Whether you prefer to get in shape indoors or out, you need shorts that will enhance your workout. With the increase in performance wear made for the office and an active lifestyle, you have a variety of options for workout wear like technical pants, joggers, compression tights, track pants, etc. For me, a good pair of shorts work just fine. Workout shorts should be breathable, quick-drying, stylish and durable. Below, I've compiled my recommendations for workout shorts to consider when you upgrade your gym style.
Gymshark Sport Shorts
Gymshark is a UK-based fitness apparel manufacturer that's creating the tools to help people unlock their full potential through innovative, functional products. The sport short is made from 100% polyester and features a mesh side panel for ventilation. There is also zippered pockets and an adjustable waistband. These shorts have a modern fit and are a gym bag essential. www.gymshark.com
Champion Mesh Shorts
For guys looking for a heritage brand and athletic fit, check out the mesh shorts by Champion. Champion is a US-based athletic apparel manufacturer founded in 1919 and is now part of Hanesbrand. Champion invented the first mesh athletic shorts and they've been perfecting them ever since. Cool, breathable mesh provides instant ''air conditioning.'' Super-smooth tricot lining goes easy on your skin. An adjustable inner drawstring allows you to customize your fit and sleek side-seam pockets keep keys and cash at hand. These mesh shorts also feature a 8.5-inch inseam. www.champion.com
Under Armour Qualifier Woven Shorts
US-based Under Armour’s mission is to make all athletes better through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation. Find your ultimate performance with the Qualifier Woven Shorts. Lightweight material stretches with you for superior mobility. Moisture-wicking properties keep you dry, a drawcord waistband delivers a comfortable fit, and mesh hand pockets store your small essentials. Add the UA Qualifier Woven Shorts to your fitness wardrobe for enhanced comfort while you move. 100% polyester and a 9" inseam. www.underarmour.com
Mack Weldon 4-way Shorts
With the mission to make sure all your basics are smartly designed and that shopping for them is easy and convenient, US-based brand Mack Weldon is working to be your source for performance apparel. Encouraging you to run, gym, explore and relax, the 4-Way shorts complement an active lifestyle while still retaining their shape and looking stylish. The high-performance 4-Way Shorts feature a versatile fit that feels right in any situation, these will feel like the right decision no matter what the day holds. Made from 95% nylon and 5% spandex with a 7.5" inseam. www.mackweldon.com
While you can find any number of gym shorts online, the ones above are my suggestion for brands and styles that easily blend versatility, design, breathability, and durability. Make sure you get the correct size for the best fit. If you are between sizes, size up if you want a looser fit or size down for a closer fit. Another tip for new shorts, wash them with a 1/2 cup of baking soda before the first wear. The baking soda will break down the chemicals used during the manufacturing process and make the shorts softer. You can launder with regular detergent after the first wear. Thank you for reading. Please comment, share and like.
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