You can buy pretty much anything your heart desires on Amazon, from beauty products to back massagers. But the marketplace’s most snubbed category is its clothing — and, more specifically, workout gear.
While you won’t find Lululemon or Sweaty Betty on the site, there are tons of small brands offering sports bras, leggings, bike shorts, and more at a fraction of the price. They won’t have flashy logos, but shoppers say you can expect the same quality, support, and comfort as their pricier counterparts. And if you want even further proof, just look at the latest style of bike shorts taking over Amazon: Joyspel’s High-Waisted Bike Shorts (Buy It, from $16, amazon.com).
The popular pick currently has almost 2,500 perfect reviews from shoppers obsessed with the high-waisted construction and contouring seam detailing. The shorts hug the body in all the right ways — praises to no butt gaps — and look great when paired with an oversized sweatshirt or a sports bra. Plus, they come in modern colorways of army green, mauve, dark cyan, or black. (Not your colors? Check out these athleisure bike shorts you can wear anywhere.)
But they won’t just look good on your booty — they feel good too. Reviewers described the sweat-wicking blend of spandex and polyester as buttery soft and breathable. The fabric is also lightweight enough to comfortably wear while lounging but offers enough compression for workouts. And don’t worry, these shorts are also squat-proof, so you won’t need to worry about see-through malfunctions.
No wonder they’ve managed to even impress a devoted Lululemon fan and reviewer. And that shopper is not alone: A handful of reviewers agreed these bike shorts aren’t just the best affordable option, but legitimately the best pair you can find.
“I have tried all kinds of different brands, from expensive ones (Lululemon and Outdoor Voices) to cheaper options (Target and Old Navy), but NONE holds a candle to how great these are,” a reviewer wrote, giving the pair 5 stars. “They’re incredibly comfortable [and] by far my most flattering pairs. I can’t stop telling all my friends to order. You won’t regret it.”
If you’ve ~somehow~ managed to resist the temptation of dropping a pair in your shopping cart, prepare for the real kicker. They cost less than $20. Looks like you’ll be following in the footsteps of fellow shoppers and splurging on multiple pairs.
Buy It: Joyspel High-Waisted Bike Shorts, from $16, amazon.com