80s athletic shorts

In the ’80s, men weren’t afraid of showing their legs. Short gym shorts ruled school basketball teams and beachwear, and guys in those days wore “trunks” that sported logos like the ones found on these high-performance versions from cult activewear brand Tracksmith. The nylon-and-spandex fabric in these shorts withstands wear and tear from the weight room or ball sports, but it’s also quick to dry, controls odor, and feels cool to the touch. Plus, they’re just as comfortable to lounge around in after a workout as you are when you head out for a run.

A back zip pocket for keys and a phone is an absolute game-changer, especially if you head to the gym or the beach on the regular and don’t want to carry a bag. That’s why these athletic shorts from new athleisure brand Cotopaxi are top-rated by reviewers for their convenience. They’re made on demand and typically ship within 21 days of ordering.

The brand’s mission is inspired by the varied fitness culture of coastal California, and these shorts are designed for a range of activities including running, training and surfing. They’re a bit longer than the shortest running shorts you might remember from high school cross country and have a gusseted waistband for added support.

Founded by two former Nike employees, the eponymous brand has earned a reputation for making workout gear that’s functional, but also stylish and comfortable. The fabric in these shorts is a combination of recycled and virgin polyester, and the brand claims it’s capable of taking on barbells and the outdoors while remaining flexible for unrestricted movement.

These nine-inch shorts are ideal for lifting or training and feature a light-compression mesh liner and plenty of pockets. They also feature a performance-enhancing “ice-cafe” nylon brief liner that’s made with recycled coffee grounds, which the company says helps keep you cool and reduces odor, as well as P4DRY printing technology that uses heat to etch your logo on your sweat-resistant shorts.

These shorts are perfect for a variety of summer activities, but if you’re planning to hit the water, consider getting a pair with an optional waterproof layer. They have a lightweight, fast-drying liner that the company says stands up to chlorine, sunscreen and body heat, so you’ll stay comfortable even after long hours in the water or a hot workout session. Whether you’re headed for the beach, a pool party or the gym, these shorts are sure to get some admiring looks. They’re available in a wide variety of colors to match any style.

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