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Post  Ben Z on Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:16 pm

Simply put, these are the best shorts I have ever worn. The price is a bit crazy but once they go on sale I'll be picking up a few more pair.

http://www.zappos.com/the-north-face-mens-better-than-naked-short-tnf-black?ef_id=UOs1DAAAV3uye-Jo:20130315201311:s

With a zippered pocket in back plus dual rear side pockets for gels they are great raceday shorts or long run shorts. But what really makes them great is the liner (no chafing issues in my inner thighs which is common for me) and the unbelievably fast-drying properties. I tend to think most things like 'Flashdry' are just for marketing purposes but it really works. I've never seen a short absorb water/sweat so well and then get dry in a hurry like these. Hands down my new favorite running short.
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Post  dot520 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:46 pm

So with the quick dry, you can be like the elite guys and just 'go' on the fly. Shocked
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Post  mountandog on Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:26 pm

ordered a pair. see if i agree.
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Post  carleenp on Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:05 pm

Hmmm. Here are the Women's on sale. I just ordered a pair. http://www.alssports.com/Product.aspx?pf_id=10206524
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Post  Ben Z on Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:14 pm

@mountandog wrote:ordered a pair. see if i agree.

Let me know what you think...I just love them. By not having an inner thigh seam it definitely has almost completely eliminated chafing issues for me. I'm going to order the blue pair soon.
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Post  Ben Z on Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:52 am

@mountandog wrote:ordered a pair. see if i agree.

Thoughts?
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Post  Ben Z on Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:52 am

@carleenp wrote:Hmmm. Here are the Women's on sale. I just ordered a pair. http://www.alssports.com/Product.aspx?pf_id=10206524

Thoughts?
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Post  mountandog on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:54 am

tried them last night for the first time. awesome. will use them at BOS.
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Post  Ben Z on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:49 am

@mountandog wrote:tried them last night for the first time. awesome. will use them at BOS.

Nice!

Next up is a shirt that cools while you sweat:

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-MountainHardwear_US-Site/default/mProduct-Show?pid=OM5520&start=12

Trail running gear is awesome.
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Post  ounce on Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:48 am

REI.com and Runningwarehouse.com also sells those shorts for the same price.

I'll have to keep these in mind.
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Post  carleenp on Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:26 pm

@Ben Z wrote:
@carleenp wrote:Hmmm. Here are the Women's on sale. I just ordered a pair. http://www.alssports.com/Product.aspx?pf_id=10206524

Thoughts?

Specifically for women, you won't like these if you need longer shorts to avoid chaffing on your inner thighs. Some women need this and some don't.

Beyond that, I like the shorts. They are extremely light and airy. The pocket design is also very nice. But I probably won't be able to use them for runs over about 8-10 miles (making those pockets fairly unnecessary) based on my first comment about chaffing.
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Post  dot520 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:52 pm

Carleen: I took a look at them and they sure did look short, so nixed the idea and now you've confirmed that they are a lead up to chafing. Bummer.
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Post  carleenp on Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:20 pm

@dot520 wrote:Carleen: I took a look at them and they sure did look short, so nixed the idea and now you've confirmed that they are a lead up to chafing. Bummer.

Yeah, it is a bummer. If they were a tad longer, they would be awesome shorts. On a related note though, I looked at Race Ready today and they have updated their shorts designs. I love their shorts, but always thought they were rather unattractive. They look a bit nicer now.
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Post  Ben Z on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:58 am

They make a 5" version in men's I know. Not women's?

Too bad, as I have zero chafing issues with this short.
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Post  Kenny B. on Tue May 14, 2013 2:54 pm

Nice find, Ben! They look a little long for my liking but I know Body Glide makes a good amount of money off of me in the summer as I must use it for the inner thighs when wearing my short shorts. Might be worth a try for the long haul and ultra events!
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Post  Ben Z on Tue May 14, 2013 5:36 pm

@Kenny B. wrote:Nice find, Ben! They look a little long for my liking but I know Body Glide makes a good amount of money off of me in the summer as I must use it for the inner thighs when wearing my short shorts. Might be worth a try for the long haul and ultra events!

Not the 'short' version Kenny. Unless you want to be showing something NONE of us should be seeing! The version that I love is a 3" short - and that's pretty short Wink
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Post  Kenny B. on Tue May 14, 2013 6:38 pm

@Ben Z wrote:
@Kenny B. wrote:Nice find, Ben! They look a little long for my liking but I know Body Glide makes a good amount of money off of me in the summer as I must use it for the inner thighs when wearing my short shorts. Might be worth a try for the long haul and ultra events!

Not the 'short' version Kenny. Unless you want to be showing something NONE of us should be seeing! The version that I love is a 3" short - and that's pretty short Wink

3" is short enough I don't go shorter! I did not know they have a 3" version. Now you got my attention! ugh this just does not sound right! Thanks Rolling Eyes

Edit: I looked them up they only have 3.5" shorts. If it ain't 3" it just feels to long for me. I like to get peoples attention. LOL
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Post  Ben Z on Fri May 24, 2013 4:36 pm

Picked up a second pair. These are just perfect.
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Post  Mark B on Fri May 24, 2013 5:49 pm

@Ben Z wrote:Picked up a second pair. These are just perfect.

Got a pair on your glowing recommendation. I like the shorter length (though I seem to have a tan line from my longer Nike trail short...) but they do give me a wedgie sometimes when I'm climbing hills. Shocked
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Post  Ben Z on Fri May 24, 2013 6:02 pm

@Mark B wrote:
@Ben Z wrote:Picked up a second pair. These are just perfect.

Got a pair on your glowing recommendation. I like the shorter length (though I seem to have a tan line from my longer Nike trail short...) but they do give me a wedgie sometimes when I'm climbing hills. Shocked

They are scientifically proven not to give wedgies if you run each and every hill you encounter Mark Very Happy

But seriously, that's odd. I haven't experienced that yet.
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Post  amyjoann on Thu May 30, 2013 6:43 pm

I have northface better than naked jacket and I love it it keeps me warm and dry,but it also is light .Expensive but well worth it it dries like a champ as well,I do wish it had more pockets though
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