Athleta High-Rise Mesh Racer 3” Short

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  • High-rise, thick waistband 
  • 3” inseam 
  • Mesh panels for breathability 
  • Continuous drawcord 
  • Pocket!
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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • High-rise fit
  • Pockets!
  • Extremely breathable fabric
  • Sweat-wicking
  • Lightweight
  • Wide leg opening
  • Don’t ride up
What needs improvement ...
  • Limited sizing (no petite or plus)
  • Only 3 colors
  • Runs a bit large (size down if in between)

Product Summary

It seems high-waisted running shorts are magical unicorns that only appear every so often and usually, they’re not that great. We’re not sure why biker shorts get all of the high-rise love, and we wish there were more high-rise running shorts.

Finally, we found these Mesh Racer Shorts from Athleta, and we bought them in every color we could. (There are only three, unfortunately.) Still, our product testers are more than pleased with these Athleta shorts thanks to the wide leg opening, breathable fabric, mesh panels that allow extra air flow, comfortable cotton liner, and wide waistband.



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      The Athleta 3” Mesh Racer Shorts are some of the best high-waisted running shorts available, featuring a wide leg opening, thick waistband, a pocket, and quick-drying, snag-resistant fabric.