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20 Athletic Short Shorts for Warm Weather Workouts

Under Armour Ripstop Short

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Super soft and stretchy, these comfy-cool neon shorts certainly won't get lost in your stack of workout gear. Stash keys or cash in the handy side pockets. ($35;

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MPG Hybrid Short

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A versatile bottom that can transition from pool to track with ease, this cute print is also reflective. Snag a pair for your early morning or summer night runs. ($42;

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Calia Printed Flutter Shorts

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Lightweight with a split-leg design, you'll feel completely unrestricted whether you stride or sprint. Plus, the super-lightweight wicking fabric provides a speedy-fast dry time for those extra-sweat sessions. ($40;

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K-Deer Bum-Bum

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You know that hot yoga class or paddleboarding lesson that you had zero clue what to wear to? The "Bum-Bum" shorts, which are surprisingly full-coverage (and stay that way) were made for those moments. Created from a gentle-compression nylon spandex blend, you can focus on your practice—not your clothes—while rocking these short shorts. ($46;

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Liquido Bad Ass Shorts

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These are a perfect alternative to pants for the summer months—and while doing any sport where you’ll sweat a lot. A super-sexy fit, these gorgeous little shorts sit below the navel, and they're made from a classic stretchy-soft fabric so they fit like a second skin. ($37;

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Lorna Jane Havana Mesh Shorts

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These relaxed-fit run shorts are ideal for training, running, and general fitness workouts. For bonus points, pair with a bright neon tank. ($66;

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Adidas By Stella McCartney Printed Shell Shorts

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Designed to provide extra coverage without adding weight, these mesh-lined gray floral shorts are perfect for jogging or fitness classes. The floral shell is lightweight and comfy (and water-resistant!). ($100;

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Lululemon Sea-Me Run Short

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Tricked out with a UPF of 50+ to help protect you from the sun and a special LYCRA made for chlorine and salt resistance, you've got every excuse to pack a pair for your summer beach vacay. ($58;

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Nike Modern Tempo Print Dri-FIT Shorts

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A modern rendition of a track-and-field classic, these pixel-print shorts are made from moisture-wicking Dri-FIT fabric to keep you cool. Built-in briefs and mesh insets provide comfort, style, and ventilation while a small back-zip pocket stores your keys, cash, or long-run nutrition. ($45;

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Adidas Originals Farm Menire Shorts

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The vivid plumage of Amazonian parrots inspired the feathery graphics on these cute, track-style shorts. Made in vivid color, these sporty tricot shorts come with curved hems and the classic Adidas stripes down the sides. ($40;

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Athleta Palms Stellar Short

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With a slouchy, Venice Beach-like vibe, this pull-on Featherweight Stretch short is a perfect fit for the gym and doubles as streetwear. ($49;

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Sweaty Betty Gait Run Shorts

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For all the germaphobes out there, the inner-part of these on-trend, minty-fresh shorts has anti-bacterial properties. If that doesn't sell you, maybe the ultralight weightless feel will. ($85;

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Fabletics Salar Short

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Made with moisture-wicking material and a chafe-resistant design, you'll want to add this pop of pink to your yoga wardrobe ASAP. ($40;

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MPG Liquid Bike Short

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Hit the summer streets with confidence in this high-tech warp jersey cycling short with sleek side mesh ventilation inserts. We won't blame you if you end up sporting your pair under a sundress too. ($68;

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Brooks Running Pure Project Shorts

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Made from four-way stretch woven fabric with adaptive side panels in waistband, these shorts will move with you however hard you run, and the stretch-mesh liner adds an extra layer of comfort. Plus, a drop-in media pocket at the back makes for hands-free running. ($75;

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C9 Champion Woven Run Short

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At about $20 a pop (depending on which color you choose), we won't blame you for stocking up on a few of these cute basic running shorts. ($17;

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New Balance Accelerate Printed Short

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Light as a feather, the Accelerate Graphic Short combines minimalist construction with maximum impact. Each pair has reflective detailing on the sides, so you'll be easily spotted when running at night. ($34;

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Reebok CrossFit Speed Short

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When you want to rock your WOD, you'll want to wear these shorts. They're packed with mobility-focused features like side slits, stretch fabric, and BareMOVE mesh. Plus, they help with endurance by keeping sweat and odor at bay. ($60;

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Nike Pro Fade Compression Shorts

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Experience peak training performance in printed compression shorts that definitely stand out from the rest of the crowd. The tight fit hugs your body for easy layering, while an elastic waistband keeps everything smooth and secure. ($40;

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Fabletics Suva Run Short

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Though your outdoor run might be no more exotic than your local park or neighborhood streets, you can feel like you're in Morocco or Greece with this cool mosaic print. ($40;

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