Among the many athletic brands available today, REI offers some of the most versatile running shorts for both men and women – and at reasonable prices too!
Running gear is important because these clothing are specifically designed to move with your body and help enhance movement in an area where most clothes are more likely to chafe.
These technical fabrics also protect you from harsh sun rays and also hold up a lot longer than regular clothing in between washes.
Read on for 10 of our favorite Rei running shorts.
1. REI Co-op Active Pursuits 4.5″ Shorts – Women’s
Rei Co-op’s Active Pursuits are a pair of well-built mid-rise running shorts with a built-in liner and a flat and wide waistband that ensures comfort all day.
The four-way stretch recycled polyester and 4.5-inch length gives enough coverage while allowing for a wide range of motion for active runners.
These stylish pair of quick-drying running shorts come in five different color options: Beachstone Grey, Asparagus Green, Classic Black, Blue Nights, and Fjord Green.
The Active Pursuits 4.5 Inch shorts are also available in plus sizes for women.
2. REI Co-op Active Pursuits 7″ Shorts – Women’s
This 7-inch variation shares near-identical features with its 4.5-inch counterpart, the only difference being its elastic double waistband.
The Active Pursuits 7-inch running shorts are built perfectly for runners who prefer more coverage during their running sessions.
This 7-inch variation of quick-drying running shorts comes in four different color options: Asphalt Heather, Asparagus Green, Nomad Brown/Black, and Pure Stone.
The Active Pursuits 7 Inch shorts are also available in plus sizes for women.
3. REI Co-op Active Pursuits Shorts – Men’s 7″ Inseam
You’re sure to experience extreme comfort during your workouts with the ultralight REI Co-op 7-inch Active Pursuits Men’s Running Shorts.
These breathable four-way stretch running shorts are made from recycled polyester and spandex fabric blend that allows moisture to be wicked away easily and dries just as fast as well.
Other features include a wide comfy waistband that stays put during long training sessions, a zippered pocket for cash and keys, an Ultraviolet Protection Factor of fifty, and a flat seam construction that prevents chafing.
The Men’s Active Pursuits Shorts are available in four different colors: Black, Asparagus Green, Blue Nights, and Olive Green.
4. REI Co-op Active Pursuits Shorts – Men’s 9″ Inseam
The 9 Inch Inseam REI Co-op Men’s Active Pursuits Shorts are a perfect fit for switchbacks and long miles on the treadmill.
Much like its 7-inch variant, these quick-drying men’s running shorts include the same features and is equally functional.
The only difference between the two variants is that the men’s 9-inch inseam has hand pockets that include a hidden zippered rear pocket for keys and cash
The Men’s Active Pursuits 9 inch Inseam Shorts are available in three different colors: Asphalt, Blue Nights, and Olive Green.
5. REI Co-op On The Trail Print Run Shorts – Men’s
The men’s REI Co-op On The Trail Print Run Shorts are a breathable pair of moisture-wicking and supportive running shorts built to allow runners high-speed mobility without sacrificing comfort.
It’s built-in liner wicks moisture faster which allows for speedier drying during your most intense workouts. Flat seams are also sewn into the garment to avoid chafing.
The Dual-entry lumbar pocket feature is perfect for quick storage. Its zippered side pocket also secures small essentials such as your keys and cash.
Apart from that, the reflective hits aid you in staying visible in low-light situations.
The men’s REI Co-op On The Trail Print Run Shorts are available in three different colors: Rocky Camo Army Cot Green, Skyline Castle Rock, and Skyline Forest Fire.
6. REI Co-op On The Trail Print Run Shorts – Women’s
The women’s REI Co-op On the Trail Print Run Short is a cool, breathable pair of quick-drying running shorts made from recycled 4-way stretch polyester fabric.
These women’s running shorts are built for comfort, long runs, and speed, making it perfect for active women looking to tune up their workouts.
These running shorts come with a special dual-entry lumbar pocket that’s perfect for quickly stowing away small snacks and gloves. The zippered side pocket feature also ensures the security of smaller training essentials.
The REI Co-op On the Trail Print Run Shorts are currently only available in one color – Skyline Castlerock.
7. REI Co-op On The Trail Run Short Tights – Men’s
Slice through the air with the men’s REI Co-op On the Trail run short tights.
These aerodynamic and breathable running shorts are made to keep you cool and comfortable even when the sun is beating down on you during your run.
The feature men love most about these running shorts are the snug key sized stretch compression drop-in thigh pockets that prevent items from jingling around during your workout.
The Men’s REI Co-op On The Trail Run Short Tights are currently only available in one color; Black.
8. REI Co-op On The Trail Run Shorts – Men’s
Surpass your limit with the stretchy support and breathable, wicking comfort of the men’s REI Co-Op On the Trail Run Shorts.
Like the men’s Trail Print Run Shorts, the dual-entry lumbar pocket is made perfectly for quickly storing away small items and trail essentials.
The material is sewn with flat seams that guarantee non-chafing comfort, as well as reflective hits that help you stay visible during night runs.
These quick-drying running shorts are available in two colors; Black, and Blue Nights.
9. REI Co-op On The Trail Run Shorts – Women’s
All runners want to be able to focus more on their run rather than the uncomfortable clothes they wear that ride up every other block.
The women’s REI Co-op On The Trail run shorts are exactly what women need in a pair of quick-drying running shorts. They’re cool, breathable, and feels so light that it feels like you’re wearing nothing.
These running shorts also feature a dual-entry lumbar pocket that’s perfect for small items and trail essentials, perfect for storing keys, wallets and small on the go snacks.
The women’s REI Co-op On The Trail Run Shorts come in two color variants; Blue Nights, and Copper Spice.
10. REI Co-op Active Pursuits 4.5″ Shorts – Women’s Plus Sizes
These plus size variant of the 4.5-inch Active Pursuits shorts also offer a four-way stretch and built-in liner that helps you stay cool and comfortable during your runs or hikes.
This plus size variant comes with the same functions and features as the regular size fit and is available in a variation of three colors; Alloy Grey/Beachstone Grey, Black, Blue Nights, and Fjord Green.