Readers, how do you hydrate and fuel on long runs?
Today I took my Xersion running shorts out for a test drive. They're basically like the Nike running shorts, but cheaper. Xersion makes FABULOUS capri-length running pants that are identical in appearance and performance to my Nike running capris, but cheaper, so I was pretty excited to try out these shorts.
Xersion™ Woven Running Short
Price: $22.00 but frequently on sale for 40% off or more
Description: "Xersion™ running shorts offer comfort-driven features for those long-lasting runs. Running short liner, quick dry, credit card pocket, waistband drawstring, 3 1/4" inseam, washable, polyester."
Review: I bought these because people just love the Nike running shorts, and these look the same, so I figured they were probably just as good since the capris are! And at $14 on sale, I figured they were a steal.
PROS: The material feels and looks nice. Comes in different colors. Inexpensive. The lining doesn't rub or chafe even on a 17 miler.
CONS: The shorts bunch up at the crotch. BOO. I'm pretty sure I got the right size (small), so I'm not sure what the issue is. Maybe that my thighs rub together? Whatever it is, I need my shorts to stay where they're at, and these shorts don't. I don't know if Nike shorts would give me the same problems or not.
If you love your Nikes and want a cheap alternative, or want to try out running shorts, for $14, it's worth a try if you don't mind bunching. I think I'm gonna stick with spandex compression pants and shorts!
Lipgloss + Spandex rating: