The North Face Kilowatt Shorts

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The North Face - Kilowatt ShortsThe North Face - Kilowatt Shorts
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Whether you're chasing waterfalls, running through rivers or next to the lakes, The North Face Kilowatt Shorts will cover you without chafing or inhibiting your range of motion. With the North Face's quick-drying mesh panels and abrasion resistant fabric, there is no need to worry about rubbing up on rocks or wading through the water. The North Face Kilowatt Shorts were made to withstand any challenge you choose to undertake.

Product Details

Material

Body201 g/m² 73% Nylon / 17% Polyester / 10% Elastane woven

Panels157 g/m² 89% Polyester / 11% Elastane woven

bluesign® Approved Fabric

Features

Welded seams

Breathable mesh panels

Clean, flat front

Specs

  • Material: Elastane, Nylon, Polyester
  • Inseam (in): 10.5

Other Notes

The North Face products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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The North Face Kilowatt Shorts
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (10)
  • Allows free movement (9)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Breathable (8)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Casual wear (6)
  • Gym (6)
  • Sports (6)
  • Running (3)
    • Fit:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (5), Competitive athlete (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4), Yes (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great alternative to traditional gym shorts

By 

from Undisclosed

Pros

  • breathable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Training

    Comments about The North Face Kilowatt Shorts:

    First, The North Face has the best shipping policy; free shipping and in my experience, products arrive in two days or less.

    Just purchased these Kilowatt shorts from the Mountain Athletics line to replace my traditional gym shorts, and I've been quite pleased. The material seems durable, yet it's light and breathable, and allows for a great range of movement. Were it not for the single pocket, I'd give this product five stars.

    While training, I tend to carry my gym pass, car keys and iPhone. One pocket just isn't sufficient. Also, because the pocket is located to the front (rather than on the side) of the hip, kettlebell swings are less comfortable than they could be (particularly when carrying car keys). If these shorts were designed with two side pockets, they'd be bulletproof. But this is a minor quibble.

    I was originally hesitant to spend seventy dollars on gym shorts, but now I'm considering ordering another pair.

     
    5.0

    Perfect WOD shorts!

    By 

    from DC area

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Allows Free Movement
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym
      • Running

      Comments about The North Face Kilowatt Shorts:

      Perfect shorts for your daily WOD...liked the first pair so much I bought more!

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Best shorts for what I am looking for

      By 

      from Nashville

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Pros

      • Allows Free Movement
      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gym
        • Running
        • Sports

        Comments about The North Face Kilowatt Shorts:

        I am the kind of person who sticks with something if it works. I have five pairs of these shorts. Need I say more? Ok...I guess I will...I wear them for everything: intense workouts, swimming, yard work, cruising around town, and lounging. The fit is perfect and I can even get away with wearing the same pair several times before needing to wash them (kinda like a good pair of board shorts). It seems like men's fashion is heading more towards tighter, shorter shorts but that's not what I'm into, and that's not what these shorts are. These fit like a perfect pair of swim trunks.

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        The best shorts on the planet, nuf said.

        By 

        from Long Beach, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Allows Free Movement
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear
          • Sports

          Comments about The North Face Kilowatt Shorts:

          Had to buy two more to add to the rotation.

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Excellent quality but lacking key elements

          By 

          from Minneapolis

          About Me Competitive Athlete

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Lack of color/pattern options
          • No seam split

          Best Uses

          • Gym
          • Sports

          Comments about The North Face Kilowatt Shorts:

          I have tried top tier shorts from a dozen other companies to find the perfect functional fitness short. The quality is definitely there on these shorts, but a few critiques.

          The biggest complaint i have is that these shorts don't have a seam split on the side. When I do squats, or sit ups, or handstands, the shorts ride up (which is normal), but since they don't have a seam split, they get stuck around my thighs and stay there until I pull them down. A simple 1-2" seam split would solve this problem and make them significantly more comfortable to work out in.

          Though it's not the most important factor, these shorts are pretty boring in appearance. All things being equal between two pairs of shorts, I'm going to pick the one that looks cool. Even a small patch or stripe of color somewhere would make these look cooler, which also increases their perception of being high quality.

          North Face -- you guys are on to something here. Put out a Kilowatt 2.0 with a seam split and some print/pattern or color options, and I'll be first in line to buy them. These are still in my regular gym rotation, but I won't use them for a competition due to the seam split issue mentioned above.

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          very comfortable

          By 

          from San Antonio ,TX

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Allows Free Movement
          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • needs at least one more pocket

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear

          Comments about The North Face Kilowatt Shorts:

          the shorts feel great, i love the material their shorts are made of... with only one pocket, not great with wallet, phone, and keys

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great looking; multi uses

          By 

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Allows Free Movement
          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear
            • Yoga

            Comments about The North Face Kilowatt Shorts:

            Gift for a very picky 16 yr old and he loved them

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Awesome Multi-purpose shorts.

            By 

            from SoCal

            About Me Competitive Athlete

            Pros

            • Allows Free Movement
            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Gym
              • Sports

              Comments about The North Face Kilowatt Shorts:

              I use these shorts for multiple activities all the time. They are perfect for the gym, especially when doing workouts that involve a lot of floor movement; they have proven to be VERY durable, and still look like the day I got them. They are also great for use as an overshort when MTB'ing. I've worn them for everything from squatting sandbags in the gym, to chasing my kid around Disney, and they've never let me down. #TNFLocals

              • Fit:
              • Feels true to size
               
              5.0

              Stamp of approval

              By 

              from Salt Lake City

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Pros

              • Allows Free Movement
              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gym
                • Running
                • Sports
                • Yoga

                Comments about The North Face Kilowatt Shorts:

                These are ideal multi-use shorts. I use them for trail running and when I'm in the gym training for climbing. They are extremely comfortable and breathable, not to mention they look good. I also where them for outdoor sport climbing as they are stretchy which allows for dynamic leg movement. #tnflocals

                • Fit:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Love these shorts!

                By 

                from South Lake Tahoe, CA

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Pros

                • Allows Free Movement
                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Biking
                  • Casual Wear
                  • Hiking
                  • Sports

                  Comments about The North Face Kilowatt Shorts:

                  These shorts have been perfect with my active lifestyle. They are probably the best shorts I have used for hiking. Love how light weight they are and really comfortable! #tnflocals

                   
                  5.0

                  "fashionable"

                  By 

                  from Chicago burbs

                  About Me Competitive Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Allows Free Movement
                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish
                  • Warm

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Wear
                    • Cold Weather
                    • Gym

                    Comments about The North Face Kilowatt Shorts:

                    great product, i love it ! #TNFLOcals

                    • Fit:
                    • Feels true to size

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