Thigh Society: Coolest Athletic Shorts 2023
Step up your fitness game and experience ultimate comfort and style with these top brands.
Top Athletic Shorts For Summer 2023
Description: The Bishop Short is their most versatile active short to date. Its classic fit and modern tech can handle whatever you throw at it. They offer their usual 5” or 7” Inseam along with liner or linerless options.
Note: the built-in liner is NOT compression
Designed For: Active Recovery, Casual Wear
The Playbook’s Take: Legends consistently releases amazing products and these do not come up short. We recommend the Pistachio Camo core color pictured above.
Description: Their most popular training shorts ever, with subtle adjustments for an improved fit on the legs. The shorts feature a built-in liner with two media pockets for bounce-free storage, mesh panel for ventilation, and Polygiene anti-odor technology.
Designed For: Lifting, Training
Fabric: TETRA-LITE- a uniquely soft technical blend that is incredibly lightweight and stretches up to 6X in every direction.
The Playbook’s Take: This is by far our favorite short for training. We love the advanced fabric technologies and the solid black color pair well with any fit. Plus, the reflective branding looks sweet.
Description: The perfect summer shorts for any adventure. These shorts can handle both land and water activities, making them versatile and practical for any warm weather occasion.
Designed For: Poolside, Outdoor Adventures
Fabric: Quick Dry Ripstop (85% Nylon / 15% Spandex)
The Playbook’s Take: The Adobe seasonal color 5” is our top pick for any summer adventure. The thoughtful design features like hidden pockets, an adjustable waistband, and drainage mesh pockets, enhance its functionality.
Description: This mid-weight, all-sport short is designed to crush the toughest training sessions. It features an ultra-soft, stretchy interior waistband and optimized carry capacity.
Designed For: MMA, HIIT
Fabric: 93% Polyester / 7% Spandex for ideal stretch and comfort
The Playbook’s Take: Perfect for an intense sparring session, we specifically like the ultra soft waistband and stretchy fabric.
Description: Ultra-light and pared back for a minimalist short that get out of your way
Designed For: Running, Mobility
Fabric: 86% Polyester / 14% Spandex
The Playbook’s Take: This is the minimalists dream. Great for crushing marathons, we love the lightweight design and breathable features, such as the perforated waistband and laser-cut ventilation, offer max comfort.