Don’t you just hate it when you go to the gym, but your workout is not where it should be because your outfit is just one big malfunction waiting to happen?
Your leggings won’t stay up, you constantly need to adjust, and your bra strap keeps falling off your shoulder.
You know the score.
*For lazy readers, here are our TOP 3 CrossFit shorts for women that DON’T bunch up. Want to see the TOP 7 with full reviews? Scroll down.
CrossFit Shorts for Women
|Epic MMA Gear WOD Shorts for Women|
|VIRUS Womens Training Short|
|Under Armour Women’s HeatGear Armour 3|
CrossFit shorts are notorious for riding up, showing a lil’ butt cleave or giving the wearer camel toe.
We have all been there:
Embarrassing clothes mishaps have happened to us all at one time or another, but we promise, this article will show you what to look for when choosing the best CrossFit shorts for women.
We will cover the booty short basics, plus review 7 that we really like.
But first things first.
- What makes CrossFit shorts different than other workout shorts?
- TOP 7 Best Women’s CrossFit Shorts Reviews 2017
What makes CrossFit shorts different than other workout shorts?
CrossFit shorts are made from fabric with a lot of stretch. You will be using your hip flexors a lot. Think box jump or any style of squat.
The fabric needs to move, not restrict.
Shorts designed for functional fitness need to be made with moisture wicking fabric, because you will be sweating.
Crossfit shorts must not be see-thru in the slightest. You will be bending and lifting, and you need to feel secure and comfortable doing so.
If you are distracted because you are worried people can see your underwear, it will hinder your workout.
The best CrossFit shorts for women must not:
- ride up
- bunch up
- give you camel toe
- dig in
- show your cheeks (cheek peek)
- chafe your skin.
- give you muffin top
- slide down
- show your panties thru the material
- hold moisture next to the skin
- make you hot (like hot as in temperature, not hot as in how fine you look, sister)
It’s a tall order for short shorts, but we know there are winners out there.
Stick with me here.
I am going to discuss how to avoid these things before we move into the reviews, so you know specifically what to look for.
Riding, bunching, camel toe and digging into the skin are related to issues with the shorts design and personal fit.
Choose shorts that have a rise that works with your body.
What is rise?
On CrossFit shorts, the rise is measured from the seam between your legs, up to the top of the waist band.
All women have different measurements, so find out what the rise of the shorts are and measure to compare with your body.
Chafing happens when a rough seam rubs against the skin, leaving something similar to a rug burn.
Look for shorts with a flat seam, or better, seamless shorts. Problem solved.
Many shorts for crossfit have been designed with wide waistbands, because they look less dorky than one long “mom shorts” panel, offer a bit more coverage, and are comfortable.
If the waistband is too tight, you get muffin top and it can restrict movement. Too loose, and you are pulling them up constantly.
The wide band helps resolve these issues.
Material matters. OK, look for material that is not in anyway see-through.
That is pretty easy to determine from reading reviews (especially reviews showing real users wearing them).
Look for material that wicks away moisture and stays cool. Synthetic material will get hotter than say, cotton, but many manufactures overcome these issues with special technology.
Look for that technology while reading the product description.
Germs, bacteria and fungi-Oh My!
You probably realize that the gym or box is probably not the cleanest, most sterile place in the world, right?
Many shorts incorporate antimicrobial material or are manufactured with material that prevents those nasties from growing.
I am so thankful.
Look for shorts with antimicrobial properties to eliminate odor. Yeah.
OK, now that we have those items out of the way, lets move on to those reviews.
TOP 7 Best Women’s CrossFit Shorts Reviews 2017
OK Lil’ miss beast mode.
These are the 7 best CrossFit shorts for women we found. That is all we have time for today.
So put on you big girl shorts and we will see YOU at the bar.