TOP 19 Best CrossFit Shorts For Women That DON’T Bunch Up Reviewed 2019

I am going to lay it out straight. I have reviewed 19 of the best women’s CrossFit shorts for 2019 right here.

As a female CrossFit athlete I am uniquely qualified for this task.

I carefully hand selected these women’s CrossFit shorts because they are known for not riding or crawling up, not becoming see-through when you bend, not giving camel toe and because they are all really, really cute!

Ready? Let’s jump right in!

TOP 19 Best Women’s CrossFit Shorts for 2019

WOD Gear Clothing Wide Band Booty Shorts

WOD Gear Clothing Wide Band Booty Shorts

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Review: Can I tell you what I love about these WOD Gear shorts by Rogue? The wide waistband flattens your tummy, prevents muffin top and best of all, keeps shorts secure and in place. I hate having to adjust my shorts in public and I know you do too, so shorts that stay in place are a must.

Pros

  • Small inner waistband pocket.
  • 2” inseam.
  • Wide waistband is not only flattering but practical, it keeps the shorts in place.

Cons

  • Some colors peek through when you bend. Darker colors are the best bet.

Takeaway

Attractive CrossFit shorts that allow you to move and stay put as you work out.

WodBottom Women's Spandex Booty Shorts

Review: Designed by CrossFit athletes, for CrossFit athletes, these WodBottom shorts will not peek through and won’t let you down.

They have a thoughtfully designed square gusset that prevents the dreaded camel toe and keeps the shorts from crawling upwards, if you know what I am saying. I love these shorts and can’t recommend them enough!

Pros

  • Will not become see-through as you bend.
  • Square gusset and wide waistband make these shorts stay in place and NOT ride up.
  • Really cute colorful fun prints available.

Cons

  • Not all sizes available in all patterns, as patterns tend to be seasonal and limited editions.

Takeaway

Fun and functional, these are the best booty shorts for CrossFit.

Born Primitive Double Take Booty Shorts

Review: Born Primitive Double Take Booty shorts are for the female CrossFit athlete who has been burned one too many times by thin fabrics that peek through.

These Double Take CrossFit shorts are lined, and will not show your undies to the world because you have enough on your mind already as you try and conquer those Olympic lifts. Am I right ladies?!

Pros

  • Lined and guaranteed not to peek through.
  • Wide waistband keeps shorts in place.
  • 5” inseam.

Cons

  • Runs a little large.

Takeaway

Ridiculously cute and comfortable CrossFit shorts that will not roll, ride or peek through.

BOA Women’s Fit Short

Review: The BOA shorts are a great choice because they can be worn as high waist, or you can fold the waistband for a low profile look, because they print the design on the inside of the waistband too.

My favorite feature of these CrossFit shorts is the way the fabric feels. It is lightly “peached” and has a soft, luxurious feel that you just have to touch to understand.

Pros

  • 3 inch waistband and 2.5 inch inseam.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Made from ultra-soft microfiber fabric.

Cons

  • No gusset, tends to ride a bit unless you size up.

Takeaway

Soft, comfortable CrossFit shorts that are made in the USA.

Born Primitive Your Go to Booty Shorts

Review: These Born Primitive Go to Booty shorts are different from the Double Take booty shorts because they are made from a very special compression fabric and will feel snugger.

They have a shorter inseam, 2.5” but the same high waist. They are made with carefully designed, form contouring panels that compress and shape perfectly, too.

Pros

  • Contoured compression fit.
  • 5” inseam.

Cons

  • Some feel they are too snug so it seems like they run small, but they are designed to be tight.

Takeaway

Awesome high waist compression shorts perfect for CrossFit.

90 Degree By Reflex - Power Flex Shorts

Review: I own a pair of tights by 90 Degree by Reflex that I love, so I was thrilled to review these Power Flex shorts. The thing that is great about 90 Degree by Reflex gear is that it lasts for forever, wash after wash, it really stands up.

