Women's D'Lite Racer 2.5" Shorts

Women's D'lite Racer 2.5" Short

$50.00 $30.00

Style #220542

The lightest short in our line, the D'lite Racer 2½" Short delivers amazing function with very few materials. Energy Loops hold your gels without added bulk and a tacked side split keeps it breezy.

• Fit" Semi-fitted
• 2½" inseam
• Ultra-light and cool woven fabric
• Tacked side split extends to waistband for better breathability
• Back mesh pocket stores your essentials
• Dual Energy Loops store your energy gels and cargo without adding bulk
• Front/back retroreflectivity

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Specifications

  • use: Running
  • Climate: 65F and above
  • inseam: <4"
  • Fit: Semi-Fitted
  • Fabric: Main Body: 100% nylon; Liner: 100% moisture-tranfer polyester crepe

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D'lite Racer 2.5" Short
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Breathable (7)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Allows free movement (4)
  • Dries quickly (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Running (7)
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (6 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Competitive athlete (4), Enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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2.0

Not flattering

By 

from Flagstaff, AZ

About Me Competitive Athlete

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Running
    • Warm Weather

    Comments about D'lite Racer 2.5" Short:

    I ordered these in XS but they weren't flattering so I sent them back.

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

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Light and comfy

    By 

    from Iowa City,IA

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'lite Racer 2.5" Short:

        New favorite running shorts. Barely feels like you have anything on.

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Like Running Without Shorts

        By 

        from Jersey City, NJ

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Allows Free Movement
        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Dries Quickly
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Running

          Comments about D'lite Racer 2.5" Short:

          These shorts are nearly perfect. You basically forget you're wearing them, they're that light, and they're short enough that they don't flap around your thighs annoyingly.

          The only downfall (and I mention it only because I'm hoping Brooks designers will read these reviews and make this tiny adjustment) is that there isn't a convenient, secure pocket to hold a key and ID card. The pocket in the back is handy, but there's no secure closure, so I end up jamming my driver's license inside and safety-pinning my key to make sure it won't fall out.

          Otherwise, though, these shorts are essentially perfect. In fact, I think it's time to buy a few more pairs.

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

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Am I Even Wearing Shorts?

          By 

          from NYC

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Allows Free Movement
          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Pocket Problems

          Best Uses

          • Running

          Comments about D'lite Racer 2.5" Short:

          Seriously, these shorts are about as close as you can get to not wearing any shorts as all. When I'm wearing them, I completely forget about them--which is exactly what you want from any running gear.

          My only gripe (and the only factor that prevented a 5-star rating) is the front inner pocket. It is just a tad too big and loose to hold anything like a key (I tried that and the key ended up bouncing around uncomfortably and finally escaping into the shorts underwear liner), but too small to hold anything like a credit card or ID. Fortunately, there's a snug little pocket right below the waistband at the back of the shorts that seems a safe bet for keys and other tiny items.

          So bottom line: these are a great bet for any summer runner willing to show some leg!

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

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          5.0

          New favorite short!

          By 

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Competitive Athlete

          Brooks Fanatics - Sponsored Athletes

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Running

            Comments about D'lite Racer 2.5" Short:

            Love these shorts! They're lightweight and super comfortable. They have loops for gels in the back (haven't tested them out yet, but looks like they'll be great for races) and a pocket. My new go-to short.

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

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Like they aren't even there!

            By 

            from Richmond, VA

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Running
              • Warm Weather

              Comments about D'lite Racer 2.5" Short:

              Love these shorts! Literally cannot feel that they are even there. Fabric is super light. Sit a little lower than other Brooks shorts and are pretty short which I like. Can't wait to try them out on a longer run.

              • Fit:
              • Feels true to size

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              5.0

              finally a good fit!

              By 

              from Boulder Co

              About Me Competitive Athlete

              Pros

              • Allows Free Movement
              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Dries Quickly
              • Fit Waist And Rear
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Competition
                • Running

                Comments about D'lite Racer 2.5" Short:

                I can never find shorts that fit my waist and butt. These shorts fit both, and well. They're on the shorter side, but it makes them very moveable. All around the best shorts i've found in years.

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

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                5.0

                They got it right!

                By 

                from Bellingham,Wa

                About Me Competitive Athlete

                Pros

                • Allows Free Movement
                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Competition
                  • Running

                  Comments about D'lite Racer 2.5" Short:

                  Ladies who want a short for workouts and races these are it! I have tons of different types of Brooks shorts and these are by far the best I have ever come across. They have a great fit, are light and do not restrict movement at all. I want every color possible.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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