'Fantastic bang for your buck': These $25 bike shorts are an affordable take on the hottest trend of the season

Kate Mendonca
·Shopping Editor
·3 min read

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STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - AUGUST 30: Filippa Haegg wearing cycle pants during Stockholm Runway SS19 on August 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
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Now that summer is just around the corner, you may be thinking about ways to stay cool when you get your sweat on.

Full length leggings are great, but sometimes you just need a little more room to move, which is where bike shorts come in. They offer all the same comfort and breathability as leggings do, just with that extra bit of freedom that comes along with a shorter length.

One bestselling pair of Amazon bike shorts has been making waves online, jumping up 252 per cent in sales this week on Amazon’s Movers and Shakers list. Curious to learn what makes the Baleaf Women's Yoga Workout Shorts so special?

Baleaf Women’s Yoga Workout Shorts

Baleaf Women's Yoga Workout Shorts. Images via Amazon.
Baleaf Women's Yoga Workout Shorts. Images via Amazon.

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Why are they so popular?

Featuring a high waist and a flattering 8” or 5” inseam, these bike shorts are made from a moisture-wicking breathable fabric that molds and contours to your body. A thick woven material ensures that the shorts pass the squat test, preventing any potentially embarrassing situations in public.

Two large side pockets have plenty of space to store your essentials like a cell phone or keys, and a hidden pocket in the waistband keeps your valuables securely in place for easy access.

Available in sizes XS to XXXL, the shorts also come in a range of colours in varying neutral shades, so you’ll be sure to get maximum wear out of them this season.

Starting at just $25, they’re an affordable way to test out the hottest shorts trend of the season, or simply to add to your growing collection.

What shoppers are saying

Earning a 4.4 star rating on more than 5,000 reviews, it’s clear that shoppers are loving these affordable bike shorts.

“Fantastic bang for your buck,” said one reviewer. “I am living in them. I wanted a long enough short to cover my loose skin after losing a hundred pounds. They are very comfortable and hold everything where it should be.”

“I like them so much I've bought two pairs,” added another. “They are comfortable, don't ride up, are breathable and have big enough pockets to fit my cell phone, tissues, lip balm and car keys while I'm running.”

Baleaf Women's Yoga Workout Shorts. Image via Amazon.
Baleaf Women's Yoga Workout Shorts. Image via Amazon.

With a high spandex content and a snug fit, some reviewers have cautioned that these shorts do fit on the smaller end, so if you prefer a looser fit over a more compressive style, then you may want to size up on your purchase.

“I normally wear a medium and I always size up to a large when spandex is involved and these fit great,” reads one review. “Material is thick enough so that you can’t see through them. There are two pockets on each side of your thighs and an inside pocket on the left front side of your body near your waist line.”

The verdict

Thanks to a versatile design that works just as well for active days as they do for lounging, these bike shorts have gotten a stamp of approval from fans online. So much so that many sizes and colours are currently sold out.

If you’re looking for an affordable pair of shorts that provides a compressive fit that moves with you, then you’ll want to give these $25 shorts a try.

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.