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race day shorts

race day shorts

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For the lovers of the small shorts AND pockets, we present you with these beauties. Made from our beloved Plya™ Compression fabric (lightweight but strong), the style includes our signature O-Mazing Waistband, which is essentially a pocket around the entire waist, with the opening held secure by intermittent bar tacks (holds phones, fuel, keys, and more). Wear tested extensively at The Nest, the Race Day Shorts move, stay put, carry the goods, and got that spice!

This style runs small. If you are in between sizes, we recommend sizing up.

- Power Plya™ (poly / spandex)
- Oiselle crest on left leg
- continuous pocket all around waistband
- 2.25" inseam (all sizes)

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Average Rating:
8 reviews

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true to size
  • NC
  • 35
  • 5’3”
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Favorite HM Shorts

I’ve run two halves in thes shorts now and they are my favorite race shorts. Great compression and the pockets hold plenty. Compared to the KG shorts these are much snugger and a good bit shorter (I have both shorts in a size 4) but no rolling up around the legs on these.

  • Pockets!
little bit tight
  • Montreal. Canada
  • 36
  • 1.73cm
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Perfect for marathon race day

Ran my last marathon in this shorts. They are perfect.
The did not ride up and packed my fuel for the race(6 gels)

  • Pockets
  • Nothing
little bit tight

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.

  • Pockets
  • Too short, shorts ride up unflatteringly/uncomfortably
true to size
  • Houston, TX
  • 33
  • 5'6"
  • more than 1 year(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?
  • Nashville
  • 35
  • 5'1
  • more than 1 year(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.

  • pockets!
  • would love more fun colors...
true to size
  • Texas
  • 5’7”

99% Perfect

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
true to size
  • Columbus, OH
  • 35
  • 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.
true to size
  • Washington
  • 40
  • 5'2"


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

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