15 yoga shorts that will make you rethink your usual leggings

Sure, leggings seem to be the norm when it comes to sportswear these days. And what’s not to love about them? There is so much many options to choose from, and many of them are compressive, supportive, flattering, and comfortable. You just put them on and you know you’ll feel great during your workout.

But if you’re looking to mix things up with your sportswear, could we suggest a pair of shorts? They’ll keep you cool during your workout, and many of them are just as tough and reliable as your favorite pair of leggings. And without forgetting, the bike shorts or the trend for exercise shorts is not going anywhere anytime soon.

You can wear them to any workout, but yoga is a particularly optimal time to try them. They will keep you comfortable during your workout, there is no extra fabric that will get in your way while you are take poses, and if you do hot yoga, they will provide extra breathability that you won’t get with long pants. Take a look at some of the best yoga shorts below.

Baleaf High waist biker shorts ($ 34)

These bike shorts had to be at the top of this list: they have over 65,000 ratings and 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon. The moisture-wicking and breathable shorts have convenient side pockets large enough to hold your phone and other essentials.

Collective girlfriend Fig Float High Waist Bike Shorts ($ 48)

The Girlfriend Collective are so soft and comfortable, perfect for active practice. The fabric is made from 90% recycled bottles and 10% elastane.

Zella High Waist Bike Shorts with Live In Pocket ($ 49)

This is the cropped version of Zella’s cult Live In leggings. And like leggings, they’re comfortable and supportive, and they also feature side pockets.

Hanes Stretch jersey bike shorts ($ 19)

Hanes’ shorts are made from a soft jersey fabric, so they might not be as compressive as some of the others on this list, but they’re still great for yoga classes because they’re easy to move around.

Alo Yoga High Waist Seamless Ribbed Biker Shorts ($ 62)

The breathable, seamless design makes even the most difficult poses (a little) easier. They also have a ribbed detail.

Nike Mid-rise cycling shorts ($ 40)

If you are looking for something medium in size, this is it. They have a “second skin” fit and are equipped with moisture-wicking Nike Dri-Fit technology.

Lululemon Align Super High Rise Shorts ($ 68)

For longer shorts, try this one from Lululemon. It’s made with the brand’s ultra-soft Nulu fabric, which is lightweight, sweat-wicking, breathable and stretchy.

Amazon Essentials Studio Full Coverage Yoga Shorts ($ 17)

These are located just below the navel so you can view them halfway up. They have a longer length, a wide belt and a hidden pocket.

Athlete Short Salutation Stash Pocket II ($ 59)

Here is a shorter option. It is designed for yoga classes and in the studio and is made of a soft, buttery fabric that dries quickly and wicks sweat away.

Beyond yoga Spacedye Biker Shorts ($ 68)

These shorts feature a 7 inch inseam and a 5 inch waistband. And when I say they’re incredibly comfortable, I really mean it – they literally have no seams on the outside, so you don’t have to worry about chafing.

Outside voice Short flow ($ 58)

Outdoor Voices yoga shorts feature a high-waisted flip-up waistband that sits comfortably, meaning it won’t dig into your skin when you’re deep in a pose. It is made with OV’s soft FreeForm fabric.

Sweaty betty Mindful Seamless Yoga Shorts ($ 38)

These stretchy bike shorts have a flattering and sculpting high waist. Plus, the tie-dye looks cool, right?

PF movement Exhale shorts ($ 88)

The slim shorts from FP Movement have a waffle texture and are ultra stretchy and comfortable. They are great for yoga and everyday wear.

Core 10 Spectrum High Waist Yoga Shorts ($ 26)

You are going to want to wear these shorts if you want to go really short. They’re made from a soft, stretchy, mid-weight, squat-resistant fabric.

Ewedoos High waist yoga shorts ($ 17)

Hot yoga enthusiasts are going to want to watch out for these shorts. The fabric features cooling technology that wicks away moisture and is well ventilated.

More yoga equipment for your practice

Gaiam Premium yoga mat ($ 20)

Manduka Yoga blocks ($ 39)

Ajna Yoga bolster pillow ($ 70)

Shandali GoSweat Non-Slip Warm Yoga Towel ($ 15)

Tumaz Yoga Strap ($ 9)

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