What I've been looking for (almost)
I typically don't wear looser shorts like this while running- I prefer the coverage of capris or long biker-type fitted shorts, but wanted something cooler for long summer runs in the oppressive midwest humidity.
I was really on the fence after reading the reviews on this site, so I decided to find them at a local store to try them on first, and I'm glad I did. I typically wear size 6 in pants, but when I tried on the size 6 rogas, they were very tight on my (admittedly thicker) thighs. I opted for the 8s, so I would recommend sizing up if you are between two sizes (I am 5'4" 145 lbs).
The length and material feels great, and the quality is top notch. I personally don't like liners in my shorts, and I got some pretty bad chafing from the liner on my first run, so I will probably cut it out.
Otherwise, good investment- I would recommend.
the long roga are my favorite shorts, they are so comfortable, my go to for 1/2 marathons.
I have always had love/hate with running shorts. I love how they look on OTHER people and desperately wish I had the gams to pull them off, but have never found a pair that I felt flattered my shape and were comfortable. As such, I have run through the most miserable heat in crops. I finally decided to try the Long Roga, but I really didn't have terribly high hopes. BOY WAS I WRONG! These are game changers for me. They are long enough to cover what they need to and not ride up, short enough to not feel frumpy. The pockets are fabulous as well! The inner key pocket is sewn right into the lining, I was able to put my iPhone 6 into the side zip pocket on my long run today without any issues, and the back pocket comfortably fit my Gu. I am back today to purchase several more pairs, but not before screaming my praise to the universe because the design team deserves huge kudos on these! Keep up the good work ladies!
Love the long roga! The wide waistband, the longer length, the brief - all great. For those of us who don't have bodies like Lauren and Kara, or even for those of us who do - these are the best. Replaced all my inferior shorts. wish they came in ten colors and were cheaper, but hey.
I love the long rogas
I love the long roga shorts for so many reasons. The yoga style waist band is comfortable and stays in place. I really like the amount of pockets in these shorts for all of my running needs. I don’t know why companies make shorts with no pockets. My philosophy is the more pockets the better. They are so stretchy and they move along with every move. They stay comfortable throughout my runs with no chafing. I was training for my first half marathon last year with my husband and when we finished his shorts were soaking wet and my roga shorts were dry. I highly recommend these shorts.
Love these shorts!
I bought a grey pair of these on clearance at a local running store last year in size small (5'8" and about 135 lbs). They are the perfect length to avoid the rubbing of inner thighs. As I've gotten a bit older (33) apparently I have gotten some thigh fat in the wrong place. I used to love short shorts, but have problems with them nowadays. I love the lightweight, stretchy material. I ended up buying the navy color in size medium for my fall marathon last year too. I really wish they came in more colors! (And not pink, I refuse to wear anything pink.)
My go to shorts
These shorts are wonderful! I am 5"2 and weigh 118 and I love the way these shorts feel and fit. My inner thighs are so sensitive and I can't tell you how many times I have chafed there. I have been confined to spandex and compression like shorts since I started running and these shorts allow me to wear regular shorts! I love that there are two pockets and I usually use those for gels. There are a few things that I dislike about the short. I think the rise should come up a little higher on the hips. The liner is also a little tighter for my liking but there are no panty lines in the back which is nice. I would definitely size up. I am usually a small or size 4 and I am very glad I ordered a medium size 6. These shorts are really comfortable and I am really glad I came across them! So ladies if you are looking for more coverage these are your shorts!
One more thing-
The new sizing is fantastic. I wear a 14 in street clothes, and I normally would not have ordered size 12 shorts - but these fit even better than the size XL! Thanks!
Not too long. Not too short. Just right. I haven't run in shorts for years due to chafing (the length of most shorts usually hit an inconveniently placed mole on my thigh, and well, bad things happen). The Long Roga exceeded my expectations by far! The rise stayed in place, not drooping like some shorts, and the legs stayed in place. Not too long on my 5'2" frame, and the XL fit my size 14 frame perfectly. I only wish it came in more colors!
Too Small :(
I really wanted to love these shorts as much as the other reviewers do, but they're too small for me! I ordered the same size I normally do in Oiselle bottoms and they're just way too tight. I'm super bummed that I won't be able to wear these after all! Consider ordering up a size.
Love these shorts!
I had given up on shorts, for running and just in general. I hate how they ride up and create "unfortunate bunching"! I came upon a review for these shorts and decided to give them a try. I can't say enough good about them! If they were a little less expensive, I would have a drawer full!
These shorts are ALL THAT!
