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April 08, 2021

Best Workout Shorts For Men

In today’s fitness-focused world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when looking for a new pair of workout shorts. Options range from simple and classic to extremely technical, with countless degrees in between.

We’re pretty partial to our collection, so we figured we’d give you the rundown on each of the options we have to offer when it comes to workout shorts.

The Workout Shorts 

One of the most popular options we have to offer, our classic The Workout Shorts are everything you want in a pair of athletic shorts. They’re comfortable, clean-cut, and made from a lightweight, moisture-wicking fabric that regulates your body temperature.

While some pairs of men’s athletic shorts on the market opt for technical features over comfort, we at Willy California are all about comfort—so you won’t find an awkward and uncomfortable zipper poking you during your bench press.

Made from a performance blend of polyester and spandex, The Workout Shorts are engineered to be incredibly lightweight (weighing in at only 5.5 grams), so you may have to check once in a while to make sure you’re still wearing them. This perfect blend of materials also functions to wick moisture away from your body, so that you can stay dry and comfortable throughout your workout, no matter how hard you’re working.

And for those who are tired of athletic shorts with tiny (or nonexistent) pockets, our Workout Shorts are the solution to your problem. Our useful and discreetly designed side pockets afford you the ability to take your belongings with you, so you don’t have to risk forgetting them in a pile next to the squat rack.

Simple and classic, The Workout Shorts are designed with performance in mind, but that doesn’t mean that we wanted to sacrifice style. We want people to feel more comfortable going from working at the office to working out at the gym to hanging out at the bar as effortlessly—and as fashionably—as possible, and these shorts are designed to help you do just that.

Pair The Workout Shorts with a Willy California Workout Tee for a perfect gym outfit, or opt for our 201 Athletic Polo, and you have a look that’s capable of taking on a nicer setting. And if you’re unable to wear shorts to the office, don’t worry about throwing these into your bag—our wrinkle-free fabric will keep your shorts looking fresh no matter how many hours you put in at the office before hitting the gym.

And because we offer The Workout Shorts in a variety of colors, there are options for everybody—from the guys who prefer to wear a classic black pair of shorts to the gym to those who don’t mind standing out with a pop of color. 

Capable of going with you for a long run or an intense workout, but attractive enough for a casual hangout outside of the gym, Willy California Workout Shorts are the perfect shorts for the active guy who has places to be.

The Training Shorts

Our Training Shorts are our most technical pair for the guy who requires optimal utility in his workout apparel. Designed with performance in mind, these shorts are comfortable, lightweight, and unbelievably flexible, but they still provide plenty of support thanks to a breathable compression liner.

Made from a performance blend of polyester and spandex, these shorts were made for the long haul—so marathoners and triathletes can rejoice. This blend of materials is engineered not only to be incredibly flexible (our four-way stretch technology is perfect for any range of activity) but also to quickly wick moisture away from your body, so that you don’t need to worry about soaking in sweat during your routine.

And when it comes to sweat, our Training Shorts are antimicrobial—any pesky microorganisms that find themselves hitching a ride on your body don’t stand a chance. So even when your body’s working at peak performance, you won’t smell like it.

The light and breathable liner provides comfortable support for any workout. We’ve designed this liner to be soft and stretchy, so even guys who usually opt for a liner-free pair of shorts may find themselves changing their minds permanently.

With a drawstring for a secure and adaptable fit, you can take these training shorts for a long run without fear—and we’ve put rubberized steel tips at the end of that drawstring to prevent unsightly fraying, so your Training Shorts will retain their classic, attractive look for as long as possible.

And when we say attractive, we mean it. We’ve designed our Training Shorts not only to be a perfect choice for the utilitarian looking for a great pair of workout shorts, but also for the man on the town who has to run from the gym to meet up with friends. With sleek lines and top-notch fabric, these Training Shorts are a stylish and versatile addition to any wardrobe.

The Run-Around Shorts

Since we offer top-notch pairs of shorts geared toward hardcore workouts, we designed our Run-Around Shorts with more comfort in mind than technicality—we want to remind even our most active Willy California fans that it’s okay to lounge around sometimes, too.

Perfect for any casual occasion, these shorts can be thrown on in an instant to run out for a morning cup of coffee, and they can also hold their own during an intense workout.

With both an elastic waistband and a drawstring for added security and comfort, these shorts are not your average pair of sweats. Laid-back and cool, but with enough style to look great on the street, these are perfect for a lazy day at home or for a productive day of running errands (that’s why we call them our Run-Around Shorts).

When we felt how soft and sleek the fabric was, we knew we had to incorporate it into a pair of shorts. The perfect blend of Supima Cotton and Micromodal with just a touch of spandex, this fabric is light, breathable, and extremely comfortable.

Simplicity is so hard to find these days, but that’s what we went for when designing these shorts. We wanted our Run-Around Shorts to feel like you took your favorite tee shirt, cut it up, and turned it into the perfect pair of shorts—incredibly soft and light, with no needless frills.

Doubling down on simplicity, the entire pair of shorts is made with “self-fabric,” meaning that the fabric used for the body of the shorts is also used to line the pockets and craft the drawstring. No metal tips on the drawstring, no complicated fabrics or zippers on the pockets—just pure comfort.

The Nicer Shorts 

While these aren’t necessarily meant for the hardcore workout, we didn’t want to ignore the versatility and charm of our dressier option: The Nicer Shorts.

So named because they’re designed for nicer occasions, our Nicer Shorts are perfect for guys who want to walk out of the office and right into the gym (so long as your office allows you to wear shorts on hot days). Our Nicer Shorts have a classic, dressy look that works just as well on the golf course as it does on an evening stroll down the boardwalk.

While they appear dressier than our other workout short options, don’t mistake these for an average pair of khakis—these shorts were designed with the active man in mind, so you could wear them to a company picnic and be confident in their ability to easily handle a pickup game of football.

Made from an anti-wrinkle blend of polyester and spandex, our Nicer Shorts are stretchy and capable, but also stylish and attractive. You can really put these shorts through the paces at the gym, while staying cool and dry enough to head right back to the office (or on to a night out).

Willy California Has It All

Whether you need a pair of technical workout shorts to take your routine to the next level, or a dressier pair of shorts that have the versatility to tackle both your work and workout schedule, Willy California has what you’re looking for.

We believe that working out should be fashionable—and that style shouldn’t come at the expense of capability. So our athletic shorts are stylish enough for casual wear, and our dress shorts are made with your active lifestyle in mind.

So check out our collection and see what we can offer you. We’re sure you’ll be happy with a pair (or several) of Willy California shorts.