Best Workout Shorts That You Won’t Have to Tug Up or Down

by Carissa Wong
FITNESS  |  March 31, 2019
  • These shorts will keep you cool and focused during your workout.
    1 / 11 These shorts will keep you cool and focused during your workout.

    Leggings are a comfortable go-to, but sometimes they can get too hot and uncomfortable. Outdoor workouts, hot yoga, and sweaty gym sessions all call for a pair of shorts instead.

    Unfortunately, many shorts come with as many bad traits as they do good – tight leg holes, insufficient coverage, and ill-fitting waistbands, just to name a few. We’ve compiled a list of fuss-free shorts that wouldn’t distract you from your workout.

    (Also read: 10 Chic Running Shorts To Beat The Heat In)

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  • Gymshark Elevate Cycling Short (USD45) ($60.78)
    2 / 11 Gymshark Elevate Cycling Short (USD45) ($60.78)

    Where to buy: Gymshark

    Intense exercises like spinning might require longer pair of shorts to prevent chaffing. The mesh panels are there for design as well as added ventilation. These body-hugging nylon-elastane shorts are soft, stretchable, and breathable. Plus, they have pockets.

    (Also read: 5 New Hybrid Fitness Classes to Jazz Up Your Routine)

    Photo: Gymshark

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  • Alo Yoga High-Waist Biker Short (USD56) ($75.64)
    3 / 11 Alo Yoga High-Waist Biker Short (USD56) ($75.64)

    Where to buy: Alo Yoga

    Tempted to jump on the biker shorts trend? Do so with this Alo pair that you can wear from studio to street. It is made of their signature Airbrush fabric that is moisture-wicking and has a four-way stretch. The high waist support your core during practice, and also conveniently tucks away tummy flab.

    (Also read: Fashion Meets Function: New Activewear Releases to Jazz Up Your Workout)

    Photo: Alo Yoga

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  • Puma Exclusive to Asos Tie Detail Bootie Shorts ($40.76)
    4 / 11 Puma Exclusive to Asos Tie Detail Bootie Shorts ($40.76)

    Where to buy: Asos

    Equal parts fashionable and functional, the thick-banded stretch waistband will lay flat on your waist. Its form-fitting design and flat-lock seams increase freedom of movement and reduce friction, plus the side ties are cute and customisable.

    (Also read: Review: Puma Ignite Ultimate Running Shoes)

    Photo: Asos

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  • Lorna Jane Nostalgic Short Tight ($102.99)
    5 / 11 Lorna Jane Nostalgic Short Tight ($102.99)

    Where to buy: Lorna Jane

    Mirroring the mandala designs that may appear in your home, yoga studio, or mat, this printed pair offers a fun print in its basic design. It provides modest coverage and convenience with the added length, drawstring, and inner pocket.

    (Also read: Find Inner Peace at This Unique Art and Meditation Class)

    Photo: Lorna Jane

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  • Titika Active Revver Shorts (USD48) ($64.82)
    6 / 11 Titika Active Revver Shorts (USD48) ($64.82)

    Where to buy: Titika Active

    The lace trimming on this pair of shorts adds a touch of femininity. The compression fabric will mould to your body to provide support without restricting you. A drawstring and pocket is hidden on the inside of the mid-rise waistband.

    (Also read: 9 Activewear Brands Every Workout Junkie Needs To Know About)

    Photo: Titika Active

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  • Adidas Two-in-One Woven Shorts ($45)
    7 / 11 Adidas Two-in-One Woven Shorts ($45)

    Where to buy: Adidas

    Perfect for those who prefer a loose fit, these two-in-one shorts feature a compressive inner tights layer and a pair of mid-rise shorts on top. They provide sufficient coverage, and the inner tights will support you throughout your workout.

    (Also read: Nail Any Fitness Routine With adidas Statement Collection)

    Photo: Adidas

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  • Nike Women’s Three-Inch Printed Shorts ($39)
    8 / 11 Nike Women’s Three-Inch Printed Shorts ($39)

    Where to buy: Nike

    The best-selling stretchy, sweat-wicking, and super comfortable Nike Pro shorts got upgraded with this floral design. They’re made of a Dri-Fit technology that keeps you dry and comfortable. And you can count on the elastic waistband to hold the shorts in place.

    (Also read: Nike Just Gave Us A Good Reason To Buy 9 Different Workout Pants)

    Photo: Nike

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  • Lululemon Align Shorts (HKD420) ($72.25)
    9 / 11 Lululemon Align Shorts (HKD420) ($72.25)

    Where to buy: Lululemon

    Buttery smooth and unbelievably soft, these shorts are the perfect option for hot days. They have a high waistband that stays put without constricting you, and keep you covered as you bend and stretch in various directions. Stash your key in the hidden waistband pocket.

    (Also read: Where to Buy Pretty Activewear in Singapore (Besides Lululemon))

    Photo: Lululemon

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  • Under Armour Women's Heat Gear Armour Middy ($49)
    10 / 11 Under Armour Women's Heat Gear Armour Middy ($49)

    Where to buy: Under Armour

    With a five-inch inseam, these shorts are perfect for those who prefer more coverage. The compression shorts are ultra-tight and ultra-light, making them feel like second skin. They also make a great base layer, for their sweat wicking and fast-drying properties.

    (Also read: What I Learnt From Taking Part in The Under Armour Test of Will Fitness Challenge)

    Photo: Under Armour

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  • Reebok CrossFit Chase Shortie ($45)
    11 / 11 Reebok CrossFit Chase Shortie ($45)

    Where to buy: Reebok

    Bright and breathable, these shorts are made of a soft nylon and spandex for unrestricted stretching. You’ll be covered with the 2.5-inch inseam that allows a full range of movement. They come with an antimicrobial finishing and a gusset lining to prevent odour.

    (Also read: Do Compression Garments Help Speed Up Post-Workout Muscle Recovery?)

    Photo: Reebok

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