What’s New

Canadian Running - - DEPARTMENTS -

The last few years, Saxx have surged to the front of the in­creas­ingly com­pet­i­tive per­for­mance men’s un­der­wear mar­ket. Saxx was started by Kelowna, B.C.’s Trent Kitsch af­ter he got fed up with dis­com­fort while be­ing ac­tive. He de­signed a sim­ple yet bril­liant fix – a vented pouch for your pack­age. The Ki­netic Run short is the nat­u­ral ex­ten­sion of that con­cept, taken to out­er­wear and specif­i­cally for run­ners. Af­ter hear­ing that ath­letes were cut­ting out the mesh liner from their run­ning shorts, Saxx have stitched in a pair of their ex­cel­lent Ki­netic boxer-briefs into a stretch wo­ven short. The re­sult is an ex­tremely com­fort­able gar­ment that looks great and pre­vents chaffing. Last fall, run­ning brand New Bal­ance teamed up with preppy ap­parel re­tailer J.Crew for a women’s line of ath­letic ap­parel. We liked their sim­ple, clean cuts and clas­sic pat­terns. Now, the “NB x J.Crew” col­lab­o­ra­tion has ex­panded to in­clude menswear.

The ini­tial launch fea­tures mid-length shorts, printed T-shirts, a quar­ter-zip long sleeve and a pair of pack­able run­ning jackets. J.Crew’s sim­ple, earthy colour pal­ette is promi­nently fea­tured, so this line will ap­peal to those who have neon fa­tigue with their run­ning gear. That said, there is one brightly coloured green-yel­low jacket for night run­ners ($158).

NB x J.Crew COL­LEC­TION $80–$158

Saxx KI­NETIC RUN SHORT $78

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