Men's ROAD RUNNER SPORTS POWER BOOST 2-IN-1 8" SHORT :: Reduce muscle fatigue on your run in the men's Road Runner Sports Power Boost 2-in-1 8" Short with a breathable liner beneath a loose-fitting layer. Store essentials in side pockets and adjust fit with drawstring waistband. Body: DRYROAD® compression, liner: DRYROAD®/Spandex
I'm both a "the fewer pieces of clothing, the better" and a "my enormous thighs generate friction that could be used to heat entire cities" sort of guy. So I had to have the all-in-one compression short/running short the minute I saw it. All-in-all, I've been thrilled with the purchase (did I mention I'm also a "my hamstrings cramp if I even look at them funny" kind of guy?). The compression is great, the friction reduction is fantastic--I've survived an eight mile tempo run without chafing, sans BodyGlide-- and the moisture management is good.
My only real concern: these shorts feel heavy. I guess that's the whole "all-sports" thing, but I do wear separate running shorts and compression shorts that collectively feel a good bit lighter.
Still, all in all, a great short so far.
Great shorts but needs a longer drawcord
The shorts are great if you need a longer length. I tried asics 2 in 1 shorts but the 6 in inseam caused the material to bunch up. The extra 2 in of this short makes a huge difference, no bunching. Very comfortable. Only con is the drawstring, it is too short, numerous times I've had to fish for the cord after it disappeared into the waistband. Otherwise this short would have 5 stars.
santa cruz, ca
Feels Great - good for many sports
The inner compression short is really comfortable. The shorts are good for those in-between weather days for running since they are a little warmer than regular shorts but cooler than pants.
They'll last for years
I hadn't shopped at RRS for awhile...only because my last purchases lasted so long and are still very serviceable. I just wanted to treat myself to some new apparel. These shorts, I expect, will see use for several miles
Don't Lose the Drawstring!
Before pulling them out of the package and trying them on check the drawstring is tied. If it's not tie it up or you'll spend half an hour swearing under your breath as you try and get it back out of the waistband!
Having recovered tha string and tried them on I was surprised at the weight of the outer fabric, I had planned on using them for running but they feel too heavy for that (I normally run in compression shorts and thin outer shorts for modesty). They are however very comfortable to wear and the inner short holds everything in place! They have turned out to be ideal for a mixed session in the gym, comfortable and non-chaffing for the cross trainer and supportive for the weights.
In summary; not what I was expecting but a quality piece of kit that is good for the gym. In hindsight I should probably have ordred the shorter length for running but was after some sun protection from the length.
I bought my first pair of these in the store, more or less on a whim. I like shorts with pockets and these felt like they were deep enough to hold things without them bouncing out. The key pocket being on the leg of the compression short was also a nice touch. As others have noted, these aren't the lightest of shorts but then I'm not the lightest of guys, either. I have worn these as much as 20 miles at a time and have been very satisfied with them. I did have to have a seam resewn in the waistband (a whole $3, I think). I'm about to order another pair.
I do live in the Phoenix area and they aren't the most breathable shorts in July but they wick well and I ran with them all last summer. I do use Body Glide for anything over 5 miles but that's the fault of my thighs rubbing, not the shorts.
not seeing is believing
just started running longer distances and was looking for some compression shorts. read a couple of the reviews thought they should work out for SOCAL winter wear. yes they are thick and heavy for shorts. personally only have 2 issues. 1- don't fit right, super tight in the thigh and loose every were else its an odd fit that doesn't work out well. that brings me to problem 2- because of the way the shorts ride and the rough stitching on all of the seams they eat away at your skin leaving you a not so happy camper on all lengths of activity. Would not recommend these to anyone looking for a compression short combo. worst part is I bought 4 pair. (waited 2 months before writing review wanted to give some breaking time to see if it made a difference, only got worse)
A Great 2-in-1
I am very happy with these shorts. The compression is right on the money - I've had other shorts that were either too tight or not tight enough. I also like that they have side pockets, along with an interior pocket useful for bringing a few necessities when I hit the road. I highly recommend, as these have become my go to short when they're clean! Hope they can help you too get a few extra miles in!
Cardiff by the Sea, CA
Comfortable but heavy running shorts
I love the 2 in 1 technology- I have other running shorts like this. As another review stated, the compression liner prevents leg rub. One major thing about these shorts is they are heavy, I will not wear these shorts for longer runs or races because of this. The shorts are comfortable; however, I probably would not have bought them if I knew this before hand. If you are looking for a comfortable pair of gym shorts they are fine.
Thought I would try running shorts with built in compression to avoid havnig to buy shorts and compression separately. They are quite comfortable but tend to creep down just a little in the back. Still need to make sure you use body glide liberally in your sensative areas.
AJ the Gator
Heavy and increased chaffing
As other customers described, the shorts are very heavy. I also had trouble with the compression short slipping down and actually causing chaffing instead of preventing. It could be a size issue but the fit seemed adequate. I will likely only use for gym workouts and not running.
Great material and weight on these shorts, and I love 2-in-1 technology, however; the leg opening is way too wide on these. The fit is like wearing bell-bottom shorts. I can't run and ring at the same time. Unfortunately, must return.
great, long lasting workout shorts
Long lasting and a very good fit. This is my second pair of these shorts with the first having lasted (and still going strong...) for over 10 years at two to three workouts a week.
Great product - great company
I have tried many 2 in one including under armor Road Runner's shorts have a better fit at a better price than any others i have worn - good job Road Runner
Key Largo, Florida
Great quality gear
Follow wash /dry instructions! I accidentally ran them thru the drier on med low and the compression liners shrank.
Otherwise, they fit great and allow unlimited movement. Very comfortable, good support too.
Great shorts for cooler weather or when compression relieves muscle aches. I saw another guy running in the same shorts 2- days after I first tried them.
Men's 2 in 1 shorts
I like the compression inner linner. Loose but not baggy. They come in basic black.
The wide waist band is suitably cinchable and these shorts are very durable.
Too heavy to race
As stated by other reviewers, these shorts are heavier than expected. Good gym shorts and ok for training runs. They are very comfortable.
My husband has worn these shorts for many years. We have never had a problem with color bleeding. We ordered 2 new pair and the color bled on both of them.
likes to run
Ok but heavier than I expected
Descent pair of running shorts. They are fairly heavy weight though. Have to see how they feel in colder weather. Way too heavy for hot days.
Comfortable and wicking
Long lasting that washes well and stays soft. Very comfortable and cool wearing in Spring to Fall.
Very nice. I love the compression. It's supportive, but not at all restrictive or uncomfortable.
Great at Boston
Very comfortable for 26.2 miles of Boston, and pockets are large enough to store Clif Blocks.
Burd the aging runner
Great shorts for gym. Just long enough although the trend is to go longer.
Good shorts, I have the same shorts in another brand and they are just as good.
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