How does sizing run?
True to size. If you’re a medium in Nike/Adidas/Lulu you will probably be a medium in Ten Thousand.
Should I get the 7″ or 9″ version?
It’s a matter of personal preference. I think the 7″ versions are perfect because I don’t mind showing some thigh and having a pair of shorts that looks a little more fitted. The 9″ versions will hit closer to the knee.
How does the Interval Short compare to the Foundation and Session Shorts?
I’ve tried them all and the Interval was my clear favorite. The Session Short is a lighter version of the Interval’s which might be what you’re looking for if you’re a runner. The issue with the Session Short is that it doesn’t have the 2 standard side pockets which is a non-starter for me. It does have other built in pockets but they are tougher to access by design.
The Foundation Short is more of a boardshort look with a drawcord which wasn’t what I was personally looking for in an everyday gym short. It does make a perfect short for swimming.
Should I get the liner?
I only own pairs with liners and I cannot recommend it more. Yes, you can get the linerless and wear compression shorts underneath but no combination of short/boxer brief I’ve tried has ever compared to the design and fit of the Interval’s. So breathable yet so secure.
Do you wear boxer briefs under the liner?
You don’t have to, but I usually do wear these boxer briefs underneath just because I prefer to wash my shorts every 2 times I use them. Going commando would compel me to wash it every time.
How are Ten Thousand’s shirts and compression shorts?
Check out our current pick for Best Workout Shirt and Best Compression Short where we discuss and compare both.
Can you swim in these?
I definitely do. The material is fast-drying and it has built in liner.
You said the material is pretty thin and form fitted. Will there be a visible dick print?
I can confirm that there will absolutely not be a visible dick print in these unless you maybe buy the linerless versions and go commando. The liner does a perfect job at tucking everything away nicely.