8 of the Best Women’s Running Shorts that will keep you cool and comfortable

It’s time for the London Marathon again and men and women will join forces across the capital competing for their best times. Luckily the weather is predicted to be a glorious sunny day. Even so, what runners wear is still important. If your running shorts are too tight and uncomfortable, believe me, you’re going to feel it. With this in mind, we have picked out the best women’s running shorts from budget to blow it.

Salomon XA SHORT W: £45.00

Women’s Running Shorts

You may think these running shorts are a bit expensive but a lot of thought has been put into the design. They are perfect for endurance running as they have a number of key features. For example, the waistband is stretch mesh with integrated pockets that can hold food and drinks while you run. This means you don’t need to carry an extra rucksack or pack when you are running. Available in blue (shown) black, red or grey. Sizes from XS-2XL.

Sweaty Betty Time Trial Running Shorts: £50.00

Women’s Running Shorts No nonsense pair of running shorts here from Sweaty Betty that we think will make great all-rounders. Take them to the gym, on long hikes, yoga classes, their cool features are perfect for all kinds of exercise, not just running. They are made with a lightweight material that wicks away sweat and features an inner pair of knickers for extra protection. These are a comfortable and loose-fitting style that flatters all shapes. Sizes from  XXS-XL.

Brooks Rep 3” 2-1 Shorts: £33

women's running shorts

This women’s running shorts have a comfy inner liner and a soft outer short. They have been specifically designed to reduce irritation. The dry inner layer fabric wicks sweat away to keep you cool. Available in blue or black. Sizes from XS- XL.

Nike Eclipse Women’s Running Shorts: £34.95

Women’s Running Shorts Available in two colours, El Dorado (shown) or black, these shorts have a split in the thigh for easy movement and are designed to follow the natural contours of your body. They also have pockets for your valuables and a midrise waistband for good coverage when you bend and stretch. Sizes from XS-XL.

Under Armour Fly-By Running Shorts, Black/Reflective: £22.00

Women’s Running Shorts Lightweight fabric that wicks away moisture and features breathable mesh panels to help keep you cool while you are running. They include built-in briefs for added security and have a hidden back pocket, a wide elastic waistband and reflective strips. Sizes from XS-L and three colours, black (shown) purple and ash taupe.

Adidas Marathon 20 Shorts: £21.95

Women’s Running Shorts Lots of different colour options and sizes available in these women’s running shorts. Sizes run from 2XS-XL and there are four colours available – purple, mint (shown), black and ash grey. Made from a breathable fabric which dries quickly and has a high reflectivity to keep you safe on the roads.

GORE® R5 Women Light Shorts: £44.99

Women’s Running Shorts Lightweight and designed for ease of movement and not to cause irritation on long runs. These shorts have side vents made from mesh to keep you cool and feature a reflective log on the side. Available in five colour combos including coral (shown). Sizes from XS-XL.

Lululemon Hotty Hot Short II 4”: £48.00

Women’s Running Shorts

Some women prefer a longer pair of shorts and these have had 5-star reviews from many happy customers. Available in 7 different colours, mostly pastels but there is a black option, and sizes from 2-14. Features include a secret inner liner pocket and a seamed pocket, reflective strips, drawcord and an inner liner.



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