Active Gear Scout: Best Bottoms for Runners
Juggler Knickers by 110%
Price: $150 1 of 10
No matter what kind of endurance athlete you are, these are a must-have. The combination of compression and an ice bath in a single item allows your legs to recover faster after long runs or workouts. There are strategically placed ice packs along the legs to target the hips, glutes, lumbar, ITBand, quadriceps, hamstrings and knees. Two great features: the reusable ice inserts and the fact that you can wear these on a run and then place the ice packs in the pockets to recover right away.
Geo Short by Mizuno
Price: $47.99 2 of 10
This longer length sits right above the knee, which is perfect for the male runner who prefers to show a little less leg. They are light, comfortable and affordable. These non-constricting shorts allow your legs to move in any range with ease. There's a side zipper pocket to store a few items you may need while on your run. Comes in two color variations.
Mustang Short by Mizuno
Price: $39.99 3 of 10
Not too long or baggy, but not too short. These shorts are the perfect balance for the guy on the go. The side zipper is perfect for you to store your phone, keys, cash, bar or anything else you may want to take with you. There's also an inner key pocket. Besides the great functionality and comfort of these shorts, they are also stylish, thanks to the subtle reflective accents that keep you visible.
Performance Run BIOwrap Tight by Zoot Sports
Price: $75 4 of 10
Contrary to the entry form, all races start today. The Men's Performance Run BIOwrap Tights will help you get to the start line feeling fresh and fast. The Graduated fit promotes increased circulation throughout your legs and the Teksheen BIOwrap technology provides muscle support and reduces damage caused by muscle vibration. Also available for women.
Wunder Under Pant by lululemon
Price: $72 to $98 5 of 10
With its bright colors, wide waistband and no-fuss tights, this pant is perfect to wear on a brisk morning run, in an intense bootcamp or relaxing yoga class. Legs look elongated and seems are cut for easy mobility. There is a small front pocket for a key or ID, but nothing to hold your phone or mp3 player. What's wunderful about this pant is the large waistband because it keeps you covered and keeps your pants up. Plus you avoid the muffin-top look.
Gym Girl Ultra by Skirt Sport
Price: $65 6 of 10
Whether you want to wear this for a run, hike or group fitness class, look chic all day long in this stylish and functional skirt. This season's colors and patterns are bright and bold, which makes this skirt unique from other brands. The shorts underneath give you enough protection so you feel comfortable doing all sorts of activities. The best feature is the Sonic Music Port. This little pocket is strategically placed to keep your iPod and headphones still.
Night Run Capri by Oakley
Price: $72 7 of 10
Stand out from the other runners when you hit the streets in these capris. The reflective detail catches light making you easy to see at night. The wide and flat waistband gives you that superb look, making you feel confident with every stride. These capris have an anti-bacterial action, which keeps odors to a minimum, and has UV+ protection, perfect for your spring/summer runs. The only bummer about these capris, there isn't a storage pocket for your necessities.
Everysport? II Short by ASICS
Price: $36 8 of 10
This amazing all-around short has the whole shebang in one pretty little package. First and foremost, let your personality shine with the various color combo selection. The rear pocket fits everything that you need to take on your run (ID, keys, phone/mp3) and the cut is very flattering on. Definitely shows off your runner-toned legs. You'll be amazed how light and comfortable these running shorts are once you slip them on.
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