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Springtime: inov-8 AT/C 6" SHORT Reviewed


Jack Crownshaw works at the Accelerate Store and is a member of Team Accelerate.  Supported by inov-8 and Accelerate Performance Centre, he commonly runs and races in inov-8 clothing.  For Spring 2017, he turns his attention to using the 6 inch Race Elite Shorts, as a replacement for the more traditional 'short shorts' he grew up with.  He shares the results below:





inov-8's Race Elite AT/C 6" SHORT.  Reviewed. 

Front Rear


'Lightweight, breathable and fast, the men’s version of the 6 inch trail short features a supportive inner boxer and is ideal for both training and faster running.

Inner soft mesh boxer delivers great comfort and support.

Four-way stretch fabric on outer short ensures unrestricted leg movement.

Drops of rain run straight off shorts thanks to its DWR coating.

Rear zip and mesh pockets for keys, gels or anything else.'

                                                                                    - inov-8.

 In reality:

Inov-8’s Race elite 6” twin shorts are super comfy.

The inner liner provides an almost invisible feeling.

The DWR treatment works very well beading water allowing it to run off almost immediately.

Having run through blizzards, rain and rivers I have had no issues with the shorts absorbing moisture.

Above - Splashing through the first Trunce river.  Photo: Mossienet.


My initial impression on the shorts weren’t great!

“6 inches?" "Really?"  "That’s long!" (by racing short standards).

However, having trained and raced in harsh conditions, I've had a complete change of view.  This what I think:

The shorts have a great degree of movement and no, not restrictive at all.

The material doesn’t get caught in the wind, making them unnoticeable (to the wearer), adding to their comfort. 

The shorts do indeed have a small mesh pocket and a rear zipped pocket.  Useful and well situated.

Above - Photo: Woodentops.


Moving away from the cold and out of the leggings in time for Spring, I am looking forward to spending more time in my AT/C 6" SHORTS.  They're far more comfortable than any other pair I've owned. 

All the more motivation to get out in the hills!

The inov-8 AT/C 6" Shorts are available at the Accelerate Store, as part of the SS17 apparel range.


By Jack Crownshaw, Team Accelerate-inov-8.

Tuesday 11th of April 2017

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