Fabletics The Fundamental Short

fabletics fundamental short

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  • Ultra-lightweight short 
  • Mesh no-bunch waistband 
  • Get the best price as part of a membership program 
  • 45-day return policy
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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • 45-day trial period: If it isn’t the best activewear you’ve ever worn, get a refund
  • Available in 2 inseams 7” and 9”
  • Numerous color options available depending on style of short
  • Available in both lined and unlined
  • Machine wash and tumble dry low
What needs improvement ...
  • Best prices available as part of VIP membership program
  • Users found shorts did not run true to size
  • Reviewers found waistband uncomfortable and rolled down

Product Summary

The Fabletics Fundamental short is an ultra-lightweight short available in two inseams: 7 and 9 inches and as both lined and unlined. Fabletics aims to make affordable, fashionable, and high-performance activewear for everyone and every body.

Fabletics’ best prices are available through their VIP membership program. In this program, you pay a monthly fee. In return, you get a credit to receive an outfit or item of clothing. As a member you also get free shipping on orders over $49.95 and discounts on all items from 20-50% off. You can skip months and cancel at any time.

The Fundamental short is ultra-lightweight design with stretch fabric that maintains its shape. The Fundamental has a no-bunch waistband, two hand pockets and one liner pocket. The fabric is also anti-stink and sweat-wicking.

Customer reviewers were mixed on the Fundamental short. Positive reviews shared that the short is comfortable and durable. They have held up during multiple washes. Others shared that these shorts are their go-to running short.

Negative reviews noted that the fit was not true to size. Some people found the fit to be too small and others found them too big. They also thought the material was too thin and bunched around the crotch. Reviewers also found that the waistband was uncomfortable and it rolled down for people purchasing larger sizes.





23 color options depending on style of short


Lined and unlined Available


7” and 9”


90% polyester and 10% spandex


Yes: 2 hand pockets and 1 liner pocket


Machine was and tumble dry low

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      The Fabletics Fundamental short is an expensive short, unless you join the VIP membership program. If you don’t plan on joining the VIP membership program, there are higher quality shorts available at this price point.