Everyday Flex Athleisure Shorts
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I own a lot of workout gear and these shorts are the stretchiest of all. Ridiculous comfort. They come with a liner but I still wear compression under that. Got these to wear when not in the gym but they would definitely work for both. Would probably choose the active short over these for running or sport as they are lighter.
I really like these shorts. Extremely comfortable, good length. I'm a fan of the liner. I purchased both the gray and slate a day or two after they came online. They arrived quickly, like all my Rugged Black orders have. I've been wearing them for workouts and as casual shorts.
I've been planning on writing a review for a few weeks but have been wearing these so much that it seems they've been in the laundry hamper every time I thought about writing the review. Finally, today I remembered to review them just after doing the laundry.
Here's a photo with my buddy Dexter supervising.
I got these in gray and blue for my partner and he really likes them. He says they're super comfortable. They look great - the length is just right, not too short. I was worried about how bright the blue shorts would be. It turned out that the shade of blue is more muted than it appears in the photos, like a blue-gray. The liner makes them a bit warm, especially in the hot summer, so these will be more leisure than athletic.
These have become my "go to" shorts!
The good: they're comfortable; the mediums fit me well (5'9, 165); they're fairly affordable; I really like the brown color; the drawstrings are a good length - not too short, not too long; the pockets are a good size - not too small/shallow, not too big/deep (the pockets in the pants are way too deep, in my opinion); and the back pockets (I like that there are two of them) fit a wallet or phone easily. I should mention, though, that the pockets were sewn shut when they arrived, so I had to cut the stitches in order to use them. Another review said the same thing so perhaps this is to be expected?
The bad: first, while the liner is quite comfortable, I would much prefer the shorts not to have one at all. I don't mind a liner in workout shorts, but for casual shorts to wear around the house or out to get groceries, it's an odd addition. Maybe it's just me, but I'm used to wearing underwear all the time, so taking my underwear OFF to put ON clothes is a weird feeling. I'd rather just be able to throw them on over underwear like I do with every other pair of shorts/pants I own. Second, the shorts are a bit short in length for my tastes. The mediums have a 7.5" inseam, which, again, is fine for workout shorts. For casual shorts, I'd prefer them to be in the 8-9" range. I just don't like sitting down and having my shorts ride halfway up my thighs. The large shorts are said to be 8" in length but I expect the waist would be too big for me if I bought a pair of them.
So, while I do like the shorts and think most people will like them, too, due to the liner (and, partly, the shorter length), I probably won't buy another pair. If RB releases a casual short without a liner, I'd likely buy a few more as both the gray and blue colors look nice.
As soon as you open the really nice zip-top packaging, and feel the quality of the material, you'll know you made a good purchase.
The fabric is super soft and comfortable - kinda like sweats, but silky smooth. The liner is silky and comfy as well - thankfully not one of those chafing mesh liners. The front pockets are deep and roomy. You'll need to free the back pockets from the temporary stitching.
These shorts are a great addition to the RBLK clothing line. I also have their Everyday pants, and tees. They too are high quality, and very comfortable.
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Denver7 News highlighted RBLK as a new local, family owned business a few months ago, and I thought I'd give them a try. I'm glad I did.
Keeping a small business going is tough. I sure hope RBLK can make it. They do a fantastic job of offering unique, high quality clothing, at reasonable prices.