These Power Flex shorts have a longer inseam than most women’s CrossFit shorts, at 5.5 inches, plus they are gusseted to prevent riding and creeping up.

Pros

  • 5 inch inseam.
  • Hidden waistband pocket.
  • Very durable and peek proof.

Cons

  • Some find the waist a little snug, but if you are really curvy, that might be a benefit.

Takeaway

High waist, long inseam shorts that will not show through.

Feed Me Fight Me Taco Skull Shorts

Review: Feed Me Fight Me are your go-to CrossFit shorts if you want shorts that make your thighs look great.

Since you likely do so many squats to get those shapely thighs, you will also appreciate that these shorts will not show your undies as you hit the hole (aka bend into your squat).

Another feature I appreciate about the FMFM shorts is the waistband is not too tight, which I have had problems with from other brands.

Pros

  • Mid-rise waist prevents muffin top.
  • Peek proof, will not show through when you bend.
  • Cutest patterns on the planet.

Cons

  • Tight in the thigh area, may roll as you squat.

Takeaway

Great CrossFit shorts with a lil’ extra leeway in the waist and snugger in the thigh.

Amrap WOD Shorts

Review: These Amrap WOD shorts have a shorter inseam than most, and are designed to stay in place. They are gusseted so they won’t ride up and they have a pretty handy little hidden pocket, which is hard to find on women’s CrossFit shorts.

Pros

  • Gusseted to prevent riding up.
  • Short 2 inch inseam.
  • Small hidden pocket.

Cons

  • Logo wears away in the wash.

Takeaway

If you like your CrossFit shorts really short, these are for you.

Queenieke Women's CrossFit Shorts

Review: The Queenike athletic shorts are a great CrossFit short at a really good price. The inseam is a bit longer than others, at 4.5 inches, and these have a pocket to stash your small items, and the high waist is flattering, hold the shorts securely in place and prevents muffin top.

Overall, these shorts have an attractive fit.

Pros

  • Small hidden waistband pocket.
  • Wide high waist looks good and is comfortable.
  • Good compression, snug fit.

Cons

  • Prints are more sheer, solid colors are peek proof.

Takeaway

Cute, useful and affordable CrossFit shorts for women.

FLEO Booty Shorts Smash 3.25

Fleo Shorts Smash 3.25

Review: I own 4 pair of these FLEO Booty shorts, in the lined, and unlined styles. They have a 3.25-inch inseam, and a lined gusset which helps them fit perfect.

I got a size large and they are not too tight, nor loose. I am about 5’7”, 150 lbs, athletic with thick thighs and ample booty, from all those squats over the years.

I prefer the unlined shorts because they are softer and stretchier than the lined shorts, which makes sense, as the lined shorts have more structure.

They are excellent for CrossFit workouts, boxjumps, Olympic lifts, wall ball, you name it! The legs roll just a little during squats and lunges, but what booty short doesn’t.

They don’t reveal anything, so it’s cool. I always get tons of compliments on them too.

Pros

  • Soft wide waistband will not dig in or give you muffin top.
  • Lined gusset creates a perfect fit and prevents riding and camel toe.
  • Fabric feels soft and luxurious, these shorts exude quality.

Cons

  • On the FLEO website, sometimes the style I loved was not available in my size.

Takeaway

Superior fit, superior fabric, try them and you will see what all the fuss is about.

Under Armour Women's HeatGear Armour 5” Mid

Review: Not quite “booty” short, these Under Armor compression shorts still work great for CrossFit. They have a generous 5” inseam, for gals that like a few inches more coverage or ladies with a little more in back. These won’t ride up like shorter shorts might.

The lightweight sweat-wicking fabric will keep you cool and dry and they have a barely-there feel, although they will not show your undies when you bend over.

Pros

  • NOT see through.
  • Moderate, not high, compression.
  • No ride waistband.
  • Pelvic area gusset makes squatting and lifting easier-moves better.

