Brooks Sherpa Running Shorts

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Brooks Sherpa Running Shorts
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Brooks Sherpa Running Shorts -
Brooks Sherpa Short III - Men's This product can be shipped to US addresses ONLY. The Brooks Sherpa Short is designed to go the distance. Stretch woven shell moves with you. Dual rear holster pockets and internal key/card pocket. Elasticized waistband with drawstring. Built for 65º and above. 84% polyester/16% spandex with 100% polyester moisture transfer crepe liner. 4.5" inseam. Imported.


  • Relaxed fit for plenty of freedom to move
  • Drawstring waistband for the perfect fit
  • Elastic waist with internal drawcord provides a secure fit; 4.5 in. inseam offers just-right coverage


  • 100% polyester moisture-transfer liner to keep you dry
  • Stretch-woven shell fabric moves with you as you run
  • Soft polyester liner moves moisture away from skin to ensure dry comfort
  • Polyester and spandex fabric features plenty of stretch to enhance mobility
  • Shorts and liner briefs feature soft, stretchy polyester fabric that wicks away moisture and dries quickly


  • Drawstring, elastic waistband with internal key, ID, mad money pocket
  • Hidden inner waistband pocket for securing necessities


  • Breathable and moisture-wicking to keep you cool


  • Brooks Sherpa III shorts feature 2 rear holster fuel pockets that carry up to 3 energy gels each
  • Dual rear holster fuel pockets with hook-and-loop closure store energy gels
  • Two rear pockets hold essentials


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  • Built for temps from 65°F (18°C) and above

The relaxed fit and smooth fabric on the Brooks Sherpa Running Shorts will give you a whole new level of comfort on race day. These shorts are made from breathable, moisture-wicking fabric designed to keep you cool. They fabric also stretches so you get plenty of room to move. There's an inner liner to reduce chafing, and two rear pockets hold items like cards, cash, and energy gels.


The Brooks Sherpa Short III for Men is designed to carry you through even the most arduous runs. Dual holster pockets store your energy gels while relaxed fit provides full range of motion on race day or any day.

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Offering lightweight, breathable coverage, the Brooks Sherpa III running shorts are designed keep you feeling cool and comfortable mile after mile.



The stretch-woven fabric and relaxed fit of the Brooks Sherpa III shorts draw you into dynamic motion no matter what your training routine entails.


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Fabric:Polyester / polyester blend
Inner liner:Yes
Inseam:4 inches
Inseam (in.):4.5 inches
Liner fabric:Polyester crepe
Moisture wicking:Yes
Quick drying:Yes
Relaxed fit:Drapes loosely on the body
Side cargo pockets:No
Sun-protective fabric:No
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Brooks Sherpa Running Shorts Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Very Slim fit

I love the shorts. They are comfy, cool, stretchy, smooth flowing fabric... They are just not sized very well. I have other Brooks Shorts, and they fit just fine. These run very snug across the hips. While some stuff is coming out like that these days, it didn't seam like these were designed to fit that way. The waist was ok. But, then it seemed like the rest of the short was a size too small.
I returned these in medium for a large, where my other pair of Brooks shorts fit perfectly in medium.
They are a high performance fabric and I got them on sale. They are nice, if you order up a size from what you usually wear.
Souper Kevin at REI on 05/05/2012

My Favorite

4.5 stars.

Love these. Great length (not too short) for my trail running miles. I love the fit. By far my favorite pair of running shorts that I have found since I started running marathons six years ago. I have four pair.

Con: The velcro hip pockets are virtually useless when I'm bouncing around on the trails (had GUs bounce out at a trail race). They've been okay when running on smooth, flat surfaces, but I just use my running belt for GUs now.
ScottRuns at REI on 04/04/2013

Nice and light

This short fits me well, is very lightweight, and very comfortable. The legs are a bit shorter than my other running shorts, but I didn't notice until after I was running. (I run 5-6mi 3x a week on my lunch break.) Though, I'm not dressing to impress on my run...I'm dressing to be comfortable. That being said, the leg length won't deter me from buying a second pair if there's a sale.
Skillet at REI on 08/08/2013

Needs zippered pocket

I have a couple pairs of Brooks running shorts and they are my favorites by far. Unfortunately, this pair has neither a zippered pocket nor a secure interior pocket. It has two loose velcro pockets on the outside. Today I was running and the key to my office popped out on the trail. Finally found it but I won't trust the pocket again.
Teacher Dave at REI on 10/10/2013

Great shorts for those long runs!

The product is great. My only issue is that it bunches up a bit in the crotch area and I find myself pulling it down.

But they are great running shorts.
James the Marathoner at Paragon Sports on 10/10/2013

great running shorts

I love the Sherpa III shorts, there are two side pockets for gels, etc. AND the interior key pocket
Shawn runs New Orleans at Paragon Sports on 05/05/2011

Very comfortable

They are a great pair of running shorts. They are light weight and very comfortable.
cyfan1 at Paragon Sports on 05/05/2011

Negative Reviews:

Terrible zip pocket

These are nice shorts, but in the short time I have had them my keys have come out of the zipped pocket three times. Today, I even found my door key from 5 days ago, only to lose it running home. I cannot fathom how, but each time, the zipper comes undone and out will pop the keys. I am returning this pair as defective.
JDinCA at REI on 12/12/2012

Neutral Reviews:

Ultralight shorts.

I have been using these shorts frequently for a few months now. They are decent shorts.

These shorts are very ultralight. The material is super thin and wispy. After cutting out the mesh inner, I think my merino wool underwear weighs more than the actual shorts. This makes them not very durable. I mostly backpack and hike in these. After sitting on rocks and logs and bushwacking with them, I can tell that the material is getting really scratched up on the surface.

They work great as underwear under your hiking pants and weigh nothing if you want some shorts to throw in your pack.

The pockets on these things are worthless. The little velcro does not hold well and you are going to lose your keys if you trust them to these pockets.

I found that the fit was a little too loose relative to the short length. But that is more of a style preference, I have skinner legs.

There is nothing special about these shorts other than being super lightweight.
JustinBaker at REI on 11/11/2012