I gave a favorable review of the Nike Dri-FIT Tempo Two-In-One Men’s Running Shorts back in May. Two and a half months later, the shorts are toast! The stitching that held the shorts together unraveled around the iPod pocket. This created a gaping hole that my iPod fell through. The hole would be big enough to see your bare bottom if the shorts did not have a lining. The hole opened up at the beginning of the 18 mile run, of course.
In comparing the longevity of my running apparel Under Armour reigns supreme. I have two pairs UA shorts I purchased three years ago that I still wear, whats more is that they are in great shape. I have to throw out the Under Armour because it stinks, not because it wears out. For one reason or another the Nike apparel I have had just doesn’t hold up as well. I had another pair of nike shorts where the reflective material fell off while I was running.
All the running apparel companies need to work on sizing. Why can’t they just make the shoes a half size bigger and call it a size 10? Instead if you where a size ten you have to buy a 10.5. I never know what size shirt to get either. Even in the same brand, one time I will be a medium and the next time I will need a large. Waist sizes too. I bought a new pair of shorts in a size medium like the last pair, this time my wife told me that the shorts left no room for mystery. It is a crap shoot every time.
P.S. Skull Candy headphones don’t hold up for running! Two pairs up in smoke in 2 months. The wires are to flimsy and can’t take the constant motion so, sooner or later a headphone goes out. This Boombox is cool, maybe carry this around instead. (it’s interactive, play with the buttons)