The 5 Best Yoga Shorts for Men of 2019

Do your down dogs comfortably (and in style) with these men's shorts options

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Unscientific evidence (meaning me scanning the room at yoga class) suggests that most men who do yoga prefer shorts to pants. Shorts allow for greater freedom of movement and are cooler. But shorts come in all shapes and sizes, from long and baggy to small and tight. There are advantages to each, depending on the type of yoga you are doing, but most choices are made on the basis of personal style. We've rounded up a range of cuts to suit a variety sartorial tastes and yoga habits. 

Our Top Picks


Best Overall: Lululemon Pace Breaker Short 9"

Believe it or not, your attire can really make or break your yoga practice. Donning the right pair of shorts can mean the difference between feeling comfortable as you move through difficult poses, or just feeling completely out of whack. Thankfully, the Lululemon Pace Breaker Short was specifically designed with your yogic comfort in mind.

Boasting a classic fit and sufficient storage in the form of multiple pockets, the Pace Breaker short is made with special Swift Ultra fabric, which is sweat-wicking and fast-drying—a crucial part of any good yoga short. Hundreds of Lululemon fans report loving both the stylish look and comfy feel of these popular shorts. 


Best Budget: Prana JD Short

Prana JD Short
Prana JD Short. Courtesy of

The JD offers a (very) slim fit and plenty of stretch, making them a favorite for men with intense vinyasa and hot yoga practices. They're basically a bike short with a yoga upgrade.


Best Breathable: Manduka Performance Mesh Short

If you’re looking for the perfect pair of shorts to wear on your yoga fitness journey, it doesn’t get much more high-quality than Manduka’s Performance Mesh Short. Thanks to Manduka’s sleek design and four-way knit mesh fabric, these shorts minimize moisture so that you don’t create a ton of sweat during your practice.

An interior compression brief and stretch jersey-lined elastic waistband are integral for breathability and support. Plus, the Performance Mesh Short is wholly organic: Manduka only uses fabrics made from plant-based materials and recycled polyester, so, in addition to bettering your health, you can rest assured that you’re doing your part to better the planet, as well.  


Best Loose-Fit: Yoga Crow Swerve Shorts

Yoga Crow Swerve Men's Shorts
Yoga Crow Swerve Short. Courtesy of

Along the lines of a basketball short, but a definite upgrade for yoga. A slimmer (but not tight) cut, stretchy fabric, pockets, and a built-in boxer-brief make these a dude pleaser. Yoga Crow specializes in men's yoga wear, plus these shorts are made in the good ol' U.S. of A.


Best Traditional: Onzie Classic Short

Onzie Classic Shorts for Yoga
Onzie Classic Yoga Short. Courtesy of

If by classic you mean Larry Bird in the eighties, these shorts definitely live up to their name. Cut short and square but fully lined for comfort and brought to you by the Bikram Yoga-wear specialists at Onzie. 

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