Everything you want in a workout short: clean cut, comfortable, and a socially-acceptable inseam. Our performance fabric is lightweight, moisture-wicking, and temperature regulating. So comfortable, you might forget you are even wearing them.

Willy is cut for a slimmer fit so please order one size larger if a relaxed fit is desired.

  • Details
  • Four-Way Stretch
    88% Poly  |  12% Spandex

    Side Pockets

    Made in California

  • Color
  • Hollywood | Black Solid
    Mendocino | Medium Gray Solid
    Palisades | Light Gray Solid
    Coronado | Navy Blue Solid
    Venice | Cobalt Solid
    Malibu | Light Blue Solid
    Catalina | Red Solid
    Pasadena | Pink Solid

  • Size & Fit
    S 31" 38” 10”
    M 33” 40” 10”
    L 35” 42” 10”
    XL 37” 44” 10”
    XXL 39” 46” 10”
  • Care
  • Machine wash cold with like colors and tumble dry low. Non-chlorine bleach when needed.

  • Info
  • What Are the Willy California Men’s Workout Shorts?

    Workout shorts, also known as running shorts and training shorts, have traditionally been either super technical without any style or shorts that look decent but have no technical features. Willy California is here to change that. 

    None of us have time for workout clothes that you can’t wear to get coffee after the gym. You need shorts that perform in the gym and still look great on the street. Put on a pair of Willy California Workout Shorts and stop thinking about what to wear for the rest of the day. 

    Our state-of-the-art 301 Workout Shorts are different from compression shorts. They are made from the premium quality moisture-wicking blend of natural polyester and spandex to keep you cool and comfortable no matter how far you push your limits while working out. We’ve designed our shorts to move when you move and we have been very focused on the inseam to make sure our shorts perform with comfort - no chafing or rubbing here. Most of all, our Workout Shorts are super comfortable and lightweight. Everyone talks about workout shorts’ technical qualities but shorts that aren’t comfortable simply are not fun.

    Why Are the Willy California Men’s Workout Shorts So Amazing?

    This is our “hero” product. We have sold out of this product twice and we simply can not make them fast enough. We love all of our products, but our Workout Shorts stole the show. 

    Our Workout Shorts are super lightweight and comfortable. For too long, people have focused on technical attributes of athletic shorts and forgotten about comfort. Not Willy, we are all about comfort. In this case, it’s the 5.5 grams that lead the way. Weights are for lifting in the gym, you don’t need shorts that weigh you down. These shorts will make you feel like you are flying through your routine. We joke that you will often check to make sure you are actually wearing shorts - but it’s true.

    It’s time to look like the boss while performing like one both in and out of the office. Be that guy that makes people say, “Wow, he looks put together.” This day and age, we can’t afford to slow down at all and we can’t afford any roadblocks. Your wardrobe needs to be something you can wear to every moment of your day, and that’s why we made these Workout Shorts the way we did. The fabric is so clean and crisp that at first glance they could pass for dress shorts. And the finishings are the finest quality as you have come to expect from Willy. Like your favorite pair of running shorts or training shorts, the drawstring is super comfortable, stylish and lightweight with steel tips that are coated and rubberized to give a sleek, modern look.

    How to Use the Willy California Men’s Workout Shorts? 

    If you’re going to perform at your maximum level, you need to always be ready to go beast mode at the gym and still meet a friend for a beer later. We have made sure that our activewear shorts perform as well in a social outing as they do on the leg press. You’ll never worry about looking sloppy or un-kept if you don’t have time to change after a strong gym session. These shorts will absolutely hold their own both in and out of the gym.

    You’ll look precise and in-charge no matter where you stop on the way home. The fabric and cut on these shorts are so great that you can let the shirt dictate the mode. Pair the Workout Shorts with our Workout Tee and you have the build for purpose gym outfit. They are sleek and sharp but super technical as well. Match our Workout Shorts with our 201 Athletic Polo and you will be surprised how these shorts plug and play in a nicer setting. A quick coffee before the gym? Perfect. You look like you’re ready to spring into action no matter which way the day goes. Post-work drinks before the gym? The Workout Shorts look effortlessly cool and composed while everyone else looks like a stuffed shirt. There is nothing about the way these shorts look that says highly technical workout gear - but they are just that.

    If you have to wear slacks to the office, tuck a pair of Willy Workout Shorts in your bag for later. No need to worry about wrinkles, pull them out and be ready to go. No matter what context you’re in, our Workout Shorts are going to leave you very comfortable while looking precise, sharp and in charge. 

    When should you wear the Willy California men’s Workout Shorts? 

    As the name implies, these shorts were made for working out. We crammed as many technical qualities in the shorts as possible. Moisture wicking, four-way stretch, anti-microbial - it’s all here. And we tested them again and again to make sure they will help you perform your best. 

    If it’s warm enough to run, then it’s warm enough to spend your whole day wearing our shorts. There isn’t a single occasion outside a snowstorm or Alaskan wilderness excursion where Willy California Workout Shorts won’t be appropriate. That’s why we designed awesome looking shorts from our moisture-wicking blend of polyester and spandex. The shorts stretch and cradle you perfectly while also looking like tailored shorts. Willy California Workout Shorts can keep you comfortable anywhere, whether it’s a 12 hour hike into the mountains or an all-day marathon of client meetings. 

    The key for these shorts is that you can also leave the gym and look great. Sleek lines and great fabric make these shorts as good on the street as they are in the gym. Dress them up or dress them down, it’s your call. 

    Our material is designed to last. Clothes that look great but don’t hold up squat after squat or wash after wash are worthless. Wash our Workout Shorts as many times as you need, they’ll keep on truckin no matter what. These shorts will perform and keep bouncing back for more.  You’ll look your absolute best while being at your most comfortable. That’s the spirit of Willy California.


    So the real question is: when shouldn’t you wear Willy California shorts? Seriously, try us. Send us examples where you think you won’t look your absolute best while wearing our Workout Shorts. We’ve tried really hard over here to find any circumstances outside the vacuum of space where guys wouldn’t look completely in charge while wearing our shorts and we frankly have not found a single situation where guys won’t be comfortable or not look great. Try us. We may even reward you. 

    Where can you get the Willy California men’s Workout Shorts? 

    Right now, you can only get Willy California Workout Shorts from our website. But by sending them directly to you, we’re giving you the highest quality product at the best possible price. Don’t let middlemen hold you back, get the most value for the best price directly from us. 

    But hey, we get it. You might not feel comfortable taking a risk like this. Let us make it easier on you: if for whatever reason you don’t like our shorts, just send them back. No questions and no hassle. You don’t have to explain and we won’t make you jump through a bunch of hoops either. Our brand is all about taking the guesswork out of being a contemporary boss. You sending your shorts back in will just light a fire under us that will make us improve and perform all the better. That’s our promise. 


Moisture Wicking

Performance Fabrics


Comfort Guaranteed

Four-Way Stretch

Made in California

  • "Just got my polos... Perfectly crafted."

    Rex A.

  • "Probably the best fitting and most comfortable shirt I own."

    Weston S.

  • “Since discovering Willy my husband has gone from slob to suave.”

    Nancie B.

  • "These Willy workout shorts perform AND they are comfortable. You guys make quality product."

    Dre S.

  • "The perfect polo - so soft!"

    Bret H.

  • “Willy California [is] so focused on making stylish clothes that look great and also perform.”

    Bob M.

  • "The 501 Zip-Up Hoodies have quickly become the only hoodies I wear.”

    William S.

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