Gear Review: Patagonia W’s Nine Trail Shorts

Patagonia shortsAs someone who practically lives in running gear I am always curious when a new brand makes an appearance. One such brand recently launched in Cape Town is Patagonia, available exclusively at Gone. Outdoor.  I have always preferred the classic jogger short to tights, so was very excited to try out the Nines on the trail.

Before I even put them on I loved their color aptly called “Rivermouth Radar Blue” – energetic, bold, free and fun.

These shorts are super light and soft and the moisture management is of the best. Shorts were still bone dry at the end of the run, no chafing and most importantly – no riding up!

Plus – the fabric is from 91% recycled material so you are saving the environment we love to run in!

The rear zip pocket is generous enough for keys and an energy gel or two rounding off an overall  great trail short.

This is top quality gear, so while the price is a bit higher than usual, the Nines will definitely last years of trail happiness.

Check out the rest of this exciting new range here 

About Coach Kathleen

Coaching since 2004, I have coached both young and old athletes from those achieving provincial and national medals in track, biathlon and cross country to runners running their first ever half marathon or marathon. I am a specialist in youth coaching and my coaching philosophy is to not only help each athlete achieve their best with their athletic talent but to guide each athlete in developing character and transforming their lives beyond the track. As an athlete I have competed at high levels across all the running disciplines, track, road, cross country and trail running as well as internationally in triathlon. I have a personal best of 2 hours 45 min for the marathon and have twice been part of the winning ladies team in the AfricanX trail race. Qualifications IAAF Athletics Lecturer Level 3 Distance Running Coach SAQ Fundamental Movement Certificate Personal Running Performances
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