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  • epic purple
  • curfew
  • black

pocket jogger shorts

pocket jogger shorts

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The women have spoken and they want two things: pockets and multiple lengths in shorts. We're here to serve - and believe the new Pocket Jogger Shorts are case in point. Made from our soft, stretchy, yet hold-you-in Nyelle™ fabric (just like the original Pocket Jogger Capris), plus all those pockets! Five pockets to be exact - three along the rear waistband (including one zip) and two on the side legs. Whether you're running, racing, or pocket jogging - these babies are ready to roll. Long Pocket Jogger Shorts also available.

- Nyelle™ Compression (nylon/spandex)
- interior drawcord
- rear zip waist pocket
- rear side mesh pockets
- 2 leg pockets that fit phone
- 4.75" inseam (all sizes)

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31 reviews

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true to size
  • PA
  • 49
  • 5'3"

So close to heaven

Once I saw these shorts in person, recommended by a friend, I had to try them. I have them in Douglas Fir. At 5'3"125lbs size 6 is great. They did not ride up on my test run 12 miler. They held my iphone X, small water bottle, and gels without issue. Fit and level of compression is spot on. Will certainly use these on longer runs.
My only complaint is that it looks like I wet myself from the sweat marks. Not sure if this is an issue with the black, but it sounds like from other reviews, the other colors show sweat marks as well.

  • super sized, functional pockets, level of compression, high waist
  • shows your sweat...crotch, booty, etc
true to size
  • Quito
  • 37
  • 5'5"

Good fit, definitely don't move anywhere

Like many reviewers, I have been looking for shorts that do not ride up for long runs. These are great - they really do not move - and I also would like to mention that I contacted Oiselle Customer Service for sizing recommendation and their rec was spot on.

I would LOVE to see the same model in another fabric that is lighter - I agree with other comments that this fabric is a little heavier than I would like. Beach runs will still be hot, though.

Since this helps me - I am 5'5", 170 lbs, size 30 in pants, very athletic build, and the 8 fits nicely.

  • fit is awesome, so are multiple pockets
  • would love to see the same model, as well as the short joggers, in a more lightweight fabric
true to size
  • 41
  • 5'5"
  • more than 2 month(s)

Great shorts

Love these shorts! These are exactly what I've been looking for- perfect length to avoid chub rub and they stay in place- no creep up at all!

For reference: I'm 5'5" 145lbs with 32inch waist; 39inch hips; thighs where the shorts end are 20inches. The size 8 fits perfectly

  • all of the pockets
  • n/a
true to size
  • Cleveland
  • 30
  • more than 3 month(s)

So close to love

I really want to love these shorts but they are just to long. I really like all the pockets! The back pocket held my iphone 7 plus, the side pockets were great for gels. All the storage you need! I just WISH they came in a 3 inch. they are just to long for me. I also really like the thicker material. So close to perfect. Please design more 3 inch shorts!! :)

  • POCKETS, material
  • length
true to size
  • North Carolina
  • 47
  • 5'8"

Perfect length and rise

Stay put and very comfortable - though they are so stretchy recommend sizing down if between sizes. 132# / 5'8" / size 4. Wish these came in patterns and a fabric that dries faster.

  • pockets, rise, inseam are all perfect
  • would like some patterns
true to size
  • Boston
  • 25
  • 5'5"

LOVE but show sweat

I am obsessed with these shorts - they don't ride up, and I always need a zip pocket big enough to carry keys, cards, phone...

I will say I have these in Big Blue and by the time I finished my sweaty summer run it looked like I had peed my pants.... Wish that they came in colors (besides black) or fabric that didn't show as much booty sweat.

  • Don't ride up, great pockets
  • Shows sweat, not enough colors
true to size
  • California
  • 34
  • 5'8"
  • more than 1 year(s)

Great for pregnancy

I got these cuz they looked like shorts I could wear during pregnancy and post pregnancy. The wide band fits over my belly and so far it has still retained it's shape despite that and after a few washes. The pockets on the side fit my phone and gels. They don't rise up. I own two of these shorts and LOVE then.

  • Wide band and deep pockets
  • Nothing
true to size
  • Fresno, CA
  • 35
  • 5’4”
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Yes, you need these shorts

I love these shorts. I have muscular thighs and while I’ve tried the Distance and Rogas, the shorts will ride up 90% of the time. The long Flyte and long Rogas have been my go to for the last few summers but I’ve always had to wear my flip belt to carry nutrition, phone and keys. This short eliminates the need for a running belt and does not ride up. I really appreciate the high rise- not only is it flattering, but having something around my core reminds me to keep my core engaged throughout my workouts. I immediately went and bought the other two colors but now I need Oiselle to make more colors. For size reference, I am 5’4”, 155 lbs and will vary between 8/10 with Oiselle- I went with the 10s on this style.

  • Everything!
  • Only comes in three colors.
little bit loose
  • Chicago
  • 29
  • 5'2"
  • more than 1 year(s)

Wow! Perfect for summer

Very functional! I can finally get rid of my flipbelt. Lots of pockets, no thigh chaffing, doesn't ride up, and it's tight in the right places. I'm a usually a 4 in Oiselle capris/tights but had to get a 2 in these and it fits perfect (I'm not sure if the fit is the same as the long flyte shorts but when I purchased the flytes in small/4, it was a bit loose). I got these in curfew and my sweat marks weren't too bad. Would be nice to have it in black though--please restock! :)

  • Lots of pockets and does not ride up
true to size
  • Boulder, CO
  • 31
  • 5’4”

Happy legs

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
true to size
  • St. Paul, MN
  • 29
  • 5’5

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!
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  • Durham, NC
  • 31
  • 5'8"
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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
  • N/A
true to size
  • Austin, TX
  • 29
  • 5' 3"
  • more than 1 year(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.
little bit tight
  • 30
  • 5'10"
  • more than 1 year(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.

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  • Washington, D.C.
  • 33
  • 5'9"


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.
  • Nothing!
true to size
  • North Cascades
  • 47
  • 5'5"
  • more than 1 year(s)

Outstanding performance

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.
true to size
  • Boulder
  • 40
  • 5'10"

No tugging!

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 size
  • California
  • 31
  • 5'8''

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?
true to size
  • Washington DC
  • 37
  • 5' 7"

Almost perfect

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
true to size
  • Columbus OH
  • 33
  • 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!
true to size
  • Virginia
  • 63
  • 5'6"

Best ever!

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!

true to size
  • Texas
  • 29
  • 5'4"


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.
little bit tight
  • Michigan
  • 24
  • 5'7

Fantastic Shorts

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.
true to size
  • Houston, TX
  • 45
  • 65”
  • more than 1 year(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 . . .

  • Above
  • My only suggestion would be a touch of compression.
true to size
  • Texas
  • 34
  • 5’6
  • more than 1 year(s)

Get these!

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.
little bit loose
  • Florida
  • 58
  • 5’5”

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.

  • Pockets
  • Nothing
true to size
  • Sacramento
  • 30
  • 5'9"

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.
true to size
  • Austin
  • 47
  • 5' 5"
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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
little bit loose
  • Florida
  • 43
  • 5'6"
  • more than 1 year(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
true to size
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • 5
  • 7

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
true to size
  • Santa Barbara CA
  • 36
  • 5’4”

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.

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