The Best Running Shorts For Women

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At Nutreats, we tested 12 running shorts for women this summer. 

Vivolicious Tech Shorts are one of the most comfortable tight shorts I’ve ever worn.

Locally made and designed by runners, Vivolicious is known for their beautiful prints.  

These tech shorts are made from a supportive and technical fabric making them not only comfortable but incredibly flattering and functional. They are a longer length short and do not ride up all, making them the perfect choice for runners who like tight shorts but want coverage. The waist band is wide and sits just below the navel making them comfortable and more flattering. 

These are a favorite for trail runs, especially over long distance as they hug your body, won’t chafe and give added sun protection. Not only do they feel good on, but they’re a feel-good purchase as Vivolicious gives back a percentage of sales to the Flower Valley Trust fund for fynbos conservation.

Good to Know

Sizing | True to size. The Vivolicious Tech Shorts are available from size XSmall to XX-large.

Comfort | One of the most comfortable tight shorts I’ve worn. The wide waistband is higher cut (just below the navel) making it more comfortable and flattering. They also have flat seams to avoid chaffing. Their double lined gusset also means no camel toe.

Pockets | 1 pocket on the right thigh. It’s a large pocket, which can fit a smartphone, ipod, key, tissues and gels. 

Noticeable Features | UPF30+ (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) CANSA approved making them great for trail running. They’re also a South African brand for those wanting to support local businesses.

Best for: Best for the runner who wants to be noticed (no plain fabrics here!), these are great trail running tights for ultra distances.