Shorts and baseliners comparison

We make shorts for a variety of activities, such as running, hiking, gym workouts and an active outdoor lifestyle. The main difference between our shorts is the materials, fit, length, pocket configuration, durability and weight.

All our shorts are designed on the component layering system. They do not have liners. For the best running experience, pair with one of our base liners

If you are looking for a short for running only, check out the Sykes PX 5'' or 7'' and Graves DA 7''. Want a hybrid short, the Brim FT 9'' works great as a casual, active short for hikes and short runs. The Prospect PX2 8'' is a longer roomy running short that is great for the gym.

Here is a 1 page short comparison + our shorts size guide. Below you can find our short details with images. 

Name: Sykes PX 5''

Sykes 5" running shorts with pockets

  • Designed for: Best all around
  • Type: Running
  • Material: Toray Primeflex (tm)
  • Outseam: 15'' (38cm)
  • Inseam: 5'' (12.7cm)
  • Pockets: 3 rear zip & 1 inside key
  • Fit: Modern, not oversized
  • Durability: Better
  • Available colors: Jet Black and Olive Grey
  • Weight: Light 4.8oz
  • Price: $45

Name: Sykes PX 7''

sykes 7" running shorts for men

  • Designed for: Best all around
  • Type: Running
  • Material: Toray Primeflex (tm)
  • Outseam: 17'' (43.2cm)
  • Inseam: 7'' (17.8cm)
  • Pockets: 3 rear zip & 1 inside key
  • Fit: Modern, not oversized
  • Durability: Better
  • Available colors: Jet Black, Olive Grey and Frost Grey
  • Weight: Light 4.8oz
  • Price: $45 

Name: Graves DA 7''

graves mens running short 7" with pockets

  • Designed for: High temperatures and extra storage
  • Type: Running
  • Material: Toray Dot Air (tm)
  • Outseam: 17'' (43.2cm)
  • Inseam: 7'' (17.8cm)
  • Pockets: Read Zip, 2 hand side, right leg & inside key
  • Fit: Modern, not oversized
  • Durability: Good
  • Available colors: Blue Black and Light Grey
  • Weight: Light 4.8oz
  • Price: $48

Name: Brim FT 9''

Brim hiking short PATH projects

  • Designed for: Casual, active and short runs
  • Type: Hybrid, casual, hike, run
  • Material: Toray Flextwill
  • Outseam: 18'' (45.7cm)
  • Inseam: 9'' (22.9cm)
  • Pockets: 2 rear zip, 2 hand side, key inside right pocket
  • Fit: Standard chino, slim casual
  • Durability: Best
  • Available colors: Phantom and Stone
  • Weight: Light 7.2oz
  • Price: $49

Name: Prospect PX2 8''

short gym to run 9"

  • Designed for: A longer roomy running short that is great for the gym
  • Type: Hybrid gym, run
  • Material: Toray Mid Weight Primeflex (tm)
  • Outseam: 19'' (48.3cm)
  • Inseam: 8'' (20.3cm)
  • Pockets: 2 zip hand side, left side zip phone, key inside right pocket, right rear zip
  • Fit: Roomy, medium 33'' - 34'' waist
  • Durability: Best
  • Available colors: Jet Black and Navy
  • Weight: Light 7.2oz
  • Price: $49

Baseliner for PATH running shorts

All our shorts are designed on the component layering system. They do not have liners. For the best running experience, pair with one of our base liners

The main difference between our baseliners is the materials used, climate, compression, and length. 

baseliners for running shorts PATH projects

Tahoe CL Baseliners

Shasta HX 8'' Baseliners

Size charts for all shorts and baseliners can be found here.

Enter for a chance to win a pair of PATH projects shorts and baseliners. Let us know in the comments which shorts and liners you'd like to win. 1 winner will be picked by 4/24/19. (Rules / regs)


150 comments

  • Fantastic list and i have got so many little tips from looking at them to use on my own site…Thank you so much for this!

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    Jignov
  • Just get out and do it! Yes, trails are different than roads, but you can start with what you have and slowly adjust to the new conditions, just don’t over do it the first time out.

    Nate Beaudin
  • Sykes PX 5 and Tahoe CL liners would be perfect for my move to Hawaii soon.

    Christopher Moring
  • Already have the SYKES PX 5" SHORT – JET BLACK – MD and TAHOE CL 5" BASE LINER – FROST GREY – MD. The Olive gray SYKES and black Tahoe would go well in my new collection of Path Projects apparel. My Black Muir cap is pretty sweet also!

    Luis Espinoza
  • Hello,

    Never tried any of these shorts before but always look at them and contemplate the buy. Justifying the coast is another issue. However I just finished my first ultra marathon and have 5 more this year. I would love the opportunity the test out your gear and rate and review. Struggling nursing student working in the emergency room, hopefully my pitty helps ;).

    Stephen Kazinski
  • I’ve been looking for a new short and baseline combo. I’m not to pleased with my UnderArmor or Nike options at the moment. I’d love to get my hands on the Prospect PX2 8" Navy & Tahoe CL 8" Black.

    Dan Roberson
  • Sykes PX 5" because it’s nice to not have anything near the knees. Probably black because I sweat far too much to be seen in gray. Tahoe CL 3" in black because there just shouldn’t be tights seen under shorts.

    Michael Potter
  • Sykes PX 5 and Tahoe CL liners to cover my fat ass.

    Been looking to represent, but wife dictated I use all my shorts before I get more. Benevolent-ish dictatorship up in here.

    Hector Villagran
  • Prospect PX2 8" Navy & Tahoe CL 5" Black would be awesome!

