Our signature super short with 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
- built-in technical liner
- rear zip waist pocket
- four way stretch for full motion
- machine washable
- 4" inseam (all sizes)
These shorts have seen soo many miles! I wore them training for a marathon and on Marathon Day! They never rode up and no chaffing experienced.
Also I wore these throughout my pregnancy and they fit up until my due date! They fit perfectly below the belly.
These are the best shorts!!
I have some older Summer Rogas that are my go-to shorts, so I decided to reinvest in some new ones. I tested these shorts in a wide range of conditions — a 10mi trail run in the rain, and a 5-hour ridge run/hike/scramble in dry, hot, Western conditions. They are great in some ways, but also majorly miss the mark in some key ways.
- Great material on the legs
- No bunching on the legs + the inseam length = zero chaffing for me
- Looks great, flowing along my legs and butt without being tight or baggy
- Beautiful colors (red and blue)
- The waistband is WAY big. Despite being a very consistent size 4/small, I had to cinch the waistband 2-3 inches to prevent it from falling down. In fact, I had to cinch it so much that the waistband puckers where it connects to the leg material. When I tried a 2, the legs are very tight, which is not my thing.
- The waistband is NOT fully elastic. There is only 1" of elastic at the top of the waistband — the whole thing is not made of stretchy, elastic material. This compounds the large waistband problem.
- The length of the short (from waistband to crotch) is too short. As I'm running, the short length pushes the liner up into my crotch, causing it to stick to my lady parts for a permanent half-camel toe, half-wedgie situation while I'm running.
- The liner is too big for the waist-to-crotch length. Despite having a good booty, I can hitch the short up toward my high hip/waist for the liner to fit well. Needless to say, I didn't do this, because it compounds the camel toe/wedgie situation.
None of these issues exist with my older Rogas.
With a "by women, for women" ethos, and a host of athletes and team members available for product testing, it is truly baffling how Oiselle missed these problems. I bought mine at 50% off, and it is *maybe* worth keeping the second pair I haven't worn yet, but I definitely wouldn't pay full price with these fit issues.
I am bummed with the new Roga fit. Old styled draped beautifully on behind and fell nicely on legs... these miss the mark :-(
I've been looking for shorts that don't ride up when I trail run with no luck. I've tried two other Oiselle Rogas and their bike shorts, Patagonia's longer shorts, Lululemon and they all fit great but ride up when I run. These longer Rogas are finally the winner! They're super comfortable (just like all things Oiselle) and they stay in place. I'm so excited to finally have a pair of shorts that stay put...guess I'll be buying more. I'm 5'7", 140, size 6, TTS.
In response to all of the raving reviews, I bought the Roga on my search for the perfect running short. I am 5'6" at 130 lbs, and I purchased a size 4 and 6 to see which fit best. Size 4 fit yet was snug (and definitely displayed camel toe), so I went with the 6 (pictured) and am really happy. They DO shrink in the wash, so now they fit even better. Drawstring front and zip pocket in the back are really great. I've run in them a few times now, and after about 3 miles the middle slides up and I start to chafe, which is really uncomfortable. Don't recommend for warm, humid runs, but I hope they do better as it cools down. Seeing as they're so expensive I wish we could send them back after a trial period, but I'll have to use these for hiking or HIIT activities.
This was my first purchase from Oiselle and I've bought multiple more pairs of rogas since then (as well as a slew of other items...) These shorts are more flattering than any other athletic shorts I've worn. My more recent purchase was the Ivory floral print which I am obsessed with. The length is perfect - long enough not to chafe, short enough for your legs to feel free. The pocket in the back is the largest out there. I've been converted!
Okay, so I have been a major supporter of another PNW active wear brand (Lululemon) for a while, but I have been unimpressed with their quality and size uniformity of late. I caved and bought these because I hear good things about everything Oiselle makes.
5'9", 145lbs, 39" wide hip, 29" natural waist, definitely longer legs than torso. I typically purchase a size 6 in all brands, especially Lululemon.
These shorts are very nice fabric and ultra stretchy! I have no worries about these shorts reducing my range of motion. I sized down to a 6 based on other reviewers and recommendations from a customer service rep, but I think I could have sized down to a 4 and gotten a better fit. There seems to be too much fabric in the waistband area below the elastic, but this might be the product of my proportions. I am also used to a wider elastic band, so it also may be that the style is slightly different. This may contribute to what others talk about with "camel to". See below for a picture.
One thing I *love* is the liner. WOW it rocks. It doesn't cut across my cheeks and give me weird lines! I think that is enough to keep buying these. Also, the pocket is amazing (fits my iPhone 8+ in a thin case). Also despite being taller (I don't think I am but everyone else says so), the inseam is great and provides plenty of coverage for me.
I really like the Rogas and I will probably add more Oiselle to my running clothes wardrobe in the future!
I feel like a million bucks in these shorts. This is my first pair of Rogas (already purchased a second pair (Summer Rogas), and they are en route). I have been wearing these non-stop. I've gone on long and short runs in them and they function beautifully: no chafing, total freedom of movement, no extra material. I LOVE that I can fit my phone in the back pocket - please do not ever get rid of this feature!!! I have a Pixel (with a pop socket) and it fits securely in the back pocket. I've also just worn them around town, at home...etc and feel comfortable and cute, but covered. I am not a "shorty short" person, but the cut/length of these is just perfect and so so flattering. I love the jacquard print! I am 5'6" and 126lb and ordered a size 4 and they're a great fit. Possibly could have sized down, but like the little extra room. Also, love this company and that they are based in Seattle (my hometown). Will be ordering winter gear very soon!