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.
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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.