- Boulder, CO
I have thicker thighs which led to an aversion to running in shorts due to chaffing. But, on hot summer days, during peak training season I needed an option. I am thrilled with these. They stay in place, are just long enough to keep the chaffe away, but not too long to cause an unsightly tan line; I’m training for an ultra marathon so all of these were important to me. And the phone pocket not only fits my phone BUT the phone doesn’t bounce - which is amazing. Love these!! Got curfew; solid color, but please restock the black! 5’4” 145lbs, usually between size 6-8, got the 8 & they fit great (if between sizes I’d size up if you have a thick thigh).
- Stay in place, don’t ride up, no chaffing, awesome pockets
- St. Paul, MN
Literally. They don’t ride up.
I impulse bought these at an expo before a half marathon because I had had my eyes on them for so long. I basically broke the #1 rule of racing (don’t wear/eat/try anything new on race day) and decided to wear them for the half. Holy crap. They are AMAZING. I prefer the compression short style and usually wear Stride shorts, which I love but do tend to have to pull down on longer runs. It happens; I have pretty curvy thighs. I ran the full 13.1 miles without having to touch these babies once and had no chafing (I did preemptively do some body glide). I was nervous about weighing myself down so I only used the one pocket in the back for my phone, which I couldn’t even feel. Seriously, it didn’t bounce or anything!! I can’t believe how well these performed and I want to buy 5 more pairs. If you like this style, I 100% recommend. I am ride or die for pocket jogger shorts!
- Stayed out, cute, pockets!
- More colors please!
- Durham, NC
Finally, my dream running shorts!
I was hesitant to order these shorts because $58 is a lot for running shorts, but the pocket jogger was absolutely worth it. For someone like me with muscular thighs, finding shorts that don't ride up or cause chafing was like the quest for the Holy Grail. Well, these are the Holy Grail of running shorts. These shorts did not ride up on me at all, and for the first time in a decade I wore shorts on a run without any body glide and didn't have chafing. Can't recommend them highly enough. For reference: I'm 5'8" 150 lbs, muscular build.
- Fit, and they stay put
- Austin, TX
- 5' 3"
- more than 1 month(s)
So close, but so far out
Let me preface: I do LOVE these shorts. I have the longer pocket joggers, and recently purchased the shorter ones (4.75 inseam), and they're awesome, but they DO ride up for me. I'm 5' 3" with powerlifter thunder thighs (and tiny waist/ large butt syndrome), so it's nearly impossible for me to find the right fit in running shorts.. but I do love how light they are and how free I feel while wearing them. My old go-to's were the Lululemon Sole Training Short, and while those are more compressive and longer (6" -- which I loved), they are definitely bulkier. That said, I wish these guys were a little thicker -- just a tad to avoid the ride, and a little longer. Even just a half inch would make a big difference. I don't love the longer pocket joggers because they're too long for me (hit my knee and could actually go lower if I pulled them down) and not flattering at all, which I normally don't care about -- but it's true.. the better you feel you look... the better you perform. No chafing once so ever, and no real issues, -- the pockets are incredible. I live in Texas and sweat A LOT, and they do hold up wonderfully and allow me to breathe.. I just wish these guys were a tiny bit longer! #GoldieLocks
- Lightweight, breathable, TONS of pockets. Get the job done without feeling heavy or bulky -- even when sweating so much I look like I jumped in a pool!
- Wish they were a tiny bit longer.. ride up for these thunder thighs.
- more than 2 month(s)
Please keep making these!
I have been waiting for shorts like these for years! I first found Oiselle 4 years ago when I was looking for shorts with pockets, and I've been wearing the Distance shorts and Toolbelt Rogas ever since. Now finally there's a compression option with pockets, too! Love the high-waisted fit, all the pockets (obviously) -- the back zip pocket is bigger than the Distance shorts' pocket, which makes it easier to get my phone in and out. The length is also great -- I thought I might need the long version, since short shorts tend to look really tiny on us tall folks, but these were the perfect length, and they don't ride up.
I wear a 6 in Rogas & Distance Shorts, and I sized up to an 8 in these.
