I'm Spending the Entire Summer in These Incredibly Soft Bike Shorts With Built-In Pockets
I write about the best online shopping finds for a living, but the actual task of purchasing anything for myself is a source of massive anxiety. This proves to be especially true in the case of clothing, as I'm forced to speculate on sizing, material, and how something will look on me without ever seeing it in person. It's rare that I find an online clothing item I'd consider to be a perfect fit, but then I discovered these high-waisted bike shorts.
Bike shorts might be my favorite item of clothing ever, as they're versatile, comfy, and the perfect item to wear under summer dresses. I was keen on wearing a pair whenever the occasion warranted, but after trying on the Satina high-waisted bike shorts, I don't know that I'll ever want to take them off.
The material used by the brand—what Satina calls its "peachskin" fabric—really is "buttery soft." It's a polyester blend that's lightweight, non-irritating, highly stretchy, and unbelievably comfortable. Unlike similar bike shorts, I barely notice that these are on, and I'm more than willing to admit that I found these shorts to be so comfortable, that I wore them an entire 24-hours.
To buy: $18; amazon.com.
In case you're unfamiliar with the Satina brand, the retailer is perhaps best known for its line of leggings. More than 55,000 Amazon shoppers have left a five-star rating for these pants, and it was within the last month that it announced the launch of its new bike shorts, so I was eager to test them out.
Since I've never tried on the brand before, Satina provided me with samples of the shorts in both a medium and large. I would traditionally go for a medium in bike shorts, but after wearing both, I prefer the large. It gave me just a bit more room, particularly in the thigh area. The medium fit, but it was more of an athletic, snug fit than the looser, more cozy feel I was searching for.
One of the shorts' best features are the two long pockets that run along either side that allow me to carry my iPhone securely and hands-free. I wore the shorts (and occasionally hand my phone on my side) under a dress, while riding a stationary bicycle, and during a day of working from home and never found myself feeling uncomfortable. The high-waisted band only added to the whole experience, and was snug and secure, but didn't feel as if it was too tight.
Online shopping remains a personal headache, but the Satina bike shorts give me hope. In fact, I'm already prepared to grab a few more pairs.
Try them out for yourself by ordering a pair for just $18 from Amazon today.