It’s a great time to have a look at your stable of running shorts and make way for something new. After some time with the Sugoi Titan Ice shorts, I’d say these should have a spot there.

Sugoi Titan Ice 7″ Shorts Features:

  • Lightweight woven for comfort and performance
  • Zone construction features mesh panel inserts for airflow and breathability
  • 7″ inseam offers moderate coverage without limiting range of motion
  • Two front hand pockets and zip back pocket with waterproof backing for secure, dry storage
  • IceFil® boxer brief liner for cool comfort during warm weather runs
  • Price: $50

Sugoi Titan Ice 7" Shorts Review

Perfect length with bells-and-whistles

Finding a Goldilocks pair of running shorts can sometimes be a challenge. You don’t want them too long, but too short is also bad (nobody wants to see too much of my thighs). So, as far as length goes, the Titan Ice 7″ shorts seem to be just about right. So, length is important, but it’s not everything.

Going over the lay of the land with these shorts, they do indeed check off most of the necessary boxes for me. Even though I use these as running shorts, specifically, I can appreciate front hand pockets. I don’t use them while running (obviously), but it is nice to have somewhere to stash keys or a wallet while running into the store for goo’s and gels. Once running, the front pockets disappear, so I’m glad they are there.

Sugoi Titan Ice 7" Shorts Review

Around the backside, there is a single lower-back pocket that’s big enough for keys or some nutrition. With the drawstring waist tied up, everything carries well while running.

I have noticed that these shorts do cool really well — even in nuclear summer temperatures. The inner liner is nice to have and plays a big part in moisture management, but I’d like them to be just a little more snug. To take up some of that room, I tried wearing briefs underneath, but that was too much bulk and gave me a wedgie. So, it’s better to go a little loose than have an atomic wedgie while running.

The Good

  • Length is perfect
  • Built-in liner helps keep things cool
  • Pockets all-around

The Bad

  • Rear pocket is not large enough for a phone
  • Liner could offer more compression

The Bottom Line: Sugoi Titan Ice Shorts

Overall, these shorts are well-executed with some great features and a perfect length. Post-workout activities can be done without looking like you just ran a marathon — even though you very well could have.

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About Author

A Seattle native, Jason developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 --sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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