The long rogas were my first Oiselle short purchase. My first time breaking them in was during a half-marathon I was scheduled to run. These shorts were all that and a bag of chips because they were good to me during the entire run. I love the waistband and the fact it has a drawstring. The material is unlike any other material on a short I've worn. It's soft, stretchy and best of all, no riding up. Plus, the shorts have excellent wicking abilities. I was drenched in sweat, but you could not tell with the shorts. The pockets are an added bonus. I'm going to try different lengths, but ROGAS are my holy grail of running shorts.
For reference, I'm 5'4" and weigh 130lbs.
Finally found the perfect shorts
I have been looking for running shorts that do not ride up or chafe for a *long* time. I have finally found them! They are the perfect fit for muscular thighs - not too loose and baggy nor sausage-casing tight. The fabric is light for those hot sweaty runs and the liner fabric is breathable. I like the yoga waistband but I take the string out. Please don't change a thing about these shorts (changing the pocket is fine) and please make them in more colours!
good length in the legs, but it needs a higher rise. BADLY.
I usually chafe on my longer runs in shorts and desperately wanted shorts I could wear that protected by tender inner-thighs. Usually confined to compression-y, spandex-y, capris that slowly strangle the life from my legs, I read the reviews on the long roga and thought, "SWEET. best of both worlds!"
yes and no.
the legs are long enough to protect my thighs, but the waist band sits so low!
When I pull it up to a comfortable level on my hips, I get the front-wedgie/camel toe from hell.
When I fix that, the band is so low it feels like it's falling off of me!
It DOES kinda fall off me. I keep needing to readjust.
If you like low waist bands, great. But it doesn't make me feel very secure at all.
Also, while it's not too crazy for me, at least.
I would reccomend going up a size when you order.
I'm usually a size 10 or 12 depending on what I'm buying (8 if vanity), which was right between the medium and large sizes according to the oiselle size index. I went with a large, and I kinda wish I went with an XL....
Someone else likened these to leg and butt cling wrap and I must concur.
I like them, but I don't wear them for any run over 20 miles.
Too. Much. Fuss.
Perfect length, but annoying pocket placement
Super comfortable and zero chafing (my first run in these was 20km and I didn't even need to use Body Glide). The fabric is just the right weight for late spring / early summer running. The length is perfect for me... it's so hard to find women's running shorts that aren't super short! Love the pockets... I just wish they were distributed better. If I carry a phone, a credit card, one gel & a single key all at once then I feel very unbalanced while running. Not sure why the designers chose to put all three pockets on the same side. Very impractical. If you put out a "version 2" of these shorts with better pocket distribution, I will be first in line to buy them. :-)
The best ever.
These shorts solved all of my problems (running + post-run apparel related). They are as wonderful as my longer spandex shorts from a fit and function perspective, but I feel more comfortable on pre/post-run errands with a bit of looseness around the thighs. I'm 155#, 5'10" and haven't met a pair of shorts that didn't ride up... until NOW. Amazing construction with the tapered thigh.
I ran in these last summer (navy) and loved them. I wore them for all long training runs. I ordered a second pair this summer (black) and they are a bit different size-wise. My new pair is a little smaller (both are size medium) and the left leg seems to ride up sometimes - especially in sweatier weather. But neither chafe and the front pocket holds my iphone5 perfectly. I am 5'2, 125 with muscular legs + booty so I appreciate the length so much! I don't find the rise too low at all like others have mentioned. And I agree that it would be nice to offset the pockets so that not everything is on the right side of my body. (Which makes me wonder if that is why only the left leg rides up?
Favorite shorts but...
One - this style needs more colors. Love the fabric and length. I also wish the rise was higher...I can wear them fine, but they'd be even better with a higher rise. The pockets are great. I have two pair and just wash them a lot because they are my faves and I don't like my old shorts as much.
perfection in running short form!
I seriously love these shorts. They aren't too long--they are just a few inches longer than the regular Rogas. The fit is so flattering--very streamlined without being tight. They do have a lower rise than most running shorts, but it's not too low and in my opinion, adds to the flattering fit of the shorts. The material is light, and does not show sweat (I have them in both grey and black). They are also the only running shorts that I have found that don't ride up--I pretty much forget about them when I'm running. The side zip pocket is awesome and roomy--something you rarely find in women's running shorts. Love, love, love these!
Love these shorts!
I have three pairs of these shorts and they are my "go to" shorts when it's warm enough in the Midwest to wear them. They have nice coverage and are a perfect fit for me. I just wish they came in more colors. The new burgundy color that the regular Roga's come in for Spring would have been nice in the Long Roga's...or maybe they're still coming? Hoping so!!!
