alex rated this product 4 stars
Fri, May 01,2009:
If you have thicker thighs and have trouble with most shorts, these are your ticket to a comfy chafe-free run. The length is perfect, prevents riding up and absolutely prevents chafing. Fabric is very soft but durable. Believe me, I gave these things a work out. Did most of my long training runs while training for an Ironman, and changed into them in T2 during the race - made the run SO much more comfortable, even though it was pouring rain. My only nit is that the stitching on the key pocket on one end was not strong enough, so with repeated opening/closing of the zipper it has come undone. Fix that and you've got a winner!
17.    dtfillmore rated this product 5 stars
Thu, April 23,2009:
Great shorts--just the right length and very comfortable. I wear them for other types of workouts as well (weights, elliptical, etc.) and have three pairs!
18.    Suzanne rated this product 5 stars
Tue, April 21,2009:
These are the absolute best running shorts ever. Perfect length and they don't ride or bunch up. If you have thicker thighs, these shorts will be your best friend. I only wish they came in more colors.
19.    JENNY IRELAND rated this product 5 stars
Thu, April 02,2009:
They Are The most comfortable shorts ever. Once on, they don't move and offer support where you need it. I'm on my second pair and can't recommmend them highly enough.
20.    Kelly rated this product 5 stars
Sat, March 21,2009:
I have run in another brand of compression shorts for years. I tried these and love them. I ordered another pair immediately. I love the wider waist band and zipper pocket. The fit is great and are so comfortable.
21.    Elizabeth rated this product 5 stars
Fri, March 06,2009:
I have looked everywhere for a good pair of compression shorts and I finally found them! These are flattering and comfortable all the way through, without a tight waist band or leg elastic. I am definetly ordering another pair.
22.    Shelley rated this product 5 stars
Fri, February 27,2009:
Love these shorts!!!! Thank you RRS!
23.    Kristin rated this product 5 stars
Sat, January 17,2009:
Count me in among the ladies who love these shorts! I have never owned a pair of compressions shorts as good as these. They fit true to size, are very comfortable around the waist, and do NOT ride up. I am 5'6" and a curvy hipped 8, and the medium fits me perfectly. I am ordering at least one more pair, just so I always have one clean. Please keep these around!
24.    Francie rated this product 5 stars
Mon, December 08,2008:
Michelle has taken the words right out of my mouth. I'll also add that the waistband fits comfortably at the waist and not below the hipbones for us "mature" women.
25.    Michelle rated this product 5 stars
Wed, October 22,2008:
I LOVE these shorts! They feel great on -- just the right amount of compression, not too tight. Great for running or for a workout at the gym. They don't ride up and they provide good coverage for my thighs (which are not the most slender you've ever seen, but are very muscular). Besides all that, they look great -- and will make you look smooth and sleek. I have one pair and I'm ordering too more. Just wish they came in some other color -- dark blue maybe or dark green?
26.    abbie237 rated this product 5 stars
Sat, September 06,2008:
I can't say enough about how awesome these shorts are. I have done nearly all of my marathon training in them, and they have held up remarkably well. No chafing anywhere, ever. Very flattering, even with my post baby jiggly thighs. I only wish they came in other colors, like burgundy, forest green, navy blue and charcoal grey. I'd have one in every color. If you buy these, you won't be dissapointed. You may never run in another pair of shorts ever again.