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Lined or Linerless Shorts: Does It Actually Make a Difference?
As far as activewear is concerned, shorts often end up being under-appreciated compared to their flashier counterparts – such as tank tops, tees– due to the reduced latitude for variety in designs and features.
But whether you’re training, competing, or just hanging out, the right pair of shorts would help to keep you comfortable, protected and focused on what you’re trying to accomplish.
When buying a pair of shorts, an important decision you need to make is whether you want an inner liner or not. Here are the pros and cons of both options – and when to wear each type if you have both at your disposal.
What are liners in shorts?
Lined shorts feature an additional layer of built-in inner lining, usually made of compression fabric, which hugs your thighs for extra support and coverage.
Examples of this type of apparel are the Elevate 6” Lined Shorts and Bolt 4” Lined Shorts II. The Elevate 6” Lined Shorts feature extended tights for extra muscular support during high-intensity workouts. Designed for runners, the Bolt 4” Lined Shorts II have a shorter liner that does not weigh you down.
These liners are made using our Kyro Lite material, which is lightweight, sweat-wicking, and have 4-way stretch. Both shorts also come with a plethora of design features anyone would appreciate. These include adjustable drawstrings for that perfect fit, side slits for greater mobility, and pockets galore – four on the exterior and one hidden interior pocket that fits up to an iPhone 12 Pro Max, to be precise.
In contrast, linerless shorts are more minimalist, with a focus on being as lightweight and simple as possible.
The epitome of this philosophy is the Adept 7” Linerless Shorts, which are intended to be the most comfortable pair of shorts for casual wear and light workouts. They still come with conveniences like adjustable drawstrings and a 5-pocket layout, as well as being made of the best sweat-wicking, 4-way stretch fabrics.
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