Guys, I’m so impressed. I ordered these What The Sport Short *Long in my size from the Robson Store on Thursday afternoon after trying to find them at Coquitlam and Metrotown, and they were on my doorstep on Friday morning. Just in time for me to try them out for a 3 mile run on my taper week before Seawheeze. I tried them on (here) in my size down in store because that was all they had but I am glad I was able to find them in my TTS 10. They fit snug and compressive without feeling tight, and the waist is nice and smooth. For the first mile the waist was a little slidy but I find that is the same with most of my size 10 run crops. They just need a bit of sweat to get them to stay up. You can also tie the waistband tighter but I find they stay up just fine once I get that first initial mile and I didn’t bother using the waist tie feature. The holster pockets on the sides are great, they fit my iphone 6 plus (although I prefer to keep that in my Run Stuff Your Bra) or a full packet of Honey Stinger Chews and they have a strip of reflectivity above both holster pockets. The inside of the hem does not have an elastic grip but they do not ride up at all on me. Overall these were definitely a great purchase and I’m really glad I chased them down because I’ll be wearing these next week for Seawheeze. It’s supposed to be a nice cool 21*c (thank goodness!) so crops would be fine too. I love these shorts!
Here is the size 12 In Flux Jacket in Cranberry next to my size 10 Dance Studio Jacket in Bumbleberry. I liked the In Flux but I don’t think I’m keeping it. I mainly purchased it in a size up expecting it to be a looser more casual fit than my DSJ but it’s actually just as snug and it’s a size up. I think what contributes to the snugger fit is that there is much less elasticity while the DSJ has the ribbed luon bottom half all the way around which makes it feel stretchier. The length on both of these is identical which surprised me but keep in mind that one is a size up. For some reason the design of the In Flux Jacket makes it look a bit shorter but if it is it’s less than an inch. I think the DSJ is more flattering on me but I know a lot of people love the In Flux Jacket more flattering and comfortable to them.
The reverse of the Cranberry In Flux Jacket is heathered Cranberry but I didn’t love the color blocking of the solid red Cranberry. I never wear my Dance Studio Jackets on the reverse side so this is no deal breaker for me, just an observation.