18 Best Bike Shorts to Wear All Summer Long

Once reserved for mountain trails and road races, bike shorts have become a wardrobe staple, transforming from cyclist essential to fashion statement that’s made its way into the closets of supermodels, yoga enthusiasts, and comfort-seeking travelers alike.

Whether the athleisure look is something you subscribe to or not, there’s no denying just how practical bike shorts are: They’re hyper-comfortable, effortlessly packable, and extremely versatile, as easily paired with exercise tops as they are blazers, and fit for wherever you’re headed next—be it the gym, a hike or picnic in the park, or simply lounging on the couch at a hotel or in your summer Airbnb. Ahead, discover 18 of the best bike shorts to add to your suitcase this summer.

  • For every day

  • For active days

  • For biking days

  • For lazy days

This article has been updated with new information since its original publish date. Additional reporting by Lindsey Olander.

For every day

Girlfriend Collective High Waist Bike Shorts

$48.00, Girlfriend

Set Active Luxform bike shorts

$65.00, Set Active

Girlfriend Collective Bike Unitard

$78.00, Girlfriend Collective

Halara Crossover Side Pocket Biker Shorts

$35.00, Halara

For active days

Lululemon Base Pace high-rise short

$74.00, Lululemon

Ganni Active Ultra High-Waist shorts

$145.00, Ganni

Free People Movement Good Karma ruched shorts

$58.00, Free People

Outdoor Voices Warmup 5" Short

$48.00, Outdoor Voices

Nike Mid-Rise Bike Shorts

$35.00, Nike

For days spent cycling

Helly Hansen Roam short trail tights

$60.00, Helly Hansen

Beroy Womens Bike Shorts with 3D Gel Padded

$30.00, Amazon

Louis Garneau Fit Sensor Shorts

$99.00, Backcountry

Pearl Izumi Pro Bib Short

$225.00, Backcountry

For lazy days

Alo Yoga Seamless Ribbed Mellow onesie

$128.00, Alo Yoga

Aerie Offline Real Me Crossover bike short

$35.00, Aerie

Beyond Yoga Keep Pace Space Dye Bike Shorts

$68.00, Nordstrom

Year of Ours V-Waist Biker Short

$79.00, Year of Ours

Madewell Form High-Rise 7 1/4" Biker Shorts

$55.00, Madewell

Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler