Power Pocket Shorts

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Power to these pockets! A new and well-reviewed design in our line up, the Power Pocket Shorts have an asymmetrical waistband, and an innovative pocket system. One side has a drop in pocket along the wider part of the waistband, and then a small zip pocket on the other for items you want to keep secure. Best of all, the lightweight but supportive Plya™ Compression keeps the legs in place, preventing both ride-up and chafe. 


• Interior drawcord
• Side zip pocket
• Side hip pocket
• 6" inseam (all sizes)


• Plya Interlock fabric (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 15 reviews
Terrible for me

These shorts were terrible for my size and body type: the legs rode up regardless of how I messed with them. I am size 12 with a typical pear shape: smallish waist with large butt and thighs, and I buy shorts to help with chaffing issues. These were terrible! I concede that they might be great for smaller runners, and they were 100% comfortable when I stood still. It looks like they've been discontinued, but if you do run across a pair and they do not extend beyond your thighs to the part where the leg starts to taper down to the knee, do not get them. I love all my other Oiselle gear, these were just a failure for me. I'm sad, what a waste!

Please please please bring these back!!!

These are hands down, bar none, no competition the best running shorts in the game. The fabric is so much softer and more comfortable than the original pocket jogger. It's compressive but still breathable and comfortable to wear for long periods of time. No chafing, no riding up, no indents on the waist from too-tight material. There's no side pocket, you won't be storing a phone in these, but I don't even care. They're too perfect. PLEASE Oiselle, bring these back!

My marathon training go-tos

These are the only shorts I own that don’t chafe or ride up over the hours so have been perfect for marathon training long runs.

Do wish there were more pockets but I pair with a back-pocket bra for my phone

Pockets leave lots to be desired

These are very comfy and I wish so so badly they'd use this material to make the pocket jogger shorts. However, these shorts are a huge miss. They are called POWER pocket and have just two (!!!!) pockets. One of the pockets that they describe as a 'side zip pocket' is so small that my pepper spray barely fits in it. I fit a single key and then my air pods case in there. The other pocket that is described as a 'drop pocket along the waistband' is a drop pocket of about ... 4". Maybe. It is definitely super high up - on the waistband is not an exaggeration. It's not super convenient at all.

Overall, this material is the BEST and is so much better for hot, humid summer running. The pocket joggers get so sweaty and saggy during hot long runs so these have been my go-to, but the pockets are next to useless, which just sucks!!