What To Look For In Women’s Running Shortsfanyuying
If you’re a runner who wants to ditch the running tights as soon as the sun is out, you’re not alone, yet finding running shorts that don’t ride up or slip down can be difficult. No matter how many miles you plan on logging, shorts need to be non-restrictive, breathable and made from sweat-wicking material.
Running shorts can generally be broken down into three categories:
- looser shorts, often with some sort of split down the side, that allow you to move freely,form-fitting shorts that have more of a compression effect.
- 2-in-1 shorts combine both styles, often with a tighter-fitting layer underneath and a looser one over the top.
All will do the job, and it’s often down to personal preference on how you want the shorts to fit. Whilst some will have built-in briefs to minimise chafing from underwear, others won’t, making sweat-wicking underwear a must, especially in the summer months.
Whichever style you go for, look for shorts that have a pocket big enough to allow you to leave your running belt at home, and a design that means they won’t ride up as you run.
At first, the cycling-shorts style might feel a little revealing, but you soon forget you are wearing them thanks to the high waistband and buttery-soft fabric. The tighter fit avoids chafing as things heat up, plus there’s two leg pockets big enough for your smartphone (although the newer, larger iPhones do poke out the top slightly) and a number of smaller, easy-access pockets in the waistband for your keys, lipbalm and perhaps credit card. We’ve tested these over shorter speed sessions and long runs and felt comfortable and unrestricted. The fit won’t be for everyone, but we were impressed. They are also available in a 7’inch leg length for taller runners.
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