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)


151 comments

  • 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

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