Men's 5" Essential Run Short

Brooks 5" Essential Men's Running Shorts

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$36.00 $22.00

Style #210275

Like a basic, but better. With mesh insets to keep you cool all summer, and secure zip pocket for on-the-run essentials, this simple, smart, lightweight short is up for any run, any time.

• Fit: Semi-fitted
• 5" inseam
• Woven moisture-transfer polyester shell
• 100% moisture-transfer crepe liner for dry comfort
• Drawstring, elastic waistband with internal key/I.D. pocket
• Secure rear zip pocket is big enough to hold a slim tri-fold wallet

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Specifications

  • use: Running
  • Climate: 65F and above
  • inseam: 4"-6"
  • Fit: Relaxed
  • Type of Liner: Underwear
  • Drawstring: Yes
  • Number of Pockets: 2
  • Reflectivity: 360 degrees of Retroreflectivity
  • Type of Pockets: Internal Key Pocket, Back Invisible Zip Pocket
  • Fabric: Main Body: 100% moisture-transfer polyester; Gusset and Splice: 100% moisture-transfer polyester mesh; Liner: 100% moisture-transfer polyester crepe

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5" Essential Run Short
 
4.5

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (62)
  • Lightweight (59)
  • Breathable (54)
  • Allows free movement (47)
  • Dries quickly (46)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Running (62)
  • Warm weather (31)
  • Competition (21)
  • Gym (15)
  • Casual wear (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      96% 

      (45 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (36), Casual/ recreational (11), Competitive athlete (10), Gym rat (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (60)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect

I'm a gastric bypass patient. 2 years post-surgery. My first 90 pounds came off pretty quick thanks to the surgery but I never reached my goal of 110 pounds so I took up running...Read complete review

I'm a gastric bypass patient. 2 years post-surgery. My first 90 pounds came off pretty quick thanks to the surgery but I never reached my goal of 110 pounds so I took up running a year ago and real serious in the last 6 months. Running has allowed me to lose an additional 25 pounds in the last 3 months. When I got serious about my running I went to a local running store (Rush Running) and got a pair of Brooks Ghost 6. I had been running with Nike Air 4.0 off the shelf (Terrible). What a difference. Amazing! So when I started looking for new running shorts I stuck with Brooks. I now have 4 pair and they are perfect. The 3.5 shorts are too short for me and I hate the 7 inchers at my knees. 5 Inch length for me. I have tried the 2 in 1 shorts and I'm not a fan of any brand. Brooks are lightweight, true to size and very comfy. The latest I ordered on sale. I would order Brooks no matter the price but a bargain was nice.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't get wet...

I use these type of shorts for casual running and training. At first glance I like the look and feel of the shorts for warm weather running, but there is one feature that I...Read complete review

I use these type of shorts for casual running and training. At first glance I like the look and feel of the shorts for warm weather running, but there is one feature that I didn't notice until the shorts got wet. At that point, the material used for the liner causes considerable chafing... Normal sweating caused some minor chafing after ~8 miles, and running in the rain will cause the liner to start chafing almost immediately. I'd compare the feeling to running with sandpaper in my shorts. I'll continue to use them, but only for short distances on non-humid/cooler days.

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4.0

Running short review

By 

from Akron, OH

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Competition
    • Running
    • Warm Weather

    Comments about 5" Essential Run Short:

    For personal training and practice for running competitions.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Run Short

    By 

    from Kansas City, MO

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Dries Quickly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Running

      Comments about 5" Essential Run Short:

      I use these shorts to run half marathons.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Really great product.

      By 

      from Kansas City, MO

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Dries Quickly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Running
        • Warm Weather

        Comments about 5" Essential Run Short:

        Use this product when running 5k's, 10k's and half marathons.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Great pair of running shorts!

        By 

        from Tacoma WA

        About Me Gym Rat

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Dries Quickly
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gym
          • Running

          Comments about 5" Essential Run Short:

          Great fit and love the colors! Shoes, shirts, shorts--I have found everything I have that is Brooks is high quality and great comfort.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Great Shorts

          By 

          from Spokane wa

          About Me Gym Rat

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Dries Quickly
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gym
            • Running
            • Warm Weather

            Comments about 5" Essential Run Short:

            Perfect for runnning and gym workouts. Everything stays covered. I do have 1 pair that has pulled from the seam at the back and I don't know how to fix it since it is nylon.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Great Shorts

            By 

            from Tucson, AZ

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gym
              • Running
              • Warm Weather

              Comments about 5" Essential Run Short:

              When I first started runnning I tried a 9 inch short, but it felt weird running in them. I bought these shorts perfect length for me.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              love these shorts

              By 

              from Las Vegas

              About Me Competitive Athlete

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Dries Quickly
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

              • Tie String Needs Grommets

              Best Uses

              • Anytime
              • Competition
              • Running

              Comments about 5" Essential Run Short:

              Great shorts, just wore them in a marathon, very comfortable and lightweight. The only issue is with the way they tie. I think they need grommets to keep the string from sucking into the fabric which makes them hard to untie.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              great shorts

              By 

              from Charlotte, NC

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Competition
                • Running

                Comments about 5" Essential Run Short:

                nice shorts.....looking forwar to many miles in them

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                great value

                By 

                from Baton Rouge City, LA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Running
                  • Warm Weather

                  Comments about 5" Essential Run Short:

                  As a recovering fatboy, these don't ride up on my (beautiful) thunder thighs like other shorts. Short enough to make you look like a real runner with enough coverage to spare my fellow runners from the VIP show. Pockets hold a ton and the zipper is easy to work while under way. Will buy these as long as they make 'em.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Great shorts

                  By 

                  from Staten Island, NY

                  About Me Gym Rat

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Dries Quickly
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gym
                    • Running
                    • Warm Weather

                    Comments about 5" Essential Run Short:

                    I think Brooks Running make the best running clothes.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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