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Men's Elite 9" Training Short



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Men's Elite 9" Training Short

The Elite 9" Training Short is the perfect short for cross-training or for those who want more coverage while running. It uses the same materials and construction as our 5" short and is designed to balance performance, comfort and function. It's available in five sizes and two colors: black with silver reflective hits, and black with acid lime hits (non-reflective).

The 9" Training Short uses a highly technical base textile – an ultra-lightweight and quiet, four-way stretch polyester spandex with C6 Durable Water Repellency (DWR) to bead away sweat and rain. It's constructed with a mix of sewn and bonded seams. We used premium Framis thermobonded tape where possible instead of traditional sewn seams, to lighten the short and minimize chafing. Bonded leg vents and an inseam gusset help freedom of movement. Unlike the 5", the 9" does have side pockets, so it can crossover easily to more casual use.

We tackled two storage challenges with this short: 1) making a pocket that can securely hold a phone while running or cross-training and 2) making a key pocket that actually works.

For the phone, we built a 5.5" back pocket that is shaped specifically to hold securely an iPhone 6 or equivalent size phone with a normal case (not a 6+). You can also store gels, nutrition, a wallet, credit cards, or other special needs items. We used a hydrophobic membrane and bonded seam construction on the inside of the pocket to help prevent sweat from getting at your phone or whatever else is in the back pocket. However, please note this pocket is not waterproof.  A premium YKK #3 semi-autolocking zipper rounds out the back pocket to help keep your valuables safe.

For those who like to workout with a single key, we built a laser-cut integrated key pocket on the inside hip of the short, and designed the pocket so that a key will not eject while running or jumping, like standard fold-over pockets. (It also won't poke you while doing squats or lunges.) The key pocked is bonded to the liner, so it is only available on that version of the short.

Additional details include a full elastic waistband with a high-stretch drawcord that won't cut off your circulation and makes a very small knot to reduce bulk at the waist.

The lined version of this short includes a soft, lightweight knit mesh with XT2® silver threads, which are naturally anti-microbial and help reduce odor. The liner has a 7" inseam, almost the length of the short, and is form fitting though not overly compressive. It is optimized for moisture wicking and keeps you from being exposed at the gym while doing exercises on your back, like bench press or flys or stretching.

This short has a 9" inseam.

Made in the USA.

Run Apparel Sizing

English Chart

Our shirts have a trim, athletic fit. Size up for a more relaxed fit.

CHEST 36" 36" 39" 39" 42" 42" 45" 48"
WAIST 30"30" 33" 33" 36" 36" 40" 43"
HIPS 36"36" 39"39" 42"42" 45" 48"
HEIGHT* - 6ft+ < 6ft 6ft+ < 6ft 6ft+ --

*Tall sizes recommended for men 6ft tall and above. Both sleeve and torso lengths are longer for tall sizes.

Metric Chart

CHEST 91cm91cm 99cm 99cm 107cm 107cm 114cm 122cm
WAIST 76cm76cm 84cm84cm 91cm 91cm 102cm 109cm
HIPS 91cm91cm 99cm 99cm 107cm107cm 114cm 122cm
HEIGHT* -183cm+ < 183cm 183cm+ < 183cm 183cm+ - -

*Tall sizes recommended for men 183cm tall and above. Both sleeve and torso lengths are longer for tall sizes.

Care Instructions

Our run apparel is made with the finest performance materials. Here are some tips to improve its longevity:

  • Rinse in cold water with mild detergent.
  • Hang dry only
  • Do not iron or put in a dryer, because our tops and bottoms are constructed with "no sew" welded tape seams, which can delaminate or otherwise deteriorate if placed in a dryer.

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If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, return it within 30 days of receipt and in saleable condition for a refund or like-for-like exchange.

If on receipt of your product, you are uncertain about your purchase please keep your product in the original packaging until you have decided whether or not you wish to keep it. All returns should be in ‘as new’ condition, both unwashed and unworn.

Read more about returns and exchanges, here.


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