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Tahoe CL 3″ Base Liner by Path Projects
Material: Coolite Mesh—82% polyester / 18% Spandex
Weight: 2.3 oz
Meant to be worn under your liner-less running shorts or workout shorts, the Tahoe CL 3” Base Liners are soft and designed with a strong, anti-microbial elastic waste band. The Coolite mesh used as the primary fabric doesn’t feel bulky as one might expect for a separate liner. The combined stretch and minimal seams on these liners make for a chafe-free ride. Due to the antimicrobial nature, one can wear the liners multiple times before washing becomes absolutely critical.
The base liners do not cause the shorts to ride up. In my experience, there was very little movement from the waistband of both split shorts and longer styles of shorts.
Path Projects developed this product through intense research. The “Our Technology” page on their website is worth a glance if you get a moment. In a nutshell, the Coolite Mesh is meant to be antimicrobial, breathable, thermoregulating, super soft, lightweight and quick drying. The liners are made with a jacquard style knit which adds a slight amount of loft, helping with moisture wicking and thermoregulation.
In the end, Path Projects landed on a truly functional series of liners. The Tahoe CL liners come in three different inseams (three, five, eight) and several color options for whatever your modesty dictates. Anecdotally, apparently a crew member at the Moab 240 wore a pair of these liners for the entire event and by the end, they still did not smell.
—Tim Nooney runs 80 miles per week, typically with a new piece of gear that Trail Runner makes him take along and review.