FAQsRunning Shorts FAQs
Do you have any general questions about our running shorts? Find the answers here! Have a question about running shorts that you don't see here, please contact us.
Question: Do things bounce around in the pockets of the running shorts?
Answer: There is minimal bounce because of our running shorts’ patented double-mesh design. Gels and other items hug against you with very little bounce. The pockets are sewn across the entire back of the running shorts. This seam-to-seam design of the pockets is far superior to a simple center back pocket because the larger area around the curves of your body provides a more stable place for gels and other items.
Question: How many gels can you carry in running shorts pockets?
Answer: If you truly wanted to, you could comfortably carry up to 14 gels. There are four smaller mesh pockets in the back that could accommodate two gels per pocket. There are also two velcro-closure front pockets which can hold two gels each. Seldom do runners carry 14 gels, but conceivably you could!
Question: Do all of your running shorts have liners and draw cords?
Answer: Yes, all of the shorts have top-quality super comfortable Coolmax liners with the exception of our Compression products (Compression shorts, capris, tights and skirts) which feature a Coolmax lined gusset instead. All of the running shorts and Compression products DO have draw cords. RaceReady uses heavy-duty thick elastic in the waistband of our running shorts to maintain longevity of the shorts. Our liners are guaranteed not to chafe!
Question: Can I carry water bottles in the pockets of the running shorts?
Answer: Some of the smaller flasks on the market may work (ex. 4 – 6 ounce bottles). However, the running shorts are primarily designed to carry energy gels, energy bits, inhalers, keys, phones, tissues, meds, sunscreen packets and other small items. There is one wide center back compartment that is perfect for running gloves, sunglasses, a sweat rag, etc.
Question: I have problems with chaffing. Which running shorts do you recommend?
Answer: If chaffing is a major concern, we recommend you try our fitness shorts (Style #2701, 2701LD for men) (Style #2702, #2702LD for women). RaceReady fitness shorts are made with top-quality stretchable DRYLINE fabric and fit snugly against your legs, which will prevent chaffing. Our fitness shorts are a favorite of many ultra-runners who need a comfortable running short for the mega-miles.
Question: I've never worn RaceReady running shorts and I see you offer many styles. Which ones are your most popular?
Answer: We offer several different styles of running shorts because of people's personal preferences. Some runners are more comfortable with the longer, looser running short, while others prefer a mid-length or the even shorter split-cut version. That being said, it seems the most popular short for men is the "Easy" short, Style #2501 and Style #2501LD. This is the looser fitting running short with a four-inch inseam. The most popular running shorts for women are the V-notch short, Style #2302 and Style #2302LD, which feature a three-inch inseam. Also, the fitness shorts, Style #2702 and #2702LD are quite popular for women.
Question: What does LD mean on your running shorts?
Answer: The LD simply means “long distance”. RaceReady has become the most trusted brand in pocketed shorts. We have expanded our LD (Long Distance) offerings to include several styles and lengths.
Running Tights FAQs
Do you have any general questions about our running tights? Find the answers here! Have a question about running tights that you don't see here, please contact us.
Question: What temperature range do you recommend for running tights?
Answer: Our running tights and capris are made of high-quality Dryline Fabric. The Dryline material is more durable (yet lightweight!) than most other running tights on the market. Consequently, the tights are a long-lasting product! You can wear the running tights and stay comfortable even when the thermometer dips down to the low-30s.
Question: I have really long legs. Do you think your running tights will fit me?
Answer: Our running tights fit most people, even if you have very long legs. The top-quality Dryline material we use in the tights is very stretchy, so it can accommodate a wide spectrum of inseams.
Question: Do your running tights provide good support? I have issues with my knees and need more support than typical running shorts provide.
Answer: Yes, the compression in the Dryline fabric is ideal to help with muscle fatigue and to provide some extra support for legs. The Dryline fabric in our running tights is substantial; it is not the flimsy lycra found in some tights. Instead, the thicker fabric makes these tights extremely durable. You will be able to wear these running tights for a long time, giving your legs comfort, protection and support.
