Designed by runners for runners. The Smarter Pants from our friends at rabbit have proven to be an essential (or should we say smarter?!) addition to our active wardrobe. The founders of rabbit are two very impressive ladies that are lifelong runners so they know their stuff. They were looking for running apparel that met all their needs – comfort, functionality, style, and ethically made. We think they hit the nail on the head with their Smarter Pants. These pants are slightly loose-fitting so that they can be worn over shorts or tights before or after a run and just fitted enough so that they look great on their own. The brushed velour interior is a welcome surprise, soft and warm, especially on nippy Pacific Northwest mornings. A back panel with cute rabbit mesh material (don’t worry, it’s opaque enough so you don’t see skin!) adds a little window of coolness when our workouts bring on the heat. There are zippers and that same rabbit mesh material at the ankles, so you can unzip them and slip these babies on without even having to take off your shoes. Yippee! Add to that two zippered, front side pockets plus reflective accents in strategic places, and you can see why they’re called Smarter Pants! Stay tuned for another winning item from rabbit!