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Women's Elite 5" Run Short (Techno)




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Women's Elite 5" Run Short

The Elite 5" Run Short is the perfect everyday running short, designed to balance performance, comfort and function. It's available in five sizes, one regular rise, and several colors. Unlike our 3" and 4" shorts, the 5" Short has side pockets.

As with our other shorts, the Elite 5" Run Short took over a year to develop, and no corners were cut, no expenses were spared. The base textile of this running short is an ultra-lightweight and quiet, four-way stretch polyester spandex with C6 Durable Water Repellency (DWR) to bead away sweat and rain. It's constructed with a mix of sewn and bonded seams. We used premium Framis thermobonded tape where possible instead of traditional sewn seams, to lighten the short and minimize chafing.

We tackled two storage challenges with this short: 1) making a pocket that can securely hold a phone while running and 2) making a key pocket that actually works.

For the phone, we built a 5.5" back pocket that is shaped specifically to hold securely an iPhone 6 or equivalent size phone with a normal case (not a 6+). You can also store gels, nutrition, a wallet, credit cards, or other special needs items. We used a hydrophobic membrane and bonded seam construction on the inside of the pocket to help prevent sweat from getting at your phone or whatever else is in the back pocket. A premium YKK #3 semi-autolocking zipper rounds out the back pocket to help keep your valuables safe.

For those who like to run with a single key, we built a laser-cut integrated key pocket on the inside hip of the short, and designed the pocket so that a key will not eject while running or jumping, like standard fold-over pockets. (It also won't poke you while doing squats or lunges.)

Additional details include a 3 1/4" knit waistband with a high-stretch drawcord that won't inhibit belly breathing and makes a very small knot to reduce bulk at the waist. The liner is a soft mesh with elastic leg openings that is designed to offer just the right amount of support without being too loose or too tight. Seams are turned out to limit chafing. Lastly, the short has Bemis thermobonded reflective tape for visibility from behind when running at night.

This short has a 5" inseam.

Made in the USA.


English Chart


Our tops have a trim, athletic fit. Size up for a more relaxed fit.
The low rise of our shorts is 1 1/2" shorter than the regular rise. Actual measurements are graded for each size.

CHEST 32" 34" 34" 36" 36" 38.5" 38.5" 41"
WAIST 24" 26" 26" 28"28" 30.5" 30.5" 33"
HIPS 34" 36" 36"38" 38"40.5" 40.5" 43"
HEIGHT* - < 5'10" 5'10"+ < 5'10"5'10"+ < 5'10" 5'10"+ -

*Tall sizes recommended for women 5'10" tall and above. Both sleeve and torso lengths are longer for tall sizes.

Metric Chart

CHEST 81cm 86cm 86cm 91cm 91cm 98cm 98cm 104cm
WAIST 61cm 66cm 66cm71cm 71cm 77cm 77cm 84cm
HIPS 86cm 91cm91cm 97cm 97cm103cm 103cm 109cm
HEIGHT* - < 177cm 177cm+ < 177cm 177cm+ < 177cm 177cm+ -

*Tall sizes recommended for women 177cm tall and above. Both sleeve and torso lengths are longer for tall sizes.

Care Instructions

Our run apparel is made with the finest performance materials. Here are some tips to improve its longevity:

  • Rinse in cold water with mild detergent.
  • Hang dry only
  • Do not iron or put in a dryer, because our tops and bottoms are constructed with "no sew" welded tape seams, which can delaminate or otherwise deteriorate if placed in a dryer.

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If on receipt of your product, you are uncertain about your purchase please keep your product in the original packaging until you have decided whether or not you wish to keep it. All returns should be in ‘as new’ condition, both unwashed and unworn.

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