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

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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
 
4.2

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (28)
  • Lightweight (27)
  • Breathable (22)
  • Dries quickly (21)
  • Stylish (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Running (26)
  • Warm weather (20)
  • Competition (13)
  • Anytime (8)
  • Gym (8)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      81% 

      (21 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (19), Competitive athlete (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

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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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent shorts

By 

from Albany, NY

About Me Competitive Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Pockets

Best Uses

  • Running
  • Warm Weather

Comments about Sherpa IV 5"" Short:

The side pockets are only useful for holding an energy gel and are just too small for anything else. The back pocket is great for keys/ID though.

That's really the only possible complaint. I got these on sale so the price point wasn't a problem. Otherwise a brilliant pair of shorts.

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

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great shorts, with minor flaw

By 

from New Orleans, LA

About Me Avid Athlete

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Fit

Best Uses

  • Competition
  • Running
  • Warm Weather

Comments about Sherpa IV 5"" Short:

These shorts are pretty great. I like the three-pocket design - the back pocket is zippered and waterproof, and the two side pockets are small and secured with small velcro strips. The side pockets are the perfect size to hold one gel each, and the back pocket is considerably bigger. These shorts are good for moisture management as well - they don't necessarily keep me dry on long runs in the New Orleans summer, but that is not, strictly speaking, possible. It's summer in a swamp.
There is one flaw however, which other reviewers mentioned as well. The liner runs very small - to avoid chafing you might want to size up. The waistband has a drawstring, so this is easy to live with.

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

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Gel pockets too bouncy

By 

from Flagstaff, AZ

About Me Competitive Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor design
  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Running
  • Warm Weather

Comments about Sherpa IV 5"" Short:

With a name like "Sherpa," you'd think these shorts would be able to carry stuff comfortably for a long run. Nope. The gel pockets hang way far down into the baggy fabric area, so they bounce all around. They need to be more angled and fixed to the liner (or entirely to a thick waistband) so they don't bounce. Also, the zip pocket is small and the zipper should be at the top vs the middle. Good ideas, poor execution.

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

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

fantastic shorts

By 

from boston, ma

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Great pockets

Cons

  • Brief Is A Bit Tight

Best Uses

  • Running

Comments about Sherpa IV 5"" Short:

i really liked these shorts. i had actually ordered a Medium, originally, but returned them because they were too big. got the Small and they fit very well. lots of freedom to move, great zipper, great pockets. moisture would pour off the shorts like i was wearing nothing. love them.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Shorts.

By 

from Oklahoma

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime
    • Gym
    • Running
    • Warm Weather
    • Yoga/Dance

    Comments about Sherpa IV 5"" Short:

    These are my new favorite shorts. I don't really like the liner, but I use them for teaching my fitness class almost everyday.

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

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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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        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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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