DUER, and DUER, and DUER-ing it well – A Run Oregon review of performance shorts from DU/ER

We have worked with DU/ER for over three years now. This clothing company was featured back in 2016 as a Kickstarter of the Week. Their A/C Pants remain in my closet to this day. We then followed up with their No Sweat Jogger, a pair of pants that have shortly become a casual favorite of mine. They may be the most stylishly modern bottoms I have in my closet.

Today, we are checking out the No Sweat Shorts, an item that is both stylish and comfortable, surprisingly not the easiest combination in the world. These shorts mimic the great fit that was achieved in the joggers thanks to their N2X fabric.

I have found that few shorts find that sweet spot. One one end of the spectrum, you have gym shorts, a super comfortable and non-restrictive item but having literally zero style. On the other end are high end options that I have seen movie stars wear, but don’t look all that comfortable. Many companies try to find the sweet spot, and I truly believe DU/ER nailed it. When I first tried these on, I had planned on just an initial opinion but instead left them on for the rest of the day. I didn’t want to take them off!

While still fitting slim, the waist has a stretch to it that with achieving maximum comfort. They are also a relaxed fit, but it’s the right kind of “relaxed”. Basically, they offer a little more room than a tight slim short (which they also have in their lineup), but they are absolutely not 90’s cargo shorts. There is also enough stretch that these can easily be worn without needing a belt.

They are also anti-microbial and odor resistant, which are more-or-less imperative during the summer short-wearing months. Sometimes, things can get a little…swampy.

The No Sweat Shorts come in two colors:

  • Black
  • Army Green

These shorts, and all their other gear, can be purchased online and at some stores in the PNW, including Portland, Eugene, Sisters, Bend, and Hood River.

Company: DU/ER

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More about DUER:

DUER started in 2013 when an entrepreneur wanted to bridge the gap between fashion and functional clothing. With 25 years making jeans for big names like Levi Strauss and a new love of cycling, Gary Lenett saw an opportunity for purposeful fashion that didn’t exist on the market. He partnered with Abid Hafeez, a performance fabric expert with over 25 years of experience with technical brands, and DUER was born.

Since then, our clothes can be found on the likes of professional athletes, commuters, and every adventurer in-between.

Follow DUER on Facebook and Instagram.


Thank you to DUER for providing us with a sample item. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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