The shorts that hooked me
A pair of size 4 gray Roga shorts were my first Oiselle purchase. Then I fell it love. I'm a bit of a gear junky and enjoy testing different running products, and not to much blows me away anymore. Just trying them on I could tell that every detail was considered in the design, execution, and function of these short. The waist band is comfortable and flattering, the materials innovative, and the fit was sport on. Shorts did not bunch up between the thighs like many others. I wore these in my first 50k trail race, and had no chaffing issues. Also lots of great pockets for stashing keys or snacks.
- Waistband & materials
These fit so great. They're flattering and don't balloon out. They're a great length. They're comfortable for speed work and for ultra marathons.
- I like everything
- Washington, DC
After one too many times stopping during a long run to unbunch my shorts from my "area" I decided to give Rogas a try. I went with a size 10-- too big. So now those are my "running errands" shorts. I went down to an 8. Perfection. I don't know how Oiselle does it, but they stayed in place with no bunching through two marathons. There was no riding up, no pink teeth marks around my muffin top (yes, marathoners have muffin tops, too) and overall, they just stayed put. I've gotten about 7 other pairs, one for each day of the week now and I have thrown out my other brand-name shorts. I could probably drop to a 6 but the 8 will probably be there for me when I have train-gain. I also recommend air-drying them and not putting them in the dryer so they last longer.
- Functional with pockets
- They do outline your crotch area but at least they don't bunch up
- more than 5 month(s)
My new Go-to shorts
I am in love with these shorts. Not only are they comfy but are flattering, and they have great movement while running. I purchased the violet color, and shine with the geo bloom patterned band. There's a nice-sized hidden pocket inside the shorts perfect for car keys or gu, and also a back pocket with a zipper. When I purchased them I measured myself and ordered a size 2. I found they run true to size.
These shorts were great - I own two pairs in the previous colours (pop and charcoal). One pair is size 2 and the other size 4 and both fit me fine (I'm 5"6, 120lbs with athletic legs). The size 4 has slightly more swoosh in the leg but that's it. I love them for running in the summer, and the length and band are both really perfect. My only concern was I originally thought the pop colour was yellow, not orange, but it's not available anymore. The little pocket is really handy.
Just got these shorts and i love them. The waistband is very flattering and i love the material. I got a size 6, was unsure if they would fit, but they fit perfectly!
Best running shorts!
These are THE best running shorts. I have gone through a lot of different brands (nike, asics, mizuno, brooks, lululemon) and when I finally found the Oiselle Roga's, I was hooked. They are not baggy and form to your body. The wide waistband is very flattering. I am fairly thin (thin legs, small butt), but have a little flab on my tummy. Other shorts would be baggy in the legs/butt and tight around the waist and giving me a muffin top! Not these, LOVE them! Wish they came in more colors. For size reference, I'm 5'7, 135lbs. The first pair I bought was a size 4, which were a little loose, but still fit. I bought 2 more pairs in size 2 and like the way those fit better.
- Saint Paul MN
4 pairs and counting
I love these shorts. I have four pairs (and counting) and they are my go-to for everything. I'm 5'10", 160 lbs and I get size 6/medium. I used to run a lot, and now my main focus is lifting, and these shorts don't ride up, don't fall down, and stretch to fit my booty and monster quads. I don't have to worry about pulling the lining down to fit over my butt every 5 seconds, and with chalked hands, that's a Godsend. Now, more colors, please!
- Rogers Minnesota United States
- more than 1 year(s)
Great marathon short
I have these shorts in both black (Med in the old sizing) and I just got the pop (sz 8). I typically wear only black bottoms but the pop color is just too fun to pass up. I wear them with the midnight wazelle halter and the midnight/pop verranzo bra. So fun and they make me feel FAST!! So far I don't think the pop color shows sweat marks around the butt and underneath too bad. No chaffing issues with these either. Just love them! I can't wait to wear the Pop with my Oiselle singlet for my fall marathon! (For sizing reference I am 5'5" and 140 pounds, very 'medium' build)
- The fabric, the waist band and the look.
new sizing comments and pregnancy
I've had a size small pair of rogas for about a year and they're great. They've always been a little loose in the waist, but they look good and don't fall down (I'm usually 5'-5" 115lbs). I'm 14 weeks pregnant so I really appreciate the loose waistband now. Some of my other running shorts that don't have flat waistbands have started to get uncomfortable so I decided to order a new pair of Rogas. I wasn't sure if I'd want to go with the 4 or 6 based on the size chart, but I figured for my pride's sake I should just size up and let myself grow into them in the coming months. The 6 is definitely looser than the old small and looks a little baggy now, but not so baggy that they will look oversized or puffy after I get back down to pre-pregnancy weight (I'm only 3 lbs up now, so I don't look that different yet). I'm sure I'll appreciate the extra space as the belly grows since this is just the beginning. I hope this helps others with the new sizing.
loose waist but awesome
I got the Roga and Mac Roga shorts for summer training and I really love the fabric and the shape of the legs. The inner brief felt tight at first in relation to the loose soft feel of the shorts but has become comfortable.
