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American Defender Shorts 2.0 (Neptune)

Rated 4.9 out of 5
689 Reviews
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Introducing the American Defender Shorts 2.0 (Neptune)!  These will be your go-to shorts for the gym, beach, or sparring session! These black workout shorts 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 these black workout 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
  • Our men's board shorts 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. We also implemented a spandex crotch panel to make sure the boys stay comfortable

DISCREET STORAGE

Our shorts feature 2 discreet zipper pockets on each side, which are 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/loosened based on the intensity of the activity (i.e. Box jumps, wakeboarding, sparring, etc.).

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
Based on 689 reviews
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They are awesome !

Comfortable and they look cool . You can’t go wrong with these .

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Thank you for the review Joshua! We're so glad you love them

Rated 3 out of 5
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A bit deflated

Acknowledging that every manufacturer of clothing uses slightly various sizing, I was a bit surprised at how small the 46 size felt. I was originally gifted a pair in 42, but exchanged to 44 after trying them on. I noticed little difference and ultimately had to land on 46. There was difference, yes, but somewhat minimal when making the jump in size that's 4-inches difference.

The velcro at the top of the shorts is fine, but not a fan of the velcro over the zipper/ fly area. I always feel like when I'm squatting or bending over the zipper/ fly area seems to open a bit and I'm constantly adjusting them so it doesn't appear my zipper is open.

The material is extremely comfortable and very breathable, but I do wish more companies made apparel for the bigger individual. I'm 6'-3, 285lbs with a small gut. I'd absolutely love to support this company and buy more products (hoodies, shirts), but sadly like most Crossfit/ Gym apparel manufacturers the designs seemed to be geared much more towards the extremely fit or very thin individuals.

I'd recommend the product for these individuals, but outside that I'd be tough to recommend.

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Hey Andrew, So sorry that you are not satisfied with your product. Do you think you may enjoy the training short more? It does not have that velcro in the front with the zipper. Please reach out to contact@bornprimtive.com with anything we can assist you with :)

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Great shorts

I’m 6’2”, 215lbs, and got size XL. They fit great, and length is perfect. These shorts are extremely comfortable for any kind of activity. Highly recommend

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Stylish and comfy

Not only do these shorts look great but they are so comfortable and easy to move in. They look great on camera!

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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"
10-12 | 2XL 47-50" 31-33" 40-43"

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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