Women’s running shorts are not much different from men’s running shorts. They will differ in length and cut a bit but that is about it. They tend to be very close and always use the same types of materials and have similar features. As a matter of fact, there are many women that choose to run in men’s running shorts. These shorts are used mainly for running and jogging but many people use them for other things as well since they can be so comfortable.
Each person will have some features that are more important to them than others but one thing that we all want from products that we purchase is durability. You want to know that your money is being well spent and so you want to purchase items that will last the test of time.
You can find running shorts to match your personality too. They are available in a variety of styles, colors and patterns as well as designs. You may have certain patterns or colors that you prefer as well as certain styles.
If you are just getting into running you will want a good pair of shorts and you may even want to have a couple of different types so you can decide which one will be right for you. You want a pair that won’t cause chafing or irritation and you want to consider the material based on the climate you will be running in. Here are our favorite three running shorts for women.
The Nike Lady Tempo Running Shorts
These lady shorts from Nike are made from 100% polyester. It is made with Nike’s Dri-FIT technology which allows for great management of moisture to keep you comfortable. These shorts are a great choice for running in hot conditions whether you are running in a hot climate or you are running during the day at peak heat.
It features an adjustable waistband so you can get the best and most comfortable fit. It also features built in underwear so you can have the comfort and support you need while on the go.
There is an internal pocket that is ideal for your keys or any other small items you may need to carry with you on your run. The side seams feature mesh panels that are highly breathable to add comfort when you are running. The shorts are lightweight and feature sweat wicking fabric so you can run in utmost comfort.
- Durable material
- Comfortable design
- Multiple colors to choose from
- Lightweight design
- Side mesh panels for breathability
- Internal pocket for keys
- Sweat wicking fabric
- Stylish design
- Wont pill or lose color after wash
- Machine washable
- Very stylishly feminine
- If you have a small waist and big bottom you may have trouble finding the right fit in these shorts
The Champion Women’s Sport Shorts
These shorts from Champion are made from 100% polyester with a vapor closure. They are suitable for washing in the machine and are very affordable so you can purchase multiples having a different one for every day of the week. The polyester fabric will dry quickly but that is not the only thing that enables these shorts to keep you cool and dry. The shorts are also made with moisture management technology that ensures that you will stay cool and dry.
There is an inner pocket that allows you the convenience to carry your keys or any other small item with you on your run without having to run with a waist pack or running belt. The shorts feature a waistband that is super soft with a drawcord that also you to customize the fit. These shorts are lightweight and comfortable and not to mention soft and feminine.
- Durable polyester material
- Moisture management system to keep you cool and dry
- The feathered waistband is soft
- Drawcord allows for a customized fit
- The elastic waistband will not cunt into the skin
- Lightweight design
- Made with quick drying lightweight material
- Built in liner so you can go without underwear if you wish
- Multiple colors to choose from
- Nice lose leg openings for your comfort
- Wide waistband
- Built in panties have no given so maybe a bit uncomfortable for some
The Baleaf Women’s Active Running Shorts
These running shorts from Baleaf are made with 80 % nylon and a 20% spandex. They are a very versatile pair of shorts and are the right design for women who want a more fitted short than those loose leg shorts. The fabric is very functional and versatile while being lightweight and breathable. They feature moisture-wicking technology so they will get rid of the water quickly keeping you comfortable as you train.
The waistband is wide and thereby provides a natural and most comfortable fit. These shorts feature a small back pocket which is ideal for small items like your keys, some cash or a credit card/ID. The shorts even have some reflective elements so that you can remain visible in low light conditions or if you like to run at night.
These shorts have no padding so they are very friendly to your skin and will work well for a number of activities outside of running. These double as good underwear which can be used under your tennis skirts or shorts etch. They are designed to prevent chafing so you can even wear them all day.
- Comfortable and stretchy material
- Breathable with moisture-wicking technology
- Skin friendly
- Great for more than just running
- Super comfortable
- Can be worn under your clothes outside of running or exercise activities
- Will prevent chafing of the legs
- No friction
- No crotch just a seam which may be a bit uncomfortable for some
Women’s running shorts are a lot like men’s running shorts with only a minimal difference in the cut. Women materials may also be more aesthetically pleasing to appeal to a woman’s sense of style. We have two loose style shorts here as well as fitted skin like shorts. The one you choose is based on your preference.
If you don’t like feeling anything moving while running then the Baleaf shorts may be best for you since these are snug against your skin more like tights than shorts. However, if you like to feel the air flowing through your shorts and against your legs then you may want to go with the champion shorts as these are more affordable than the Nike option.