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Running Bottoms

The best running bottoms, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on February 3, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Patagonia Baggies Shorts 5" Active Short
$33 - $65
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Strider Pro Short Active Short
$59 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Endless Ride Liner Shorts Active Short
$47
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Abisko Trekking Tights Performance Pant/Tight
$131 - $175
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts Active Short
$59 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Shorts Active Short
$80 - $159
Patagonia Endless Run Tights Performance Pant/Tight
$59 - $99
Patagonia Peak Mission Tights Performance Pant/Tight
$89 - $119
Arc'teryx Motus AR Bottom Performance Pant/Tight
$79
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Opedix KNEE-Tec 2.0 Full Length Tights Performance Pant/Tight
$195 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ronhill Trackster Classic Performance Pant/Tight
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Class V Trunk Active Short
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Opedix S1 Tights Performance Pant/Tight
$190 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Momentum II Tight Performance Pant/Tight
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Running Kilts Running Kilt Running Skirt
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Ridge Merino Crowley Tights Performance Pant/Tight
$120 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Ultra Shorts Active Short
$55 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Blyss Running Trail Skirt Running Skirt
$79 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Arctic Lynx Maternity Activewear Midweight Leggings Performance Pant/Tight
$89 MSRP
Pearl Izumi Pursuit 7" Shorts Active Short
$55 MSRP
MyPakage Pro Series 2-in-1 Performance Pant/Tight / Boxer/Brief/Bikini
$90 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hind Race Day Short Active Short
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
prAna Luna Maternity Capri Performance Pant/Tight
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Slim Kickins Shorts Active Short
$45 MSRP
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Eat My Dust Skirt Running Skirt
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
REI Winter Momentum Pants Performance Pant/Tight
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Whidbey II Water Short Active Short
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Nine Trails Skirt Running Skirt
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Recent Running Bottom Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Baggies Shorts 5"

This prouduct is amazing, very durable, and super cute. I wear these for everything, swim trunks, running, biking, everyday wear, and on long canoe trips.  Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Arctic Lynx Maternity Activewear Midweight Leggings

These leggings are stylish, but more importantly are comfortable and functional during physical activity while pregnant. They are able to grow with you as you grow, without being too tight on the belly region. This product is best for comfort, functionality, and temperature regulation during physical activity both indoors and in moderate outdoor temperatures when worn as a single layer. I would recommend them to any active mother during pregnancy, especially runners, skiers, snowshoers, hikers,… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Ronhill Trackster Classic

The iconic product, which still works, after all these years. Super-light, stretchy, tough, comfy, versatile, and easy to care for. Extensively copied, but still relevant. Ron Hill was an English long-distance runner, in an era when all athletes wore cotton. Best known, to US readers, as the first British winner of the Boston Marathon (1970), he pioneered carbo loading, redesigned shoes and clothing, and used his academic background as a Textile Chemist to shift the entire paradigm of sportswear,… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Shorts

Patagonia's Dirt Craft Bike Shorts are a lightweight, breathable mountain bike short for everyday riding on the singletrack. Made with a nylon/spandex outer short for full range of movement and a removable inner padded liner, they're soft, stretchy, don't chafe, and are super comfortable whether climbing or descending. I've worn my Dirt Craft Bike Shorts for two seasons of riding—cross-county, enduro, and lift-assisted—and have found them incredibly comfortable for long days of riding and reasonably… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Blyss Running Trail Skirt

The Trail Skirt from Blyss Running is a comfortable running skirt that provides both plenty of coverage and room to move on the trails. This skirt makes me happy for two major reasons—no chafing and ample pockets. Made in the USA, primarily out of recycled fabric, the Trail Skirt can easily fit my iPhone in either of the two thigh pockets or in the zippered back waist pocket (though I use that for an EpiPen). This capacity means I can go out for shorter summer runs carrying both a phone and an… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Ridge Merino Crowley Tights

Ridge Merino's Crowley Tights are a highly compressive, warm, and durable running tight for women. Made from a nylon-spandex-merino wool blend, they offer the best of synthetics (stretch and durability) with merino wool (comfort and odor control) for cold-weather active pursuits. I've been wearing the Crowley Tights for running during Maine winters and find them most comfortable in temps below freezing. These tights are...tight, so if you're not looking for a lot of compression consider sizing up. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts

The Patagonia women's Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts pack a host of straightforward, well thought out features into a simple pair of shorts. The material and seams stretch together, offering an unrestricted range of motion, and the lightweight fabric wicks moisture, repels water, and dries rapidly. They were hands down my favorite shorts to ride in this past season. Testing Conditions: I tested the Patagonia women’s Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts as a member of the Trailspace Review Corps. I wore the shorts… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Endless Ride Liner Shorts

The Patagonia Women’s Endless Ride Liner Shorts are a straightforward padded liner designed specifically for mountain biking. My personal litmus test when it comes to outdoor gear is whether or not I notice it when I’m out on the trail. I want my gear to fade into the background so I can focus on riding. This liner passes with flying colors. It stays in place, provides unrestricted movement, and vents moisture—keeping me comfortable while my body gets worked (...scraped, bruised) and enjoys… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Opedix KNEE-Tec 2.0 Full Length Tights

I've been using Opedix products for three months now and find they provide great stability, support, and pain reduction over the day. They are also very comfortable and the low waistband means I can easily wear them under pants and shorts. I have suffered with sacroiliac joint and hip problems for 15 years. I've tried many sacroiliac and hip belts/supports, most of which were uncomfortable, unhelpful and/or painful. Opedix is the product I have been looking for. I use Opedix Core-Tec Shorts. Cheers,… Full review