Nike Men's 7" Essential Swift Running Shorts
Good workout shorts
right length, liner adds structure, ride on waist just right
April 30, 2013
My husband really likes these shorts as they are comfortable for running. The problem with them is that they are so light and if you sweat a lot, it goes right through the fabric and looks like you've wet your pants!!! Not ideal for a long run.
April 16, 2013
Good all around hot weather trunk
Product is light weight, very comfortable and stayed on against strong ocean ebbing tide.
April 3, 2013
My reaction was "Meh"
These do what they're supposed to: provide support, be lightweight, wick moisture away. But they aren't the best at doing any of this.
First of all, for some reason the waistband is really loose. It's as if there's almost no elastic in it, so you have to cinch the drawstrings up really tight to make sure they aren't slipping or falling down.
On top of that, the outer shorts material is really inflexible. It has almost no "give" at all. Pair this with the fact that the leg openings are not very big, and that they go down to just above the knees, I feel like the shorts really constrict my movement. I primarily run in these shorts, but also do some cross-training and weight lifting - if you plan to do squats in these shorts, forget it. Every time I try, I feel like I'm about to split the shorts right down the crotch. I also get this feeling during pre- and post-run stretching.
The last gripe I have is that the outer material gets really heavy and clingy when wet. I use these shorts on long runs, so they're usually soaked by the end of the run. When they get that way they cling to my skin really bad which is cold and overall just not enjoyable.
I do really like the pockets and the internal key pocket, but those are table stakes for decent running shorts, quite frankly.
All in all, not terrible shorts, but I much prefer the Under Armour and Brooks shorts that I own over these, primarily because of the flexibility of the outer material. I won't be returning these, but I won't be buying another pair either.
March 17, 2013
NIKE Men's 7" Essential Swift Running Shorts
Enjoying these shorts. They are light weight, don't hold moisture, and wash/dry quickly.
January 23, 2013
Good shorts so far. Didn't give highest rating because they are priced a little high and time will tell how they hold up over time. But so far, they're good.
January 22, 2013
Just needed smth decent-looking to wear to the gym. So far, so good.
January 21, 2013
Nike Men's 7" shorts
These were a gift for my husband and he loves the fit. They aren't long so they fit him comfortably. He looks nice in them as well.
January 16, 2013
Fits well, very comfortable. The shorts are a great value for the money. Need to get more. The Nike brand is very reliable. The quality is good and the design is fashionable.
November 16, 2012
Comfortable, light. Perfect for workout.
I wear them on my workouts which consist of weight training and walking. Light and comfortable.
October 17, 2012