Gear review: RunFaster shorts

Lauren Shay 14.12.2020

Comfort. Stretch. Support. Three critical factors when it comes to women’s running shorts, and I reckon RunFaster has nailed them.

I’ve tried all sorts of running shorts over the years – loose, form-fitting, 2-in-1 – and found that most ride up, roll down, chafe, and irritate me to tears. But not RunFaster. These tights-style shorts are made of quality Supplex material that’s stretchy and comfortable with a supportive compression feel (there are also seawater and chlorine-resistant active swim material options). I don’t find them heavy or hot to wear, even when running in the height of south-east Queensland’s stifling summer. They’re breathable, moisture wicking, fast-drying and have a UV protection of 50+.

Key to RunFaster’s comfort is the double-layer waistband. There are two waistband options: mid waist (finishing just below the belly button) and high waist (finishing just above the belly button). Both waistbands smooth any lumps and bumps, giving a flattering look to all shapes and sizes. I’ve tried both options, and neither slip or roll down when I run, which has happened to me with other mid-to-high-waist, firm-fitting shorts. Nothing is more annoying than having to pull up and re-adjust your shorts mid-run!

The high-waist option offers extra support for women who feel they need it. It’s comfortable to wear during pregnancy, as it stretches and supports a growing bump, while women who want to get back into running post-pregnancy will appreciate the extra tummy support, too.

RunFaster shorts come in a variety of bright and fun prints, with side pockets to fit your phone, keys, cards or cash. Lengths include long (just above the knee), mid (mid-thigh) and short (a bit below the butt!). Sizes are S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL. RunFaster also has a range of tights (5/8, 7/8 and full length).

Best of all, these shorts last – you certainly get what you pay for here.


RRP From $60 AUD / $64 NZD