Brooks PureProject Pant Review
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The Brooks PureProject Pant provides stellar performance in a tailored fit that won’t stand out in a crowd. The pant boasts clean lines that you would expect in a pair of slacks, with a four-way stretch woven fabric for added flexibility and comfort on the run. These are part of Brooks’ 2014 spring line, and are made to be worn in temperatures in the 40s and 50s. You can creep into the 60s on days spent wandering around town, but they would be a little too much for any high intensity workout in temps this hot.
The pants also include various reflective highlights at the ankles and knees, along with reflective holes along the side of the thigh which also assist with minor ventilation.
Performance of the Brooks PureProject Pant
The Brooks PureProject Pant performed great on spring runs, and even kept me dry on a 2 hour run during a light snowfall. The fabric consists of 86% polyester and 14% spandex. Because of this fabric, the pants, while semi-fitted with a tailored appearance, did not get in the way during runs. The fabric was flexible enough to get full leg swings; however, I did notice that they caught slightly on the upper hip while doing side lunges. I guess this is to be expected for a semi-fitted running pant.
Fit and Pockets
I tested a size medium, which has a 31” inseam. I found this to run true to size (I am a 32” waist) with no issues in either the waist or length. One more plus: they didn’t drag while wearing minimalist shoes.
The Brooks PureProject Pant comes with 3 pockets: two slash pockets in the front and one back pocket. If I have one gripe on these pants, it is that all of the pockets are relatively small, and they don’t have a zipper to keep your goods locked in. The two front pockets are about the size of a hand, which keeps items from bouncing around, but it also limits what can be kept there. The back pocket does include a top flap for added security, but I would prefer a zipper for added safekeeping.
These pants are a nice addition to any runner’s wardrobe, and when paired with the Brooks PureProject LS, make a great outfit for either working out or running errands.
For more info on the PureProject LS and other Brooks gear, visit www.brooksrunning.com or www.amazon.com/brooksrunning. MSRP: $95