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best shorts we tried, fantastic cup pocket
on April 25, 2014
I have two sons 8 and 10, one taller and leaner, one shorter and more muscular
we tried these, Franklin sliding shorts, Easton youth sliding shorts and Louisville Slugger shorts (all from Amazon)
both my boys have a 25" waist and we tried the XL of these and they fit both boys.
The waist is a good fit on them both, and the legs are looser.
I am hoping the elastic will stretch a little this season so they can wear them again for baseball next year too.
The packet says this fits a 28-30" waist but I think that would be a very uncomfortable fit. I measured the elastic waist band lying flat on the floor and it is 24-25" and doesn't seem to have much stretch.
The best selling point for these over the other brands is the cup pocket. It is wider and easier to get the cup into, and it is sewn to curve inside the shorts and follow the shape of the cup up and around. Both my boys preferred how their cups fit and how snug they felt against them as opposed to the other shorts where the cup kind of hung down the front of the shorts.
XL size came with a teen size cup which looks BIG on my 8 year old, but he can fit a wider cup there. My 10 year old who is thinner thought the teen cup was too big and is wearing a smaller cup which fit great in the pocket too.