    Austin A
  • The black 5" Sykes and Tahoe liners would be the envy of the dirt ribbon set in the East Bay Oakland Hills.

    Peter Hill
  • The Sykes PX 7” in Olive Grey paired with the Tahoe CL 5” base liner in black would be the PERFECT combo for my summer adventure to CO and my ascent up Mt. Belford and other trail running adventures around Buena Vista. Thanks in advance!

    Jonathan Garner
  • I teach outdoor ed to struggling youth in Virginia and run in the woods as often as I can. I hope to win a pair of Tahoe cl 3" base liners in XL black and Graves Da 7" shorts in XL Blue black.Thanks for having a contest and focusing on quality.
    Kelly Garner
  • Would be awesome to try the Tahoe CL 5 Frost Grey and Graves Da 7 Blue Black!

    Victor Sosa
  • Sykes px5 with the Tahoe 5 look interesting

    Matthew
  • Sykes 7” w/ Tahoe 5”!

    Tim Smith
  • Need to try the Tahoe CL 3” baseline combined with the Brim FT 9” in stone for a post run beach party

    Chris Futterer
  • I think the px5 and the Tahoe cl5 in jet black size small would give me a fitting chance to unleash Quadzilla on the unsuspecting masses.

    Case
  • Training for my first race off of the roads and onto the trails. Sykes PX 5" & Tahoe CL 5" baseliner in black

    Ryan Brown
  • Training for my first race off of the roads and onto the trails. Sykes PX 5" & Tahoe CL 5" baseliner.

    Ryan Brown
  • I think the TAHOE CL 5" BASE LINER and SYKES PX 7" SHORT would be a sweet combo!

    Gunnar Barrera
  • Hello! I’d love to win a pair of base later and shorts for my boyfriend so he can rep path in his first 100 miler! TahoeCL 5” baselayer and Sykes PX 5” shorts. Thank you!

    Karleen Smith
  • Graves DA and Shasta HX sounds like a solid combo to me! I love that extra storage and extra compression!

    Sean Michael
  • The Sykes PX 5” and the 3” Liner is a combo you can’t go wrong with!! Summers are hot where I am, so shorts on the shorter side are perfect!!

    Ben Krager
  • I have 2 pairs of shorts and 1 baseliner. Really love them as the weather heats up it would be great to have more for my weekly rotation.
    If I win the free giveaway I’d like the Sykes PX7” in Olive Grey and the Tahoe 5” CL baseliner.
    Thanks!

    Steve Smith
  • Sykes PX 5" & Tahoe CL 5" baseliner . Both Black
    Thanks

    Michael Sloan
  • Would love to try the Sykes PX 7” and the Tahoe CL 8”

    Rich Fela
  • Sykes 5 inch with the Tahoe 5 inch liner has been my go to on runs since I discovered Path Projects! They’re so much more comfortable than my previous running shorts and I love the 2 piece system. Though, I have been mountain biking in the Brim 9 inch shorts, with my normal cycling bib underneath, and they’ve been great for that too…it’s tough to say what I want to win!

    Brad Handel
  • SYKES PX 7" SHORT
    Great running shorts!

    Gary Lampman
  • Brim FT 9" short and Tahoe CL 5" baseliner.

    Spencer Wegner
  • Sykes PX 7" and Tahoe CL 5" baseliners

    Eric Coughlin
  • My favorite combo is the Sykes PX 7 & Tahoe CL 5

    Jamie
  • SYKES PX 5” with 5" TAHOE CL BASELINERS!!

    Perry Ambulos
  • Sykes PX 5” and Tahoe CL 3”

    Justin Hancock
  • SYKES PX 5” with 3" TAHOE CL BASELINERS. Sounds like an amazing pair 😍

    Jonathan
  • The BRIM FT 9” with the SHASTA HX 8" BASELINERS would be perfect for my eldest son!

    Michelle Catallo
  • Brim FT 9” shorts and Tahoe CL 5" base liner
    Chad Bjugan
  • Sykes PX 7 & Tahoe CL 8

    Jared
  • Sykes PX 7” and Tahoe 5” baseliner looks likes great combo!

    Paul Neidhardt
  • SYKES 5" are the best along with the 3" Tahoe baseliner.

    Victor Chen
  • I’d love to own the Graves Da 7" short and 8" Shasta liners!

    Adam Lopez
  • I’d really like to try out the Graves Shorts and Shasta Base Liners, I already know the Sykes Shorts and Tahoe Base Liners are great.

    Kurtis Pitts
  • TAHOE CL 5" Black with Graves da 7” Black

    Steve M Martin
  • TAHOE CL BASELINER 5" & GRAVES DA 7 would be awesome to take on the heat for Eastern States 100 in August

    Chad Smith
  • The Sykes and Tahoe CL are my favorite combo. I have run marathons and ultras with no chaffing

    Jason
  • The Sykes and Tahoe CL are my favorite combo. I have run marathons and ultras with no chaffing

    Jason
  • Tahoe CL3 Black/Graves DA 7. Love your products!

    Rick Atherton
  • Sykes PX 5" Jet Black and Tahoe CL 3" Black

    Cory Lyle
  • I am extremely impressed with the products. I would love to win a Tahoe CL 3" baseliner and a pair of Graves DA 7” shorts. Thanks for ALL you do.

    Steve Canter
  • Sykes PX 5" Olive Grey and Tahoe CL 3" Frost Grey

    Taylor
  • Sykes PX 5" Jet Black and Tahoe CL 3" Black

    Scott Coles

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