Figured I'd give a review of the two shorts since I just received a pair of each and have worn both a couple of times so far.
I purchased BOTH shorts on MAY 5th.
Nogi arrival 10th = 5 days
Sprawl arrival 15th = 10 days
Black V Flex XT
Nogi Slate ---IT IS A DARK BLUE/NAVY (which I like better)
So many people seem to sway one way or the other on the best between these two. Obviously, some are biased (rightfully so right Westside??)
Sprawl's stretchy materiel in the crotch is quite nice. Very comfortable. I will get a lot of use out of these shorts!
The hook part of the velcro is the part facing your stomach. It is also flush with the top of the shorts. So it can be annoying and rub/scratch or stomach while bending over or twisting. Not a huge problem...maybe more annoying if your gut hangs over a bit.
Fit Great! It would be more likely to wear these out...besides to train. Back pocket is nice. The hook part faces AWAY from you then folds back over itself. Really secure. There is a small gap of material between the velcro and top of shorts, making any annoyance to the skin with the velco, a non-issue.
Hmmm...none really. I wish they had the Jet shorts in my size in stock during the sale!!
Guys (Gals) : BOTH are really good. You should have a pair of each. I would be very surprised if you were disappointed in EITHER product. Both fit equally secure and are very well rienforced.
***Side note: I had a few questions for Chris/Nogi before I order and he responded to TWO emails less than an HOUR after I email him!!!