Fast Wing TW Shorts – Performance
If you’re expecting the fit of a conventional short, you’re in a for a surprise the first time you wear the Fast Wings. That inner liner has a gentle, stretchy, Lycra-like feel thanks to a 12% elastane content.
It means they feel nicely supportive and quite different from a more conventional floating short liner. The outer short is a medium sort of length and quite slim fitting with it.
On the move, we really liked the way they rolled. The ingenious, non-flappy, liner panel between the things means there’s nothing to ride up and no chafing either on the inner skin of your thighs themselves or from the elasticated edges of a shorter-cut liner.
The only downside to that stretch is that despite them being mildly mesh-like in construction, the 12% elastane – basically rubber -means they feel slightly clammy in hotter conditions when you get a sweat on.
The wide waistband was comfortable too and both the gel and main zipped pocket did what they claimed and allowed us to carry keys and emergency carbs with minimal hassle.
At £50 the Fast Wing TW is a fair whack for a short, but we found they work really well giving most of the anti-chafing pluses of a stretch Lycra short, but – and let’s be brutal here – without making you look like a refugee from a triathlon or the Tour de France.
They score points over wearing baggies and Lycra because there’s no excess fabric to ride up and chafe between the thighs. Our only quibble is that they do feel slightly clammy on hot, sweaty runs where the high elastane content inhibits wicking and drying slightly. Better than chafing though…
For even stealthier looks, choose the all-black version.