TAUR Rated – 4.5
The Arc’tyrx Solues Shorts are the perfect long training or ultra short. With a 5” inseam there is enough coverage for most conditions, but short enough to allow for maximum movement. Made from Arcose fabric, the Soleus ultra-light and dries incredibly quick. As a great racing short, they offer two angled side pockets, a single zip pocket offset in the rear for keys, ID, and/or money, and a long mesh pocket on the back for food, phone, and more.
I used these shorts on many local runs and found them to be extremely comfortable. The waistband is wide and rides well, also making it so that whatever is in the pockets don’t bounce too much. The one downside to these shorts is that they tend to run small. As a consummate Medium in pretty much every brand (I have a 31” waist), I had a tough time even getting these on. Because of the smaller sizing, the liner briefs also rode up a little. So if you’re normally a size medium, consider going up to a large. No need to get an ego, you aren’t fat, they just run a bit small. Don’t let that deter you from buying these amazing shorts, however. I have worn several brands with hip pockets and these, by far, work the best.
TAUR Rated – 5.0
The Arc’tyrx Ether Crew shirt is made of durable, lightweight, Helius polyester. It is extremely breathable and lightweight. While a synthetic material, it wears like an extremely light blended cotton tee. The Viente mesh under the arms offer extreme breathability and a place for armpit sweat to go, instead of down your side.
Want to know how far you can go in this shirt? 32 hours straight and not even give it another thought. I recently did a trip to the Wind Rivers and Gannett Peak, summiting in a day and returning back to our cars, a 44 mile and 32-hour adventure. I wore the Ether shirt the entire time and could not walk away with a single complaint. As likely one of the most comfortable shirts I’ve ever worn I’d recommend this to anyone; whether for short training runs or your next 100 miler, this shirt will undoubtedly be one of your favorites.