BANANA SPLIT SHORTS
Split. Leg. Shorts. You've been wanting them, we've been listening. Okay, some of you have been wanting them (badly), and well, you know us: we like to give the women what they want. These start with the Roga-style waistband - wide, flat, and pocketed. The front leg panel sweeps over the rear to give these splits more coverage than the ones that feel like they might set sail. Made from our Roga fabric, the 4-way stretch gives extra ease and movement.
- Roga Stretch Woven (polyester / spandex)
- Plya Interlock Waistband (polyester / spandex)
- rear zip pocket
- 4" inseam (all sizes)
Really like these shorts. As a sprinter/soccer player turned distance runner my quads are... on the larger size, especially when compared with my waist. Typically I have to either get shorty shorts and show the world a bit of my bum or deal with shorts that aren't supposed to be form fitting but gently (or sometimes not so gently) hug my legs.
These shorts are one of the few leg openings that allow me to feel covered and still give my legs enough room. Ironically I do wish there was a short option since They end up going halfway down the back of my legs (I'm pretty short). It could also just be that I'm so used to the shorty shorts that I need to just get used to these.
Pocket is great.
These are my new go-to long run shorts since there's zero chafe.
I really wanted to love these, as I love most things from Oiselle. However, neither size I ordered fit or was flattering. I'm 5'8, 135, and normally a small, but sometimes I'll order both a small (4) and medium (6) to see what fits better, as I have an athletic butt and thighs. The 4 technically "fit" in the thighs and waist but it rode up strangely on the outside of my thighs, creating a massive CT in the middle. The 6 was too big in the waist, but still rode up and created that awful V in the middle of the crotch. I gave them three stars because I liked the lightweight, stretchy material and split legs. I'm bummed these won't work for me; maybe they'll fit someone with a straighter silhouette better?