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16 Best Comfortable Pairs Of Compression Shorts Beloved By Women's Health Editors And Trainers

Time to let those legs breathe!

compression shorts
Christine Giordano

Because they can do it all, spandex shorts are a must-have item in your wardrobe. So when shopping, you'll want to find an option that will last through squats, WFH meetings, yoga, weekend errands, lunch dates, and the list goes on.

To narrow it down, think about what you like in a pair of biker shorts. If you hate when compression shorts ride up or you want to prevent chafing, you might want to go with a longer inseam and higher waist. (You’ll especially want a longer in-seam if you’re planning to bike. Think six inches or more.) For running, you might consider something with a shorter in-seam.

Next, you’ll want material that wicks away moisture and dries quickly. If you’re going from a workout to drinks and don’t have time to change, this will definitely come in clutch. (Avoid cotton because it is definitely not moisture-wicking.) Finally, you'll want to prioritize something with pockets...for obvious reasons!

Whether you want high-waisted, funky colors, or simple black, the following best spandex shorts are beloved by trainers, Women's Health editors, and sweat enthusiasts all over the internet.

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1
Best Budget Compression Shorts
Old Navy
High-Waisted Powersoft Bike Shorts
2
Best Spandex Shorts On Amazon
BALEAF
Biker Shorts
Now 48% off
3
Best Compression Shorts With Pockets
Athleta
Salutation Stash Pocket II 7" Short
4
Best Compression Shorts for Spin Class
Lululemon
Align Short 8"
5
Best For Dressing Up
Good American
The Icon Bike Short
6
Best Sculpting Compression Shorts
Spanx
Booty Boost Active 5" Short
7
Best Compression Shorts For Going Commando
Alala
Vamp Short
8
Most Size-Inclusive Shorts
Girlfriend Collective
High-Rise Bike Short
9
The Trendiest
SHEFIT
Seamless Shorts
10
Most Flattering Look
Aerie
Real Me Crossover Bike Short
11
Best For Running
Brooks
Method 5" Short Tight
12
Best For Stocking Up On Different Colors
Fabletics
On-The-Go High-Waisted 6” Short
13
Most Comfortable
Under Armour
HeatGear Armour Bike Shorts
14
Best For Doing It All
Athleta
Ultra High Rise Elation Short
15
Best For Sweaty Workouts
Nike Pro Graphic Training Shorts
Now 11% off
16
Best Shorts For Adding Color To Your Wardrobe
Lili Warrior
RED KISS Shapewear Shorts
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