Russell Athletic Men's Cotton Performance Baseline Short

4.1 out of 5 stars 1,514 customer reviews
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Price: $7.64 - $3,000.00 & FREE Returns on some sizes and colors. Details
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The fit is true to size after washing, a big plus for 100% cotton, I like the feel of the fabric.
I bought both the black and the navy blue shorts, and they both fit perfectly.
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  • Fabric for certain colors vary - For color Black Heather it is 50% Cotton/50% Polyester; Oxford is 53% Polyester/47% Cotton; For other colors it is 100% cotton
  • Imported
  • Machine Wash
  • Quick dry moisture management fabric
  • Athletic cut
  • Covered elastic waist with interior drawstring
  • 8" inseam

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Product Description

The russell athletic pocket short features a great fit and comfortable cotton. From workout to weekend, this comfy pocketed short will be a go-to favorite.

  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B000MN8OR6
  • Item model number: 25843M0
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 31, 2003
  • Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #396 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
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    I read the reviews about sizing and the shorts being too big but I didn't think that would bother me since I like larger shorts for working out. It isn't that these shorts are too big, the design is horrible.

    These shorts have an 18" rise and an 8" inseam that still takes the hem to just above the knee. Take a minute to imagine an 18" rise ...you can pull these shorts up to your arm pits!
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    Size: SmallColor: Black Verified Purchase
    Russell is using yet another off shore manufacture and the quality is not the same. The shorts are sized different then the past that I have worn for years. The waist to crouch is 3 inches longer and the crouch to leg is yet another 3 inches. The Russell R on the side is not stitched any longer but an iron on.
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    Size: SmallColor: Black
    I love these because they have pockets to hold my music player. I've been wearing them for years and they tend to last a couple years before wearing. When I got them, however, one of them had a hole in the pocket. That was a first.
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    Size: XX-LargeColor: Black
    I was very unhappy with this product. These are not the same quality cotton performance shorts that I bought a couple of years ago. The material was way too thin and the size was probably two sizes larger than indicated on the tag. I used to really like Russell products,what has happened to them?
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    Size: LargeColor: J. Navy Verified Purchase
    So, these used to be sold locally at a department store. I should note, up front, that the ones that used to be sold there, which I bought over four years ago now, show minimal signs of wear, despite constant use and countless washings.

    When I bought them, I loved them, but, when I went to buy another few pairs, just a month later, they were no longer being sold. I looked all over, and could not find them anywhere. Crisis! I thought Russell Athletic simply stopped making them. So, I got stuck with other shorts since these ones seemed gone for good.

    Of what was available, I bought and used other options, but didn't like any of them and ran into issues such as: hanging down to the knees like basketball shorts, made of either too thick of material, or not 100% cotton material (usually a mix of synthetic materials, or some kind of filmy polyester stuff that didn't breathe at all, like cotton does), awkward fit (too bulky or too restrictive), crummy elastic (too tight, too loose, or the worst -- exposed elastic that is scratchy on the skin), etc.

    It's hard to tell, on here, what any of the shorts will really be like, but I took a shot on these, since they seemed closest to what I bought years ago, and I was super happy, upon buying one pair, to discover that these are EXACTLY the shorts I used to be able to buy. THANKS AMAZON! I just bought three more pairs, in case they do stop getting made at some point.

    Personally, I lounge/sleep in them, as well as work out in them.
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    Size: MediumColor: Navy
    I liked these shorts when I originally got them but after one washing the stitching on one of the bottom hems began unraveling and came entirely out. Now I'm just waiting for the material to fray. This is not the quality that I have known Russell for in the past and these are not cheap shorts. I guess that's what happens when you move manufacturing overseas (these were made in El Salvador). Russell used to have manufacturing in Alabama with fantastic quality. I certainly won't go out of my way to purchase Russell in the future.
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    Size: MediumColor: Navy Verified Purchase
    I have been looking for a good pair of shorts for weight training and stretching. I can't say that this is that pair. The quality is fine, but nothing exceptional that would distinguish them over the shorts you can buy locally at half the price at a big retailer. I don't care for the pockets, the material is a bit stiff, and the bottom hems have a tendency to roll up.

    Again, nothing major, but probably better value out there for the money...
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    Size: MediumColor: Oxford Verified Purchase
    The shorts were HUGE and baggy, dropping below the knees. Not suitable for working out at the gym. They were returned for credit.
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