My favorite shorts to wear are exercise shorts. They’re comfortable, lightweight, sweat wicking for when it’s hot outside, and I can go right from working at home to exercising in no time. Because this year is the year of exercise shorts, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites to help you find a pair you love, too.
Outdoor Voices Rektrek Shorts
Ten Thousand Session Shorts
The Session Shorts are what shorts should feel like. “After wearing the Session Shorts for a few workouts, I became acutely aware of the flaws all of my other shorts possessed. I began to realize that my older pairs of shorts would leave red marks on my skin, or give me an uncomfortable amount of wedgies (sorry, it’s true). The Session Shorts have fit like a dream from the first time I wore them to the last, and the fabric is soft, durable, sweat wicking, breathable, anti-chafe and odor-free.”
Lululemon Pace Breaker
This lightweight short from Lululemon is an excellent option. They have four-way stretch technology, are sweat-wicking, and can come with either a five inch inseam or a seven inch inseam. They are designed for yoga, which means they offer excellent flexibility and range of motion, so you’ll never feel restricted.
Nike Flex Stride
Nike makes an excellent pair of shorts. These are specifically designed for running, but they are lightweight and made from a woven fabric with increased breathability and sweat-wicking properties. The soft brief liner provides support where you need it, which is important, whether you’re running or not.
Columbia Backcast III
These shorts from Columbia are excellent for exercising outdoors. They have Omni Shade technology that blocks UV rays, and if you want to jump in the water after, worry not: these double as swim trunks.
Adidas Designed 2 Move Shorts
These breathable shorts have front pockets for keeping your phone and your keys on hand. They also have a drawcord so you can customize your fit, as well as Climacool technology to keep you cool and dry in warm weather.
Under Armour Workout Shorts
Not only are these shorts more lightweight than most, they also have a 4-way stretch construction to ensure you can move in whatever direction you need to. Plus they have anti-odor technology so you don’t stink up the place.
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