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SUGOI Women’s Moxie Shorts–Final Review

About a month and a half ago, we did our initial review of the SUGOI Moxie Women’s running short.  You might want to check our our initial review of the Moxie shorts before moving forward.

About the SUGOI Moxie Shorts:

As we mentioned in the first review, these shorts are very cute and that’s one of the main reasons we chose to review them.  The Moxie Shorts feature a wide and very flattering waist band in the same color as the trim, in our case a bright white on Imperial, a bold purple.  The Moxie Shorts also feature two front pockets and an inside key pocket.  We found these pockets very helpful for storing keys, ID cards and other small items.  The mesh liner is excellent, much more breathable than most liners in other women’s running shorts.  The material used for the Moxie is very comfortable.  Think cotton, but much more breathable and with wicking thrown in as a bonus.

SUGOI Moxie Shorts Comfort and Fit:

As we mentioned in the first review, these shorts are very comfortable when you first put them on.  They are soft, comfortable, and very breathable. In the past 6 weeks, we’ve used these shorts about twice a week, once for our 9 mile run and once for a shorter 3 mile run.

On the three mile run, these shorts are very comfortable.  They breath very well and are seriously comfortable.

On the longer runs, we continue to experience some issues with chafing.  Of course, everyone’s body is different and you might not experience this chafing, but it is a problem for our tester.  Our tester is thickest at her upper thigh and has experienced some chafing issues with other shorts.  If you have tiny thighs, you might have a different experience.  If you have a build similar to our tester, we’d recommend a different running short, something a bit longer in the inseam or with a tighter fit to prevent the riding up and chafing.

We found the shorts to be most useful on shorter runs and at the gym.  If you are going to use these shorts at the gym or on the trail, you’re going to look cute, stay cool, and be very comfortable.  We found the pockets to be very useful if your training at the gym.  They can easily hold your iPod, keys, and any other small items you might need in the gym.

We were also impressed with the liner and the wide waistband.  Both features contributed to the overall comfort of the Moxie shorts.  The band stayed put no matter what we were doing; running, gym work, walking, etc.  The liner was very cool and helped in sweat wicking and general cooling.

Overall Thoughts on Moxie Shorts:

There is plenty to like about the SUGOI Moxie Shorts.  They’re available in great colors, they fit well, they’re comfortable.  They are very cool and breathable and do a great job wicking sweat.  The only downside to these shorts is that they don’t perform as well at longer distances, generally above 4 to 5 miles.  As an endurance website, we are cautious to recommend products that don’t work on longer distance workouts, but we also know a bit about triathletes and understand that not every run is 10 miles long.  We spend a good deal of time in the gym, on the trail, and doing other activities where these shorts are comfortable and don’t cause chafing.

As with some of the other SUGOI products we’ve tested, we feel that these run a bit large.  Our recommendation is to try these on at your local tri store before purchasing.  We have also had great customer service from SUGOI and know that they work hard to keep customers happy, so you should have no fear about returning ill-fitting shorts.

If you’re looking for a great looking pair of shorts for your short runs or working out in the gym, you will be very pleased with the performance of the SUGOI Moxie Shorts.  If you’re looking for longer distance shorts, the Moxie Shorts aren’t your best choice.

About Eric H. Doss

Eric is a triathlete and writer. He has competed in all distances of triathlons, from sprints to full Ironman distance races. He founded FitEgg.com in 2009 to meet the increasing need for professional, unbiased reviews of triathlon gear.

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