Awkward sweat patches, wardrobe malfunctions and constant de-wedging. Despite these workout hazards, chaffing has got to be the worst right? As the weather heats up, you might want to trade in your running tights for shorts – without any chaffing business!
Doesn’t matter if you are running or walking, it’s inevitable that friction will take place and a little chaffing is normal. However, it doesn’t beat the discomfort during and post workout. Don’t let chaffing get in the way of you smashing your workout, not all running shorts chaff, here’s 5 buys that your thighs will love.
If you like loose shorts
With so many different styles of shorts to choose from, it can be a minefield finding a pair that suits you. That said, if you are looking for total comfort then you are bound to love H&M’s sports shorts, part of it’s CONSCIOUS collection. Made from recycled polyester, these shorts feature fast-drying mesh and an elasticated drawstring that’ll keep them in place throughout your workout.
H&M – £8.99
If you like long shorts
Whether you are a fan or not, it’s clear to see that cycling shorts are here to stay. Am I brunching or about to ride tour de France? Who knows. Made from a nylon and elastane blend, these shorts from Saski Collection, stay in place so you won’t have to worry about shorts constantly riding up or chaffing as you run.
Saski Collection – £36.00
If you like double layers
Long shorts aren’t your thang, but still want to be protected from chaffing? Under Armour’s Play Up 2-in-1 shorts are created with a lightweight knit construction that delivers superior comfort & breathability. The sweat wicking material inside the compression shorts dries sweat fast, decreasing the chance of moisture left on the skin.
Under Armour – £30.00
If you like short shorts
Running in short shorts might seem like a chaffing nightmare, but smaller shorts actually prevent chaffing. Super lightweight, these Nike animal print shorts will make your workout comfortable whilst getting in touch with your wild side.
Nike – £34.95
If you like pocket shorts
Whether it’s keys, energy gels, lip balm or plasters, every runner has their essentials. Adidas understands how important it is to be comfortable on the move, that’s why their ID Stadium shorts are made of soft heathered fabric that overlaps to create slits and enhance breathability. Teamed with a zip pocket to secure your running essentials, these shorts make a perfect fit.
Adidas – £12.47
Don’t let chaffing get in the way of you smashing your workout. If shorts aren’t for you then check out the best leggings that I swear by.