TOP RUNNING SHORTS FOR MEN
Gentlemen, it’s time to break out the shorts and get running. 2020 will be a memorable year by any standards. At JackRabbit we challenge everyone for mental and physical wellbeing to be consistent with your runs. Whatever the year presents, a running routine lends itself to beginning or ending the day on a high note.
With that in mind and to help keep your cool as the temperatures rise, here are a selection of our favorite men’s running shorts now available at JackRabbit for the 2020 summer running season.
The best of two worlds is found in the Nike Dri Fit Flex Stride 2-in-1 Shorts. Compression shorts underneath with a lightweight fabric overshort. Support and freedom in one, not a bad combination.
These men’s running and exervise shorts feature 2 side pockets and a zipper back pocket big enough to hold phone. Add to that, there is an adjustable fit drawcord to keep the shorts exactly where they should be.
– INSEAM: 7 Inches
– TYPE: Compression
– BEST FOR: Runs and general workouts and streetwear
NEW BALANCE IMPACT 5″ RUN SHORT
Classic navy from the pioneers at New Balance, the Impact 5″ Running Short has the perfect inseam – not to short, not too long, just right. These tech running shorts feature drop-in hip pockets and zip pocket at the back to keep valuables safe. The running shorts have a comfort elastic waistband with internal drawstring to dial in the fit and an inner brief for added comfort.
For a nod back to the glory days of running, the New Balance Impact Shorts features a small side split for increased mobility; you won’t be held back on your hill repeats in these.
– INSEAM: 5 Inches
– TYPE: Non-compression
– BEST FOR: Training runs and racing
BROOKS SHERPA 5″ SHORTS
The Sherpa 5″ Running Shorts are a classic running short from the revered Brooks Running. The ‘Sherpa’s’ reveal two angled envelope pockets – one on each side – to give you a double option of where you want to stash your gels and other run nutrition. Inside there is an inner security pocket for your phone or keys.
Keeping things cool, there is a sweat-wicking mesh brief liner and to keep things safe, there is a stretch drawcord on the elastic waistband. All you need to do is pull on these shorts and go.
INSEAM: 5 Inches
BEST FOR: Weekday training runs
RHONE 7″ VERSATILITY LINED RUNNING SHORT
Rhone is the Mercedes of men’s running apparel. Understated, exquisitly tailored and of unparalleled quality. The 7″ Versatility Lined Running Shorts are made from Italian lightweight fabric with flatlock seams that lends an cooler sophistication as well as temperature to your runs. Inside they have layered in a zippered invisible pocket and a lightweight boxer brief liner with their GOLDFUSION™ Anti-Odor Technology.
INSEAM: 7 Inches
BEST FOR: Training runs and general fitness
UNDER ARMOUR QUALIFIER SPEEDPOCKET SHORTS
For those gentlemen into the skinny jeans look, the Under Armour Qualifier Speedpocket Shorts are made for you. These UA Speedpockets are almost tailored shorts with a fitted next-to-the-skin feel without the squeeze of compression shorts. This cut means they are optimal for runs where you don’t want to feel the fabric flapping, but you’re not ready to go ‘full on Kipchoge’ in your running attire. While they are more fitted, they are also fully flexible; you won’t be held back by these shorts.
Keeping to the sleek design, these men’s running shorts have an expandable center-front waistband pocket that is water-resistant to keeps your phone secure and importantly offers no-bounce storage.
INSEAM: 7 Inches
TYPE: Fitted and flexible
BEST FOR: Training runs
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MELANIE MITCHELL
Melanie Mitchell is a triathlete with a gear problem. Having raced for more years than she cares to mention, she’s run in most shoe types at some point or another. Originally from England, she started running in the rain and now runs in the Colorado sun and appreciates her luck every day.
As JackRabbit’s resident tri-geek, her goal is to keep racing long enough to qualify for Ironman World Championships in her twilight years through sheer determination over talent. As a freckled person, she’s also holding out for sponsorship from a sunscreen brand.