In Which Jenn Wants Running Shorts With POCKETS (& No Chafing)

Shorts

Okay. Okay. I shouldn’t even be telling you about my new running shorts. I’m only ruining it for myself. But I just can’t help myself – they’re so goooood!*

* And, to be clear, totally unsponsored. 

I’ve historically been a capris girl, even in the summer. I have Thighs and a Butt and I don’t like Chafing. But it’s so freaking hot in the Puerto Rico summer that I just had to break down and buy some running shorts.

I had an old pair from Target’s C9 line, but they were sort of flimsy and didn’t have any pockets. I needed to call in reinforcements. I snooped around on some potential models and brands, both luxury and cheap, before settling on an Old Navy pair. They were cheap, had a reasonable 5 inch inseam, and had side pockets, so what the hell, right? I took a shot.

AND FELL RIGHT INTO HEAVEN.

How have a gone so long without side pockets in ALL my running gear??? Side pockets are the BUSINESS, my friends! Key pockets are so yesterday; I want to shove my keys in my left pocket and my whole goddamn cell phone in the right and CHAAAAAARGE! (aka slowly shuffle)

Old Navy running shorts
Old Navy shorts

The 5″ inseam? Perfection! Long enough to prevent the dreaded chub rub without being so long as to feel frumpy. Plus the shorts don’t ride up and the high waist doesn’t slip? SIGN ME UP.

And finally: the price. They retail at $20. But it’s Old Navy so there’s a sale, like, every other day.

To review: hella economical. Beautiful fit. POCKETS. Where’s the catch?

Oh, I found it: their popularity. My research has not been exhaustive but I’ve ducked into several physical Old Navys Old Navies Old Navii and haven’t found a single pair in stock. And if you want to catch ’em online, you’ve got to be quick – on more than one occasion I’ve turned my nose up waiting for a better sale and lived to regret it.

And now I’m telling you people and making it worse. I see the problem now: I’m an idiot. But that’s not your fault, so buy a pair! You won’t regret it.

Who makes your favorite running shorts? POCKETS ONLY.

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