Men's Sherpa IV 5" Short

Brooks Sherpa IV 5" Men's Running Shorts

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$45.00 $27.00

Style #210579

The all-time favorite Sherpa Short keeps its revered fit and feel with enhancements like smart pocket storage. Our trusty, best-selling short is as reliable as its name implies.



• Fit: Semi-fitted
• 5-inch inseam
• Stretch woven shell
• Dual rear holster pockets
• Clamshell, water-resistant center back pocket with zipper
• Front/back retroreflectivity

  • Color: 984

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Specifications

  • Climate: 65F and above
  • inseam: 4"-6"
  • Fit: Semi-Fitted
  • Type of Liner: Underwear
  • Number of Pockets: 3
  • Reflectivity: Front and Back Retroreflectivity
  • Type of Pockets: Moisture Proof Back Pocket
  • Fabric: Main Body: 84% polyester/16% spandex; Liner: 88% nylon/12% LYCRA® Spandex mesh

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Sherpa IV 5" Short
 
4.3

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (24)
  • Lightweight (23)
  • Breathable (19)
  • Dries quickly (17)
  • Stylish (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Running (21)
  • Warm weather (16)
  • Competition (12)
  • Anytime (7)
  • Gym (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      82% 

      (18 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (16), Competitive athlete (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great but could be a bit greater.

I've taken these out for a couple long runs and they are really quite comfortable. They are light and cool. Like most products of this nature they retain some odor but that's nothing...Read complete review

I've taken these out for a couple long runs and they are really quite comfortable. They are light and cool. Like most products of this nature they retain some odor but that's nothing new. I love the back pocket being in the center which adds some balance if you put keys or gels in it. I really only have two minor issues which kind of go together. The side holster pockets, which are a great feature, could stand to be just a little deeper. I put a single Gu gel in each and that was just about all it could hold, due not only to the size of the pockets itself but the very thin bit of velcro. I found myself checking to make sure the velcro was secure much more than I would have liked. All in all these are a really nice pair of shorts and I would definitely recommend them to any runner.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

love their pants, tried their shorts

I absolutely love my Brooks pants, they're a workhorse for me in the fall and winter, so I decided to expand and try their shorts out. I measured the inseam of my Nike...Read complete review

I absolutely love my Brooks pants, they're a workhorse for me in the fall and winter, so I decided to expand and try their shorts out. I measured the inseam of my Nike shorts at 5" and bought the corresponding 5" Brooks shorts. When they arrived, however, they settle about 2-3 inches higher than my Nike shorts (which fall just above my knees).

In hindsight, total length would be a very helpful measurement for the website description. They offer free returns, which is nice, but I'm keeping them for comfortable race shorts (and to get some sun above my knees).

I'm not really a fan of the side pockets (compared to the rear pocket), which are a new experience for me, but I'll give them a shot as well and embrace change.

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5.0

Like wearing nothing!

By 

from Buffalo Grove, Illinois

About Me Competitive Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime
    • Cold Weather
    • Competition
    • Gym
    • Running
    • Warm Weather

    Comments about Sherpa IV 5" Short:

    I am an "Age Group" competitive runner. I do not like the shorts that approach or cover the knees that "stylish" runners seem to enjoy. These shorts are nearly perfect. The shorts seem to have too much material around, the waist is fine as I don't need the draw string (I wear the mediums).

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too big
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Good Shorts!

    By 

    from Houston, Texas

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Running

      Comments about Sherpa IV 5" Short:

      I use these shorts for running and they are good. Lightweight. Comfortable. Good pockets. From time to time I use them at the gym on leg day and they are a good length. The only improvements I'd suggest is a little more internal support and perhaps making one of the pockets bigger. As it stands now, they can really only hold keys, gels, small snacks and a few bucks.

