10 years later, our signature super short gets its most dramatic update with regard to function and fabric. Now, across all Rogas, an extra large, center back zip pocket, Plya Compression waistband, and a new Roga Stretch Woven body fabric that has all the same stretch Roga fans know and love, but is more fluid, with a subtle jacquard weave. The fit, the shaping, the ability to go any and every mile—we’re happy to present you with a rewired classic that honors the original quest for the non-poofy running shorts!
- Roga Stretch Woven fabric (polyester/spandex)
- Plya Compression waistband (polyester/spandex)
- interior drawcord
- interior technical liner
- rear zip waist pocket
- four way stretch for full motion
- machine washable
- 4" inseam (all sizes)
Listen, I love Rogas, but I can't keep up with the changing fit each year. I order a size in the original Rogas one year and it's too big, so I size down. The next year I order that size down and they fit too small or strange. That's what happened to me with these. I ordered my usual size 4, which fit great the last time I ordered (after exchanging down a size) and this time they just don't feel as comfortable. Even a little tight. I wish if it's the same short, that the sizing would just stay the same. A little bummed!
I am 5'8", 155 lb, and consistently wear an 8 in all other Oiselle styles, but I had to size down to a 6 for the waist to be snug enough (I've never worn a size 6 in my life!) These are my first Rogas so I don't know how the new style compares to older versions. The fit is comfy and great to run in, but the low rise in the front does result in some camel toe, and I get VPL from the liner as well.
I have both the floral print and the solid, and I like the waffle-y textured fabric of the solid color more - it's a little more stretchy and flexible, and less "swish"-y than the floral.
The best thing about these shorts is 1) no chafing and 2) the big waist pocket! I love being able to run with my phone securely in the pocket - this is such a game changer (compared to sweaty running belts or holding my phone in my hand).
Overall, these are my favorite running shorts by far, but a couple tweaks would make them perfect!
I have very large/strong thighs and have struggled with chafing over the past 10 years as a runner. I ordered these during the birthday sale and that was the best running decision I have ever made! No more chafing, my legs feel free, and I'm so happy with these shorts. I am 150 lbs 5'10' and I ordered an 8 and a 10. The 10 is comfy and a little loose, but the 8 is the better fit overall. I will never run in any other shorts again! Thank you Oiselle!
The Rogas are my go to running short. I must have close to 15 pairs. My favorites are from 3+ years ago - the fit of those is literally perfect. Since then I’ve continued to purchase Rogas every year (I mean who can resist Moody Floral? The black pattern from last year was on point!) and the ongoing adjustments in the fit are improved, but still not the same as my old ones. I’ve had issues with baggy legs and camel toe for some of the roga styles since about 2018. I am a solid size 6 in the old Rogas (5ft 9, 140-145 with a triathletes butt and thighs). The great news is that the current Spring/summer 2020s fit the closest to my old ones (YAY!) and I really love the Pacific and Snap colors.
Whyyyyyy change what everyone loves??? Oiselle was the ONLY retailer to listen to women who said “we don’t want baggy/flowy/saggy butt running shorts!” I miss the SLEEK, NON-baggy legs/butt cut of the original rogas (and the longer rogas too which especially do NOT need the new more blousey ballooning legs!) sooooo much. The cut that perfectly skimmed our bum and thighs but still offered enough stretch to be comfortable enough to run in. The ones that, for the FIRST TIME EVER, didn’t make us look like we were wearing an adult diaper. I’m all for changing up pockets and materials if they are for the better but NOT THE CUT/FIT. And now you are offering these amazing prints! UGH. Please please bring the original cut/fit back! :(
The fun colors this spring make these shorts extra special. I love the waistband and the loose fit around my legs. A classic!
I have 5 pair. Love them. But I agree with the other 2 girls. Too bad they changed the cut. Too bad the companies that have something great allow one person to change it. Why not make a NEW style & leave the original alone. I’m 5’4” & 145. I pretty much want to order the 2 newer colors but I’m hesitant because of the last pair I ordered are baggier than my other 4.
The length of these shorts is perfect and I love the wide waistband. However, the crotch point needs to be a little lower. I definitely don’t need to size up as the waist would be too big and the legs blousy, but as soon as I move a muscle they give me camel toe. Not cute. They just need to be the littlest bit longer between the waistband and crotch seam.