These shorts will see you through bike rides and workouts when it’s simply too hot for leggings.
We all love athleisure. It looks as great as it feels and we can get away with wearing leggings and a sports bra on most occasions too. Knowing we get so much wear out of it is also a great excuse to invest in good quality or even designer workout gear. There’s a sustainability factor, too, as one really great item will see you through exercise and park hangouts.
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However, there is one down side: when all brands starts getting on the activewear hype, how can you be sure that what you’re buying will actually serve you well during the workout and isn’t just made for fashion purposes? Let’s take a look at the world of cycling shorts. What was once a practical, high-performance piece of kit is now a high-fashion wardrobe staple, meaning many varieties of the shorts are purely aesthetic, and definitely not squat or sweat proof.
To make life easier for those who want to be on-trend and have the guarantee of high-performance clothes, we’ve rounded up our favourite pairs that will take you from park drinks to sprint sessions.
COS Seamless Performance Shorts
In true COS style, these shorts are subtle, flattering and hard-working. Made from a stretchy nylon mix, they hug the body so you feel secure during workouts.
Gymshark Technical Cycling Short
These technical shorts contain silicone flocking around the glutes and quads for extra muscle support to aid performance. We also love the subtle print on the sides, as well as the high waist fit.
Adidas Cycling Tights
Adidas’ classic three stripe shorts are the perfect combination of stretch and style – whether you’re cycling or strolling.
The Upside Tiger Shorts
These animal print shorts will see you through the bike ride to the park and the picnic with friends when you get there.
Free People Baby shorts
The soft moisture-wicking material and breathable gusset lining means not having to worry about sweat stains – even when wearing grey.
Sweaty Betty High Shine Shorts
Sweaty Betty’s glossy High Shine Leggings were so popular, they made them into full coverage shorts.
ASOS 4505 Cycling Short
The 90s print livens up these lilac leggings, which promise high-performance material to keep you looking and feeling cool.
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