The Iffley Road Running Shorts Buying Guide

By Iffley Road. Posted: May 24, 2017

With the warmer weather finally kicking in we’re getting a lot of enquiries about the difference between our four styles of running shorts.

Often the best way of deciding which sort of shorts to choose is by asking which type of runner are you?


The Racer – Pembroke

Our Pembroke shorts are ideal for a relatively serious runner who wants to move as quickly as possible.  They are our most pared-back design, offering minimum drag with maximum ventilation,which makes them perfect for out-and-out racing or pushing for a PB.

Pembroke is our shortest style, with a leg length of 5in/13cm. This style suits all runners, but will look particularly good if you’re around 5’9” or shorter.

This style has two small front pockets (to fit a credit card, single key or gel) in the front.  Pembroke has a soft highly breathable mesh brief and a discreetly embossed Iffley Road roundel and signature tri-stripe vents.

Pembroke running shorts


The Allrounder – Thompson

Our Thompson shorts are ideal for the runner who also frequents the gym.

Thompson is mid-length (6in/15cm), so it falls to round about the middle of the thigh if you are around 5’9”. It's a more relaxed cut than Pembroke, making it great if you have a more muscular physique. It’s a versatile cut that suits pretty much everybody.

This style has an innovative mesh panel across the rise, to ensure maximum give whilst stretching and doing Strength & Conditioning. They also have two traditional side pockets as well as a zipped pocket (to fit an Ipod or locker key).  Thompson has a soft highly breathable mesh brief and a discreetly embossed Iffley Road roundel and signature tri-stripe vents.

Thompson running shorts

The Everyday Runner - Hampton

Hampton shorts are suited for everyday running.

Hampton is the longest (8in/20cm), so the end of the leg is approaching your knee. This style really suits longer legs.

This style has two traditional side pockets and a soft highly breathable mesh brief. Hampton also has a discreetly embossed Iffley Road roundel and signature tri-stripe vents.

Hampton running shorts

The Jogger - Trent Shorts

 

Our Iffley Road x Sunspel Trent shorts are ideal for the runner who takes running a little less seriously.

Trent is the same length as Hampton (8in/20cm). With their traditional side pockets, zip fly and more casual fit, Trent will look equally good whilst jogging as they will taking a coffee. Trent also has a back pocket plus a secure inner change pocket. For maximum versatility Trent is made without an inner brief.

Trent running shorts 

All our shorts

  • are made of beautiful, high-performance Italian fabric
  • have a unique flat-fronted design, elasticated rear and internal draw cord
  • are designed in the UK and made in Europe

So whatever shorts you decide on, we hope you enjoy running in the warmer weather!

If you require any further advice on choice of shorts, don’t hesitate to contact us at claire@iffleyroad.com.  

 


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