Whether you’re a serious runner or just looking for a comfortable piece of workout gear, a good pair of running shorts can make or break your session. While you can run in just about any pants, choosing a pair made specifically for running has many benefits, including keeping you cool, dry and chafe-free. Look for breathable fabrics and a snug, lightweight fit that allows you to move freely. Also, choose a pair that has a liner or pockets to keep your ID, debit card, energy gels and other items safe and secure.
Depending on your level of movement, you may want to opt for a looser fit that allows you to move more easily or a tighter one that helps regulate your temperature better. Also, consider your budget—you can find affordable options under $50 or more expensive ones with superior materials and other key features.
The reviewers on this list are pretty pumped about this pair of running shorts, which combine a dope mix of lightweight materials and innovative technology. They form to the unique body shape of each runner, so you’re sure to get a flattering, streamlined look while running. And the breathable fabric keeps you cool and dry even as you work up a sweat. Plus, the high split hem gives you room to move and the adjustable drawstring helps you dial in a cozy fit. A few reviewers say they run a bit small, but Lululemon offers a 30-day return policy, so you can always try another size.
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