No Back Pocket?
I have no doubt that I'll always be a rogas fan, but I wish the back zipper pocket was still on the new styles or at least an option. The waistline pocket just doesn't hold what I need it to like the back pocket does, and my middle-school sized hips can't carry much either. Other than that, still a big fan of the material, fit, and colors!
- Material, fit, color options
- No back pocket, price continues to go up with each new style
- more than 3 year(s)
Summer Roga is a better fit
While I love the idea of having stash pockets in these shorts, they run smaller than the Summer Roga (both styles ordered 2018). I'm not sure I could size up and have a tight enough waistband to make use of the pockets, either. For reference, I ordered my usual size 4. The material of these shorts also isn't quite as soft and flowy as the Summer Rogas, making them less ideal for longer mileage jaunts. I'm more inclined to just wear a small belt with a pocket than to go for these Rogas in my drawer.
Made for Marathons!
I have long been a fan of the regular Roga shorts, but when I picked up training for a marathon this fall, I got a pair of Toolbelt Rogas as well to carry my gels. I wore these on every long run and for the race itself and couldn't be happier with them! The pockets comfortably held five gels for the race with much easier access than I would have in my Spibelt, and the shorts themselves are so comfy--no chafing at all! Definitely will be purchasing another pair. I wear a size 4 in regular Rogas and found that the 4 in the Toolbelt was perfect.
- pockets, light fabric, flattering style
- Bend, OR
My other shorts feel left out
I do laundry every 2-3 days to wear these shorts again, even with a drawer full of other great shorts. I love the onna print, the blue color blocks, the back pocket, all of it. Speed work to long run, best shorts.
- Color, fit, pocket design, durability
- Los Angeles
Finally a great short for long runs! I l tested these out this morning on a 20 miler. Neither the liner or the legs rode up! Actually, I didn't NOTICE these shorts at all on the run, which says a lot. I was worried they would ride up because of the inseam, but nope. I'm 5'6" and 133 lbs. The small fit perfectly. Side note, I sweat A LOT and these were soaked at the end. They were never uncomfortable and dried quickly. The black hides moisture better IMO vs lighter colors.
I love these shorts. I have summer rogas and tried regular rogas but returned them because they didn't fit my body. These toolbelt rogas are the best. I have a large rear and struggle with shorts. I have tried lots of shorts but these are by far my favorite. I live in Tucson, AZ and it is plenty warm. These shorts feel like running in clouds and they are super flattering. I am 5'8" and I have a 32" waist and 45" hips. I wear a 12 which is perfect.
- Lightweight, pockets galore, super flattering.
- Macon, GA
Love the pockets
This is not my first pair of toolbelt Roga shorts, but this time I sized down to a 4 (usually order sz 6) and I love the fit much better. I am full in the hips so the waistband on the Roga doesn't flatter me, but I don't mind since they feel so great on. The pockets are handy for my long run gels and such. Great pair of shorts.
- The colors and the pockets
- They could be a tad bit longer and come up a bit higher on the waist