Best Running Shorts I've Ever Owned
As a runner who prefers longer shorts to cover a multitude of issues and help with thigh chafing, I struggle to find any at all and have settled for many that barely work (they ride up, they slide down, they are too thick, too thin, etc.) and then I found the O-Mazing Long Shorts. The fabric is fantastic, the length and it's staying power are perfect and the pockets put them over the top for me.
Running belts don't work with my wide hips - they slide up and I end up spending half my run pulling them down and generally fussing with them - but with these Oiselle shorts, I can have my phone (hello Spotify running lists!), a couple tissues and a key. I don't even notice that I'm carrying a bit of weight. I like the idea of side pocket shorts, but they pull down on the side where I stash my phone - that's not an issue at all with the O-Mazing Shorts as my phone sits perfectly in the small of my back and doesn't move an inch!
My only fear is that I love them so much Oiselle will discontinue them. Please keep this important product for those of us who need/want a little extra coverage!!
- Length, fit, pocket placement, fabric
- Not one single thing
I did not expect nor intend to love these shorts
I bought these on sale when I was trying to reach a certain dollar amount to achieve a discount. I neither needed shorts nor was particularly interested in these "long" styles Oiselle had started to do (and was pretty salty that they had discontinued my beloved Strider shorts with their perfect-to-me length). I was mostly happy to have a pair of compression shorts in a color other than black, tbh.
The first run I did in these shorts completely blew me away. I expected the length to be super unflattering (nope!) and really annoying (not at all!) and hot (not even!) and uncomfortable (like the complete opposite!). They stay put, don't ride up, and sit on my body even better than my Striders do. (I'm 4'11", 133 lbs, and got these in a 4.)
I've started hand washing them so I don't have to wait until laundry day to wear them again. I'm crossing my fingers Oiselle makes these in more colors than black and curfew (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE) because I'll totally buy them.
- The fact they don't come in more interesting colors than blue and black
My favorite long-run shorts
I absolutely love these shorts. The length is perfect with no chafing problems. And can we talk about how awesome the pockets are? I typically run with a belt to hold my phone but my phone fits perfectly in the built-in storage pockets. The material is thick enough to not be see-through but a comfortable weight.
Overall these are awesome shorts. Love the longer length, soft fabric and gentle compression. I haven't used the pockets for anything besides a key, but they seem versatile for longer runs/fuel. For me they run slightly larger than expected (some room in the size 6 compared to size 6 leggings (reflective nightlife style) that I also have and which fit more snugly. It would be great to see these shorts in other colors/pattern designs to make them a little more fun. Otherwise an excellent product.
Incredible Long Distance Shorts
I barely noticed these shorts were there, which was just what I wanted as I ran 10+ miles in hot, humid, rainy weather. They did not move at all - no riding up. The waste band is also really nice as it easily fit my phone and keys with many pockets to spare. The fabric is really soft and I did not chafe at all. Really awesome shorts!
- Moisture-wicking, soft fabric, did not move, no chaffing
- wish there were more colors
- Bend, OR
I didn’t want to love these. Oops.
I feel compelled to write this review because I normally skip over longer shorts, but these were given to me and I tried them and they win the award for not even remotely riding up. They stay exactly where you put them when you put them on, they are compressive in a comforting way if that makes sense. The fabric is so soft on the skin. I find I’m reaching for them on cooler mornings now, on days I would have previously struggled with “is it a shorts or capris run?” People love the pocket waistband too, but I don’t get as excited about that level of pockets for my needs. I wondered if the special pocket waistband would feel like overkill for someone not optimizing it, but its basically there if you want it and you forget about it if not, which is great.
- Fit, no riding up, soft and compressive
- No complaints
- Flagstaff, AZ
Found my Marathon shorts!
I wasn't too sure I would love this when I received them. Wore them on a 20-mile training run today for my upcoming marathon. I was sold the minute I realized I could easily slip my phone in one of the back pockets, allowing me to put more fuel in my hydration belt pouch! I was able to utilize some of the other pockets as well without anything feeling uncomfortable or overloaded. That was before I got out the door - On the run they were super comfy, no riding up, just the right amount of compression. If this item ever comes in more colors I will add to my collection!
- Super useful pocket placement with easy access.
- Nothing - It's a home run!
- Santa Fe, NM
- more than 1 year(s)
Best shorts I've ever owned! They like a glove and don't ride up. Pockets are awesome! I have an iPhone X and it fits perfectly in the front pocket as well as my keys. I would like to see these shorts in a capri, patterns, shorter length-because I am petite, and longer length for winter. I took a size 6 because I think Oiselle sizing runs small. Every piece of Oiselle I won is a 6 and that fits perfectly. Keep up the good work Oiselle and PLEASE make more of this product!
- Everything--fit, color, right amount of compression, doesn't ride up, etc
- I don't dislike the length but I would like to see these shorts a little shorter because I am short.
Love These Shorts!
I love these shorts! I've worn them a few times now in warmer weather. They don't move at all, and they are super-comfortable. I've stored my IPhone in the rear waist pocket on one longer run, and I honestly couldn't tell it was there! The pocket is very big (plenty big for a phone), and the little tab closure at the top prevents anything from moving around too much. The pocket waistband in the shorts is really the selling point - I feel like you can bring a lot of things with you, comfortably, without a worry that items might fall out on the run.
I usually wear a size 12 in Oiselle bottoms, and these fit true to size.
- Pockets! And very comfortable.