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)
- built-in technical liner
- rear zip pocket
- 4" inseam (all sizes)
I am 5'2, 120 lb, and have very large thighs from years of distance hiking and ultrarunning. Honestly, most women's shorts have an inseam that is way too short for me and makes me feel uncomfortable due to my larger upper legs. I ordered these Banana Split Shorts for a distance hike on my horizon and wore them for the first time on a 20-mile day with more than 5.5K feet of vert and numerous stream crossings. It poured rain most of the day. These shorts not only stayed put, but they performed beautifully. No inner seam in the thigh means no chafing either.
I typically prefer a long inseam and wear strictly spandex, but I was wanting something a little looser to allow for some breathing during the hot and humid (and often rainy) summer months of training. I'm so stoked to have found these shorts. The split leg design means women with bigger thighs have plenty of room to maneuver. Range of motion is never limited in these shorts.
I bought a size 4 and on my 5'2", 120 lb frame, even with my huge thighs, these shorts fit like a dream. They're a little looser in the waist than I'm used to, but it doesn't matter because they're comfortable. I'll more than likely buy a second pair!
The material and style is spot on. These shorts are do freaking comfortable, soft, cute. However, the fit of the actual short and the liner don't line up. The liner is too loose for the shorts causing them to move around significantly while running. I tried sizing down, but that made the liner a tiny bit smaller than desirable and the actual over short was too small. I really hope you can fix this issue, because I would buy them in every color.
Like the other reviews...on point: fabric, pocket, design/banana split look. What was not the fit - I tried on and the back seemed to/would ride up if I run. Also, I have a small behind and because the design of the shorts hugged/were too flat against my butt, the shorts seemed to make my butt look even flatter. It almost seemed too tight in the back area? I did not test them out for running because then I would not be able to return the shorts. Just from trying on I could tell the fit was off/was not as comfy as running shorts I own/love (Lulu Hotty Hot and tracker sz 4 and Oiselle Roga shorts sz 4). For reference I am 5'2", 130lbs and typically the roga shorts and pocket joggers sz 4 fit great.
Very lightweight and comfortable. The length is good in the back, but they rode up in the front pretty bad during my 2 mile run, so that was disappointing. I bought a size 4, but I think I would’ve been okay with a 2. I have muscular legs, but these felt big.
The Banana Split Shorts are BY FAR my favorite Oiselle running shorts - I've tried and liked other models (Rogas, Summer Rogas, Long Rogas, Pocket Shorts), but Banana Splits are top of the list! Would love to see more colors - I have the black and red and want the navy but they are out of stock. No rubbing, flattering fit, cool and airy without being overly exposed and best of all the pocket in back holds my iphone XS Max!! For reference, I'm 5'11, 133 and wear a 4 in these. They fit true to size vs. other Oiselle bottoms I have owned.
I was hesitant to buy these shorts as my thighs rub right at the apex. In the past, loose shorts like these always rode up and created an unfortunate look and my thighs would chafe. So I tend to get compression/tight shorts as they won't move. But I gave it shot because I did like how high the side splits were. After an 8 mile run in the 6am summer weather, I can say that I love these shorts!
For reference, I am 5'4" 130lb. I usually get a size 10 in the Pocket Jogger Shorts but for these I got a size 8 and they fit pretty good.
P.S. Oiselle can you add more colors?! <3
Ordered my first pair of Oiselle shorts - the banana split! Love the look and feel of these shorts, just wish they were a bit smaller. Typically I'm a size 6: 5'9, 140 lbs, slim/athletic build. Next pair will be a size 4. Great for short and long runs!
i LOVED these shorts when they first arrived. they are super flattering and comfortable. however, i’ve only had them for about 3 months and the material has already started pilling all over - front, back, sides. bummer they look cheap and worn out now. guess they’re meant for looks, not for action. at least the red color still pops.
for reference: i am 5’2, 116 lbs, thicker thighs, and ordered the 2.