TOP RUNNING SHORTS FOR WOMEN
There is a certain time of year when it’s time to pack away the tights and capris and crack out the old legs in the fresh air. While we all might have that, ‘ouch, I never realized my legs were that pale’ feeling, there is still something liberating about running free unrestricted by fabric. I don’t know about you, but I always think I run just a little bit faster when I ditch the 0.01oz of extra fabric in a pair of tights.
2020 might be strange year, but the seasons will still change and we will still run. And our shorts will be running with us. Here are a selection of our favorites now available at JackRabbit. Keep your running cool as the temperatures rise.
NIKE 7″ FAST RUNNING SHORTS
First up is a compression short from Nike, the 7″ Fast Women’s Compression Shorts. For a compression short, this is packed with essential pockets. These women’s running shorts feature a pocket at each leg for gels and chews (and we reckon you can even fit a Stroopwafel in there) and one at the front waistband providing storage for a key or card/back zipper pocket.
Great for long runs and track workouts, the fast short have adjustable fit-drawcord and sweat drifit fabric technology.
– INSEAM: 7 Inches
– TYPE: Compression
– BEST FOR: Long runs and track workouts
NIKE ECLIPSE 3″ RUNNING SHORT
The Nike Eclipse 3″ running short is a traditional running short ready to be your workhorse on early morning or late afternoon runs. Again pockets rule! These women’s running shorts feature a unique slide pocket as well as a zippered back pocket is large enough to hold a mobile phone.
Long runs are all about comfort and the wide, knit elastic waistband has an internal drawcord for a personalized fit. No tummy pressure with these shorts, or if you’re feeling a little gastro rumblings, you can adjust to your needs.
The proprietory Nike Flex fabric stretches with your body with side panels that are perforated to help enhance ventilation.
– INSEAM: 3 Inches
– TYPE: Non-compression
NIKE TEMPO 3″ LX RUNNING SHORTS
Not all running shorts should be black! The Nike Tempo LX Women’s Running shorts are as subtly bold as your training should be. So be inspired by your shorts and color up your run. These dynamic running shorts feature a secure zipper pocket in the back that can hold your phone. Nicely, a vapor barrier helps guard your stuff from sweat (who wants a sweaty gel chew?) and the internal drop-in pocket on the right stashes a card or key.
The Tempo LX Running Shorts are super lightweight with a stretchy sweat-wicking tech woven fabric.
INSEAM: 3 Inches
BEST FOR: Summer running
JACKRABBIT 3″ WOMEN’S RUNNING SHORTS
Yes, short lovers, JackRabbit has shorts too! We set out to create a series of essential running gear, and these shorts are the fruits of our labor. With a back zipper pocket and a comfort waistband, these are your go-to essentials when you just need to get it done! Slip ’em in your work bag, throw on your running shoes and get that run checked off your list.
The JackRabbit women’s running shorts are made from breathable, tech fabric that’ll wick your speed sweat away like a charm.
INSEAM: 3 Inches
BEST FOR: Weekday training runs
BROOKS GREENLIGHT 7″ RUNNING SHORTS
Lay down your run with some compression fashion from Brooks. High perfomance as well as high style, the Brooks Greenlight Compression Running Shorts are a must for tired legs and when you need a little extra support. Doubling up, we also like these for strength workouts and plyometrics – which as runners, we all do regularly, don’t we?!
Sewn from ‘DriLayer HorsePower fabric’, these compression shorts holds you in for a slimming, supportive feel. The flat, wide power waistband stays put without the hassle of a drawcord. These are mid-rise short, so no slippin’ down and tugging up needed.
Again, pockets are of utmost importance and these compression shorts featre two pockets – one sweat resistant (yeah!) – in the slimming waistband keep your keys and phone close.
INSEAM: 7 Inches
BEST FOR: Long runs where chafing is not an option.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MELANIE MITCHELL
Melanie Mitchell is a triathlete with a gear problem. Having raced for more years than she cares to mention, she’s run in most shoe types at some point or another. Originally from England, she started running in the rain and now runs in the Colorado sun and appreciates her luck every day.
As JackRabbit’s resident tri-geek, her goal is to keep racing long enough to qualify for Ironman World Championships in her twilight years through sheer determination over talent. As a freckled person, she’s also holding out for sponsorship from a sunscreen brand.
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