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    28 Pairs Of Bike Shorts For Anyone Who Wants To Live In Them

    Whether you need bike shorts for running, napping, or working from home sitting upside down on your couch, you'll find 'em here.

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    1. A popular pair of standard compressive high-waisted bike shorts with deep pockets that come in so many colors and lengths that you'll probs be coming back for a second and third pair after buying your first.

    These have over 4,000 5-star reviews on Amazon, with reviewers mentioning the convenience of the pockets and how "squat-proof" they are. And full disclosure, I bought a pair of these a few months ago ago for at-home workouts and runs around my neighborhood, and I love them so much that I may never wear real pants again. They're just the right balance between compressive and comfy, and wash really well.

    Promising review: "Had already bought the Baleaf capris with the phone pocket and wanted to try the shorts. Can't believe how many manufacturers are ignoring active women who need a spot for their phones! So happy to discover Baleaf. The pocket fit my iPhone 7 in its case and held it firmly against my upper outer thigh so there wasn't bouncing around and I didn't get chafed. There was also a hidden pocket at the waist that could actually hold a key with fob, not just a single key. Again, HOORAY and why don't more makers of activewear think of this? It felt supportive and snug but nothing was tight. I am a runner and appreciate that the legs of the shorts didn't ride up as I ran. Fabric was a good thickness, not at all see-through. I am a fan!" —Carla Jean

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 42 styles and sizes XS-5XL).

    2. A pair of ridiculously soft seamless bike shorts from Free People perfect for wearing under your favorite summer dresses, running errands, or lounging around the house.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed, Free People

    These shorts come in a bazillion rotating colors because they sell out so quickly you might blink and miss them. I own a pair in pink (that is me being v cheeky above) and can confirm that they are so comfortable that I genuinely had to look down and make sure I wasn't naked a few times, but still opaque enough to venture out into the world without worrying about everyone seeing your booty. I probably own 10 pairs of bike shorts now (don't look at me), and these are the comfiest by far.

    Promising review: "From the comfortable stretching fabric to the integrated design, these are my go-to for exercise shorts or when I want a little more under a short dress. Even the label info is printed, so no bumps, seams or uncomfortable tags to worry about. So comfortable you could forget you have them on." —Larimar

    Get it from Free People for $20 (available in women's sizes XS-L and five colors).

    3. A pair of mini biker shorts designed for yoga, but also perfect for wearing under dresses and skirts in the heat.

    A model in pastel blue bike shorts that fall on the upper thigh

    Promising review: "My new favorite shorts! I purchased these to wear under dresses in the summer while playing with my kids but will probably wear these out to the gym for hot yoga and such. I bought three pairs of these, wish they had a lighter color to wear under more sheer dresses though. The material is on the thicker side comparable to a Lululemon type of short." —ecurranrx

    Get it from Amazon for $13.72+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and seven colors).

    4. A pair of bright compressive bike shorts that'll put a pep in your step every time you slide them on.

    A model in orange high waist bike shorts that fall mid-thigh

    Promising review: "These shorts are the perfect length — not too short and fit like a glove; very very comfortable! I'd say these are absolutely true to size and suggest following the measurements like I did before ordering; the red is more like a HOT CORAL which I like even better and the blue is beautiful shade of blue with some grey undertone. I definitely recommend for exercise and just being comfortable at home or outside in nice weather." —JoJo

    Get it from Athleta for $34.99 (originally $49; available in sizes 1X-3X and two colors).

    5. A part of soft striped jersey bike shorts so cozy that every time you slide them on you'll be like, "Mood."

    Model in heather grey bike shorts with vertical white stripe on the side
    Forever 21

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these shorts because they're inexpensive and comfortable. They are super light and I love that they come in a variety of colors. I normally wear medium, but because they're cotton, I got a large and they fit just fine. I love these." —Michelle S.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $5 (available in sizes XS-L and three colors).

    6. A pair of printed bike shorts that come in so many fun, quirky, and unexpected patterns that you might just spend half your day toggling through all the options — seriously, y'all. There are OVER 70.,

    Promising review: "Love these biker shorts! These are SO popular right now and I’m so glad I found some for such a good price. They are super soft and stretchy - more legging material and are just long enough for what I need. Definitely recommend!😍" — Marissa

    Get it from Amazon for $7.78+ (available in sizes S-3X and 72 prints).

    7. A pair of wickaway bike shorts with UPF 50+ sun protection that'll be your go-to all summer.

    A model in black bike shorts that fall above the knee

    Promising review: "These are amazing. Worth every penny. I got a size larger because I really didn’t want skin tight shorts, especially in Florida. They’re breathable and super soft." —Trina

    Get it from Athleta for $59 (available in sizes XXS-3X).

    8. A pair of best-selling compressive bike shorts built to stay the heck put during workouts, whether you're running or downward dogging.

    Model in navy blue mid-thigh length bike shorts
    Old Navy

    Promising review: "I love these shorts!!! I get really hot during workouts so I prefer shorts over leggings but other pairs are too short. This is the perfect length for me!!! I also love that they come with pockets and some built in contouring through the seams :) On par with my more 'high end' workout shorts. Highly recommend!" —bekahmae

    Get it from Old Navy for $19.99 (available in sizes XXS-XXL and two colors).

    9. A pair of white leopard print bike shorts for anyone whose wardrobe could use a low-commitment shake-up right meow.

    A reviewer in the bike shorts, which fall mid-thigh

    Promising review: "These are amazinggggg! So buttery soft and comfortable. A lot of shorts ride up and move around while working out but these did not. So soft and comfy I want to get more for workouts and just hanging out. I LOVE these. They look just like the picture and fit perfectly." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and five prints).

    10. A sweet daisy print pair of bike shorts you can pair with pretty much any color in the rainbow for a weekend vibe.

    Model in black bike shorts with daisies on them

    Get it from Boohoo for $16 (originally $40; available in sizes 2-12).

    11. A dependable pair of metallic Under Armour bike shorts designed with a HeatGear fabric that wicks sweat and keeps your shorts odor-free.

    A reviewer in metallic gray bike shorts that fall mid-thigh

    Promising review: "Bought for strength training. My thighs are pretty big and shorter shorts always end up riding up. Not these! Wore them to deadlift and cardio. They pass the squat test, too. Not sheer under stretch but not too heavy fabric. None to minimal riding up and very comfortable. I like the wider waistband. It doesn't roll down or bunch up. Would buy again at this point." —Opal Jingle

    Get it from Amazon for $24+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and two colors).

    12. A pair of two-tone bike shorts for when you can't decide for the life of you which color you're gonna wear, so you might as well wear both.

    A model in a pair of bike shorts that is neon orange on the right leg and neon pink on the left

    Curtisbrands is a California-based apparel shop established in 2014 that specializes in both fashion and leisure wear.

    Promising review: "Love these shorts! I ordered them because I love bright colors and unique styles, and these are amazing and even brighter in person! Will definitely shop here again 💛" —coko

    Get it from Curtisbrands on Etsy for $18 (available in sizes S-2X).

    Psst — this seller offers free shipping!

    13. A pair of gingham biker shorts you can either pair with something cute and classic or retro and edgy, depending on which way the bike short winds are blowing.

    model in black and white gingham bike shorts that fall mid-thigh
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $15 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

    14. A pair of microfiber EveryWear bike shorts from KINAESTHETIC, which has a toooon of pieces in the same print to match.

    A model in purple bike shorts with a pink pattern

    Kinaesthetic is a California-based, Black-owned fitness apparel brand started by a father and daughter duo that specializes in Afro-celebratory activewear.

    Get it from Kinaesthetic for $48 (available in sizes XS-3XL).

    You can check out the rest of Kinaesthetic's shorts for more designs!

    15. A pair of black lacy bike shorts for anyone whose wardrobe is mostly black to begin with, and wants something to ~shake things up~.

    Model in black bike shorts with lace at the waist and legs

    Get it from Boohoo for $9.60 (originally $24; available in sizes 12-24).

    16. A pair of cozy ribbed bike shorts with a wide waistband and deep pockets (adorable dog unfortunately not included).


    Psst — reviewers love these, but mention that you may want to size up from your usual size for a comfier fit!

    Promising review: "These bike shorts are so cute! I ordered in the blue and green color. I have other aerie bike shorts and these definitely don't have as much compression as some of their other styles, but they are perfect for lounging, walking the dog, etc. I also love that they have pockets!" —Sarah

    Get it from Aerie for $29.95 (available in sizes XXS-XXL and six colors).

    17. A pair of metallic biker shorts built for medium- and high-impact workouts, with a subtle shine to help you kick it into high gear.

    A model in deep red metallic bike shorts that fall mid-thigh

    Promising review: "So soft and comfy! They aren't tight at the bottom like some shorts. Sleek color and easy to move in." —Veronica

    Get it from Amazon for $21.98 (available in sizes S-3X and three colors).

    18. A pair of moisture-wicking Nia bike shorts with all the support you need for workouts and all the bright colors you need to pair it with 90% of your closet.

    A model in yellow bike shorts with pink and blue circular patterns
    Pru Apparel

    Pru Apparel is a Black woman-owned fitness apparel brand established in 2016 that fuses African-inspired prints with modern fitness trends. Psst — this brand has other bike shorts that restock frequently, so keep your eyeballs on the site for more!

