on June 7, 2014
These Nylon Tricot PT Shorts, have some of the finest, yet rugged, Nylon Tricot fabric to be found. In fact, this Nylon, oddly enough, is comparable to that fine-denier stuff, found in Vanity Fair Nylon Tricot panties, slips, and nightgowns, made until up until just a few years ago; I kid you not! You will definitely want to lounge, play, and sleep in these, as much as exercise, swim(?), and train in them. Perhaps the gussie seam in the inner briefs could be a bit longer, at, say, 6", for a Size 2XL, such as mine--although this isn't a major consideration for me.
Nylon/Polyester PT's have been around, since as early as the late Sixties, and those early ones were AWESOME! Up until I discovered these GameGears, the prevalence, preferences, and quality, in general, for Tricot PT's, starting at about the late Eighties, had been on the decline. Most other Brandage out there, including Soffes, frankly uses heavier-gauge Tricot, which may not be quite as comfy as GameGears, and the tailoring may not be quite as ample.
I do hope soon to try the White Polyester version, to compare. In that case, I hope that Amazon will permit me to review those, in this same section, as well. Hmm; I just remembered; Amazon possibly still peermits us to edit Reviews later on(?); I think that I'll try that, instead; stay tuned . . .
If you do intend these for the more relaxing activities, along with the swimming/beach wear, as several of my Reviewer brethren have mentioned, beware, not only are they EXTREMELY sheer, they also pack quite a sensuous "tickle", too. Because of that sheerness, I strongly urge the utmost caution, to where, and how, you work out in these.
In trying these out for swimming/beach attire, I'd strongly suggest that you do so, at Adult(s) (only) Areas; they WILL show EVERYTHING, unabashedly, when wet, possibly including the Black ones!! I'm as of yet unsure as to how the dye and fabric integrity would stand up to Swimming Pool Chlorines, or Ocean Salt, but I shouldn't think that natural and fresh Lake, Creek, or River Water would harm them.
Curiously, whilst seeking these out on Amazon, I'd inadvertently swerved at first, into the CHILDREN'S version of these. To say the least, it may be [highly] improper for kids to be wearing these. Parents providing Reviews for those, had strong reservations about their kids wearing them. If kids wear those for Track Meets and the like, they should only do so, at secluded, secure, private, and safe venues, precisely because of the High-Sheen GLASSY SHEERNESS of this fabric. For girls, it's probably the safest bet to use those for Slumber Parties. Additionally, older boys also may get "unneeded"(Laughs!!) stimulation from the fabric's extreme softness, if they're not careful.
So, in the main, if you're an Adult, by all means, GO FOR IT!!
UPDATE, FOR THE WHITE POLYESTER STYLE OF THESE SHORTS; 06/16/14; APPROX 7:00 PM, PST:
Cutting to the chase, it seems very strange that GameGear would use this type of Polyester Tricot, instead of the fluffy-soft sweet Nylon Tricot used in all of the other colours. There are Poly Tricots that feel extremely comfortable, but this particular grade is not one of them! This fabric is extremely stiff, not drapey, and it really does not conduct extra heat and perspiration away from the body, as does the Nylon. However, it is extremely opaque, compared with the Nylon, so these could be "child-safe", for those of you conducting purchases of these for your children.
Theoretically all the coloured NYLON styles must have started out white, before they went into the dye-vat, so, why can GameGear not do the same for the All-White Styles (skip the dyeing process)?? If you do want to get close to White, then you must settle upon some of the Pastel Colours as your choice.
Interestingly, a good use for these Poly's, is to throw them into the laundry, when I'm washing my other "Soft"-Wares, and those items get polished and softened up better, by the inclusion of these shorts in the load, washed, then dried, better than just being laundered by themselves.
on June 24, 2016
Let's be honest. I never thought I'd see the day I was wearing shorts that were...well, this short. Or borderline risque. But here I am, loving them, wearing them on daily runs in public, unafraid or ashamed. What happened? I used to be that guy that would only wear running shorts that came up (at the highest) to the top of my knee; I laughed at the gentleman at work who wore the super short running shorts every morning, which I thought looked funny on his 6 foot frame. But here I am, mid-30's and wiser. These shorts have opened up a whole new appreciation for minimalist running gear. They are so light, they almost feel like you aren't wearing anything - and that's a bonus on longer runs. For those who only run 1-2 miles, they won't notice the difference. But when you start edging up over 3 miles, less becomes more. These shorts don't rub; they flow easily; they are lighter than a pair of feathers. But buyer beware: Don't go for the bright, cool colors unless you know the risk...if you go commando, these shorts will do the trick. But they will be ah, a little "revealing" for the first few minutes, up until you get your blood pumping, and your body adjust to the run, shrinking body parts like they are supposed to be shrunk, when the blood is coursing elsewhere in your body. And yes, they are rather "silky" feeling, which can be both good (and bad) if you are roaming around the house. At which point I advise wearing underwear with them, if you aren't by yourself. And yes; you'll need to wear briefs if you decide to wear underwear. I pulled out my nicely branded boxer briefs from a famous workout company, and they showed through the bottom of the shorts, looking quite awkward. So the solution is briefs, or no undies. And enjoy your run in style - your body will thank you. And never mind the wife who rolls on the floor in laughter when you first set out - it's about training your body, not being stylish! These shorts are to running apparel what high tech, lightweight fabric is to camping tents; light, minimalist, and remarkable.