Basic Bird Shorts

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High compression fabric meets a streamlined design in the new Basic Bird Shorts. Minimal seams means better fit and comfort, and a wide waistband with 2-in-1 secure rear pocket allows you to easily store items on the go. 5" inseam across all sizes. Also available in a 9" inseam in the Basic Bird Long Shorts.

• High rise styling with wide fit waistband
• 2 in 1 center back waistband pocket, with drop in pocket and secure zipper pocket
• 5" inseam across all sizes


• Basic Bird fabric (recycled polyester / spandex)

Learn more on our Fabrics page.

At Oiselle, our vision is to help all women feel strong and free through the joy of running. Our mission is to design great product, build the sisterhood, and improve the sport. May we all experience the transformative power of sports and community.

Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Rode Up

I have a love/hate relationship with Oiselle shorts. I keep trying them even though it seems like every one I try rides up my thighs. The return policy also isn't great because you cannot take the shorts out for a run to see if they ride up. These shorts fit okay, but as soon as I started walking around my house the thighs started to ride up.

Ok shorts

I got these because I thought they would compare to the O mazing shorts. They are okay. They run big (particularly in the waist; chronic oiselle issue). Not nearly the compression of the O-mazing. They aren’t bad but they aren’t great either. They won’t be my go-to. Please make more O-maxing colors!

The shorts of my dreams!

Love love love these shorts! They stay put in the waist and at the legs. Fits like a glove in my normal size 8. Perfect length. The back pockets are so functional and the waistband is super comfortable. The only thing I wish they had were side pockets on the legs too, because I don’t care for the material or waistband of the pocket joggers. These are now the only shorts I want to wear for both running and CrossFit workouts!

adrienne p.
Too short!

Had high hopes for these - they fit and feel great at waist and hip and I love the pocket features but on me they ride up pretty badly and look a bit more like booty shorts than I’d choose. Who knows how that’ll play out on a long run? Can’t send them back bc I’m In Canada so I guess it’s just gonna be a hot girl summer. Oh well.