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Recent Running Bottom Reviews

Opedix KNEE-Tec 2.0 Full Length Tights

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Technical tights that improve alignment for increased performance. A valuable tool that can be used for training, racing, or injury rehabilitation. When I first received the Opedix KNEE-Tec 2.0 tights I was not sure what to make of them. Opedix has utilized years of scientific research in the biomechanical movement of the human body when designing their performance wear. In order to achieve what Opedix calls Kinetic Health, they have designed their tights with what they call "Torque Reform Technology"… Full review

MyPakage Pro Series 2-in-1

rated 5 of 5 stars Pro series long underwear and athletic shorts in one package. The unique MyPakage 3 dimensional pouch protects your precious parts. Unless you have worn MyPakage underwear, you are really missing a great experience. Utilizing their 3-dimensional keyhole technology pouch that surrounds your package, they give you the best feeling underwear on the planet. There is no more adjusting your package because the pouch keeps everything nicely tucked away and not in constant contact with your legs. Forget… Full review

prAna Men's Mojo Short

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfortable, versatile, light, dries fast, well made. The short is very simple, which I find to be a good thing.  One of the best buys I have made.  I use these every day in the summer. I climb with them as the elastic band is non constrictive.  Sometimes I run with them.  They have two front pockets and a back one.  They are also comfortable to wear over tights if climbing in winter.  They dry fast, but are non adjustable.  I have had them for years and they show no signs of wear.  Full review

Pearl Izumi Pursuit 7" Shorts

rated 4 of 5 stars Stretchable, breathable, transfer dry shorts are great for running, hiking, or the gym. Supportive inner liner for comfort. Whether you are running, hiking, or just working out in the gym you can't beat the comfort of Pearl Izumi Pursuit shorts. Available in 3-, 5-, and 7-inch inseam lengths, Pursuit Shorts offer a lot of comfort in a lightweight package. Constructed from polyester and elastane they have just the right amount of stretch while providing excellent breathability and the ability to… Full review

The North Face Class V Trunk

rated 5 of 5 stars I own four pairs of these shorts. I'm a big fan. These shorts fit true to size and have a nice built-in liner. It's nice and comfortable, unlike the liners of shorts from some other brands that I've worn. The shorts rest a couple of inches above the knee, and they are comfortable when moving. They work well in activities ranging from running to swimming. A drawstring helps keep the shorts tight in the water. The shorts dry pretty quickly—maybe 15 minutes in the sun or 30-45 outside of the sun. Full review

Patagonia Men's Strider Pro Short

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Light but protective short that gets out of the way, yet lets you carry tons of stuff. Fit I will say it up front, I love the Strider Pro shorts. When trail running or hiking up steep hills I love the fit of them. The 5" inseam means they do not pull on your quads when going up steep terrain. They have a split on the side to give you extra freedom of movement while covering you up well enough. For me a 5" inseam is perfect. The waistband is a good elastic, but also has a lace that you can tie in… Full review

Patagonia Nine Trails Skirt

rated 4 of 5 stars A quality garment suitable for multiple uses, particularly watersports. The undershorts have a permanent anti-microbial treatment that really does keep odors at bay. If already accustomed to wearing skimpy garments for workouts, the Nine Trails skirt will be a cute and welcome addition to your wardrobe. The short skirt does turn heads (since it's not always obvious that the black undershorts accompany it), so it's not for those lacking a healthy dose of self-confidence. On the other hand, it also… Full review

Columbia Whidbey II Water Short

rated 4 of 5 stars The Columbia Whidbey II shorts are a fantastic pair of shorts that are quite versatile. Whether you are hiking, swimming, or playing a sport, these shorts will keep you going and keep you cool! I bought these shorts this past spring and have worn them A LOT this spring and summer! These shorts are a well-fitting and relaxed pair of shorts with an elastic waist and built-in belt. You can keep them comfortably fitting or cinch them down if the trail gets rugged or you need to dive into a swimming… Full review

Salomon Men's EXO Motion Short

rated 4 of 5 stars Great pair of shorts for running or even swimming. These are the most comfortable pair of shorts that I've ever worn for running on the trails. So light it's incredible and well designed with the pockets for gels and keys. I highly recommend getting a pair of these. Full review

Top-Rated Running Bottoms

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user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Baggies Shorts Active Short
$14 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Strider Pro Short Active Short
$34 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
SportHill XC Pant Performance Pant/Tight
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Class V Trunk Active Short
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
prAna Mojo Short Active Short
$32 - $50
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Whidbey II Water Short Active Short
$15 - $24
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Nine Trails Skirt Running Skirt
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Strider Shorts Active Short
$22 - $65
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Baggies Longs Active Short
$34 - $49
prAna Ashley Capri Performance Pant/Tight
$30 - $60
CW-X Revolution Tight Performance Pant/Tight
$148 - $199
The North Face Motivation Slim Capris Performance Pant/Tight
Arc'teryx Aptin Short Active Short
La Sportiva Belay Short Active Short
La Sportiva Supernova Short Active Short
Mountain Hardwear Dynama Capri Performance Pant/Tight
$40 - $65
Marmot Adams Short Active Short
The North Face Torpedo Stretch Capri Performance Pant/Tight
The North Face Class V Water Trunks Active Short
Mountain Hardwear Ultrapacer Short II Active Short
Swix Star XC Pants Performance Pant/Tight
Under Armour Base 2.0 Legging Performance Pant/Tight
$25 - $74
Rab Rockover Short Active Short
Tasc Performance District II Pant Performance Pant/Tight
CW-X Pro Fit Shorts Active Short
Altra Performance Skort Running Skirt
prAna Kendra Running Skirt Running Skirt
$37 - $74
Smartwool PhD Run Wind Tight Performance Pant/Tight
$98 - $139
The North Face Super Waisted Leggings Performance Pant/Tight
The North Face Motivation Leggings Performance Pant/Tight
Icebreaker Spirit Pants Performance Pant/Tight
DaKine Black Sand Boardshort Active Short
Columbia Luminary Legging Performance Pant/Tight
Salomon Park 2-in-1 Short Active Short
Columbia Adera Broadway Heights Legging Performance Pant/Tight
Icebreaker Rush 3/4 Tight Performance Pant/Tight
Mountain Hardwear Mighty Activa Stripe Tight Performance Pant/Tight
Under Armour Woodbrook Pant Performance Pant/Tight
Gore Mythos 2.0 Windstopper Soft Shell Tight Performance Pant/Tight
Arc'teryx Trino Tight Performance Pant/Tight
$90 - $149
CW-X Stabilyx Tights Performance Pant/Tight
$50 - $109
Under Armour Flex Short Active Short
Under Armour Captain Capri Performance Pant/Tight
Tasc Performance Flex Active Short
$54 - $58
Columbia Velocity Knee Tight Performance Pant/Tight
Under Armour Tech Short Active Short
$17 - $24
Inov-8 Race Elite 160 3 Quarter Tight Performance Pant/Tight
Gore Sunlight 3.0 Tights Short Active Short
Marmot Pulse Short Active Short
$29 - $49
Under Armour Ultra 4" Compression Short Active Short
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