I’m a big fan of PATH Projects shorts, and as I’ve been running this summer, I’ve realized that I don’t own enough of them. My favorite pair has been the Graves, however, I discovered that they’re in the middle of a fabric change, so I wasn’t able to order them right away. Instead I opt’d to try the new Prospect PX2, 8″ shorts.
I don’t often run in a longer inseam short like these, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. In reality, it’s not much different from a 6 or 7 inch short, at least not for quick training runs. I always wear a liner that goes down my leg a bit, so at least with a longer inseam I don’t risk showing off my colorful underwear.
One of the things I love about PATH are their thoughtful pocket designs. The Prospect is no exception. There are two pockets in the front, both with zippers, and an additional, smaller, side pocket that is a great size for my wallet. Having everything zipper means that I don’t worry about what I’m carrying in my pockets. I don’t usually run with a lot in my pockets, but having options for post-run hanging out is great. I can treat these shorts just like my street clothes and stuff the pockets with my wallet, keys, and phone, etc., and it’s just like my regular daily wear.
For running there is also a great rear pocket for your phone, and it’s clear that they’ve expanded the size to accommodate newer, larger phone sizes. For this model, the pocket is offset onto the right hand side, and I assume that’s because it’s larger. Putting a big slab of a phone on your lower back probably isn’t the most comfortable all the time. The rear pocket works well, and I didn’t notice any bounce.
Overall, another great PATH Projects product. If you’re a guy who runs, I encourage you to check them out. They’re some of the best designed shorts I’ve ever used.