I love buying new sports wear I think I might be a little obsessed after doing my financial calculations! you can read all about why I do these reviews and a little about my spending in my opener post here.
Today I am going to be detailing my process of buying a new pair of crossfit shorts but as a twist I will be reviewing the shorts not as a new pair but an used pair I have been using over the past 11 months yes that’s right 11 months of full on crossfit sessions, this way I can tell you what is good and bad about them so you can decide if you want to buy them yourself.
First off going shopping is not my idea of fun my wife thinks it’s the best thing in the world but for me it always seems like a time consuming process, however I do love buying clothes especially sports wear so back in the day before the internet was so established I would have to get out and about searching for the correct pair of shorts, it’s now 2014 and the internet is my savior you get all the benefits of shopping I love without having to “go shopping” I love you internet.
When searching for the correct pair of shorts you can do search engine searches, go directly to retailers you have used in the past or manufacturers you like including all the big name brands in fact if you take your time there are a lot of ways to find products on-line.
How Did I Find My Shorts?
One way I like to find new products is with on-line recommendations from people who have used and tested the product as they are independent of the product and normally offer a honest option saving you time researching or just looking on or off-line.
A fantastic resource for crossfit shorts is put together by the body2shape team they test and suggest over 50 pairs of shorts with the focus on crossfit training you can see there current top five here http://body2shape.com/crossfit-shorts/
What Shorts did I buy?
I purchased a pair of abercrombie in Navy blue even though abercrombie designed these for swimming and probably as a fashion statement to some people they ranked number two in body2shapes list so considering they have reviewed over 600 pairs of shorts and these came in at number two at the time and I liked the design over the number one ranked pair I figured I couldn’t really go wrong.
Photos of the shorts after 11 months of training
Crossfit Shorts Review
The shorts are comfortable they have a soft inner lining it’s still sort even to this day and has no tears inside or outside, quite remarkable considering the amount of use I have had from them.
The front of the shorts are navy blue (all round really) with a large logo print, shorts have faded due to washing but not a lot, logo is still in perfect condition I have no idea how or why as every other pair of shorts this is the first section to wear.
Velcro fastening at the front has lost nearly all of it’s strength probably due to squats and the washing machine, short hold up with original thick shoe lace style front ties.
These shorts have two hand pockets and a small inner pocket perfect for a locker key, these shorts originally cost $59 so a bit on the expensive side.
My ratings out of 10 points
9 – Value for money
9 – Wear and tear
8 – Style and design
7 – Cost
I still wear the shorts and feel they have quite a bit of life left in them, they have served me well and as you can see in the photos apart from the stain on the back they still look in decent condition.
I would recommend them I feel you get decent value for money from them, however if I needed to buy a new pair of short right now I would check the list to see what is in the top 5 and probably buy a different pair but only because it’s time for a change.