The waist is a bit loose as I prefer a bit of a hugging feeling and I don't really know what to do with the big bulky tie-string? but they don't seem to ride up or slip down so it seems ok.
I'm 5'4" 110lbs and got the small. The xs would def be too tight on my former 400H sprinter butt!
Love these shorts
I love the roga shorts for so many reasons. They have such a nice yoga waist band that stays in place. I don't like high rise and these are perfect! I also love how stretchy they are for every move. I don't have thin legs and my shorts stayed down (they did not ride up like so many other shorts). 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.
fav running short
Love these shorts! The length is perfect, the waistband is comfortable. The fit is slim and very flattering. I am 5'8" 134lbs and the medium fit perfect.
I wore these for a marathon and they did perfect except a little chaffing from the liner but I wouldn't have made it thru training or the race without them (I tried several brands).
The stitching is starting to come apart on the waistband after a few months of regular wear.
Wish they worked for me....
This is a well-made pair of shorts!
What I love: buttery-soft, quality fabric with the perfect amount of give, zipper pocket in back, wide waistband, not too short/not too long.
What I hated: wedgie!
I'm 5'0" 98 lbs and the xs gave me a wedgie. I returned it for a small. Still a wedgie. I didn't think my butt was that big (my hips measure 33.5") but for some reason, the inner brief gives me that wedgie feel. Really bummed, as there is so much to like about this short.
I really like the fit and style of the Roga short, but every time I wear them, my center lower back, gets badly chafed. Could be I just got a pair with a flaw. The drawstring up front can cause issues too. I guess I like a flat front with no strings.
Great in the sun and the rain
I've had these for about 5 months, and I had to share how great these are if you have to run/race in the rain. Wore them during a rainy half-marathon and they remained light (no chafing!) throughout the race and dried very quickly. My "go-to" racing shorts for now on!
I have many pairs of running shorts, but these are my go-to shorts that I grab whenever they're clean. They're comfortable and flattering. They have just the right amount of stretch. The wide waistband sits right where I like it and stays put. I would like every color except that many colors that it comes in wouldn't looks good w/ the tops I have...that's the only complaint I have.
Half Marathon approved!
I love these shorts! I recently wore them in a very hot half marathon. They kept me cool, did not ride up, and felt comfortable for the whole race. Stylish and functional, these shorts are great! I usually wear an XS in Oiselle shorts/pants, however, I got a small in these and am very happy with the fit. I am 5'3 and 116lbs.
These are by far the most comfortable running shorts I've tried. I am 150 lbs, 5' 10", and have these in medium and large. The mediums are kind of tight on me, the large are more flattering. So I would say order a size up and see how that looks, they're cut to fit a more slim, athletic figure. Even though the mediums are a little tight, they're still the most comfortable things on the planet.
A close second to the Distance short
I must begin by saying...I love, love, love the Distance shorts, but after reading all the great reviews about the Rogas I had to give them a try. I did order up a size from my other Oiselle shorts and they fit great, the length is nice, and they are very flattering. They also stay in place and don't ride up in the thighs which is normally my biggest concern. The only reason they are my second favorite is the fabric has a stretch to it and feels a little constricting.
My Super Woman Shorts
I LOVE my Rogas! The fit and feel of these shorts makes it hard for me to wear any other running shorts again. Ever.
Fabric is super soft and stretchy, waistband wide and comfortable, length is great (that golden middle length, where I won't feel either too covered up or too naked). I always feel fantastic wearing the Rogas - they make for great, comfy, happy and confident running (hence "Super Woman Shorts")!
I am 5'5" and 117lbs and wear S (or XS for tighter fit - still very comfortable).
Favorite Shorts Ever
I've been running for ~20 years and have never found a short I like better than the Rogas. I've bought a bunch of pairs in the last year and coming back today to buy a new color again... They're just the most flattering and best fitting light fabric shorts I've ever worn. I'm 5'6" and 140 lbs and mediums fit perfectly.
I am a very tiny person (5-4 about 100 healthy pounds) and I have self admitted chicken legs. Shorts usually are very baggy on me and get very annoying. I was told to check out rogas and I fell in love the day I put them on. I did not feel like I was swimming in my shorts, plus I could still roll them without them riding up. I will never buy a different pair of shorts again! I am in love!
Awesome, but beware light colors!
I *love* rogas (have six pairs!) and wear them to my high-intensity interval training classes. They're perfect but beware the dreaded "crotch sweat" that can happen with some of the lighter colors. I looked like I wet myself after a hot HIIT workout outside! My friends and I had a good laugh...and eventually my shorts dried out!
