I have a pretty vast collection of shorts for summer, but they all have one problem: no pocket large enough for my phone. On short runs where I don’t have a pack, this creates a little bit of a conundrum.
Enter the pocket shorts. All the things you love about leggings with side pockets, but with an ultra summer-friendly inseam. Here’s how they stood up to the test.
Disclosure: these shorts were complimentary from K-Deer. All opinions are my own.
First up: the Sanibel print is soooo vibrant and beautiful in real life. The hues are totally in my wheelhouse: shades of pink and teal. Yes please! These are right at home in my closet. I like them best paired with bright white or teal tops. (They even match my socks!)
I’m wearing a size XS, my usual K-Deer size. Sizing runs true to size with plenty of stretch. The rise on these is just a little lower than K-Deer’s line of leggings. It’s still pretty high, hitting just below my belly button. I love the rise length for summer, since it provides comfortable, flattering coverage without being too high.
The material is the same as all of K-Deer’s other bottoms: similar to very thick tights or pantyhose with some moderate compression. It’s water-friendly, so these would work great for swim or other water sports where you want more coverage than a typical bikini bottom. These shorts passed the squat test beautifully and are 100% opaque for me.
Despite being short shorts, the side pocket is plenty roomy. The photos show my iPhone XS in the pocket with room to spare. I went on a couple of runs in these shorts with my phone in the side pocket and it worked great.
That said, if these are a little too short for you, K-Deer also offers their pocket shorts in a 5″ inseam. Note that the prints offered in the two lengths are different, but there’s good variety to choose from in both lengths.
All told, I absolutely love this new addition to my summer wardrobe. They’re perfect for super-hot days and the pocket makes them extra practical. I’ve had them for a few weeks, and I find myself reaching for them all the time. I would buy these in another print for sure.