Running is a relatively low-tech activity, and it’s not hard to make a run happen with just your shoes. But if you want to get into a groove and escape into your thoughts without distraction, having comfortable gear is key. And that means a good pair of shorts, in a color and style you love. With prices from $16 to $53, there are lots of options out there, whether you’re looking for a tight fit or baggy, short or long, with a brief liner or boxer.
There’s also a plethora of styles available, from high-waisted to mid-rise and even jean cut-off styles that are perfect for casual wear with polos or tees. Plus, many styles are designed to be breathable, moisture-wicking, and stretchy to keep you comfortable as your sweat evaporates.
The most important thing to remember is to shop smart. Check out deals on Old Navy’s GoDRY collection, and look for other discounts and coupons to nab a great deal on your next pair of workout gear. You can’t beat the price and quality of these items, and you won’t feel like you’re sacrificing anything in the process.
These men’s workout shorts from Old Navy are made of a light, stretchy fabric with mesh panels and a four-inch inseam. They’re designed to keep you cool and dry by wicking away sweat, while the mesh pockets give you plenty of space for all your essentials. A cinchable waistband lets you adjust them to your comfort level, and the heather finish is attractive enough to wear out of the gym, too.
These shorts are part of a larger Activewear collection at Old Navy that includes yoga pants, compression tanks, jackets, sports bras, capris, and shorts, all featuring the company’s GoDRY moisture-wicking material. They’re also made from recycled fibers, so you can rest assured that you’re helping to reduce the impact of your clothing on the environment.
A 4.5-star rating from REI shoppers, these shorts are lightweight and made of quick-drying fabric. They’re a good choice for a hot-weather trail run, and a mesh panel in the side of the crotch helps them cinch well over a running belt. However, one reviewer warns that if you have a more muscular thigh area, you may want to size up because they run a bit snug on the leg openings.
These shorts are a bit more expensive than the others on this list, but they’re designed for trail running and ultrarunning. They’re made of a lightweight, fast-drying cotton-like fabric that stretches, and the elasticized waistband is designed to sit comfortably on your hips without pulling or stretching too much. The pocket is designed to cinch in two directions, making it easy to carry water and other essentials, and a belt is included for those who prefer one.
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