Soooo good, BUT...
Love the way these shorts look! The fit is amazing! They make my butt look awesome! The colors are fun! BUT.... my only complaint is the stitching and leg hole of the panty liner. I run ultras (currently at the 50 mile distance). I can't wear these shorts for distances longer then 13 miles or I will chafe bloody hell between my thighs. The one and only time I wore my rogas for a race (a very technical and hot trail 50k) I was waddling by mile 14. The chafe was so bad - when I took off the shorts I had a burned red outline of the entire shorts (360 degrees) stitching from the sides of my hips/legs to the inside of my thighs. It looked like I had tattooed the shorts on to my skin. Since I bought my first pair I knew right away this was a problem (I own 4 pairs of rogas), but I love them so much that I bought more to use during short speed workouts and low mileage weeks. Please please PLEASE try to use a softer thread or find another sewing method (flatlock seams) so the seams of the roga are smoother. Bodyshape I am pretty lean - however I have a Cuban bootay and strong thighs that touch. The leg holes of the panty liner are way to tight. They were definitely designed with the thin thighed/small butt girl in mind. I did notice that after I wear the shorts a few times the elastic does loosen just a tad, but it's still an issue when I run longer miles. Again, if I go past 13 miles the elastic has dug deep into the tendons between the crotch and thigh - giving me some hard-core welts. Not fun. I really really love the cut and fit of these shorts - please adapt them just a tad. After reading the reviews it seems like I'm not the only girl with these issues. I am 5'4" 120lbs and wear a size small. The small fits me perfect (with the exception of the panty liner leg holes).
Not a chance...
Read the reviews above and thought I would give these shorts a try. Wow. Seriously disappointed! I am 5'8" and 140#, I ordered the Medium. Tried them on yesterday...the built in undies were really tight on my legs (you could see the panty line through the shorts) as were the shorts. In fact, they were tight pretty much everywhere. I wear a Medium in every other workout pant/short/skort so I was a bit surprised with the fit. I tried running in place and straight away the inseam went riding right up. Maybe it's because they didn't fit me right but I certainly won't be buying another pair, it wasn't work the $46.
- more than 2 year(s)
Love the rogas! When I first put them on, they were a little snug and a little short and I was envisioning a bunch of post-run thigh chafing... Thank goodness my predictions were wrong. THEY ARE PERFECT! I have yet to chafe in the rogas and will definitely be buying more. I don't know how y'all do it Oiselle but they're amazing!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Love these shorts. The best ever!
What would make them perfect?
And if the back pocket were big enough for my smart phone...well dang..I would not buy any other kind!!
I wanted to love these shorts, but the rise is too short and overall they feel too small. I am 5'10", 138lb and ordered the small. In most brands I wear a 4 or 6. I may exchange for the medium or try the long roga shorts instead.
The best run shorts!
I'm picky with my shorts. I have had only 1 fav until I tried on these Rogas. They are super comfy, does not ride up, no wedgies!! and very cute. I'm planning to get one in every color available!
LOVE these shorts
These shorts are awesome! I don't think I have bought running shorts, ever. I don't like them don't like the way they fit feel or look. But I decided to give these a try. I love the way they fit feel and look! Also, they don't get wet! On a hot run I jumped into a pond to cool off, the things didn't even drip, making for a very comfortable return run. Highly recommend!
Really like them
These have become my go-to shorts for regular gym wear.
I really like the material and cut. They are flattering and don't give that baggy butt look that most shorts do. Only thing I'm not crazy about is the waistband. I've noticed some pilling, but it's minor.
I'm 5'8" and 125lbs. I originally bought a size small but returned for the medium. The smalls fit in the waist but overall were only slightly looser than a compression short. The mediums are roomy but still look sleek. I'm probably somewhere between the two sizes and decided to size up. $46 seems like a lot but I've probably already gotten my money's worth out of them.
New favorite shorts!
Officially obsessed with the Roga Short! Purchased them from my local running store and they fit better and are more flattering than any pair of running shorts I've ever owned. Fabric is incredibly moisture wicking and the length gives me just enough protection from the dreaded thigh chafe. They have become a staple for me both running and at my chiropractic practice.
My one and only complaint is that the material is really light and thin - any crease or wrinkle under the fabric looks like VPL (this does make them super fast drying, though). Other than that - these are the only shorts I've found that don't bunch up between my legs or ride up to the point of exposing my butt cheeks. I first tried them on a 2 mile run, then a 4.5 mile run. I didn't adjust my shorts even ONE time on either test run. I kept reaching behind me to see if my butt was still covered (the material is so light that I couldn't tell if they were creeping up or not)...and every time I checked, my shorts were in the same spot. My butt and upper thighs were still covered just enough that I didn't feel inappropriate. As an added bonus, these are the best looking/most flattering running shorts I've ever seen. Plus, they could easily double as board shorts while paddle boarding, kayaking, etc. Therefore, I am now back on the Oiselle site looking for more colors...huge thanks to my local running store for carrying Oiselle and getting me hooked!
