We set out on a simple mission to design the perfect training shorts for all the ways you condition - gym, field, court, weekend adventure and everything in between. The Contender Training Shorts were built with the functionality required for your varied training regimen – durability, complete range of motion, enhanced breathability and secure storage all come together into a pair of versatile shorts to help you get the most out of every workout.

Simply put, these are the perfect training shorts for athletes of all stripes and for all athletic pursuits. Push onward in any gym session or weekend adventure.


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Like all of our products, we started with a high-performance fabric: we substituted the thin, flimsy fabrics you find in standard issue shorts – which don’t effectively protect you from the elements – with an upgraded, durable, mid-weight fabric that's built to endure. The 4-way stretch fabric is moisture-wicking, quick-drying, breathable, cling-free (even during the sweatiest workouts), and has enough flex for complete range of motion in every direction. The fabric’s double-faced weave has a smooth, tough exterior for long-term durability and a soft, textured interior that feels great against the skin. The 3D texture on the interior also raises the fabric off your skin to allow more airflow and breathability during intense workouts.

Pockets are often overlooked when designing athletic shorts, but we created plenty of pockets with features that let you take all your essentials to any workout, confident they’ll remain secure, accessible, and bounce-free. For quick access storage, we added two side slash pockets with squared-out, flat bottoms to keep your phone and wallet standing upright for a polished, well-kept look. The corner of each side pocket is reinforced with a bar tack to prevent blowouts. The secure zip media pocket comfortably accommodates iPhone XS-sized phones. The media pocket’s placement keeps your phone high on your hip, locked down and out of the way to minimize bounce during runs and dynamic workouts. And the pocket points backwards to reduce bulk in the front so that it won't get in the way of accessing your side pocket. We also added a small, hidden internal stash pocket below the waistband to fit your credit cards and keys - ideal for when you need to grab a post-workout coffee or shake. All pockets are made with our durable flex mesh that stretches during dynamic workouts to reduce bounce and increase airflow to release heat.

Many brands consider seams an afterthought when creating a garment, and they cut corners to produce shorts faster and more cheaply. We’ve done the opposite by reinforcing our shorts with double-needle, chain-stitched seams engineered for torsion and strength, and adding bar tacks in key stress points for an extra layer of durability. The Free Motion mobility gusset under the shorts provides enhanced stretch for freedom of movement and a greater range of motion - perfect for lunges and yoga. The shorts are cut for an athletic fit with a versatile 8” inseam that hits above the knee - not too long, not too short – just right to look good on weekends. The curved, elastic waistband sits more naturally on the waist and stretches for the perfect customizable fit. We used custom metal-tipped interior drawstrings that are thread around the waist in a direction that provides a more natural pull.

  • Model is 5'11" ◦ 170 lbs ◦ size 32" waist ◦ wearing a medium
  • 95% polyester, 5% spandex
  • Fit guide


    All of our garments are easy care:

    • Machine wash cold and hang to dry - that's it (this fabric is quick-drying)
    • No ironing necessary, but if desired, use a steamer or dampen the fabric, set the iron to very low heat and place a towel between the iron and the shirt
    • Do not dry clean
    • Do not bleach
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    Josephine N.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Excellent shorts

    I wear these around the house, they are light and flexible and very comfortable.

    Howard M.
    United States United States

    Great fit

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    Ben M.
    United States United States
    Really great shorts

    These are my new favorite shorts! I would prefer a slightly longer inseam, but that hasn't hindered my enjoyment of them. They're great for doing activities in or working out in, but they're equally great for pulling on after work or in the morning and relaxing. Easy fit, comfortable waistband, plenty of stretch.

    Alpha D.
    United States United States
    Nice quality

    I love the feel of these shirts. They feel sturdy and tough and they look great even on my rather large thighs.mighg have to get a second pair

    Michael S.
    United States United States
    Amazing and highly recommended!

    Great slim fit but with stretch to allow for athletics. Look great.