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RoadRunner Sports Velocity 6″ compression short

Do those abs come with the shorts?

A month or so ago I ordered several pairs of these shorts from Road Runner Sports.  The reviews on the site seemed to indicate that these were fantastic shorts, so I thought I’d give them a try.  I prefer running in tights to eliminate thigh chafing and shorts-bunching, the nightmare of all larger-thighed women athletes.

Quick review:  Great shorts with a lot of awesome features for a reasonable price.  May be a bit short for some.

So, what awesome features do these shorts have?

The waist band on these shorts is wide enough for comfort and includes a drawstring.  However, there really is no need to tie the drawstring because these shorts stay put.  Next, these shorts include a tiny zippered pocket on the left hip.  The pocket is small, but would be big enough to fit a key or chapstick.  The length of these shorts is perfect for me.  But it might be a bit short for some people.  The leg band does not include a silicone gripper, which would be a nice touch, but to be honest, these shorts don’t ride up much at all, so they really don’t need it.  These shorts also have a small lining, right where you need it, so you can wear these shorts without underwear.  Finally, these shorts have attractive flat-lock seams that run diagonally across the thigh, creating a nice shape.

My only complaints are that the short only comes in black, grey, and a superhero midnight blue (more colors would be nice) and that the Road Runner Sports logo on the leg quickly starts to peel off after only a few washes.  However, other than that, the shorts have held up very well after repeated washings.  Also, keep in mind that, despite the description, these are not true “compression” shorts.

The best part about these shorts is that they are only $31.49 with the VIP discount from Road Runner Sports.  They are available up to an XL, which will fit a 34″ waist.

These are absolutely my new favorite running shorts and I look forward to getting a lot of use out of them this summer!


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