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