Whether you’re hitting some deep squats, a 10k run, or a hot yoga session, it is universally agreed that gym shorts are king when it comes to lower body coverage. You want a pair of shorts which accommodate unrestricted movement, prevent chafing and enable optimised muscle activation, all whilst looking good. The best gym shorts can actually be quite difficult to find, with many either having a focus on aesthetic form or function, but never really both.
At Represent, we believe that functional features and a clean aesthetic come hand in hand; our gym shorts are fully loaded with technical fabrics, workout-enhancing features and of course the refined silhouettes you expect from Represent 247. This article will present the best gym shorts for men. It shall showcase the key features of each shorts style and present how they can help maximise your gym session, whatever the workout.
The Best Gym Shorts for Men
The Best All-Round Gym Shorts
The 247 Fused Shorts are the best all round gym shorts for men. Crafted from a recycled nylon and spandex blend, they are both sustainably produced and ultra durable to withstand any workout you can throw at them. The 4-way stretch fabric provides complete freedom of movement, which means whether you’re deadlifting, squatting, running or lunging, you’ll experience zero restriction with these shorts. They feature two sets of side pockets; one pair with zips for secure storage and the other without for convenient access. They are also quick drying and have an anti-bacterial finish with ensures a box-fresh feel with every single wear. To complete the shorts, they have a final touch of ‘Training Crew’ branding to the back of the leg in addition to a branded waistband.
The Best Gym Shorts for Performance
The gold standard for performance, and my personal favourite, the 247 Hybrid Shorts are the best gym shorts for working alongside your body to optimise performance. They feature a perforated shell for complete breathability as well as an inner compression layer to work in synchronicity with your leg muscle activation. Although they were created for running, these gym shorts are versatile across a wide range of movements, helping you to maximize power output for your squat, powerclean or sprint.
The Best Gym Shorts for Endurance Workouts
If power training isn’t your thing (perhaps you’re more keen for a distance run, row or a stint on the watt bike), then the 247 Aero Run Shorts are for you. With a lightweight construction, these gym shorts prioritise breathability for your gym session. With quick drying, 4-way stretch fabric, they are the layer that are so light you won’t feel it, providing complete freedom of movement. The anti-bacterial finish will also prevent the buildup of the odorous bacteria which comes along with perspiration. These gym shorts feature zip side pockets and also a hidden rear zip pocket for securing valuables.
The Best Functional Gym Shorts
Created for literally every purpose and scenario, the 247 Shorts are the best functional gym shorts. With a combat silhouette, cargo leg pockets and a water repellent construction, they are the best shorts to wear not only to, in and from the gym, but also out and about, on a hike or to the office. They feature an elasticated drawstring waist for a customisable fit as well as zip side pockets for secure storage.
This article has presented the four best gym shorts styles for men. If you’re looking for a gym top to go with your new shorts, then why not check out our article on the best gym tops for men. If you're looking for a full gym outfit, then be sure to also have a look at our full gymwear collection.