Not for running. Well you can if you want. But these shorts, without your standard running shorts liner, are designed for the rest day. The lounge, hike, and stroll day. But we kept all the things you love most about our shorts: a wide and comfortable flat waistband, a fantastic stretch woven fabric, and two zippered pockets. In other words, the shorts of a hustle-free, rest-full life.
- Breeze Woven (polyester / spandex)
- front zip pockets
- 4" inseam (all sizes)
First of all, I agree with the other reviewer on sizing - I have a 25-26 inch waist and needed a 2, so if you’re smaller than that you’re probably out of luck. But the real fault in these shorts is the fabric. It’s very light and airy due to a sort of perforated squares design which is very stretchy on the diagonal but has limited stretch on the square. Unfortunately it’s sewn on the square so it stresses the seams and perforations in crucial situations (like across the butt while bending over). I imagine it’s easier and more stable to sew it that way but it defeats the purpose. Also the “wide and flat waistband” still has a skinny piece of elastic at the top (separate from the draw cord) because otherwise these would fall down with anything in the pockets. Anyway, the patterns are cute and I’m sure I’ll wear them but I wouldn’t have bought them if I’d tried them on in person first.
Surprised no one has commented on this so here I am. This shorts are super comfortable, fit well with a nice waist band and cut. But, the lemon print is very much see through!
I wear Oiselle running shorts (Roga, Roga featherweight, Roga toolbelt, Flyout) in size 6. I’m 5’9” with 28” waist and 39” hips. The Aviary short is bigger and, due to the seamed outer edge, wider. I would need these in a size 4. However, I’m not going to exchange the size 6 for a size 4 because the lemon short is not the color I expected. The “white” is much more dull than the photos depict. In fact, the white is actually a pale grey with a greenish tint See my photo of the shorts next to a white clothing item.
I could wear these all day, every day!