I like these shorts. They definitely are high on the waste but that works well for my extra belly fat. The length is perfect and I haven't had any problems with them riding up during runs.
I bought these on a whim after trying the long flyte shorts. At 5'11" this is basically almost a pair of undies. YET. When it is 85 degrees and 90% humidity and you've got training to do, self consciousness basically flies out the window. I put these on for my run today and didn't overheat. They wick sweat really well. Yes, they're booty shorts if you're tall. Yes, my cellulite was hanging out for the world to see, No, I didn't really care. :) Not when a garment can help me feel like I'm not gonna heat stroke! I will keep reaching for these all summer long. Like everyone else I do wish they had a waistband pocket, le sigh....
perfect summer shorts
really love these shorts—can't believe i almost returned them when i first got them! They fit snug but not too tight on me. I'm 5'7" 125 with a small waist and larger bum so the size Small works really well for me. I'm surprised there is not an XS. my only worry is that these shorts won't last too long.
I'm 5'6", 122 lbs, and have a small in these shorts. They are very comfortable, but I also have an issue with them riding up while running. In all fairness, I've never had a pair of these type of shorts that didn't ride up. The "seamless" feel does help. I wonder if riding up is a sizing issue. Perhaps I should have ordered an xsmall. It would be great if Oiselle had sizing suggestions that indicated how a particular piece should fit.
Love but add a pocket!
Super comfy shorts that stay in place with no chafing. I love that they're not too tight. They fit just right! My only suggestion is to add a small pocket in back for a key and goo. I'd like to wear these for my next marathon but need to carry some sports beans with and have no where to put them!
Not for me
I was so excited to try these shorts out and had high expectations for them. I was very disappointed and wish I could return them. They DO NOT stay put like the description states. I was constantly pulling them down trying to cover my behind. Thank goodness it was a short run day otherwise I would have had to go home early...it was that annoying.
After reading so many positive reviews I was excited to order these shorts. The material is soft and the high waist band is comfortable. However, I experienced chafing because the shorts kept riding up. I felt uncomfortable during my run as I kept tugging at the fabric trying to pull it down.
- more than 1 year(s)
Too big; too high-waisted
This was one of two items I ordered to try out Oiselle. Unfortunately, both items are going back. I was on the fence about these shorts--I liked how they looked on, but the small felt a bit too big around the thighs and waist. I also found the high waist kind of uncomfortable--on me, the band came almost all the way up to my belly button. I would have liked to try them out on a run to see how they performed--maybe it's just how they are intended to fit--but didn't want to be stuck with them if they didn't work out since only unworn, tags-on items can be returned. Might try again if an XS becomes available and Oiselle changes its return policy.
love these little babies!
I was first of all surprised at the fit of these...I thought they would be really tight fitting but they arent! The small fit me great. I also love the higher waist! Just tried them out on a short run and they were insanely comfortable....love how the fabric doesnt rub up against your skin. Great shorts!
Great shorts... but an XS?
At some point, I realized that I love doing speed workouts in itty bitty shorts. And treadmill workouts where I end up being drenched in sweat. These totally fit the bill. I don't mind the waistband being high — in fact I prefer it. The only thing is, at 5'6" and 115 lbs, the S is a bit too big. I've noticed this with other items from the Flyte collection, but it's harder with shorts because they just feel too loose. Something to think about.
These shorts are the best I've ever worn! Yes, they are short and the waistband is a little higher, but those are actually two things I love about them. The material is so soft, yet compressive enough. No muffin top. They feel like a second skin. I have worn them in short races and on long runs and they never ride up, perspiration doesn't show, and they don't chafe anywhere. I agree with others that they need a small pocket in the waistband . . . then they would be perfect! Make some leggings in this material for the winter, PLEASE!!!!
Comfortable and SHORT
I enjoy the flyte shorts but I do admit I always feel a little naked when I first start running in them. I don't mind the higher waistband so much-though I guess I do wish it were slightly shorter-I'm 5'1" and it hits me right below the belly button. Sometimes I fold it over, sometimes not. I do love that the waistband doesn't cut in at all.
These were not as compressive as I was thinking they would be-they are fitted, obviously, but not super snug. Pretty much as soon as I start running, any inseam they do have rides right up and they basically just cover my booty. I don't know if this is due to my body shape or if other people experience this.
That being said, I'm trying to embrace the shorter shorts and less obvious tan lines and so I think I'll keep rocking these during the summer. I do wish they had at least one pocket!
I think I'm in love
I've only worn the shorts once...but I was initially worried that they were too big (I'm 5'5 and 125lbs) and got a size Medium since I tend to have soft middle and get muffin top. The higher waist band helped eliminate that too. I didn't have to adjust them once. I might get another pair in a small for comparison. A pocket for either Gu or a zippered pocket for a key would be an awesome addition.
I love these shorts, love them, the waistband is great. Would you consider making another version with a longer inseam? I am tall, 6', with a long torso, and in my 40's. My other tall running friends and I would buy them up if offered. Thanks!
My favourite racing shorts
I was initially dubious about the height of the waistband, but I am now a convert. I love that there's no gap between my shirts and my shorts, and when I race in a sports bra + shorts I find that these are more flattering because they don't cut me off at my widest point (my hips).
They are also great yoga shorts.
I would wear them every day if I didn't sometimes need a pocket!
Cute but not making the cut
I love the "oiselle" logo on the leg but these shorts have a long way to go before I will wear them. First off the inseam is short (yay!) but the waist is really high so you have to roll them down which looks tacky because the wash instructions are printed on the back of the shorts so it is visible. I really wish Oiselle made these with a low-rise cut and no print wash instructions! I want to love them :(
I like these - they are shorter than the Stride shorts (2" inseam vs. 4"), but not as brief as the Competition brief, so a nice choice for racing. These seem to be significantly higher waisted and I wasn't sure about that, but I found the high waist was actually pretty comfortable, eliminated any chance of a muffin top and felt supportive and not constrictive. I don't know that I'd wear these alone with a bra top, but with a singlet, they work very well. Please make these in indigo so I can replace my current racing shorts.