Angelica Reviews Cabrillo Shorts From Running Warehouse

I am a picky-ass mofo when it comes to running shorts.
Historically I have only run in compression shorts because
everything else leads to the dreaded chub-rub. Even with
compression shorts, I have been known to try on 15 pairs and still
leave the store empty-handed because nothing fits right. I still
run in an ancient pair that I keep patching because the company
that made them went out of business.

So when I opened my surprise product review package from Salty
Running and found shorts I thought, oh crap. My first chance to
review something and I am going to have to write about how I
don’t like the product! I received three pairs of
Cabrillo Mariposa trail shorts
– two size M and one size L
– and when I tried them on, the size Ms fit and the L was too
big.

I decided to try the Cabrillos at the gym first, figuring that
was a lot safer than trying to run in them. They felt amazing. It
was a hot day and it was great to get more ventilation than my
usual compression gear. Furthermore, not five minutes into our
training session, Tough Guy Trainer noticed I had new shorts. He
loved them! We don’t talk a lot of fashion), but he thought the
shorts looked great and he wanted to know if they made them for men
(they
do!
). The shorts were great to lift in – nothing constricted
and no extra fabric getting in the way.

It happened to be my daughter’s field day and it was so hot
that I figured I’d just shower later. I had brought something to
change into, but the Cabrillo’s were so comfortable that I just
left them on. I helped six different grade levels manage a water
relay event

and the shorts were super, even after getting a little damp.
Snarky Girl also noticed the shorts right off the bat. Her comment
was more direct: Those shorts make your ass look great!

After the big success at the gym and field day, it was time for
the true test: running in the shorts. To be honest, I was still
really skeptical because all previous attempts at running in
non-compression gear had resulted in chub-rub disaster. I decided
to them on an easy 4 miler, just in case. Knock me over with a
feather: the shorts were great, zero chub-rub. I tried them on a
somewhat longer outing: totally fine. Finally I was brave enough to
try them on a long run: magnificent! Over the summer, these became
my favorite shorts, the ones you wash first so they are clean when
you want them, i.e. always.

In fact, I love these shorts so much that I ran my goal marathon
in them. Here’s me getting a BQ in my Cabrillos. I remain a
picky-ass mofo in the shorts department; these are just great
shorts.