A few weeks ago I reviewed the Tek Gear performance sleeveless shirts from Kohl’s. Since I like the sleeveless shirts so much, I thought that I would try some of their shorts. I couldn’t find any running shorts, but they did make a general pair of athletic shorts, and so I picked up a pair of them.
The shorts are certainly not bad for the price, but I wouldn’t say that they’re great. The material is still significantly heavier than I would like for long bouts of running, and as such, they tend to keep in more heat than would a thinner cotton blend. Also, they are quite long with a 9″ (~23cm) inseam. Though I didn’t necessarily need the extreme of running shorts–which are usually around 1″ – 2″ (2.5cm – 5cm, respectively)–I think that these shorts are too long to be comfortable for longer distances or periods of time. The pockets are a nice depth, though, and allow me to carry keys in them without the fear of them flying out, yet shallow enough that they are unobtrusive.
Overall, I think that the shorts are fairly high quality for the price (which is never full-price at Kohl’s), and that they serve nicely as general purpose shorts. However, for my particular wants out of a pair, there are better options that include shorter inseams and lighter, more breathable material.
So cut the bottom off of the pockets and resew them. You know how to sew.
That is true. I should put my mad sewing skills to work. :p
Simply cut them off.
But then the pockets will hang down. Nice idea though. 🙂