RUN AMOK: The New Baja Shorts

Posted by Nash Mader on

The weekend escape has been a staple in our lives as pseudo dirtbags for as long as we can remember. Packing up our rigs Thursday night for a 5:01 exit from work the following day, the goal is to pack as much into the two day escape as possible. No phone service, long hours in the sun, and certainly no showers.

We followed two friends as they did just that, high in the backcountry of the Eastern Sierras in California. With one pair of Baja running shorts each, a bottle of Mezcal and a dream, they had themselves the perfect weekend. Coffee, miles, swimming, more miles.  Capped with a burger, communal bottle of booze and Europe ‘72 on the radio. And then they did it again. In a dreamlike fog they return south on the 395, mentally prepared to sit in their chairs for another week, their Alexander Supertramp approved playground waiting for their return.

Let’s circle back to these shorts that can put up with a feral trail runner for two straight days in the mountains. Constructed from a polyester spandex blend, the Baja is a stripped down running short, offering everything you need and nothing you don’t. With everyday use in mind, you’ll find yourself pulling them off the top of the dirty clothes bin again and again. Offered in a 5” and 7” inseam the shorts boast a rear water resistant zipper phone pocket, a gel pocket and an integrated brief liner. Made for using, the Baja’s are durable and dependable and will quickly become your new go-to short.