- more than 2 year(s)
Perfect length and comfy
Pros: Thanks for making a longer short for those of us who do not have stick thighs. Very comfortable and good wicking ability.
Cons: I agree with other comments, put one of the pockets on opposite side.
Note: For those who say the short rides up, go up a size, it worked for me! Also in cold winters, the fabric does get staticy and I find that makes the legs ride up.
I love these shorts! I have super long legs and the length is perfect, not too short and not too long. The material is fantastic and I get compliments every time I wear them. I LOVE the pockets, I just wish all three weren't on the same side. I can fit my phone, ID and fuel easily but I would prefer it if the side pocket weren't on the same side as the inside and back packets. I'd love to be able to distribute my stuff a bit more evenly. It's a small detail that would make a huge difference!
Long inseam but very low rise
First of all, size up or they will grip your legs and butt like cling wrap.The fabric that these shorts are made from is fantastic, stretchy and wonderful. The outside zippered rear hip pocket is great, the zipper functions quickly and then lays flat, no bunching up. The inside front pocket and outside front right pocket are useless. Any item in these pockets hits you right in the groin, right where your leg bends when running. My biggest disappointment with these shorts is the rise. You would think on a short with a 6 inch inseam that the rise would be correspondingly modest as well. It isn't. The waistband ends a good 5 fingers below my bellybutton. I am not freakishly long-waisted either! These shorts would be perfect of the rise was higher and the front pockets removed. Adding a second zippered pocket on the left side of the back would be great as well. Listening Oiselle?
The great reviews had me believing that these were the magic bullet for larger legs. But these rode up horribly and even rolled at the end. They were so annoying I actually bailed on my run - something that has never happened because of a piece of clothing before. The fabric is very nice and I loved the waistband but the legs were ridiculous.
- more than 2 year(s)
I took up running about 6 years ago. I have larger, athletic thighs, so for the past 6 years I've been forced to run in capris and longer length compression shorts to avoid chafing. No more! The long rogas have allowed me wear shorts when running with no chafing! I ran a marathon with them last week: no rubbing, no pain, and my pictures look cute :) also, the pockets are great for gels and an iPod.
Don't live up to the hype
I was so excited to find a longer pair of shorts that offered reasonable coverage and allegedly didn't ride up. Unfortunately, I find that ONE leg of these shorts rides up horribly. The right leg stays down where it should, but the left leg rides up constantly. Very annoying. Definitely wouldn't recommend these to anyone looking for shorts that don't ride up.
After searching on the internet for hours trying to find a pair of shorts, I was led to Oiselle by some websites and blogs. I am so glad I found Oiselle. These shorts have coverage, never chafe, dry quickly, and sit perfectly at the waist even with my runner's belt. I love everything about them.
I can finally wear shorts that aren't compression!
Okay, I just started marathon training for the year and I have searched long and hard for shorts that 1) don't ride up 2) Don't give completely awful butt sweat marks 3)Look "okay" at a minimum. I am 5' 3.75" I weigh 140. I come from a soccer background and have low body fat percentage and massive legs. My backside is not exactly flat either . Because of these attributes, EVERY pair of shorts (Nike, Adidas, Lulu, box stores, etc) I've had has ridden up that was not compression shorts. I really wanted to love the L companies shorts, but they all rode up on me too :( I searched the internet and found lots of reviews, but I wasn't sure about their bias since they were mostly from Oiselle ambassadors. I went with it since the COMPANY directly claimed they don't ride up. I can say I live in Texas and have never talked to anyone associated with the company and I LOVE these shorts. The only pair EVER to be perfect. Aside from fitting my 3 criteria they also, 4) Don't hold stinky smells 5) The pocket setup is fantastic. I can hold a large phone in the side and a key and license in the back 6)the Wide waistband + drawstring is just plain comfy. I will be getting a 3rd pair soon! My longest run in these shorts was 5 miles, and around mile 4.5 I was literally just thinking about how much I don't regret spending $50+ on this particular pair of shorts.
I have a 28" waist, 38" hips and ordered size medium in indigo. They fit perfectly - no gapping or squeezing at the waist. No chafing while running and plenty of pocket space. I like the length - I can wear them in public without feeling like I'm too exposed, but they don't feel matronly by a long shot. The first time I wore them a long time friend asked if I'd lost weight (Nope!) and my husband made a point of telling me how good I looked. Form and Function!
Love long roga shorts!
I have been wearing Oiselle shorts since the company started, it's all I will wear! The long roga is great, thank you.