Cons

  • If you have a rounder bottom, you may want to order a size up.

Takeaway

A little compression and a little more coverage while still functional and comfortable.

IABMFG Premium Women's Compression Shorts

Review: V2.0 of the IABMFG shorts are redesigned with Keiryo 4-way stretch sweat-wicking fabric that stays in place so you aren’t adjusting during your workout.

Gotta be honest, these are the only booty shorts I have seen with 3 different color Unicorn Rainbow prints to choose from, a bonus in my book. Super cute.

Pros

  • Light compression.
  • No ride technology – stays put!
  • Reasonably thick material – not see-through.

Cons

  • The legs may creep a bit if you have thick quads.

Takeaway

Cute and functional short booty shorts from an innovative NorCal CrossFit brand.

Ododos High Waist Out Pocket CrossFit Shorts

Review: These ODODOS CrossFit shorts are available in either 6” or 9” inseam lengths for ladies who want more coverage. They are snug with slight compression and will not catch or snag equipment as you work out.

They have two cell phone size side pockets – very handy. These shorts are engineered with a crotch gusset so they move and flex well too.

Pros

  • Moderately waist for tummy control reaches below belly button in most cases.
  • Two side pockets.
  • Longer inseam for better coverage.

Cons

  • Run small, you might want to order a size up.

Takeaway

Longer, more modest inseam while remaining functional, with two pockets at a price you will love.

Tough Mode Women’s 3 Compression WOD Shorts

Review: Excellent WOD short booty shorts. 3” inseam with a comfortable stay put 2” waistband.

These shorts feature a crotch gusset on the shorts made from printed fabric to prevent camel toe and allow easy movement. (The solid color shorts have no gusset).

Pros

  • Nice thick material, especially the print patterns.
  • Fair price.
  • Gusset allows for a good range of motion and prevents camel toe.

Cons

  • Printed shorts run small.

Takeaway

The print fabric shorts are recommended for the nice thick material and gusset that allows easy movement.

Adidas Women's Training Techfit Short Tights

Review: These Adidas Techfit shorts are made with cooling and sweat-wicking Climalite fabric which is pretty thin without being see-through.

They allow for a good range of motion and have moderate compression and a short 3” inseam.

Pros

  • Moderately high waist.
  • Some compression – not too soft.
  • Climalite keeps you cool and dry.

Cons

  • Rides a bit in the inner thigh.

Takeaway

High quality and light weight booty shorts that can be worn comfortably during a WOD.

Beachbody Women's Flex 2-In-1 Shorts

Review: Made from Sorbatek sweat wicking material, with a stretchy inner compression short and light breezy outer short, these shorts are perfect for the lady who wants short shorts with good coverage without revealing too much.

Pros

  • Handy zippered pocket in rear waistband.
  • Two in one, body-hugging spandex inner shorts with loose fabric outer shorts.
  • Inner short has gusset that allows easy movement.

Cons

  • Run a size small, so order a size up.

Takeaway

Short shorts with back waistband pocket and dual layer snug inner and breezy outer.

Reebok Women's CrossFit Chase Shemagh Shorts

Review: These Booty shorts by Reebok have no awkward front seam, are made with antimicrobial lining, are shorter than Reebok’s previous models and won’t ride up or give you camel toe.

Pros

  • No front rise seam.
  • Short! 2.5” inseam.
  • Anti-microbial properties.

Cons

  • The white shorts are a little see thru. Other colors are fine.

Takeaway

These fun shorts are for the daring CrossFit lady, and those who like their shorts really short.

Under Armour Women's HeatGear Armour 3

Review: These Under Armour CrossFit shorts offer really great compression. They are also made of a very light material that won’t show the whole world your undies. The HeatGear technology keeps you cool when your workout heats up which I find refreshing.

Pros

  • 4 way stretch.
  • Anti-odor technology.
  • Flat seams to prevent chafing.
  • Super soft waistband.
  • 3” rise, pretty short.

