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The North Face Better Than Naked 5in Running Short - Men's


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    3 Reviews


    A superior alternative to streaking.

    The North Face Men's Better Than Naked Running Short lives up to its name thanks to FlashDry technology. Its ultralight body utilizes these stretchy mesh panels to ensure airflow without compromising mobility, and the FlashDry liner moves moisture away from your skin to speed evaporation and keep you dry throughout your run.

    • Ultralight ripstop
    • FlashDry paneling
    • Built-in FlashDry liner
    • Adjustable waist
    • Storage rear pockets
    • Zippered back pocket
    • Item #TNF022Z

    Tech Specs

    [main] 100% polyester ripstop, [panel] 100% polyester, [liner] 84% recycled polyester, 16% elastane
    5 in
    2 storage rear, 1 zippered back
    elastic, drawstring
    Recommended Use
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    Great for running or hiking

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: L

    Bought these for my husband and he loves them.
    He wanted a new pair of running shorts that weren't too high on the leg, but not so long that he'd be bothered by them riding up.
    These seem to be the perfect length and fit. He's pretty solid in the thigh department, so they fit close, but that makes them all the more perfect for running.
    He tells me they are super comfortable and the pocket is exactly the right size for taking your keys or gels etc.
    Bought them in the blue, which make a nice change from all his other pairs of black shorts!

    My favorite trail running shorts

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    These were the first pair of trail running shorts I bought several years ago. Since then I've gotten 3 more pairs in different versions. Those original black shorts are still my favorite. They are so soft and comfortable after so many runs and washes. They still look great and are holding up fine.

    I've used these shorts for several ultras and one Grand Canyon R2R2R. I used one pair for Oregon and Washington thru hiking the PCT. I did 900 miles wearing them 99% of the time. I once wore them for 15 days without taking a shower and I am not sure they ever left my body. If you're going to wear a pair of shorts for over two weeks straight, they'd better be comfortable! That pair is getting a little worn on the edges but I still wear them a lot for running and they are doing great.

    The pocket design has changed over the years. I can usually fit at least 4 gels combined in the side pockets, and 2 more in the zipper pocket if I need to. Only one version of these could I fit my phone in. I've always worn medium with a 31-32 inch waist.

    Go to running shorts

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Numerous pockets for gels and credit cards/cash etc. Very supportive liner that isn't too constrictive and doesn't ride up. The style is clean and the legnth, for me, is spot on. I now own two pair.