Weighing in at just 86g, the Salomon Sense Aero 3” Shorts are a great choice for the summer! Boasting ultimate comfort, freedom of movement and versatile storage, I couldn’t wait to put these shorts through their paces on the trails.
- Weight: 86g
- Available in sizes XS – XL
- 3 colour options
- Lightweight, 4-way stretch outer fabric
- Integrated briefs with easy-access storage
- Price: £55
These minimalist shorts are built with comfort and speed in mind. The lightweight stretch fabric provides freedom and comfort, whilst also offering the practicality of a small pocket between the integrated briefs and outer short – perfect for small items such as a key or an energy gel.
Pros: What’s good about the Sense Aero 3” Shorts?
My favourite thing about these shorts is the super-lightweight, quick-drying fabric. It feels lovely against your skin and is perfect for the hotter weather. On one of my test runs, I gave them a proper dunk in a stream (in an attempt to cool off) – they didn’t chafe when wet, and dried quickly in the sun as promised. They are also so lightweight that you barely realise you’re wearing them – certainly a good choice for when you’re travelling fast and light!
The shorts also look good! The racing cut is flattering and I’m a big fan of the “grape leaf” (or what I would describe as khaki green) colour. They fit nicely with the elasticated waist, without the need for a drawstring.
Cons: What’s not so good about the Sense Aero 3” Shorts?
For me there was only one shortcoming to these shorts… they are a bit too short! That said, they are exactly as short as described: with a 3” inseam. If you feel this is not too short, I would strongly encourage you to give them a try, as they otherwise perform excellently. For me personally, I did not feel especially comfortable wearing them, particularly if there was a gust of wind! The fabric is incredibly light and flaps up easily, even in the lightest of breezes, so I would have preferred an integrated tight short as opposed to an integrated brief.
Overall, these shorts look good and perform well, and you can hardly ask more from a short than that! The length is a little short for my personal preference, but it has certainly helped me to fade out the stark tan lines created by my 9” tights!
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About the author:
Imogen is a firefighter and Mountain Leader based in Glossop in the Peak District. She enjoys eating pizza before, during and after runs, and wears a woolly hat for 9 months of the year.