- Washington, D.C.
BEST SHORTS EVER!
I cannot rave about these pocket jogger shorts enough! I used to be a die-hard Roga girl, but always wished they had more pockets. I held off on the pocket joggers for a while because typically compression-style shorts have ALWAYS ridden up on me, but these do not! Like not at all, ever. I've run in them with my iPhone in the back pocket and gels in the side pockets, and still no riding up or sagging down, even in the humidity. These are the holy grail of shorts! I'm a solid 6 in Rogas and went with a 6 in these shorts and they fit perfect--I actually have a little bit of wiggle room in the midsection, which I prefer, but I could've also gotten away with a 4 if I wanted a tighter fit around my legs. I purchased the curfew color and love it--they do show some sweat, but nothing overwhelming (and I typically don't care about that stuff anyway)--but, if you're self-conscious about that then I'd go with the black.
- Absolutely no riding up or sagging down, even with the pockets stuffed! And they are so comfortable.
- North Cascades
- more than 2 month(s)
I purchased these shorts last month and have completed many long runs in them by now. Even when I'm out running for 3+ hours, these shorts stay dry, stay put, and stay comfortable. The features are wonderful. The back zip pocket is large enough to fit my iphone 6+ securely with no bouncing.
At 5'5", 128 lbs., I seem to be right in between sizes for Oiselle bottoms.
For these shorts, I went with a size 6 but really gave the drawstring a good tug. I'll order a size 4 next time. The "Curfew Blue" is as shown. It's a lovely color that is dark enough to hide sweat and dirt, too. You will love these!
- These shorts stay put and don't ride up...ever! Also, the length is just perfect for those of us with thighs.
- I'm in-between sizes, but that's not the short's fault.
These shorts fit great, and they don't budge while running.
I ran 18 miles in these and did not have to tug them once. No chaffing, no complaints. I will be buying more.
- Great fit, love the pockets
True to the Hype
I've run a couple of half marathons and 20-mile training runs in these, and they're my choice for my upcoming marathon. They are the best. I usually carry 5 gels, a pouch of chews, keys, and ID: somehow they DO *NOT* BUDGE or lead to any chafing. (And also, that's just putting three of the pockets to partial use.) I've stopped reaching for anything else for long runs.
- Pockets, no chafing, flattering fit.
- It only comes in three colors?
- Washington DC
- 5' 7"
These shorts are almost perfect - I just ordered my second pair. The length is not so short that I have to keep pulling them down, but short enough that I don't feel like I have a ton of fabric wrapped around my legs. They fit perfectly around my waist, and I like that the rise is high enough to hit just at my belly button.
The number of pockets is amazing. I wore these during a marathon a few weeks ago and comfortably held all of my gels, my phone, and my keys without feeling like a ridiculous human suitcase - I never knew any of it was even there till I needed it.
My one request for improvement would be that the fabric itself isn't as compression-like as other shorts I've worn - While the shorts definitely stay in place when I'm running, I'd still like them to feel a little tighter.
Looking forward to more colors and patterns!
- Pockets, length, rise, overall fit
- Fit could be tighter
- Columbus OH
- 5' 0"
Long Run Perfection
I found Oiselle when training for a marathon and needed pockets. (Seriously, why is this such a hard thing?!) Enter the Roga short. It had pockets and more pockets (hello Toolbelt!). But running long meant buttering up with Body Glide to avoid leg chaffing. Then I found the Strider short. No chaffing but only one itsy bitsy pocket. This year I was pretty psyched to see my two favorite shorts had married and made the perfect long run offspring. No chaffing AND pockets! Oh, the pockets. GU, salt packs, car keys, phone, extra hair ties, gloves, you name it, it will fit. They hold everything, they don't ride up and no need to pray I'll find some good Samaritan with Vasoline at the 20th mile. I bought two pairs. I anticipate I'll need more.
- All the pockets!
I love love love these shorts! FINALLY a women's short that has lots of pockets and doesn't ride up when I run! Oiselle just give us more colors and patterns please!
