Women Shorts

Precision-made shorts crafted to move in every direction.

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Whether you're an avid cyclist or dedicated runner, selecting the right pair of sports shorts for women is crucial. We asked our women’s cycling and running experts for advice on how to choose the best women’s activewear shorts for your everyday adventures.

How and when to wear women’s sports shorts

Women's sports shorts are designed to offer both style and functionality depending on the activity, season and weather. Day at the track? Try our Zeroweight 3 inch running shorts; these ladies’ sports shorts are lightweight and moisture wicking. Ideal for performance runners. Looking for cycling shorts for women for your next mountain biking adventure? Opt for our Active sport liner cycling shorts and throw a pair of X-ALP Explorer MTB overshorts on top.

What are sports shorts made of?

Women’s sports shorts are crafted from lightweight and breathable synthetic or recycled fabrics for comfort and unrestricted movement. They’re also made with moisture-wicking materials to keep you cool and dry when you break a sweat. Women’s running shorts typically also have liners to provide support and prevent chafing during workouts. Similarly, women’s active shorts often have netting to increase airflow and provide additional structure.

What size shorts do you need?

When it comes to choosing women’s sports shorts, finding the perfect fit is key to getting the most out of your adventures. Brands’ sizing can vary, so check your measurements and refer to their size chart. For example, ODLO offers a size guide to find your perfect match in sports shorts for women.

How much does a pair of sports shorts weigh?

The weight of sports shorts can vary depending on factors like the fabric and the design. All our women's cycling shorts and women's running shorts are made to be incredibly lightweight, so they’ll never slow you down, whether they’re tight and compressive or loose and casual.

What to wear with sports shorts

Building your perfect outfit? Choose a breathable, sweat-resistant top to help keep you cool and dry in summer. For colder early morning runs, our pants and tights are the additional layers you need to stay warm. Whatever the adventure, ODLO has you covered.

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