The Salomon Exo S-Lab Twinskin Short M is a high-performance 2-in-1 running short. At its heart, it's the Salomon Exo S-Lab II Short, but there's a modesty enhancing overshort. Importantly, there's inner leg, side panel, and rear open-mesh ventilation, which should help the shorts cool. The compressive tights layer improves performance and recovery by supporting muscles and increasing blood flow.Pockets
Aside from the Twinskin short's key compression benefits, there's one aspect worth highlighting - four external pockets, including a front pocket. That's right, there's a tapered 5" wide by 2.5" tall mesh pocket that sits on your lower abdomen. In the rear, there is a row of three mesh pockets, each of which is approximately 2" wide by 2.5" tall. The rightmost and leftmost rear pockets have a small pull tab at the top.
These pockets make the shorts an ideal race day item, as if you carry a handheld bottle, there's no need wear any pack whatsoever if you travel fast and light. We'd say that the shorts easily hold 6 sports gels and could hold up to TEN gels without being cumbersome. The elastic mesh does a great job of keeping the gels from bouncing while the high waist band where the pockets are situated keeps stored goods from impeding your range of motion.Any women who are interested in this product, this is a men's cut and includes a men's specific brief. That's not to say you can't use the product (some women surely will); however, we wanted to put you in the know. It would be easy enough to snip out the brief, after all.
Sizing should be done by measuring the quad at its greatest circumference rather than by waist measurement. THIS IS IMPORTANT!Here's the sizing:
- Extra Small: 18 7/8" - 20 1/2" (48-52 cm)
- Small: 20 7/8" - 22" (53-56 cm)
- Medium: 22 1/4" - 23 5/8" (57-59 cm)
- Large: 23 5/8" - 24 3/4" (60-63 cm)
- Extra Large: 25" - 26 3/8" (64-67 cm)