I’ve been in need of new running shorts for a while now. Especially since warm weather is officially here and rotating two pairs of shorts, one of which feels far too long, is becoming a bit tedious. It literally took me a day to decide which shorts to get from the Sugoi lineup.
Ultimately, I decided on the Sugoi Spearhead Short. When they came and I took them out of the packaging, it was like I was holding tissue paper! They are so incredibly light, but just be sure that I wouldn’t bust through them at first stride, I gave them a firm tug. Sure enough, the Hexlite fabric the shorts are made out of felt as strong, yet supple, as anything I’ve gotten my hands on before, if not far more so.
On my first run in the shorts, the only thing that told my that I wasn’t running down the road naked was the also super light mesh liner. The length of the shorts is perfect for my taste; not too short and not long at all. They gave a perfect range of motion and offered now resistance to my legs at any point during my run.
One thing I will point out that may be an issue for heavy sweaters like myself is that, with fabric so light, if it gets wet with sweat, it tends to stick a bit. I noticed this on my first run, which was a rather hard tempo of ten miles. On my second run, which was much longer, coming in at 20.5 miles, I was wearing my usual compression liners which had been absent on my first run. This time, there was no sticking at all and the shorts continued to wear like a dream.
I’m sure that I’ll have more to say about these shorts as I get many more runs in them under my belt, but for now, if you’re looking for a super light, comfortable and strong running short, this is a great place to begin and end your search.
Buy on Amazon: Sugoi Men’s Spearhead Running Short
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Born and raised in the great state of Virginia, Brandon is a former opera singer (true story) who’s had the outdoors flowing through his veins since day one. Brandon now lives in Colorado with his daughter Sydney (AKA, Baby Gearist).