How to Pick the Perfect Men's Workout Shorts

People exercising in shorts

If you’ve ever tried to exercise in shorts that are too big, too small, too tight, or just plain uncomfortable, you know how distracting bad workout clothes can be.  

Your bottoms matter.  

Here’s a super quick and easy guide to help you pick the perfect workout shorts for your needs:  

If You Want the Best Shorts for High Performance: Pinnacle Shorts 

Pinnacle Shorts

Pinnacle Shorts are stylish enough to wear outside the gym, but truly, these shorts are built for ultimate gym performance. A lightweight, woven-knit fabric with multiple inseams ensures the shorts have the perfect fit. They dry quickly; are nicely stretchy and breathable; and are treated with an anti-odor silver ion treatment. Zipper pockets high on the hip hold your Stuff out of the way when you’re lifting. Top that off with high-end zippers, a non-scrunch waistband, a double layer faux fly, and an under-leg gusset for max range of motion and less tension in the crotch and you’ve got the ultimate gym shorts.  

Pinnacle Shorts Chart

If You Want Shorts Ideal for Recovery and Relaxation: Attis Shorts 

Attis Shorts in grey

The Attis Shorts definitely hold their own in the gym – with zipper pockets, four-way-stretch technical fabric, an anti-odor treatment, quality zippers, and great breathability and stretch – but with a slightly heavier fabric that’s oh so comfortable, they also feel amazing when relaxing and recovering. The super soft polyester-spandex fabric has a semi-slick outside and technical waffle texture on the inside. Wear these shorts to work hard – and also play hard.

Attis Shorts chart 

If You Want the Most Versatile Shorts: Versa Shorts 

Versa Shorts in slate

Per the name, the Versa Shorts are the perfect blend of performance, lifestyle, and recovery. They are built for Jim, with a four-way-stretch fabric; multiple inseams for an excellent fit; functional, zipper pockets high on the hip; a silver ion treatment; and best-in-class zippers. They are also so dang comfortable, with hand pockets; a lay-flat waistband; an under-leg gusset for less tension in the crotch; and a soft, heathered material with great coverage. They’re equally as stylish, too – with multiple colors to choose from; drawstrings that can be tied inside or outside to change the look; a double layer faux fly; and medium fabric weight. These shorts can do it all.  

Versa Shorts Chart

If You Want a Base Layer: Virtus Shorts 

Virtus Shorts

Add the Virtus Shorts beneath any of the other three styles. These polyester-spandex compression shorts are designed to be a functional base layer underneath other shorts. They add light support and sweat wicking, while reducing the need to wash the outer shorts as frequently. The four-way-stretch fabric won’t limit your movement. The flatlock stitching and low-profile jacquard waistband add minimal bulk and are super comfy. Oh, and these shorts reduces chafing. They’re the perfect base to add to your gym attire.  

Virtus Shorts Scale