Nike Tempo Print 7" Mens Running Short
Do the Nike Tempo Print 7" Men’s Running Short benefits exist and perform as Nike describes they should?
|Dri-FIT label inside shorts|
Built-in compression shorts for support and comfort:
At Tempo- Makes short comfortable and able to run long distances. Best Feature
|Inside-out view of the compression shorts.|
When I first started running I would wear running shorts with Nike compression shorts underneath. Then I got the Nike running shorts with the built in briefs. These Tempo Print shorts were the first I have gotten with the built in compression shorts. This benefit is my favorite part of these shorts. The compression keeps my legs warm and the shorts in place. The compression does not ride up and also does not hold in moisture. This is because the compression short is also made of Dri-FIT material.
Mesh side panels for breathability:
At Tempo- Unnoticeable on the short and in the shorts performance.
|Dark strip in the center is the mesh panel.|
Until I read these benefits I did not realize that these shorts had the mesh side feature. This can be taken as good or bad. Good that they fit right in with the design of the short and do not detract from the appearance; Bad that the benefit is unnoticeable and unsure if they provide breathability. I am not a scientist but I would credit this added breathability to the success the short has of keeping my legs dry and the compression shorts from getting heavy with sweat.
Zip pocket at back waist for secure storage:
At Temp- Perfect for house or car key and eliminates worries on the item falling out.
The placement of this pocket on the short is perfect if you prefer to have storage at your lower back. For me this is a place to put your car or house key perhaps even a small garage door opener or flip phone. This pocket is secured by a zipper so you do not have to worry about the item in the pocket falling out. I put small items in this pocket and never feel them weighing me down or bouncing around. Although the waist area is a main point of sweating I have not noticed the items in this pocket being damp or wet.
Media-player pocket at back interior waist:
At Tempo- Large enough to hold an IPhone 4 or a phone or MP3 player smaller.
|Media Pocket holding IPhone 4|
I do not use a media player in this pocket. I cannot fairly evaluate if this pocket will suffice as I have never used it for a media player. I can say that this pocket is big enough to fit an IPhone 4. The pocket is also made with the Dri-FIT material.
7" inseam based on size medium:
At Tempo- Stops just above the knee and is comparable to a soccer short.
Yep it is. I am 5'11 and these shorts with the 7" in seam come to about 1" above my knee. It's a great length for covering your entire thigh but not long enough to catch on your knee during your gate. The 7" inseam makes the short length comparable to soccer shorts.
At Tempo- Maintains structural integrity and colors.
I have washed these shorts approximately 10 times and they show no signs of wear or integrity loss in the colors or structure. The compression shorts are still soft and have no signs of being affected by the heat of the dryer.
Fabric: Body: Dri-FIT 86% polyester/14% spandex. Mesh: Dri-FIT 100% polyester.
1) The feel of the material is smooth.
2) "Feel" lite and cool.
3) Light weight.
NPR Suggested Adjustment:
1) Offer more colors
2) More patterns but in the same style family.
3) Remove the draw cord
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