The inseam length is 8” which is somewhat unusual in this category (Patagonia’s Nine Trails is the most common comparable model), but it’s greatly appreciated by taller runners who like a bit more coverage without the baggy hoops-style look of a 9” short.
At GearJunkie, the staff runs a lot. I’ve run a handful of ultramarathons, including the Leadville 100. Other staffers have crushed marathons, ultramarathons, and innumerable lunch runs around lakes in Minneapolis and Matthews/Winters Park in Colorado. And we’ve run in a lot of pairs of shorts. So I don’t make this statement lightly: ThePath Sykes PX 5-inch Shortare the best running shorts on the market right now.
Over the past few months, I have tried to be better at changing up my fitness routine. While I have historically had New Year’s goals surrounding mileage and racing, my goal for 2019 was to diversify my workouts a bit and work on cross training, yoga, and weightlifting with more frequency. However, as the turn of the year came around, I noticed that my gymwear options were sorely lacking.
Path Projects built the Prospect PX2 knowing that running shorts can be, well, short, and that that doesn’t always work at the gym. So the Prospect is longer with an eight-inch inseam and roomier too, but not so much that it gets cumbersome on a run. It’s made with a high-quality Japanese-made material called PrimeFlex that’s stretchy and breathable.
Over the last few years, a new breed of independent clothing makers has started making inroads into the running scene. Featuring high quality materials and non-traditional styles (think less neon), they’re filling a niche previously unavailable to style-conscious or minimally-minded runners. Path Projects, based out of Southern California, is one of those companies. Its founder, Scott Bailey, founded Path Projects after struggling with his own apparel woes.
One piece of equipment you’ll want to be sure to grab is a lightweight, long-sleeve shirt that will keep you warm and won’t weigh you down. With support from its ultra-soft, high-performance material, Pyrenees’ hooded shirt is exactly the technical companion you need to get you through those cold runs through the city.
Pyrenees MX LS Hooded Shirt You may be flying to the tropics but it’s always mid-January weather on an aircraft in flight. Layering is the solution and this new hooded shirt from Path Projects goes a long way to keeping you toasty. Made of ultra-soft high-performance MX 260 mid weight jersey, it’s also smooth and comfortable, anti-odor, moisture wicking, quick dry and spf +50.
Path Projects Gear Review. Path Projects turns one year old this month- happy anniversary to the team. They came out of the gate swinging last year with high-quality shorts and liners, and have continued that trend through 2018. You can check out our previous review here.
The team at Runner's World tested hundreds of apparel items, shoes and gadgets over a one year period. We are very excited and honored that PATH projects made it on the list of 2018 Runner's World Gear of the Year with our Brim FT Short and Tahoe 5" CL Base Liner.