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American Defender Shorts 2.0 (WZA Waves-WZA Edition)

Rated 4.9 out of 5
682 Reviews
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Introducing the American Defender Shorts 2.0 (Heat Wave-WZA Edition)!  These will be your go-to shorts for the gym, beach, or sparring session!  They feature an awesome 4-way stretch, ultra-lightweight, quick-dry material that everyone loves and also feature the following:

  • Reduced velcro on the fly closure (it only has a small piece of velcro at the end of the closure… the rest of the fly is comprised of low-profile 4-way stretch fabric)
  • 2 Discrete zipper pockets (1 on each side) for cell phones and other valuables
  • Reduced outseam length by 1″ to ensure shorts do not go past the knee
  • Removable drawstring inside the waistband (great option for MMA, water sports, and fast moving workouts when you want the shorts to be even more secure)

Product Specifications: 

  • Lightweight, Quick-Dry, moisture wick 4-way stretch technology
  • 9" Inseam on Size 34
  • Low-profile zipper pocket on both sides, perfect for cell phone and other belongings
  • 92% Polyester, 8% Spandex for maximum mobility
  • 4-way stretch reinforced spandex crotch panel
  • 3-inch slits on each side
  • Low-profile velcro closure with removable inner drawstring (we included the optional drawstring because we know some people like that feature)
  • 100% sublimation printing to ensure longevity
  • Fit true to size- We recommend ordering what you would normally wear in jean sizes. If you are on the fence between two sizes, we recommend going down to the smaller size.

COMFORT IN MOTION

Our shorts feature a lightweight, quick dry material that is perfect for your workout, sparring session, or a day at the beach. With a length that is cut above the knee and with 3-inch slits on each side, you will have maximum mobility for whatever the day throws at you.

DISCREET STORAGE

Our shorts feature a discreet zipper pocket on each side, which is perfect for securely storing your wallet, phone, and other valuables.

VERSATILE CLOSURE

Our shorts come with a removable inner drawstring and an adjustable, low-profile Velcro closure, which can be tightened or loosened based on the intensity of the activity.

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average rating 4.9 out of 5
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Love Em !!

Very light weight and comfortable . Great for Crossfit. The pockets are discrete but durable . The American Defenders are my favorite workout shorts .

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hella sweet

very lightweight durable short. will be adding lots more

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R Vail - NH

I am an OCR athlete and I am highly active in all sorts of training regiments for races... As of now I have only worn these shorts for training... I have not yet had the opportunity to wear this brand in a race yet... But these are the Pros and Cons I see so far... Pros: The Defender series most importantly are light weight... The flexible and stretchy fabric is comfortable... They seem not to hold a lot of water weight and dry quickly... I love the multiple secure pockets... For the models I purchased I like the design/color combo... Cons: No real Cons at this point. But here are some concerns that may come to light once I get a chance to put them thru a few courses... Velcro closure doesn’t seem to have enough adjustment to cinch tight if your between sizes... Now with a little looseness in the waist band this might open possibilities of the drawstring tie getting caught on obstacles or other things when crawling, flipping, or rolling over/under/on too obstacles... Not sure this will ever happen but could be a potential... We will also see the Fabric durability over time... I have a good feeling they will hold their own... R Vail...

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Top notch company!!

Needed to exchange a pair of shorts not once, but twice, and the process was simple and easy! Shorts are great!

Love supporting such a great company!!

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New PR!

These shirts are killer. I absolutely love them. Used to purchase RedLine and since they seem to have closed—Gave Born Primitive a try. Totally worth it! Perfect amount of stretch with a smooth drawstring. They double perfectly as board or hot rubbing shirts. I swear I got a new squat PR first time wearing them.

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sizing chart
Men's Tops Men's Bottoms Women's Tops Sports Bras Women's Bottoms Unisex

men's tops

measurements in inches

SIZE CHEST
XS 34-35"
S 36-37"
M 38-39"
L 40-41"
XL 42-43"
XXL 44-46"
3XL 47-49"

Measuring Tips:

For the most accurate measurements, we suggest measuring as close to the skin as possible.

Chest Measurement:

Wrap the measuring tape around the widest point of the chest starting at the front and center of your torso.

men's bottoms

measurements in inches

SIZE HIP THIGH WAIST
S 32-36" 18-21" 28-29"
M 36-40" 20-25" 30-32"
L 40-43" 24-28" 33-34"
XL 43-46" 27-31" 35-37"
2XL 46-49" 30-34" 38-39"
3XL 50-53" 33-37" 40-41"

Measuring Tips:

We have determined that your waist measurement will most likely dictate your size. Secondary to waist size, if you notice your thighs exceed the limit on our chart you may need to go up a size.

Waist Measurement:

Measure around the smallest part of your torso, keeping the measuring tape as horizontal as possible.

Thigh Measurement:

Measure around the widest area of the thigh.

Hip Measurement:

Measure around the largest area of your hips, encapsulating the roundest part of your gluteus.

women's tops

measurements in inches

SIZE BUST
XS 28-31"
S 32-33"
M 34-36"
L 37-39"
XL 40-42"

Measuring Tips:

For the most accurate measurements, we suggest measuring as close to the skin as possible while wearing a non-padded, non-compression bra.

Bust Measurement:

Wrap the measuring tape around the widest point of the chest starting at the front and center of the torso.

sports bras

measurements in inches

SIZE 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
A XS XS S M L L XL
B XS XS S M L XL XL
C XS S S M L XL XL
D S S M M L XL XL
DD S S M L XL XL XL
E - M M L XL XL XL

Measuring Tips:

For the most accurate measurements, we suggest measuring as close to the skin as possible while wearing a non-padded no compression bra.

Bust Measurement:

Wrap the measuring tape around the widest point of the chest starting at the front and center of your torso.

Chest Measurement:

Wrap the measuring tape around the ribcage just below the bust starting at the front and center of your torso.

FIT GUIDELINES:

Every bra serves a different purpose for different activities and we recommend referencing each specific bra product description to determine the best bra for your body and sport. Our bras should generally fit snug. Wearing the bras too loose will not likely provide adequate support.

***Please note, a majority of our sports bras are medium support and medium coverage. If you are looking for the highest impact support that we offer; check out the X-Factor, Intensity or Moxie Sports Bra!

women's bottoms

measurements in inches

SIZE HIP THIGH WAIST
0-2 | XS 34-36" 19-21" 24-27"
2-4 | S 36-38" 21-23" 27-30"
4-6 | M 38-40" 23-26" 30-33"
6-8 | L 40-43" 26-28" 33-36"
8-10 | XL 43-46" 28-30" 36-39"

Measuring Tips:

We have determined that your waist measurement will most likely dictate your size. Right on the edge between two sizes? You can utilize your thigh and hip measurements as secondary guidelines to help you find the perfect size.

Waist Measurement:

Measure around the smallest part of your torso, keeping the measuring tape as horizontal as possible.

Thigh Measurement:

Measure around widest area of the thigh.

Hip Measurement:

Measure around the largest area of your hips, encapsulating the roundest part of your gluteus.

Unisex

measurements in inches

SIZE CHEST
XXS 32-33"
XS 34-35"
S 36-37"
M 38-39"
L 40-41"
XL 42-43"
XXL 44-46"
3XL 47-49"

Measuring Tips:

For the most accurate measurements, we suggest measuring as close to the skin as possible.

Chest Measurement:

Wrap the measuring tape around the widest point of the chest starting at the front and center of your torso.

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