Humble Opinions: 9 Pairs Of Bike Shorts That Won’t Have Ya Mooning The Entire Gym On Squat Day

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As the weather continues to give us some of that good finger-lickin’ sunshine we’ve all been lapping up in droves, it’s time to stock up on your bike short collection and serve the world some Princess Diana realness.

Not only are they comfy enough to lounge around in during the heat, but they’ll often suit any and every style of workout. Whether that be for your low-intensity hot girl walk or your 5am HIIT class, bike shorts are the summer-proof solution to all your sweaty problems.

If recent fashion trends are anything to go by, you can even style them à la Hailey Bieber and pair them with oversized jumpers, graphic tees, light button-down shirts and gold jewellery to form an effortless model-off-duty outfit.

So, to locate the best pair that’ll give us that all-around workout to casual brunch wearability, we asked our mates, in their humble opinion, their faves that are worth investing in.

Victoria Stag Core Bike Shorts

Victoria Stag Core Bike Shorts, $74

“I absolutely adore the bike shorts!! I am a short girlie and I usually find that despite my height, bike shorts tend to either ride up my coochie (sorry TMI lol) or not hug my waist properly while working out but these were the perfect size. The length of the leg of the short was also really perfect because when bike shorts are too short, I tend to get a lil self conscious at the gym. The material is super sweat proof and high quality too which just adds to the overall comfy experience!” — Bianca

DK Active Turbulence Bike Pant

DK Active Turbulence Bike Pant, $79.95

“I’ve been wearing these shorts to boxing over the last week, and they’ve quickly become the pair I reach for. They’re comfy, feel secure and don’t ride up or fall down while I work out. It’s also got a number of different pockets, so when I head for my post-gym coffee, I can carry my keys, wallet and phone easily. I also really like the design of the shorts, the little pop of colour adds a little life to my typically all black ’fits.” — Bree

Active Truth Essential Bike Short

Active Truth Essential Bike Short, $89.99

“I wasn’t a bike short wearer for so many years because I’d never found a pair that didn’t give me a whopping camel toe or ride up my thighs every five minutes, but after veering from my comfort zone and trying a few different pairs this year, these Active Truth ones trump any of the others I’ve tried. From being just the right length, so that they don’t ride up into my crotch or give me chafe to being tight enough to cinch me in at all angles but comfy enough that I literally fell asleep in them the other night — they’re perfect. ” — Tiff

Nimble Laser Hem Bike Short

Nimble Laser Hem Bike Short, $79

“I’m bloody obsessed with this pair of bike shorts from Nimble Active. They’re the perfect length, have a raw cut hem around the legs for a more flattering fit, and they have a nice thick waistband that pulls me in in all the right places. They’re made from a buttery soft fabric and have a large pocket hidden in the waistline at the back, which fits my iPhone 11 Pro, with keys and masks in it! I’m also super impressed with the price point, only $79!” — Bee

Nike Epic Luxe Trail Running Shorts

Nike Epic Luxe Trail Running Shorts, $52.50

“I love these from Nike! Firstly they say ‘Nike Trail’ on them, which makes me feel very outdoorsy (which I am not). Secondly, I have quite long legs, and these are a good length – not too booty-short but also not so long that they cut my legs off at a weird spot. They also have a phone pocket (handy!) and non-slip around the legs so they won’t ride up! I also saw a girl hook her top around the belt thing when I was on a walk the other day and thought that was pretty nifty too. If you’re hot and want to take off a layer and just have a crop top, then there’s somewhere to store your discarded tee!” — Josie

Cotton On Highwaisted Mid-Length Bike Short

Cotton On Highwaisted Mid Length Bike Short, $24.99

“As a thrifty binch who loves a high waist moment, I adore the Cotton On mid-length bike shorts. The only downside is they only have a little waistband pocket for keys and a mask, so it’s either carry your phone or leave it at home – which I tend to do now I’ve got my watch anyway. I originally bought these to wear under smock dresses to avoid chub rub in summer, but now I love to pair them with a big T-shirt for lazing around on hot days, too hehe.” — Courtney 

2XU Compression Shorts

2XU Compression Shorts, $89.99

“I found these 2XU shorts when I started running again, and I absolutely love them for high-intensity workouts. The compression element pulls everything in and helps to support me while I move. They are also very flattering on!” — Dana

JRSY Short Shorts Navy

JRSY Short Shorts Navy, $29, usually $69

“I love the Nimble shorts too! (Mentioned above). My friend Brooke (you might recognise from Survivor lol) started this label JRSY, and I bought the set to support, but honestly, their shorts are sooo comfy and flattering — I rotate between this and my Nimble pair. They don’t fall down on runs which I’m pretty fussy about, so huge props there. JRSY is also v size-inclusive — they suit every shape, AND their stuff’s all made from sustainable fabrics.” — Mina

Nagnata Balati Biker Shorts

Nagnata Balati Biker Shorts, $210

“They are made of mostly merino wool which makes them super soft and very comfortable. You would think because they are made from merino, they would be warm when exercising, but the material is actually super breathable. The only thing I would say as a note of warning is that these shorts won’t pull/suck you in the same way other latex materials will. Which is probably why they are so comfy!” — Dana

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