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The North Face Better Than Naked 3.5in Split Short - Men's

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    3.5 inches of fast-drying fury.

    The North Face Men's Better Than Naked Split 3.5in Split Short sports stretchy FlashDry mesh panels to keep you running comfortably whether you're halfway through a marathon or a grueling training run. These FlashDry panels also wick moisture and dry quickly to keep you prime from the first mile all the way to the last. An integrated crepe liner offers next-to-skin comfort while a bit of elastane works with the 3.5-inch inseam to ensure a wide range of motion for sprinting to the finish line. A zippered security pocket stores an energy gel or house key.

    • Ultralight ripstop
    • FlashDry panels
    • Built-in FlashDry stretch liner
    • Adjustable waist
    • Storage rear pockets
    • Zippered back pocket
    • Item #TNF023C

    Tech Specs

    [main] 100% polyester ripstop, [panel] 100% polyester, [liner] 58% recycled polyester, 42% polyester, [liner] 84% recycled polyester, 16% elastane
    3.5 in
    2 storage rear, 1 zippered back
    elastic, drawstring
    Split Leg
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Comfortable Shorts

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

    I use to wear Patagonia Strider Pro 5" and I want to wear more short inseam. The shorts fit nice and light for me.
    They has 4 pockets at back and 1 pocket with zipper but 4 pockets does not work well. I mean good for gel only but Patagonia has more bigger or longer pocket that good store for the rain jacket.
    Over all The shorts great for short even long distance running.

    Very comfortable, silly pockets

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

    I've owned 3 pairs of the 5" version of these shorts and I loved them. I picked up a pair of the 3.5" shorts, and they are very light and comfortable. These aren't the split shorts, but incidentally they do have a pretty good split on the side.

    But on almost every pair I own of these shorts, they have different pockets. The 3.5" shorts have these tiny little pockets. The left pocket is nice enough for a gel or two. The left two pockets are awkwardly small (for no reason) and you have to cram a gel into each one. The rear zip pocket is the only pocket that's stayed the same through the years.


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

    I purchased these shorts to replace some of my older 5 inch inseam brooks shorts. I decided to try these based on my experience with the BTN long haul shorts (which I've loved).

    I have really enjoyed these in hot weather, as the name implies it does feel as if you aren't being restricted by anything. The material is incredibly light, the drawstring and waistband haven't given me any issues holding the trousers up even with the pockets packed up, and after multiple washes.

    There are four pockets, all located on the back waistband. The first (left to right) is a larger pocket around 4 inches long and 2 inches high. The stretchy material allows you to fit some surprising objects in here, as long as you can get them through the smaller opening.

    The middle pocket is a standard zipper pocket found on many running shorts. Just barely large enough for an Iphone 5 (with a medium size case), it also has some stretch and stays pretty still when running.

    The final two pockets on the right side are perfect for gels. I can fit two gels in each, though it's much easier to access them with one in each.

    The liner on the inside of the shorts is very breathable, helps anything from sneaking out of the shorts. Always helpful when running in public.

    Overall another great product and has moved my running short collection closer to becoming exclusively north face.