I just got back from a 4 mile run and wore these shorts for the first time- they are amazing! Only one run and I'm sold. I love all of the pockets and they are just the right length. I thought they might be a bit too short because I was wearing Under Armour's 7 compression shorts, but they are perfect. I was deciding between these and the longer pocket jogger shorts, but the 4.7" inseam works great. No riding up and no chafing! I can't wait to run longer in them!
- Pockets and length
- Just a side note- I have the black color and it was only a semi-hot day and after my run I could see sweat outlines at the band in the back and in the crotch area. Not too big of a deal. I would still buy them again.
Glad I bought these. I was looking for something that was in-between short-shorts and capris for 40-50 degree weather. These are great! They stay put, and I feel confident that nothing is going to fly out of the pockets. I'm usually a Medium and a size 6, and the size 6 in these fit perfectly.
- pockets, length, quality, fit
- still smelled funky after washing, but that's probably my washing machine's fault.
- Houston, TX
- more than 4 month(s)
Buying Another Pair
I am always looking for shorts that don’t ride up and have pockets. Should be easy, but I had given up hope as impossible. I did find another kind from A*****a, but the fabric was thick and clammy in the Texas heat and humidity. These are absolutely perfect. Perfect! Holds a ton. Stays put. Nice fabric—even when wet. Drawstring. Well, back to ordering more . . .
- My only suggestion would be a touch of compression.
- more than 5 month(s)
I don’t have enough amazing things to say about these shorts. All. The. Pockets. Deep pockets. Zip pockets. Tiny pockets. Pockets for snacks and phones and keys and hats. (Yes. Hats.) I have that weird post-baby body (does this term still count even though my youngest is three?). I fluctuate size-wise other places anywhere between a 6 and a 10 (5’6, 145-150lbs, loves cookies), so I got an 8. It. Is. Perfect. Lots of give for that time of the month when I bloat and lots of support otherwise. Great in TX heat (read: I sweat buckets). Doesn’t roll up on my thighs and no dreaded front or back wedgies for me. If you get any shorts, get these!
- Pockets. Fit. Length.
- Zero. I love this item.
Finally the shorts I’ve been wanting
These are awesome. I keep looking for shorts like these in the stores. Pockets are awesome and these are so comfortable. Looking forward to more colors.
No ride during the ride!
I've never worn fitted running shorts out on runs, but I thought I'd give these a shot. They're in the running for my favorite shorts! I can't wait to wear them on the trails this summer. They were the perfect length, didn't move or ride up and I pretty much forgot about them altogether. I stuck a bunch of stuff in the pockets just to see how they held up and I never had to adjust them. I want them in every color!
- The fit and length, they stay put.
- 5' 5"
I did exactly what you're not supposed to do, wear them for a marathon before testing them on a long run first. My original package got lost, so my new shorts did arrive until a few days before my marathon. I tested them out on a 2-mile run, and they felt pretty good so I decided to take a chance and wear them for my marathon.
They were perfect! So comfortable, no chafing, enough pockets to hold all of my nutrition and my phone. They're just the right length so there was no thigh rubbing but short enough to stay cool. I pretty much want to only wear these shorts now.
- length, fabric, pockets, rise
- nothing to dislike
- more than 5 month(s)
Humidity Tested + Approved!
I was so excited about this style - finally wore it for my run today and it was perfection! Had an iphone in one side pocket and never felt it nor had ride up for a track workout. HIGHLY recommend! (note: I didn't find these "compressive" but I wasn't looking for that - just the tighter style so there's no sticking/shifting when the shorts get wet in 100% humidity and these were perfect!)
- no ride up, pockets
- Fort Worth, TX
My new jam
I’m a sucker for fitted running shorts and these might be my new favorite. The rise, length, and material are great. I wish they were a bit more compressive, but overall a win!
- Rise and abundance of pockets
- Compression level
- Santa Barbara CA
Favorite shorts by a mile
These shorts make me think I can have it all: utility, fit and fashion. Pockets to spare , without feeling like I’ve got a duffle bag strapped around my waist, snug fit - just high enough waisted and no chaffing or riding up, and the first post-baby shorts that make me feel GOOD!
Bought the size 6 and am going back in for more.