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Trail and adventure racing shorts general characteristics:
  • Very comfortable for long distances
  • Minimum padding to interfere with the running segment (if a multi-sport short)
  • Close fitting (like biking shorts) to not catch on vegetation and quick rigging for climbing
  • Quick drying and wicking fabric to keep moisture away from your skin

Bottom Line: Select shorts to match terrain (water crossings in either ARs or Ultras?), race distance, and weather conditions. I have had excellent results wearing the Patagonia shorts in three LT100 Running Races and five LT100 Marathons with no chaffing or any binding.


Arc'teryx Visio Short - Men's

For hard miles over rough terrain, the Arcteryx Mens Visio Short gives you lightweight breathability and moisture-wicking performance.

CW-X Expert Short - Men's

CW-X Mens Conditioning Shorts provide a host of benefits to your body, including key muscle group support, increased endurance, shorter recovery times after exercise, and lactic acid buildup ... more info.

CW-X Pro Short - Men's

Wear the CW-X Mens Pro Shorts for trail running, adventure racing, or any endurance sport that requires maximum performance. These shorts support your muscles, which helps to increase speed and ... more info.

Mountain Hardwear Refueler Short - Men's

Give yourself a second wind with the ultralight, quick-drying performance of the Mountain Hardwear Mens Refueler Short.

MPG Momentum Short - Men's

When you have limited time in your day to get in a workout, dont let your clothing slow you down. The MPG Mens Momentum Short helps you stay on the move whether youre running, hiking, or biking.

Patagonia Long Haul Runners Short - Men's

When a quick jog for you means double-digit miles, pull on the Patagonia Mens Long Haul Runners Short and hit the trail.

Pearl Izumi Infinity Running Short - Men's

Pull on the Pearl Izumi Mens Infinity Short and run for a long, long, long, long time. Ripstop fabric and a moisture-wicking liner protect your gams and keep you comfortable whether youre on mile 1 ... more info.

Salomon Trail Pro Short - Men's

Youll appreciate the weather resistance and breathability of the Salomon Mens Trail Pro Shorts while you trail run.

Sugoi 42K Short - Men's

Give your gams room to run without showing off all the goods when you wear the Sugoi Mens 42K Short. A practical inch split allows freedom of movement while microlite polyester fabric provides ... more info.

Sugoi Mobil Surf Short - Men's

If you can do without the super short running shorts or you like board short styling, then the Sugoi Mens Mobil Surf Shorts are for you.

Sugoi Mobil Trail Short - Men's

Pull on the Sugoi MensMobil Trail Short when you need shorts that can keep up with gams on the go. Sugois Mobil woven fabric gives you four-way stretch and freedom of movement.

Sugoi RSR Short - Men's

You work hard when you train and so should your clothing. Pull on the Sugoi Mens RSR Short for a running companion that can keep up with you. Strategically placed mesh panels keep air flowing while ... more info.

Sugoi Spearhead Running Short - Men's

Pull on the Sugoi Mens Spearhead Running Short and lead the attack on your new training program. Moisture-wicking polyester fabric helps keep you cool.

The North Face Agility Short - Men's

Hmm, carbon (from bamboo) in The North Face Mens Agility Short? Sounds odd, we know. But the biconstituent fiber increases the wicking, quick-drying, and antimicrobial capabilities of these shorts.

The North Face Agility Short - Men's

With side mesh panels for ventilation, a super-soft, built-in liner, and reflective hits for visibility, The North Face Mens Agility Short is the ideal short for running or endurance racing on or off ... more info.

The North Face Power Short - Men's

So youre not into the short-short Daisy Dukes for running wearThe North Face understands, and it made the Power Short with a seven-inch (regular) or a nine-inch (long) inseam.

The North Face PR Short - Men's

A running short with a liner full of seams is not cool, for obvious chafing reasons we wont go into detail about. The North Face PR Short uses a seamless liner and a seamless elastic waistband.

Under Armour UA Approach Short - Men's

The Under Armour Mens UA Approach Shorts have an eight-inch inseam that rests comfortably between package-revealing-short and basketball-long.


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