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Old 12-23-2011, 10:06 PM   #1
Jason Denny
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Review: Reebok X-Functional Board Shorts

When Reebok took over the CrossFit merchandise I was angry. Time has passed and things have settled down and I found that I was in need of new shorts. I currently use 15 yr old soccer shorts, yeah, I'm that guy. Since I will obviously use them from a long time, I went looking into quality board shorts. As luck would have it, I worked out with one of the Reebok graphic designers for the CrossFit line (the Reebok print facility is just around the corner). He was wearing the X-functional shorts. He loved them and they looked impressive, however, I kinda winced at the $60 price tag. Well after searching for decent board shorts, I discovered that they are just as expensive (some actually more so). I decided to give these a try. WOW. They are VERY comfortable. The "body" of the shorts are made of a fairly thick stretchy material that flexes in all directions. The closure and fly are Velcro but are not stiff like the MMA shorts I have and hate to wear. The crotch is a stretch "jersey" material I guess to allow the shorts to breath. I noted the the stitching is all top notch and looks to be quite durable. These appear to be well built. After a few days of doing squats, burpies, running, etc, all I can say is WOW. Burpies are when I usually feel the old shorts lack of give. The Reebok shorts gave so much I could not even feel I was wearing them. After lots and lots of sweating (I have hyperactive sweat glands), they never soaked through and never smelt bad. The waist gives just a little but are not elastic. I wear 36 waist jeans 34 shorts (why this is different I'll never know) but these come in standard S,M,L,XL sizes. L=36" XL=40". I have a pair of MMA shorts that are 36" and are horribly uncomfortable. They are tight around the waist for some reason. So, I ordered the XL to be sure they had room. I had the wife take them in 2" to make a perfect fit...not too tight, not too loose. I plan on ordering 2 more pairs. Best money I have spent on my workout clothing, so comfortable that I find myself wearing them around the house after I get home from the rush to change. Well worth the money. I'll give Reebok props for designing these rather than taking an off the shelf board short and label it a "CrossFit" short. These are designed for working out...and working out hard. I hope this may help others who have seen the pictures but not sure what they will be getting.
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