- Q & A
Fit (4ish*), Smell (1 *)
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 30
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 165lbs
I bought these after misplacing my topo designs lightweight mountain shorts shortly after buying them. They were pretty sweet, but I felt in the long run, they would rip cause of the lack of stretch and tight fit.
What I wanted from these:
- Slim fit
- Gusseted crotch
- Above the knee
- Quick drying, do everything short
- No cargo pockets
These definitely met all of those things! I was stoked after putting them on and walking around in them. Great (slim fit). I sized down to a 30 for this. The waist still fits due to a slight extension on the button. The material was crazy light, soft, and just a little stretchy. I took them on a hike that day and to the gym the next day. That's when I noticed a bad trend.
After just two wears (with extensive sweating), they smelled like a pubescent gym locker room at max capacity. This was pretty off putting. I have never had this happen with any other synthetic short.
This inspired me to buy WIN sport detergent and an Odoban sport odor releaser because I loved the shorts but couldn't stand smelling that bad. After two cycles with a pre-treatment odor releaser used, they still smell like it before I even put them on.
I wonder if it's cause they are so light and thin? Either way, you have to take this in to consideration when buying, unless you somehow produce no body odor.
Maybe they can add an anti microbial to next round? This would make this short a winner for sure.