Not my fave
I really wanted to love these....they’re super cute but they’re just not tight enough and ride way up constantly. Ordered my usual size in bottoms from Oiselle. Hoping if I throw them is dryer maybe they’ll shrink?
- Color and style
- Not enough compression.
Favorite long run/racing shorts!
These are by far my favorite shorts. I wish they had more colors. I wear them for every long run because I can hold my gels and keys and still have room to spare in the pockets. I plan on wearing these for my marathon that I’m training for currently.
- Short, pockets, and tight.
- New York, NY
Wanted to love them, but....
I loved these before I tried them on— great bright blue color, ribbing on the sides, and fantastic, large pockets placed perfectly. Unfortunately, they run large— I’m a 6 in the Mac Rogas, but got a 4 in these. Length was great, until I began to tunnin them. They rode up immediateky, & I looked like I was then wearing brief underwear instead of shorts. They aren’t that tight, & the material is super stretchy and soft. It would be great if they had a bit less give so they’d stay put, and a silicone band at the thighs. Super disappointing, because they had so much potential. Unfortunately, I’ll just wear them around the house.
- Pockets! Color
- The legs completely ride up when you move and then look like brief underpants.
I absolutely LOVE these shorts! I was looking for a pair of shorts to run my marathon in that would be able to hold all of my nutrition and these shorts did the trick. No chaffing, easy to access zipper pockets when you need your fuel, and never started to fall down the sweatier I got! If I could live in these shorts I would!! The feel like butter and made for great race photos. Because of how awesome these shorts were I WON the marathon. They are perfect!
- Pockets and feels like butter
- Kapaa, Hawaii
ride way up
These are cute on and work well for Crossfit,but i bought them for running and racing. Every 200 meters or so I have to pull them down. Constantly riding up. I'll stick with my mac rogas for running :)
- ride up
For reference: Hips currently 37"; (normally 36"). I ordered and kept a 4.
I am so close to absolutely loving these. Here are my thoughts:
Love the overall style. And the color options.
In general I'm glad I sized down. I might consider trying a 2 next time.
I experience a higher rise in the front vs. back, which translates to excess fabric in the front (Not something I encounter with bottoms). Obviously not a deal breaker because I kept them. :) Is be fine with the overall rise being either the front or the back. Great coverage.
The gusset is farther back than I'd like. Sizing down miiiiight help with this a tiny bit. Fitting the shape/pattern to a human-shape would help, as lying flat they look perfectly symmetric and such, but that's not how bodies tend to be.
Seams are kinda scratchy. Material itself is not.
Seams at leg openings bind a little. They tend to roll rather than ride up. Possibly more of a problem if I size down.
I think that binding and rolling leg openings would be remedied with a knit that is a bit thicker/more substantial. I can't speak with experience about hemming and stitching, but maybe a wider hem?? Wider hem + less stretchy or more substantial knit that matches the stretch of the seam = consistent compression from body to leg opening...?
Keep the fabric composition!!! 90% poly/10% spandex means they will last. Trust me on this. I swam for my university and know lots about stretchy fabrics that hold up to harsh conditions. ;)
Pockets are incredible. I adore the placement. Shorts are great for yoga since I don't end up lying on a lumpy zipper!! They fit my iPhone 6+ no prob.
I can't fit my hand in the pocket to reach all the way to the back. If I had lsd trail run supplies in them it would be really tricky to get the last gel or my car key out of the bottom.
So close!! (Oiselle, if you would like me to test out any updated versions, I am more than happy to!! ;) That's how bad I want these to be THE short for me!) I apologize for the lengthy review!!
- Style, pocket size and placement, fabric composition, inseam.
- Seams, leg hem, rise different front to back, gusset position.
- more than 1 year(s)
These might be my favorite Oiselle shorts ever. I love Rogas. But I wanted something more form fitting and with some more pockets. I love the pockets on these shorts! I can fit my iPhone in them with no problem! And there is also room to put my key and snack in them. They do ride up a tiny bit, but I just don't care. I've never had the courage to run in tighter and shorter shorts in my life until I bought these! I feel fast and confident when I wear them. I love the length, they are short but not too short.
- pockets and length
- more colors please
- New York
They ride up
They ride or roll up. A lot! Not just a little. The feelm of the fabric and the design is nice, but that is about it. The pockets with zippers don't fit a whole lot.
- Fabric and look
- They roll up!
So much YES
I bought these at a running shop the day before a marathon and didn't know the pockets were so big and unique til I got them home. I took a risk and wore them on race day and they did disappoint. No riding, chafing or drooping- and it did not feel like I was carrying a ton of stuff. I wear a size 4 in other bottoms and here as well
- Fit and function
HOLY CRAP YES
These shorts are THE BOMB. I went out on a limb purchasing them, because I don't normally go with this short of an inseam, but goodness these are SO FLATTERING, and comfortable as well. These are definitely going to be my summer running go-to shorts. I have muscular thighs, and I wasn't sure these would look great but they look AMAZING. I want ALL THE COLOURS. I wear a loose size 8 in Rogas (but could probably wear a 6) and ordered the 6 in these - they fit perfectly.
- So flattering, short but not too short
Wanted to love these...
I wanted to love these so much. The style is cute, fabric is great, but they rode up SO MUCH. It was very uncomfortable and I felt like I had to keep pulling them down every second of my run. Really disappointed.
Best Marathon Shorts Ever.
With a little trepidation, I swapped out my normal LLLLR / marathon shorts of choice (toolbelt roga, natch) for the portman short last weekend. They were PERFECT. The huge pocket in front and back means you don't have ALL the junk in the trunk and your shorts don't fall down until you've eaten all that gu. Plus, super flattering. Win. Win. Win. (And PR.)
- pockets, fit, style, length
They rode up on me...
I like these shorts but man, are they supposed to ride up so much?? I felt like I was wearing bundies! Perhaps I have the wrong size? I wear a 4 in the jogging knickers but when I tried on the 4 in these they were too tight so I got the 6. Love to hear some other ladies experiences!
- Flattering style until you start running in them
- They ride up
Very Flattering Fabric
Love the portman shorts! I usually wear the stride shorts mini (size 4) --these are great for running outside and hitting the track! The portman shorts (4) are a little more covering and better for the gym---less revealing, but still shows off the legs. I like the higher rise band becasue its super soft and comfortable--doesn't cut into your stomach either.
I think these would be great for yoga too. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
- Comfortable fabbirc! Makes your butt look GREAT
these were a little too short. seemed longer in the picture, but the 3" kind of rode up a bit, at least on me, and although they fit nicely, i would have liked if they were an teensy bit longer.