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The Best Sweat Shorts Offer All-Day Comfort

From classic heather grey sweat shorts to low-hanging, luxe designer options.

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Sweatpants were originally intended for athletic pursuits. Today, those pursuits are mostly achieved from the couch, in search of which channel has the game on — sweatpants are simply the go-to pair of bottoms for many. They’re perfect for chillin’ at home, working from home or heading out to meet friends.

Why Wear Sweat Shorts

If you want the comfort of your beloved sweatpants without emphasizing the sweat part, especially now that the weather’s heating up, sweat shorts are the logical choice. The basis for a good pair of sweat shorts is a comfortable and durable jersey or terry-cloth fabric. It’s stretchy, has a comfortable drape and is the perfect lounge-friendly material. Whether it’s a pair of no-nonsense heather grey joints or an over-the-top pair with luxury materials, there are a ton to choose from.

What to Look Out for

Your sweat shorts need two things: thickness and structure. If they're too thin, they'll look like boxers. If they have no structure, they'll sag like a diaper. Don't get me wrong, though, an oversized pair can be both big and well-built. There are a few of those on this list, but your best bet is a well-fitting pair with an appropriate weight.

The Best Sweat Shorts

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Best Overall Sweat Shorts
Todd Snyder 7-Inch Mid-weight Warm Up Short
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Best Upgrade Sweat Shorts
Les Tien Raw Hem Drawstring Shorts
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Best Affordable Sweat Shorts
Abercrombie & Fitch Relaxed Essential Shorts
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Everlane The Track Short
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Colorful Standard Classic Organic Sweatshorts
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Buck Mason Interloop Shorts
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Outerknown Hightide Sweatshorts
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O.E. Terry Sweat shorts
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OAS Terry Shorts
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Los Angeles Apparel 14oz. Heavy Fleece Mid-Length Short
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Italic Midweight Sweatshorts
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Madewell 7-Inch Cotton-Hemp Terry Sweat Shorts
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Jungmaven Lounge Short
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Yellow Label The Shorts
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Explore the following guides to find more of our top short recommendations.

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