We tested the Aelous short and Motion T-shirt from La Sportiva this spring. The Aelous short is a short with intelligent design – perhaps not in the futuristic sense, but the shorts feature a body mapping venting system using varying materials to accelerate wicking and increase durability in key areas. The shorts also feature a 7 ” inseam, zipper and T-Shirt loop.
The Aelous construction is more tapered then traditional shorts and takes some acclimating to. After the initial adjustment, we really liked the features and design of these shorts. The T-shirt loops were moderately effective, but the venting and varied material construction nailed it.
The Motion shirt was exactly what it advertised. The quick drying lightweight material worked great in hot and moderate temperatures. The seams did not chafe and the fit was very comfortable.
Our only feedback on this shirt was that in contrast to most La Sportiva sizing, this shirt ran a bit long. Otherwise, the Polygiene materials keep odor away as described.