Staying motivated to workout is hard. One great way to stay on top of your fitness routine is to keep your workout clothes fresh and comfortable, particularly your shorts. The best workout shorts for men are moisture-wicking, flexible, durable, and stylish. Let’s not forget that the proper fit and length are essential when choosing the right workout shorts, as well. Pockets are a bonus, too — especially if they are zippered and spacious enough to hold your essentials while exercising.
Although there’s no shortage of options in the world, there are only a few pairs of workout shorts that can truly check all of these boxes. What’s great is you don’t have to search far and wide to find them, as we’ve put together a list of the best men’s workout
For the more run-heavy individual, Janji’s 3-inch inseam Split
For those who like to throw in a little pickup basketball with their workout routine, go with these NYC-inspired
If you’re looking for ultra-comfortable
Lululemon’s Pacebreaker short is pretty much the going standard for workout
We love these Marine Layer
For those who want a versatile 5-inch inseam short, Smartwool has an answer. Made with their Merino Sport 150 material, these
Flex Stride is the sustainable choice for runners—they’re made with 100% recycled polyester. They feature a 5-inch inseam and a split hem on the side for a full range of motion. Not to mention they come in great colors like this mint green, for instance.
On Running is home to some of the best running gear and the Hybrid Short is a clear standout. Though slightly pricey, these
Myles Everyday Short
Sporting a cool river colorway, the Myles Everyday Short is great for the gym as it is hanging around the house on Sunday afternoon. They have great stretch thanks to their nylon and spandex blend, and they’re crafted with water repellant properties. Our favorite feature? That would be the ballistic mesh pocketing: Breathable, form-fitting, and durable enough to hold your phone and keys in place.
Mack Weldon Stratus Active Shorts
Featuring an odor-free silver lining, temperature-regulating tech and reflective side details, the Active Short from Mack Weldon packs a serious punch. In addition to all these functional specs, the
Rhone Versatility Short
In this case, the name really says it all. Here, you’ll find a pair of incredibly versatile gym
Topo Designs Global Shorts
Topo Designs sells a lot of fantastic items (from backpacks to wallets, water bottles, and workout gear), but one of its best is the Global Short. This versatile accessory is lightweight and quick-drying, making it a great option for guys on the go, whether to the gym or on a mountain hike.
Patagonia Strider Running Shorts
Though known primarily as an outdoor clothing brand, Patagonia also sells some great
Luwell Pro Men’s 7-Inch Running Shorts
Ten Thousand Set Short
Ten Thousand has steadily made a name for itself in the
Vuori Banks Shorts
We can’t stop raving about Vuori’s signature
Fabletics Men The Franchise Short
On top of being anti-odor and sweat-wicking, this was one of the few workout
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