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Now that it's officially summer, if you plan on working out in the heat—whether running a 5K, streaming an online fitness class, trying out a walking routine, or biking around town—the right fitness gear makes all the difference. Really, who wants bottoms that ride up mid-circuit?
Our Top Picks
For the most optimal pair of workout shorts, it's key to look for breathable materials, moisture-wicking technology, activity-appropriate cuts ,and thoughtful extras (pockets or liners, anyone?). Gym shorts should fit comfortably and not feel restrictive, so you have total range of motion. Once you find your favorite, you'll wonder how you got by without them. Plus, there's nothing wrong with getting new, inspiring activewear for a little added motivation. From short shorts to classic designs to longer biker styles, check out our roundup of best workout shorts for your summer exercise routine. Go ahead–buy a pair and a spare.
Paula Lee is a freelance Fashion Editor. Off duty, she can be found day-tripping around the tri-state area, hanging around farm animals, or browsing the library stacks.
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