Finding the best running shorts is not always so easy! It’s a bit like finding the right running shoes or the right jeans. What works for one runner may not work for another. With that in mind, I am sharing a few of my favorite Summer Running Shorts that pass my sweat test. Because they are different styles, I believe there is something for everyone.
Summer Running Shorts That Pass The Sweat Test
Ordered these on a whim last year and really liked them. These 4-inch inseam shorts have built in briefs, a back zip pocket as well as an inner pocket. The reflective piping and mesh ventilation make them a great choice for summer. Drawstring waist. The quality is great and they hold up well to laundry washing. Now available in 8 fun color patterns. (4-star rating)
These 3.5-inch shorts with a built-in brief are one of my new go to’s for walks and runs. The material is lightweight and the waistband is super comfortable (with a drawstring) hitting right below the belly button. The piping detail is very flattering. (5-star rating) Currently available in 2 colors.
These insanely popular 3.5-inch shorts are affordably priced under $25 and come in 30 color combinations. They are lightweight, sweat-wicking, and fast-drying. The built-in brief is comfortable. The only drawback is there are no pockets. (4 stars)
I was hesitant to jump on the bike shorts for running trend. However, I have a number of leggings from Belcorva and I love their quality and fit. Have to say, I was immediately in love with how comfortable these compression shorts are. The 5-inch length is nice. They have 4 pockets, a drawstring waist, and come in a variety of colors. They fit like a glove (in a good way). (5 stars) One of my new favorites of the season. (currently on a sitewide 20% off sale)
These 7 inch super compressive shorts are a breeze to run in. With 2 side pockets and a back pocket, there is plenty of room to stash your keys and fuel. A great style if you are prone to chafing while running or prefer a longer short. Available in 3 colors including hot pink.
A reliable short for me every summer. These 4-inch shorts are the high quality and comfort you expect from Lululemon. Super comfortable waistband and waist pocket. Some of my speed-up shorts are 5 years old and they still look new. 6 colors and patterns are currently available. (5-star rating)
Get the best of both worlds with these 5-inch shorts with a built-in short tight liner. If you prefer a longer inner short with a light weight short on top, these are for you. Available in 2 colors. (5-star review).
Deal of the day!
If you like a little bit of a longer short, these Old Navy High Waisted Bermuda Shorts come highly recommended. (The only pair I have not personally tried). They are on a crazy sale starting at $9.99 if you can still find them.
These 8 Summer running shorts have passed my sweat test. Hope you find a few that appeal to you.