Women's NIKE® 4" SW RIVAL SHORT :: Give the competition a run for their money in your super cute, little women's Nike® 4" SW Rival Short. This stylish performance short offers an athletic fit in a form-flattering style that provides great range of motion for your daily run or training workout. Love the fun, colorful pops of color to keep your rivals envying your speed and fashion know-how!
Features & Benefits:
Dri-FIT® fabric wicks away sweat to help keep you dry and comfortable
Coin pocket at front waist for small-item storage
Contrast elastic waist with drawcord for style and a snug, comfortable fit
I like a slightly longer short for running so the 4" version of this short works great. I do like my back zip pockets though, and these shorts are lacking. They do have side slash pockets for putting your hands in and whistling about town. But the material is thin and the shorts baggy so that anything I would put in the side pockets would just bang around and hit me in the leg. These shorts do have a front slit pocket built into the waistband for stashing a tube of lip balm and an iPod shuffle, and, without those items, MAYBE enough space to squish in a gel packet. The wide waistband is super comfortable, as are the built-in undies. I went a size up (Medium) for comfort and flexibility and to avoid that "great, my thighs just ate my shorts" effect that sometimes happens with other running shorts. I recommend these for shorter runs where you don't need to stash much, or have an alternate mode of storage.
Great shorts for running
I recently wore these shorts for a 50k and although they were drenched by the end of the run since it was so hot and humid, they still felt lightweight and I had zero chaffing. The only drawback to these shorts is the lack of a zipper pocket in the back. If they had a zipper pocket, they would be perfect. I know the 2" rivals do have the zipper pocket but I prefer the length of the 4".
Really like the fit and length of these shorts- love the wide and flattering waistband. The only thing I do not like is that there are side pockets that cause the shorts to slightly flair out-otherwise they would be perfect! I decided to keep them anyway-looking forward to running in them as soon as it heats up again.
Size runs big
I bought these shorts for my long runs in the Texas sun. I am a size 2 and thought that the small size will surely be a good fit. All the other Nike brand shorts that I buy are size small. The pair fit too big. I gifted them to my cousin that wears a size 4/6. They fit her perfect. Make sure you order the XS if you are size 2.
comfortable running shorts
The shorts are comfortable and great for running. My favorite Nike shorts so far! My only problem with the shorts are that the size pockets are too shallow to hold anything. Despite that, I like the style of the shorts.
I like the wider waist band but the rest of the short was too loose and flared out. Not a good look. Makes you look wide.
Just ordered my second pair. These are light and comfortable without being too skimpy.
Running Mom 201
Finally! a flattering running short
Great fit and very flattering with the flat waistband.
Womens Nike 4" SW Rival Lined Shorts
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