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

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      3.0

      Nice Slants

      By 

      from Salinas, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Dries Quickly
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Restricts Movement

      Best Uses

      • Anytime
      • Competition
      • Running
      • Warm Weather

      Comments about Sherpa IV 5" Short:

      The shorts are a great shell with nice design and neat stripes. I don't need nor want a liner in my running shorts. I'd suggest making your running shorts available with the liner-less option.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too big
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Love them

      By 

      from Santa Barbara, CA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Dries Quickly
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Running

        Comments about Sherpa IV 5" Short:

        I've been running in Nike Distance 7" shorts for 2+ years, but switched to these now that the weather is warmer. I really like the placement of the zippered pocket on the Brooks shorts...the smaller pockets are on the "hips" and are not the most secure, but should hold a gel. These shorts do not have front/side pockets like many other shorts, but I got used to that.

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

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        4.0

        I'm glad I bought 2 pairs

        By 

        from Central Florida

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Dries Quickly
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Running
          • Warm Weather

          Comments about Sherpa IV 5" Short:

          I used these shorts for the first time on my morning run, temp in the mid 70's with typical Florida morning humidity, & I found them to be comfortable throughout the run. They were effective at wicking away the sweat & did not ride up or pinch.

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

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          4.0

          Almost perfect

          By 

          from Richmond, VA

          About Me Competitive Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Dries Quickly
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime

            Comments about Sherpa IV 5" Short:

            Great material, great fit, very good looking. This short has a waterproof pocket in the back center. Awesome for a key, but not big enough for a cell phone (which I almost never carry, anyway).
            It also has two small mesh "pockets" on either side. Not interior pockets, but just open mesh with a small square of velcro to keep it closed. You can put a gel in each of them, but not much more.
            This is a definite improvement on the average run short, but when distance training (or trail running @ slower pace), I want more places to carry stuff. There are times I would actually like to carry a phone, and maybe 4-5 gels.

            This is a really great short, but I'm waiting for someone to start including more pockets!

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

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            1.0

            Liner brief too small

            By 

            from Brooklyn, NY

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Fit
            • Restricts Movement
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sherpa IV 5" Short:

              The liner inside is too small compared to Brooks' previous running shorts, especially the amazing (but seemingly discontinued!) Essential Run shorts.

              The lack of breathe panels is a drag. The outer "stretch" material is stretchy, but that's pointless on shorts that are this short. They just ride up when you lift your legs far enough for them to stretch. The material has a greasy feeling that is uncomfortable.

              And to top it all off, the pockets are too small to be useful, and the closure is flimsy. Not sure what they think we will put in these... a bottle cap? A sparrow feather? Pointless.

              Bring back the Essential Run shorts!

              • Sizing:
              • Feels full size too small

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              5.0

              If you have been waiting to pick up a pair, don't wait!

              By 

              from Akron, OH

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Dries Quickly
              • Great Pockets All Around
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Running
                • Warm Weather

                Comments about Sherpa IV 5" Short:

                I have waited a long time to pick up a pair of Sherpa short, mainly due to price. Found this pair discounted. Now I wonder why I waited so long. Extremely comfortable for running and the gym. Plenty of comfort and give. New personal favorite.

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

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                5.0

                Short pants, long comfort

                By 

                from Garden Grove, CA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight
                • Perfect Price On Sale
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Running
                  • Warm Weather

                  Comments about Sherpa IV 5" Short:

                  Nice fitting short that is very comfortable. Three pockets are nice to have.

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

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                  3.0

                  Almost perfect!

                  By 

                  from Philadelphia, PA

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer
                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Dries Quickly
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                  • Small Built-in Underwear

                  Best Uses

                  • Running
                  • Warm Weather

                  Comments about Sherpa IV 5" Short:

                  The shorts look great, they fit and look sporty, but the built-in underwear are too small. They are very tight on the jock, and the seat is too small for the buttocks (and I don't have big butt at all!)...
                  They would make the built-in underwear better fitting. Otherwise, the shorts are great!

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

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