TOOLBELT ROGA SHORTS
Pockets on pockets. The original offshoot of the Roga that gave you more storage. It's all about the 360 Pocket waistband design that combines the security and comfort of a rear zip pocket (for valuables) with the accessibility of an open-edge power mesh pocket everywhere else (for gels, lip balm or what have you) to create the best stow and go running shorts. Whether it’s a long training run, a remote ultra, or just the need to carry all the things, Toolbelt IS the sharpest tool in the shed.
- Roga Stretch Woven fabric (polyester/spandex)
- Plya Compression waistband (polyester/spandex)
- interior drawcord
- built-in technical liner
- 5 pockets! 4 mesh around waistband, 1 rear zip waist pocket
- four way stretch for full motion
- machine washable
- 4" inseam (all sizes)
I really love these shorts. I don't typically wear shorts with a 4" inseam, but these are so flattering. I also love the pockets - I put my iPhone XS in the front because it bounces too much in the back pocket, but that just makes it easier to access when I need it. There's also plenty of room for energy gels and other essentials. I'll definitely be buying these in other colors!
I love the concept of these, and fit is pretty great except...CAMEL TOE! Oh no! I don't have this problem with other brands, and I love Oiselle, and there are such cute fabrics, but oh my goodness the camel toe. I can't get over it. It's like another reviewer mentioned - it seems like the outer fabric is shorter than the inner brief, which kind of pulls up and compounds the camel toe problem, and then it's like a front wedgie while running. Makes me so sad because the shorts are so cute and have pockets on pockets on pockets so they're also functional in that way. But front wedgie/camel toe is a no-go for me. Sigh. I'll spare you from any photos.
I'm a pocket jogger fan - but I can wring the sweat out of them after a summer run. I like how light these are and they do not ride up (a problem I often have). The secure back pocket is great for my key and wallet but I like to stash my phone somewhere more accessible. My 6" phone fits in the front but it does not feel secure - so I use safety pin (not ideal). Even with the pin it bounces too much. So while these are the best hot weather alternative I have found to the pocket joggers, I feel the design needs some tweaking. Ideally I think I would be happiest with a lighter pocket jogger. At 5'8" and #130 the size 4 fits but is a lot roomier on me than the models in the pics. Maybe I could size down to a 2 - I am not sure.
I was looking for a replacement for the super light Salomon S-Lab 3" short that was discontinued. I wear these shorts for longer trail runs and live them. I order these Oiselle shorts because they appeared light and moisture wicking. I prefer a shorter short because I don't like the feel of fabric on my thighs. I ordered these in a 4 a bit worried I ordered too small ( I'm 5'8" 135lb and pretty lean). Received the shorts yesterday. Ran 9 miles in a pair today. Love them! Look great, feel great, no chaffing or riding up. I order the violet and black. Ordering two more pairs now!
These are my favorite shorts of all time, or at least since 1977, when I started running. I loved the fit and style of the original Rogas, the Rogas that came after those, and the Summer Rogas, but the ability to carry my phone, my keys, a credit card, money, a gel, and now a little bottle of hand sanitizer makes these absolute perfection. I'd love to see a selection of colors like the regular Rogas come in. But I'm not complaining. Or I'm complaining just a tiny bit.
I bought these so I could wear them around in areas where people actually care about the length of my shorts (normally I like my shorts shorter - my favorite shorts are the toolbelt macs). They are great. I am always having to carry things around (phone, keys, masks, snacks...) and the pockets are awesome! Oh and running in them is excellent as well. Super lightweight fabric that dries in the desert heat. They stay put and don't chafe anywhere.
I always wear size 2 and these fit exactly how I expected. They look modest on my 5'4" frame IMO. The cut is flattering for people with small hips and big legs.
I found my forever running shorts. They’re the perfect length and the mesh pockets in front are perfect for holding my phone while I use the zipper for keys, credit card, etc, whatever else I need to carry. Phone doesn’t bounce or fall out, and it doesn’t pull the shorts down either. I check this page daily waiting for Oiselle to restock so I can buy more.
This is THE best short for long runs and marathoning that I've worn in 13 years as a runner. The toolbelt is absolutely perfect and allows you to hold all the things with easy access. I've fit four gels, energy chews, and a key card in my shorts with room to spare. Nothing has ever fallen out and I've never been afraid of that even across hours of running at a time. Have trouble getting your fuel out of a back zippered pocket toward the end of a long run/race? Not anymore! The length is perfect. The colors are beautiful. I highly recommend these shorts.