10 Best Salomon Shorts for Running Reviewed
Salomon creates a fantastic range of shoes, clothing and accessories and for runners, including a great running shorts. Here, we look at ten of the best pairs of Salomon running shorts, from compression shorts to more standard offerings. As you’d expect with such a high-quality brand, these offer some great touches and technology, and will keep your runs enjoyable and productive. Read on and find the best Salomon offerings for your legs!
Salomon S-Lab Sense
The waist construction on these is really lightweight which provides a nimble fit along with a secure feel. The shorts ensure chafe-free runs, including the inner brief, which gives decent support and maximises comfort. They offer very good freedom with an excellent range of motion. Overall, they are very comfortable and have a nice feel on the skin. If you want something loose and well-fitting, these are a really good choice.
These have two pockets and reflective details. The pockets are nice and roomy for carrying plenty of stuff. There seem to be no durability options.
These are pricey, which might not appeal to some people.
- Very comfortable
- Excellent moisture-wicking technology
- Good range of motion
- Good fit
- Offer great freedom
- Big pockets
- These are expensive.
Salomon Start Shorts
These are high quality, as you can expect from every entry on this list, and there isn't any durability issues.
All of the shorts on this list are pretty pricey because of their brand, but these are decently priced compared to some of the others.
- Lots of freedom
- Rear pocket
- Loose, relaxed fit
- Very breathable
- Really comfortable
- A little pricey given their simplicity
Salomon Exo Wings Twinskin
These are the highest rated support shorts on this list, and they do the job very well. The hips and thighs get good compression , and the support is fantastic, keeping your muscles feeling fresh and ready. These reduce soreness and cramping post run. The layer between the outer and inner shell prevents chafing, and the moisture-wicking technology keeps you cool and dry.
As you can see from the above, the quality here is fantastic, and there seems to be no durability issues, so these should last you a long time.
These are very pricey, but given their technology and design, they are worth it. They’re not a casual buy, but if you want something top-quality, they’re absolutely worth the investment.
- Great combination of freedom and support
- Provide plenty of excellent compression
- Reduce soreness and cramping
- Good moisture-wicking technology
Salomon Trail Shorts
They wick moisture very well and the material is comfortable. They ride just above the knee, which gives good mobility. They don’t provide compression but the inner shorts do provide support.
These shorts are high quality and durable. They have rear pockets but no pockets on the sides of the shorts.
A little pricey, but not as much as some others on this list.
- Great for trails
- Fit nicely, just above the knee, for good mobility
- Wick moisture very well
- The inner brief gives a small amount of support.
Salomon Agile Shorts
These are lightweight and their two-short system with an inner and outer shell give support. They fit very well and they offer very good comfort. Like most Salomon shorts, they feel good against the skin without chafing or feeling intrusive.
These have a zippered pocket which is a handy addition, and there have been no reports of durability issues. As always, you can trust Salomon to deliver a good product.
These are pricey, but are still worth the price given their quality.
- Protect against the sun
- They sit high on the leg for good freedom of movement.
- Moisture wicking
- Two-shell system
- They don’t chafe.
- Not too much, but like some others on this list, they aren’t as well-tested as some may like.
Salomon Park Shorts
These don’t offer the support of a compression short, but they’re a comfortable affair and the brief liner feels good. They keep the skin dry with good moisture wicking technology.
They have a zippered pocket on the rear and the durability is great!
These are the closest you’ll get to a low-cost Salomon short, so if you’re looking for a bargain, they’re certainly a good choice!
- Decent price point
- Good if you want something fairly simple
- Nice and comfortable
- Zippered pocket
- Sits lower on the leg than most others on this list
- They’re one of the most simple offerings on this list, which isn’t inherently a bad thing.
Salomon Exo S-Lab Twinskin
These fit well and they’re really comfortable. A few reviewers stated that the top part of the shorts were a little loose, while other complained that the waistband was a little too restrictive. The compression works well for good support. They offer good protection against cramps and muscle pain and can aid in recovery after a run.
The sizes can occasionally run a little small but other than that they are of very good quality. They have three gel pockets and the durability seems pretty good.
Again, a little pricey.
- Good combination of compression along with a normal loose short
- Great compression to reduce cramps and pain
- They’re comfortable.
- Keep you stable on your runs with their construction
- The sizes can sometimes run a little small.
- The waistband can be a bit restrictive for some.
Salomon S-Lab Exo Short Tight
The moisture wicking is great in these and the support is excellent. The compression around the thighs is particularly great, which really helps both after and during a run. The stability of the shorts helps you to support a more natural and productive gait. They are very comfortable.
These are of very good quality and durability. The small pockets are nice and stretchy, which is good for carrying gels or a phone.
Again, they’re pricey, but they come with a reputable name and excellent technology.
- Great compression for structure and support
- Help a lot with recovery
- Reflective details
- Help you to improve your runs over time
- Stretchy pockets
- Very comfortable
- Pricey, but they are worth it
Salomon Intensity Twin Skin Shorts
The inner lining of these gives very good structure without restriction, which of course is an excellent combination. Like most of the shorts on this list, they are very comfortable. They don’t offer the high tech compression of some of the other shorts on this list, but they provide enough support for most runners. The moisture wicking is very good, so these are a good option if you run in hot conditions or if you get particularly sweaty.
The quality is good, like all Salomon products, and there are no durability issues.
These are an average price for this list: expensive for shorts, but reasonably priced considering how good they are.
- Give support with breathability
- Very good moisture wicking
- Offer good freedom and good range of movement
- Excellent for trail running
- Good if you get very sweaty
- Nothing in particular, though these aren’t as well-tested as some on here.
Salomon XT 2 Lite
These don’t have the support or stability of some on this list, but they give nice freedom. The fit is great for those that prefer a high design. They are comfortable and feel nice on the skin.
Good quality, good durability and a nice small zippered pocket on the back.
These are cheaper than some others on this list, but given their fairly basic design, they are still pretty expensive.
- Nice high design for lots of freedom and no restriction
- UV protection
- Good stretch and flexibility
- Comfortable and feel good
- A little expensive given their relative simplicity
So there you have it – the best Salomon shorts. These are some of the best shorts in the game, and this list gives you plenty of choice and variety. Slip into some Salomon’s, get your run on, show off your shorts and improve your performance!