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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 fabric
  • FlashDry paneling
  • Built-in FlashDry stretch liner
  • Drawcord
  • Stitchless chafe-free design

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5 5

embrace the 5" inseam

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 7"
    Weight: 164 lbs
    Size Purchased: Medium

I was looking for a short to wear on my long runs in the hot LA summer. This short fits the bill with quick drying fabric, a good fit (32-33 in waist, size M perfect), and pockets for gels and such. I like the dark turquoise color as well. Only wish I could have found more at the price I got these.

5 5

My go to short

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 8"
    Weight: 140 lbs
    Size Purchased: small

I run in heat alot, and apparently sweat alot. While these shorts do get overwhelmed on occasion, they do dry faster than most other running shorts. The pockets are plentiful and easy to use while running as well.

3 5

Great fit, poor quality

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 8"
    Weight: 155 lbs
    Size Purchased: Small

I'm on my 3rd pair of these, the first two were sent back to TNF for replacement. 1st gen fabric (2012ish) was great, but didn't last 10 runs. 2nd pair had seems coming undone. Waited over 2 months for their warranty dept to basically conclude they couldn't repair and sent me a new pair. New fabrics in this generation - burlier and heavier but still nice to the touch. The seams on the 2015 shorts look like they were sewn by rookies. I don't think I've seen this poor quality in a premium product. Hopefully this is a one off but then you wonder about the QC at their factory. You can get better sewing on the shorts at Target.

That being said, these continue to be the best fitting, most comfortable running shorts I've ever worn. From 5ks to trail runs to marathons. The liner is cut perfectly, the waistband doesn't chafe or rub, the length is perfect. I wear 31 waist dress pants and the smalls fit perfectly.

I just wish their products and the longevity were at the same level as their ad campaigns and marketing hype. Comfort = 5 stars. Durability and Warranty process = 1.5 stars.