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The Brooks 3.5" Essential Run Short is basic is a great go to short for your daily training sessions when you want that shorter length. Mesh panels increase breathability, and v-notches in the sides of the bottom hem allow for full freedom of movement.  A hidden back zipper pocket and an internal key pocket give you options to store essentials that you might need on the run.


  • Black (001)


  • Approx. 3.5" inseam, 11" outseam (size medium)
  • 2" V-notch side slits
  • Elastic waistband with drawstring, and crepe liner that extends up to waistline
  • Internal key pocket (approx. 3"W x 4"H)
  • Hidden back zipper pocket (4" zipper, 5"W x 2.5"H)
  • Reflective Brooks logo and accents
  • Body (100% Polyester), a quick-dry, moisture-transfer fabric to keep you dry and cool
  • Liner (100% Polyester Crepe), a thin fabric with moisture-transfer properties

Apparel Performance Characteristics

Apparel Fit: What's this?

  • Compression
  • Fitted
  • Semi-Fitted
  • Relaxed

Temperature Range °F: What's this?

  • Cold
    • Below 30
  • Moderate
    • 30-45
    • 40-55
    • 50-65
  • Hot
    • above 65

Fabric Thickness: What's this?

  • Thin
  • Medium
  • Thick

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Customer Reviews

Comments: Best shorts ever! Only problem is all the good runners know about them and therefore all the smalls are sold out and all they have is medium and up :(
 Mike. May 5th 2015

Comments: I considered split shorts from Nike, Asics and Under Armour, but am glad that I picked up Brooks instead. The split is relatively minimal in my opinion and that works for me. In another words, not too revealing, but still good enough to allow greater movement while running or working out. Side vents and external pockets on the right-rear of the shorts are nice features. Very lightweight and comfortable. I originally purchased large based on my wait size of 35, but ended up exchanging for medium which is a better fit in my case. If you have fairly thick thighs and prefer extra room around crotch and buttock, large is probably ideal. Many thanks to Running Warehouse for not only free shipping on initial purchase, but free shipping on exchange and return. 

From: Thomas. September 24th 2014