You may have noticed it's a bit warmer out lately. (Are you complaining about running in the heat now? It's either too cold or too hot, eh?) Well, we've got a solution to make anyone happy in the heat: COOL SHORTS. OnlyAtoms Men's Velocity Running Short. Here's why it might be time to get yourself some new gear...
Why we made it:
We run too. So do all our friends. We also do other stuff – bike, workout at the gym, maybe some yoga, walk around and chill wearing running clothes most the weekend. We wanted a “perfect” running and workout short that fit well, looks good, made of top-quality fabrics, isn’t too bulky, baggy or flashy, is functional with the details we need to run a marathon, but simple enough to wear to our other workouts, on fun runs with friends, and look good out having a beer after your run.
Our lightweight wicking polyester blend performance fabric has a hint of stretch for movement. The interior lining is made of soft, light, breathable fabric comfort.
The 5” inseam was chosen to be not too short, but not too long...so you can run a half marathon, be comfortable, look good and still run fast. NYC runner Devang Patel ran a 6:24 pace at the Airbnb NYRR Brooklyn Half Marathon in these OnlyAtoms running shorts (below, photo by OhSnapper/Richard Chung). We will be offering more lengths/fits down the road, but first we’re nailing the sweet spot of the Perfect Running Shorts.
We’ve started simple with the clean staples, offering Black, Dark Blue, Cool Grey and Olive Green. We’ll be adding more colors over time, but who doesn’t need a Great Black Running Short?
Huge Back Zip Pocket:
We don't like to risk running with our keys and credit card in an un-zipped pocket, so we have a lightweight, reflective zipper on our big, back pocket. A large, large pocket...large enough to fit the running essentials, a few gel GU's, Hammer Nutrition gels, most cell phones...and even PopRocks. (What, you didn't hear? PopRocks are a secret race endurance fuel). Check out our post about how we fit 18 items in our large running short pockets.
The large front interior pocket carries our gym card, ID, cash, and those much needed extra gels during long runs and longer races. Hey, race nutrition is important.
Reflective Logo & Zipper:
Protect yourself with extra reflection as you run in the dark through cities crowded with wild predators like cars, bikes, and pedestrians. (In NYC this is a must!)
The way your clothes are sewn doesn't seem so important...until you're in pain or bleeding from chafing in your running gear! Our flat seams help avoid chafing for a more comfy and less stingy run.
Made with <3 in NYC:
All our running gear is designed in Brooklyn by real runners and made in NYC. Crafted with love by real humans with passion.