Today I am sharing a product that I have been running in for a while now- the Saucony Bullet Tight Shorts!
I bought these shorts last summer and loved them so much, I bought a second pair shortly thereafter. You might have noticed that here at the Right Fits, I’m usually more of a “loose” style shorts girl (i.e. like the Patagonia Strider Pro, the Oiselle Roga or the Sweaty Betty Gait Shorts) but there’s something about a pair of ‘spandex’ shorts that makes me feel fast. Therefore, I like to wear these shorts for races as I feel like they give me an edge! It’s all mental, but these are my “fast” shorts. However, they could definitely be my long distance shorts too, as they don’t chafe and they don’t ride up that much (just a little)
I wore them recently for the Brian Kraft Memorial 5k:
I am a bit self-conscious of my thighs/butt, but these shorts are generally flattering (as flattering as spandex can be!) What I really like about them is that they have several pockets, which is rare for a pair of booty-tight shorts! (Don’t expect them to hide what you put in your pockets though- it’s all out there!) There is a zippered pocket in the back and two additional pockets on the sides. I wore these shorts this past Wednesday for a morning run with some friends for National Running Day. On that run, I was able to fit my iPhone 5 into the back pocket!
National Running Day! (not pictured…Saucony Bullet Shorts)
(If only I would have brought my selfie stick too, these pictures might have been a little bit better!)
You can buy the Saucony Bullet Tight Shorts on Road Runner Sports for $38 or on the Saucony site for $48…
For reference, I purchased these in a size small, though I probably could have gone with a medium.
From Saucony’s site:
- Cool, smooth Powerluxe fabric with superior fit & performance makes this tight short your favorite
- Wide, flattering waistband sits smooth and doesn’t chafe
- Continuous internal drawcord stays flat and won’t get lost in the wash
- Zippered back storage pocket and side cargo pockets stow everything you need to go the distance
- Scalloped reflective trim on side pockets and center back keeps you visible in style
- Inseam: 4”
- Rise: Medium
- Number of Pockets: 3
What is your running short of choice? Tight spandex or a looser style? Do you have a special pair of shorts that is your “fast” pair?
I love wearing a spandex capri but for some reason spandex shorts feels too exposed when I’m in public. I do have some that I wear when I’m running on my home treadmill or doing yoga at home. I love those Saucony shorts though!
FYI- Saucony is on is on Zulily today AND the Oiselle Factory Store is open this weekend. I forwarded the email I got from Oiselle to your UMN email address… Happy shopping! 🙂
Hi Katie- I received your email! Thanks! And also thanks for the heads up on Zulily, I will be taking a look 🙂
I’m not always comfortable in spandex shorts either…post-race, I was quick to put on pants over these!
I love these shorts! I have four pairs and I wear them for all long distance runs and some short! What’s not to love about being able to carry all of the Clif Shots I could ever need, plus my phone, keys, and credit card (in case I get lost and have to call a cab home ). I haven’t purchased the capris or tights from this line yet, but they’re on my wish list!
Good luck at Grandma’s!
Happy to hear you have had such good luck with these Colleen- they definitely have room for all your goodies on a run 🙂
Thanks for the well wishes at Grandma’s!
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