TrailStash 5" Black Rock Gravel Short

Jules is a soccer player that loves the outdoors. He’s 6’, 175 pounds and is wearing size Medium
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TrailStash 5" Performance Gravel Short Features

  • Made In The USA
  • Designed for Ultra Running to Hiking to Casual Cycling and beyond
  • Dual Reflective 6" Side Zipper Outer Pockets
  • 100% performance moisture-wicking fabric technology
  • 4 way stretch performance shell
  • Built-In Performance Liner Brief
  • Roomy Leg Openings for Range of Motion
  • US-Made Military Grade Survival Paracord drawstring
  • Available in Sizes Mens XS-XL
  • Women S/M is comparable to Size XS

Designed To Perform


Introducing the Runyon TrailStash 5" Gravel Short—  a performance multi-sport fitness short that’s perfect for everything from cycling to running to hiking and beyond!

Dual Reflective Outside Zipper Pockets

This multi-sport short features two outside reflective zipper pockets perfectly sized to run with water bottles, keys, gels, a phone and all your other paraphernalia. The snazzy reflective zipper pockets helps you get noticed whether you're running into the night or commuting around town on the e-bike.

4-Way Stretch Quick-Dry Performance Shell

Constructed with lightweight yet durable moisture-wicking poly/spandex outer shell, it moves when you move keeping you dry while you’re on the grind.

Built-In Quick-Dry Brief Liner

Crafted with a smooth & comfy moisture-wicking liner brief that helps keep you cool while you're out there adventuring!

US-Made Military Grade Survival Drawstring

For the drawstring we used a US Military Grade survival paracord that also functions as a tourniquet if you get bit by a rattler in the wild. You’ll be glad to know our signature drawstring cord was made by a United States Government Contractor and was also purchased from a veteran-owned business. Each drawstring is individually hand-crafted and finished.

Available In 9 Colors

  • Ponderosa Pine (Olive Green)
  • Dark Slate (Dark Charcoal)
  • Buffalo Brown
  • Red Rock (Rust)
  • Hot Lava (Safety Neon Orange)
  • Havasu Teal
  • Sand Dune (Khaki)
  • Deep Dark Jungle (Forest Green)
  • Black Rock
  • Also please note the zipper direction as shown with the model is reversed on the final product — zipping backwards to close and forward to open.

    Designer Commentary

    “I originally designed this short in 2015 with ultra running and hiking in mind. At the time, leggings with side-pockets weren’t even a thing.  It was ahead of the curve in fitness fashion apparel and is still very original today in many ways.

    After going through several revisions, I soon realized the outer pockets are the perfect design for cyclists that don’t want to dress into an entire kit and would rather slap on a pair of performance shorts for that casual adventure ride.

    I’ve also tested them riding on rugged gravel terrains.  For the seasoned cyclist, they’re great for a cycling-friendly short with no chamois or padding for times where the saddle provides enough comfort. 

    For the everyday commuter cyclist and e-biker… they are perfect to ride with items stashed in the side pockets.  And for that occasional/new cyclist that doesn’t want to kit-up in skin tight booty-showing family-jewel-revealing bib shorts, it’s great for them too.

    For running, I’ve logged plenty of long runs in them (20+ milers).  You can actually run with cycling cage-sized water bottles in the side pockets if you prefer. I usually fill the bottles halfway and run with one bottle on the left side and the phone in the other pocket.  The balance works nicely. 

    The utility function and fashionable look of the side reflective side pockets are like an upgraded version of yesterday’s utility cargo short but without all the extra fabric baggage. It’s sleeker and better suited for people that love to spend the hours outside and need something lightweight and moisture-wicking.  

    I also love how the shorts don’t look like a traditional running short; they come across as more casual. Something you could get away wearing with a polo shirt.

    I basically wear them everyday.  And while testing them I received many unbiased compliments on how cool they look from people that didn’t know I designed them.

    Yes this is my gym short too, and they perform great for squats and lunges with the phone inside the side pocket.  I wear them at the gym while catching up on my favorite motivational podcasts.

    I can definitely see people hiking, kayaking, fishing, working construction, or gardening in these shorts. You could even swim in a lake or ocean with them too. They are very much a boardshort.

    The leg openings on this short were designed to be a tad wider allowing for more range of motion.  During various revisions I wanted to be able to run in them without much rubbing on the legs so we increased the leg openings. They should fit nicely for those with larger thighs. The waistband is pretty flexible in regards to your waist size, so don’t be afraid to size up or size down if you want a more tight or loose fit.  Please note that the model is wearing a Size Small, the size we had on hand for the shoot. He is normally a Medium, which would have a bit more thigh room. Also note that the zipper direction is reversed on the final product, zipping back to close.

    I have a feeling they will be popular for those that didn’t want to show as much leg as with our American Classic 3” All Sex Running Short launched last year.

    Best of all these are an original short design that was designed and made in Los Angeles, honoring Runyon’s commitment to American-Made.

    The Runyon TrailStash 5” Gravel Short represents everything Runyon stands for — that we are more than just a running company, we are the outdoor fitness company that represents American-Made and the burning desire to stay fit and be outside.”

