Ended up returning
I really wanted to like these shorts but they were just a little too short and rode up a little too much. I wear 2-4 in other Oiselle bottoms so I got a 4 in the Race Day Shorts but maybe would've been better off in a 6. I agree with the other commenter that I wish they were just slightly longer. I ended up returning these shorts because I didn't think they'd be comfortable for longer distances.
- Too short, shorts ride up unflatteringly/uncomfortably
- Houston, TX
- more than 3 month(s)
short shorts, fast legs
These are SHORT. obviously. I ordered a size up and my normal size (8 and 6) and kept my normal size (6) the waist is fine (tighter than rogas but i do believe that is the design/fabric, and i didnt find it irritating or muffiny) The 8 had too much fabric in the legs and bunched up on me, 6 is perf. They look great and feel fast. My thighs do rub in these (and all shorts TBH) so i recommend to lube it up and get them. They're fun and fast!
- fit, style, feeling fast, waist pocket
- more colors?
- more than 3 month(s)
Trust them when they say they run small!
I have not run in these yet, will add to this post after I do! BUT the top of these shorts/waistband is VERY tight/super compressed, so definitely size up. I wear a 4 in basically every thing, including mini-stride shorts, but the 4s of these arrived and while they FIT, they were not comfortable/too tight in the waist, so I got the 6s and they are way better.
- would love more fun colors...
I love these shorts. I bought them for my first marathon in a few weeks and wore them the second time during my 21 mile long run today. They ride up, yes, but not in a physically uncomfortable way, just a “you might be able to see my buttcheeks” way. The back pocket holds my iPhone X (never once felt it) but the fabric did rub some tint off on my phone case, so I’d wash them before wearing. I did find the fabric does that suction balloon effect when they’re totally wet, but that’s my one complaint.
I bought my usual Roga/tights size and love the fit.
- Fit, fabric, big ole pockets
- The fabric is a bit thick if you sweat a lot
- Columbus, OH
- 5’ 2”
Great shorts, but...
I loved these shorts, but ultimately returned them because they were too short. The waist band was amazing, the compression perfect for race day. I just needed them to be 1-2” longer.
- Waistband to hold all the things, compression
- Length- too short for me.
I loved the look online and was hoping the fit would be similar to the Portman shorts. I ordered the same sz I wear in those (sz 2) and while the fit was perfect they were a tad shorter than the Portman In the back than I wanted. Material was soft and thick and loved otherwise but had to return due to feeling more exposed than I wanted.
Would suggest adding silicone grippers on the legs in the future to shorts of this type as well.
- Fabric, pockets
- Length in back, lack of grippers