It’s a glorious summer morning. You grab your favorite sports bra, sneakers and headphones and rush out the door. You feel the wind on your face and remember how good it feels to break a sweat. Then your thighs decide to pick a fight with one another, and you’re forced to do a weird sort of crab-walk back home so that the chafing won’t get any worse than it already is.
Don’t let angry thigh chafing get in the way of your workout. You want something that’s comfortable, moisture-wicking and won’t show your cheeky underwear when you do goblet squats at the gym (the Nike One Mid-Rise Biker Shorts, $30, fit the bill).
But one size doesn’t always fit all. Whether you’re taller or curvier, shorter or more petite, the best no-chafe workout shorts for you are ones that won’t make you feel like you’re running in a corset or that rides up and fails to offer proper coverage (the Lululemon Track That 5-inch shorts, $68, are a favorite among curvier ladies). We won’t limit ourselves to just those picks—we’ve got 17 options that will prevent chafing, no matter how many miles you’re logging today.