Cool Gear: Rabbit Hopper Running Shorts

Whether you're a tortoise or a hare, Rabbit's Hopper Shorts fit the bill

Rabbit Hopper Running Shorts, $57

Flattering functionality make these shorts a must-have

Look, I’ve worn short-shorts all my running life, and love the freedom and fast-feel they afford. But sometimes—like when stretching in company or acting my age, to some extent—a little longer cut is the right call. Rabbit’s Hopper shorts have a 4-inch inseam, but still remain flattering, fun (thanks, stripes!) and super functional. Their polyester/spandex blend feels light and fast, and dries quickly from sweat. The wide waistband, with a zippered back pocket and two small, internal pockets, sits flat and stays comfortable even during interval sessions (read: nothing constricting my gut).

 

 

Lisa Jhung
Boulder, Colorado-based freelance writer Lisa Jhung is the author of "Trailhead: The Dirt on All Things Trail Running" (Velo Press, 2015). She writes for Runner's World, Men's Journal and Men's Health and was the co-founding editor of Adventure Sports magazine.