Cons

  • These run small but are designed to be tight.

Takeaway

If you like to feel the compression of your shorts, these HeatGear shorts fit the bill.

Epic MMA Gear WOD Shorts for Women

Review: These super cute, budget friendly CrossFit booty shorts come in over 30 different colors and patterns.

Pros

  • Flat stitching, no chafing.
  • Endless variety of colors.
  • 3” inseam.
  • Easy on the budget.

Cons

  • May ride if you have the waist pulled up high and have no gusset.

Takeaway

If you are looking for a great deal, or need to buy many pairs to rotate through the week, give these shorts a chance.

Plus, you can probably find them in your favorite color.

Quick Guide to Buying Women’s CrossFit Shorts

What makes CrossFit shorts different from other workout shorts?

woman doing a box jump exercise at the CrossFit gym

Stretch and Movement

CrossFit shorts are made from fabric with a lot of stretch. You will be using your hip flexors a lot.

Think of how your body flexes when you box jump, squat or lunge. The fabric needs to move, not restrict.

Why Your CrossFit Shorts Need a Gusset

As a CrossFit athlete, you need to be able to move easily and comfortably and that is why the best CrossFit shorts for women have a gusset.

The gusset is placed in the crotch area and allows your legs to move more freely

What is a gusset?

Moisture-wicking, Dryfit or HeatGear Technology

Shorts designed for functional fitness need to be made with moisture-wicking fabric because you will be sweating.

These types of fabric keep you cool, dry, and odor-free.

Peek Proof Fabric

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.

Most importantly:

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 a 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.

woman at CrossFit gym

Stick with Me Here

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 a Rise?

On CrossFit shorts, the rise is measured from the seam between your legs, up to the top of the waistband.

All women have different measurements, so find out what the rise of the shorts are and measure to compare with your body.

Find out where the waistband will fall and see if that will be enough coverage, otherwise, you will be uncomfortable and find yourself hiking the shorts up and end up with camel toe or cheek peek.

Inseam

What is an inseam? The inseam is the measurement from the hem of the shorts to the crotch.

Most women’s CrossFit shorts are between 2.5 inches and 3.5 inches, which is pretty short. If you want a longer inseam, that’s fine, just make sure they at least have a gusset that allows you to move freely.

Chafing

Chafing happens when a rough seam rubs against the skin, leaving something similar to a rug burn.

OUCH.

Look for shorts with a flat seam, or better, seamless shorts. Problem solved.

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Waistband Woes

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 by keeping shorts up and being really comfy.

Material, Girls!

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 manufacturers 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 a material that prevents those germs from growing.

I am so thankful.

Look for shorts with antimicrobial properties to eliminate odor. Yeah.

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What are the Best CrossFit Shorts That I Can Also Use for Running?

Some days your WOD will call for a short run. It usually will not be longer than a kilometer, but you still want that kilometer to be as comfortable as possible, right?

Also, if you are a CrossFit athlete that also likes to run, you may appreciate shorts that do double duty.

Check out my list of best running shorts for women to get some great ideas for a pair of running shorts you can use for CrossFit.

What Style of Shorts Can I Wear for CrossFit Besides Booty Shorts?

If you are not a fan of short shorts, we have you covered. This list of the best women’s workout shorts includes several more modest options that are great for working out.

If shorts, in general, do not appeal to you, or you need workout gear for cool weather, I also have a list of the best workout leggings for women here.

Summary

OK Lil’ miss beast mode.

These are the 19 best CrossFit shorts for women I could find. Check back because I am always updating this list with the hottest new shorts.

If I missed your favorite shorts, drop me a line in the comments below and let me know.

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Katie

Katie

Katie is a busy wife and mother of four. She is a freelance writer and frequent contributor on Garage Gym Power. She guards her gym time jealously, and would rather miss a PTA meeting or get takeout for dinner than miss a workout.