Not the best for my body type
Don't get me wrong, the Rogas definitely are booty flattering and the waistband is comfy as hell. However since I have a pretty bubbly behind they rode up, even flipping up on my front legs. If you're more of a sleek crane rather than the ostrich I am these will be great. I'll stick with the Distance shorts instead.
Lightweight and functional
The Rogas certainly lived up to the hype. Lightweight and comfortable and a great fit. I do wish there were more zippered pockets. Also, I actually had to size up on these compared to the Distance shorts. It may because of my body shape (I'm hippy and have a bubbly behind) but I ended up getting a medium versus my usual small.
If you need motivation to do laundry- get these. I will do a load of laundry just so I can wear my rogas for a run. You will never buy another pair of shorts. Ever. They are comfortable, flattering, and they hold everything you need! You cannot go wrong.
Cute & comfy
These shorts are incredibly comfortable. Fit pretty true to size. Super flattering from behind:) too.. They are a little shorter around the front/tops of my thighs than I prefer.. But that's just a personal pref& an area I'm self conscious about...therefore I may order the longer Roga next time! Otherwise great shorts!
- more than 4 month(s)
Here's my only complaint about buttcheek pockets - I work hard to get my butt to look decent, and when I stuff some keys and ID and who knows what else into rear pockets, well, that goal is not achieved. Right now I am buying more shorts with pockets in the back waistband - I will continue to use my Rogas, but hoping there is a feature update!
I've had these shorts for one day and already am obsessed with them! I'm already planning to buy a pair in every color that they come in! I'm 5'3" and 105 pounds and the small size fits me perfectly. I have 4 or 5 pairs of shorts from other brands, but I wish I had just saved my money and bought the rogas to begin with. I don't want to wear anything else!
Again, another perfect story from Oiselle:)
Really, I can't imagine wearing any other brand. Great waist band, pockets, light weight but really durable!!! Thank you, thank you...
Wore these for my first half marathon yesterday. Was super comfy and the back pocket was perfect for my sports beans. I love, love the waistband. So comfy, and no mommy pouch spillage ;D I will definiltey be buying more!
More colors please!
Incredibly flattering without being too short. The fabric doesn't ride up and dries quickly. I only wish there were more colors (not more neutrals). I love the raspberry in the sale section, but it's not available in my size.
A warning, these shorts may be harmful to others. Poor guy in his truck just about twisted his neck off when I ran by in these! Tra-la-la!!
Love my rogas but would really like to be able to have the pics of the different colored rogas labeled with the color; not sure about some
The only shorts you'll ever need
I have to admit, at first I was reluctant to join the Roga Revolution. I was reading all these rave reviews throughout blogland and I just wasn't convinced. The material looked thin and I thought it would cling to my skin, ride up, and accentuate every little leg dimple. But after being frustrated for a while with the fit of Nike Tempos (of which I own near 10 pairs of - and they really don't make them like they used to. I have some that are almost 10 years old and they fit much better than the ones they're rolling out with now) I gave in and ordered some Rogas. Now there is no turning back. As soon as I put them on I could just tell by the fit that they were going to be awesome. My first run in them was a long, rainy trail run and I was so amazed by how quick they were drying and that they never stuck to my skin. They're the perfect length (I'm 5'5") - not too short, not too long, and they stay in place. And the back pocket is great too. I can shove a Gu and my keys in there and I've never felt like the shorts were going to fall off. They're just perfect. There isn't a thing I would change about them.
Best Shorts Ever
Finding the right running short is not an easy endeavor. I have tried so many brands but the first run I did in the Roga changed my life. I have tested this short in every weather condition and it surprises me every time. These shorts can withstand humidity like no other. They will not ride up and remain light even when soaking wet from sweat or Humidity. Being a southern runner this is vital! Functionality is amazing and fantastic but the fit is also amazing. Rogas don't give that "diaper-butt" look like some other brands. They are a flattering for for any booty type. The other great detail is the length they are not super short but provide coverage and don't go to your knee. Ladies this is win win across the board. Check them out!!
I am very petite (5' and 100 pounds) and I LOVE the fact that the xs rogas fit me perfectly! The cut is slim enough that I am not drowning in material and they leg length is long enough to cover the top of my thighs but are not so long that they interfere with my stride. Thanks so much for making a short that fits a short girls frame!
I need some more please!!
I recently joined the roga" revolution. I ordered some roga shorts, and they were delivered to my door in a flash! I've run with them 3 times now, and I have to say they are now my favorite shorts! Light, comfortable, no wedgies, no riding up. I just feel faster in them! Now, I have to decide what color to get next? Decisions, decisions.