Sometimes it’s too cold for shorts alone, but not quite cold enough for running tights. That’s when running pants come in. If you’re going to run in pants, fit, length, and comfort are important, and SportHill’s Zephyr pants pass the test in all three categories. In a race in 25 degree temperatures, and on cold training runs, they fit extremely well, neither too tight or restrictive nor too loose and flappy. The length was ideal, keeping my ankles warm, while not interfering with my shoes. And the tailoring and fabric were streamlined and breathable. Special stitching at the knee conforms to the shape of your leg, and the SwiftDry and SwiftPro material kept my legs warm but not overheated or sweaty.
While not flashy, and available only in basic “Black” (no snooty proprietary hue name required), the Zephyrs do feature an elasticized waistband and ankles. A drawstring at the waist, generous ankle zippers, and a rear zippered hip pocket round out these high quality, comfortable, and nicely functional running pants.
Product: Men’s Zephyr Running Pants
Description: Designed with an athletic profile, this pant is both trim and super comfortable. It’s perfect for winter outdoor endeavors. Our insulating SwiftPro stretches, wicks, breathes and dries quickly to reduce the chilling effect of perspiration. Features include an articulated knee panel, elasticized waistband with drawstring, and 9-inch ankle zippers. Warmer than Nomad and Voyage pants.
These pants have a slightly longer inseam then normal.
“I love this pant for running when it’s below 40 F. ” Jim Hill, CEO and Founder
Fabric: SwiftDry™ SwiftPro™ (92% polyester, 8% spandex)
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