    Get it from Pru Apparel for $50 (available in sizes S-XL).

    19. A pair of bike shorts that come complete with a matching bra, aka your new summer uniform.

    Promising review: "So fun to wear. I got so many compliments on this two-piece! The top doesn’t slide up at all and the bottoms are pretty high-waisted so it stays the whole time. The fabric kept its shape through the entire day. Shipped just as expected as well. If I had more occasions to wear this I’d buy every color." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S-L and eight colors).

    20. A pair of leopard print bike shorts for a seamless day to night to day all over again transition — TBH, not sure where these *won't* fit in your life.

    model in cheetah print high waist bike shorts that fall above the knee
    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $9.99 (available in sizes 0X-3X).

    21. A pair of heather gray bike shorts designed for all day comfort, with a sneaky pocket at the waistband.


    Promising review: "I love wearing shorts like these under dresses/skirts and just in general as it’s getting warmer. They are incredibly comfortable and fit well, I honestly almost forget I’m wearing them. It’s great! And most importantly there’s a small pocket on the left side where you can keep a phone/key/money. It’s not big, but it’s something!" —Faye Graves

    Get it from Amazon for $19.68 (available in XS-3X and nine colors).

    22. A pair of metallic bike shorts so versatile that you'll feel genuine sadness in your heart whenever they're in the laundry pile.

    A model in rose gold metallic bike shorts
    Forever 21

    Promising review: "I got these in rose gold black and nearly bought another pair because I love them so much! They are true to size, excellent quality and a staple. These can be worn as outerwear, club wear, office wear, or everyday wear or even paired with tunics, miniskirts, or mini dresses or sheer skirts/dresses! It is so useful and versatile! They can be dressed down or up! The possibilities are endless!" —Nichelle V.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $14.99 (available in sizes 0X-3X and two colors).

    23. A pair of long floral bike shorts perfect for picnics when you end up twisting yourself every which way to get your butt comfy on the grass.

    Model in blue bike shorts with yellow florals that cut off at the knee

    Get it from Aerie for $34.95 (available in sizes XXS-XXL and six colors).

    24. A pair of reverse tie-dye bike shorts for an unexpected and refreshing twist on the tie-dye trend.

    A model in black shorts with orange tie-dye
    Dye It Culture/Etsy

    Dye It Culture is a North Carolina-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in one-of-a-kind, reverse-dyed pieces.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these shorts y’all! So comfy and cute. Everyone needs a pair!" —jada wilson

    Get it from Dye It Culture on Etsy for $22 (available in sizes S-XL).

    25. A customizable bike short for anyone who wants to get the length and feel *just* right — you can tell the seller how long you want the inseam, so it's perfect tailored to your needs.

    A model in brown high-waisted bike shirts that fall upper mid-thigh
    Elven Forest/Etsy

    Elven Forest is a custom, sustainably made clothing shop made up of a team of women based primarily in Colorado and established in 2011.

    To order these, you can decide first on a color (black or brown), a size (XS-XL), a preferred waistband (regular or foldover), and then let the seller know your preferred inseam (how long you want the shorts to be). You can measure this in inches from your crotch to the point on your thigh where you want the shorts to fall.

    Promising review: "I adore these shorts. They fit perfectly and don't roll up my legs at all. The fabric feels very durable and remains opaque when worn. I'm looking forward to wearing these for a long time." —priesterin

    Get it from Elven Forest on Etsy for $28 (available in sizes XS-XL, two colors, and in custom lengths and waistbands).

    26. A pair of marble print biker shorts that come in dreamy pastels and edgier earth tones for whatever summer feels you are currently feeling

    Nordstrom Rack

    Get it from Nordstrom Rack for $19.97 (originally $52; available in sizes XS-L and five prints).

    27. A pair of soft jersey Nike bike shorts so breathable and comfy that you might just turn right back around and get a second pair in another color after you try them on.

    A model in gray knee length bike shorts

    Promising review: "These bike shorts are very comfortable and they fit true to size. They don't roll up your leg like some other bike shorts I have. I'll be purchasing more in different colors if available." —Nique22

    Get it from Nike for $40 (available in sizes XS-3X).

    28. A tag-free jersey bike short made of thin, breathable fabric that *still* manages to stay completely opaque.

    A model in black high waist bike shorts that fall just above the knee

    Promising review: "I'm pleasantly surprised that they are completely opaque! They are cotton and not the slick material athletic wear usually are. I haven't noticed them rolling up at all while wearing them. They are a lighter shade of black than pictured, but that's not too big of a deal to me." —Shayracha

    Get it from Amazon for $9.92+ (available in sizes 1X-5X and two colors).

    All of us staying cool in the heat in our breezy-as-heck bike shorts:


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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