    Tony Nuccio
    Founder, Designer & Athlete

    Size Chart

    TrailStash 5" Gravel Performance Short 1.0

    Men's SizeXSSMLXL
    Waist 25-28"28-32"31-34"34-38"36-44"
    Rise 10" 10.75"11" 11" 11" 
    Weight5 oz  5.5 oz  6 oz 6.5 oz 7 oz
    Women's SizeS/MM/LL/XLXL/2X2X/3X
    Men's SizeXSSMLXL

    XS is a Women's S/M and S is a Women's M/L (Men's Small).



    Running, Hiking, Trail Running, Cycling, Biking, Gym, Workout, Beach Volleyball, Beach, Surfing, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Swimming, Yoga, Hot Yoga
    Care Instructions
    Wash Cold, No Bleach, No Softener, Tumble Dry Low Heat
    Country of Origin
    United States of America
    4.5 oz Quick-Dry Spandex/Poly
    Fit Version
    1.0 - Slim Fit (Runs Small & Tight)
    Jules - Medium
    PMS Color
    19-4205TP - Black
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    Phillip - San Francisco
    Phillip - San Francisco
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    Review about product: TrailStash 5" Sequoia Gravel Short 2.0
    I have really been enjoying your 5" shorts over the last few months. I cut out the lining and find they work well.
    Phil from Belmont, NC
    Phil from Belmont, NC
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    Review about product: TrailStash 5" Granite Chief Gravel Short 2.0
    I love that the detailed measurements were given. I took my favorite fit “big box” running shorts and compared them to Runyon’s measurements, found out the 5” Trailstash is exactly what I needed. They’re freakin perfect. I’ll never buy the mainstream brand again. American made is right down my lane and yall do it right. Comfort, fashion and quality are a 10.
    David -- Stockholm, Sweden
    David -- Stockholm, Sweden
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    Review about product: TrailStash 5" Ponderosa Pine Gravel Short 2.0
    Cleared customs! Wow. Beyond expectations. Really a wonderful product. Thank you for steering me to the 5. Perfect fit.
    Bruce from Folsom, CA
    Bruce from Folsom, CA
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    Review about product: TrailStash 5" Black Rock Gravel Short
    Easily the best running shorts I have ever owned. The quality is obvious, and the fit is perfect. Some brands I fit a small, others a medium. I am small framed, 5'7" and 138 lbs. The small fit perfectly. These shorts are comfortable, and solidly constructed.
    Percival - Pasadena, CA
    Percival - Pasadena, CA
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    Review about product: TrailStash 5" Dark Slate Gravel Short
    Purchased both the shorts and the shirt and absolutely love these two. The shorts are perfect for everything from going to the gym to going for a run or just wearing around the house. I love the athletic shirt. It’s breathable and feels next to nothing but still protects me from the elements. Runyon really thinks about the end user and makes it a point to make product that is functional and sporty. I so love my shorts and Runyon shirt. They are my go to items for all of my activities. I love that Runyon also gives back to the community and the wildlife. Thank you for making an awesome clothing line!
    Ryan from Los Angeles
    Ryan from Los Angeles
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    Review about product: TrailStash 5" Dark Slate Gravel Short
    Excellent trail running shorts. Fabric is comfortable and it is perfect for a variety of outdoor activities. The things I'd like to have is an interior liner short long enough to carry a phone and a rear velcro pocket to carry things like key fobs, ID, etc.
    Runyon Sales
    Answered by: Runyon Sales
    Thanks, we will have a seperate liner on the 7" short and will try to get that made you.
    Joaquin - Los Angeles, CA
    Joaquin - Los Angeles, CA
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    Review about product: TrailStash 5" Dark Slate Gravel Short
    The shorts are really nice and light, they don't ride up. The zippered pockets come in handy, they don't bounce as much when you have two things in your pockets. The bottle doesn't move anywhere. The drawstrings stays in place, they tie really well. Great color, great shorts.
    Tony - LA, CA
    Tony - LA, CA
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    Review about product: TrailStash 5" Red Rock Gravel Short
    Rocked these at the Belgian Waffle Ride in San Marcos, CA (137 Miles) just to see how they would perform/feel after riding a 7+ hour bike ride event with the built-in liner brief. Rode the entire event with my phone in the right pocket and a lightweight cycling jacket in the left pocket. Overall felt really cool in them and they held up great through the rigors of the rough terrain and roads. Although after 7+ hours on the gravel bike, it's best to wear a biker short underneath and maybe cut out or remove the liner. With the built-in brief it's do-able just may start to feel the elastic at the crotch make contact with the saddle. Overall there was no moisture at the saddle area compared to wearing a traditional bike/bib short with padding. Wearing no padding was a new experience and was fun to experiment and may not be for everyone. Aside from using these to do my 2-3 hour rides-- the short is my go-to for running, hiking and wearing almost everyday.
    Zach, Great Lakes
    Zach, Great Lakes
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    Review about product: TrailStash 5" Hot Lava Gravel Short
    These shorts are great! Deep pockets for whatever you might need to bring along. Also super comfortable waistband and haven’t experienced any chaffing for longer efforts. Fully recommend these shorts, plus the color is amazing! No getting lost in the woods!
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