Running Shirts FAQs
Do you have any general questions about our running shirts? Find the answers here! Have a question about running shirts that you don't see here, please contact us.
Question: Will the snaps on the RaceReady Singlet fit all race number bibs?
Answer: The snap fasteners are strategically placed on the running singlet to fit the standard-sized race numbers. However, there are some races (especially in Europe and larger US marathons) that use over-large race number bibs. No worries - You can simply push the snap through the race number bib wherever you wish, so the race number can be worn on race day – no need to use a hole puncher!
Question: My running club is interested in placing an order with our logo printed on the running shirts. Can you help?
Answer: Yes, we are proud to outfit many running clubs and running charity organizations throughout the country. Please refer to our Make to Order page on this site for detailed information.
Question: Do any of your shirts offer UPF sun protection?
Answer: Yes, our ReadyTech Alta 4400 has a UPF 15+ rating
Question: Do your shirts offer odor control capabilities?
Answer: Yes indeed. All of our lightweight moisture controlling technical shirts have odor control properties.
Question: Are any of your women’s running shirts longer than others?
Answer: Yes, the women’s V-Neck running shirt and Singlet are designed so the bottom edge is gently rounded, both in front and the back. It gives the running shirt a nice stylish look, but this shirt is not designed to tuck in. Women who prefer a longer short sleeve running shirt would probably do best by ordering the Unisex Cool-T shirt. Many women are XS or Small in the Cool-T.
Running Skirts FAQs
Do you have questions about running skirts? Find the answers here! If you have a question about running skirts that you don’t see below, please contact us today.
Question: I am considering trying a running skirt for the first time. What is the advantage of wearing running skirts?
Answer: It is mostly a style preference. Some women love the feminine aspect of wearing running skirts. Running skirts are fun and fashionable. Our RaceReady running skirt still features the famous patented mesh-pocket design, which is on all of our "LD" or "Long Distance" running apparel.
Question: I know some running skirt brands have a brief-type liner, while some brands of running skirts have a compression short underneath the skirt. What type of underlying short does the RaceReady running skirt feature?
Answer: Since RaceReady has been extremely successful with our Compression Shorts (women’s style #2702LD, and style #2702), we decided to make a similar short underneath our running skirts. The short underneath the skirt is a 7 to 8-inch inseam short, depending on size. It is very comfortable!
Question: There are many running skirts on the market these days. How does the RaceReady running skirt fit compared to other brands?
Answer: We decided to make the RaceReady running skirt a bit more of a "low rise" style than our typical RaceReady running shorts. It is not a hip-hugger, but falls slightly below the waist. Our running skirts are approximately 14 inches from the top to the bottom of the skirt. RaceReady running skirts are made of top-quality, long-lasting Dryline material, so you should be able to get plenty of mileage from the RaceReady skirt!
Running Accessories FAQs
Do you have any general questions about our running accessories? Find the answers here! Have a question about running accessories that you don't see here, please contact us.
Question: Are your running hats adjustable?
Answer: Yes, there is an adjustable loop fastener in the back of the cap, which you can tighten. The caps are "one size fits all". For make to order customers, we can add a velcro closure as needed.
Question: Can you wash the running caps?
Answer: Sure! The bill of the hat is constructed from plastic, not cardboard, so you can machine wash the cap. We recommend washing the RaceReady caps and other RaceReady apparel items in the machine on a gentle cycle and tumble dry.
Question: How thick are your running socks?
Answer: RaceReady running socks are ultra-thin and comfortable. There is a lycra cuff to keep the sock in place. We purposely make our running socks thin. RaceReady has found that our thin CoolMax fabric reduces moisture, reduces friction and thus reduces blisters.
Question: Are your running gloves water-resistant?
Answer: Yes. Our running gloves are made from Thermastat material, which is great at moisture-control. Unlike cotton gloves, RaceReady gloves will not give you the clammy hand feeling. The running gloves aren't completely waterproof, but they are certainly water-resistant. You can keep your hands nice and toasty wearing our running gloves on days when the skies open up and rain on you during your run.