The Kamleika Shorts are more comfortable, more breathable and more waterproof. The change in fabric makes these a much better running short when you want added protection from the elements.
Stretch waterproof shorts allowing runners to wear minimal clothing on wet days while keeping moisture away from rub areas.
Kamleika's unique blend of stretch, low weight with waterproof performance has been at the core of OMM clothing range for 10 years. AW17 will see the 3rd iteration of the Kamleika range with 37.5 technology improving breathability by 300%, enhanced shaping throughout and award winning features. These enhancements keep the Kamleika as the top choice for runners who embrace running in extreme conditions.
OMM's Kamleika Shorts use the new and improved Kamleika fabric which has become softer, stretchier and more comfortable with each new outing. It doesn't feel like traditional waterproof material, in fact, it doesn't feel waterproof at all. However, it is waterproof and it works really well with an increased level of breathability in this version.
I have a much older version on these shorts which rustle loudly and feel and breathe in a similar way to a plastic bag so I'm very jealous with these new ones as they feel like normal shorts, soft and comfortable, with the added benefit of being waterproof. Along with the increased breathability and stretch they've managed to include a decent sized mesh pocket on the inside which can easily hold a couple of gels, keys or whatever else you might want to keep on you.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear