Bike shorts aren't just for cycling anymore! Worn straight-up for a sporty look or beneath a dress as a silhouette smoother/chafe preventer, they've become a wardrobe staple. And we've found a pair that goes the extra mile: Amazon's wildly popular Baleaf High Waist Bike Shorts are booty-lifting, tummy-tucking and they have deep pockets! Right now they're on sale for just $18, with the on-page coupon.
With 28 colors, three lengths, two materials and sizes XS to 3X to choose from, you can find the exact fit and styles you want. The hard part will be narrowing down your faves. (At this price, buy multiples.)
This Amazon superstar has earned an incredible 52,000-plus five-star ratings. Below, shoppers explain why.
"Tummy-tucking, POCKETS!!!" exclaimed one megafan. "I have only recently began wearing actual shorts. I've always had thick thighs and hated how most shorts either rode up in the middle as I walked or my thighs chaffed. #thunderthighs These shorts are the answer to all my previous dilemmas. They fit true to size, but are snug enough in the waist to hold in that mom pooch that is so troublesome after a couple of kids. Lol. They are comfy and breathable while also not being see-through at ALL! I will be purchasing several more of these as they have became my new favorite article of clothing...These are the perfect shorts imo."
An "obsessed" five-star reviewer said: "These DELIVER...They hold in my stomach and butt and are really comfortable. The material is thick which is nice too — it helps to hold me in!...I will absolutely be ordering more of these. Not only do I wear them for working out, but I wear them to lounge around the house. They're that comfortable."
Many ways to love them
Shoppers rock their Baleaf bike shorts in a variety of ways: jazzed up with a cute top, hidden under dresses (for modesty, don't you know) or paired with a tee for exercise.
"My kind of short," said one happy reviewer. "I refuse to stop wearing these. Not only have I found a million cute ways to style them, but they are also super comfortable. ... If I could, I would order a pair for each day of the week."
Comfort is key
Customers are also grateful for how comfortable and flattering the Baleaf short is. The high, wide waistband means no more muffin top!
“I bought these shorts not for exercising but for the sole purpose to wear under dresses to help keep the dreaded chub rub at bay (you ladies with thick thighs know what I mean!)” wrote a five-star reviewer who showed off the shorts in photos. “To that end, they did their job! The shorts are soft and very stretchy, and as an added bonus they helped keep my belly under wraps as well as protect my thighs from chafing under the dress. You can’t tell I was wearing anything underneath.”
Fit for fitness
These moisture-wicking, breathable bike shorts still serve their original purpose too: athletic wear. And they do it so well.
A happy runner said the shorts are “ultra-marathoner approved,” and that they “held up every step of the way” during races, including the Chicago marathon. “I wore them for the first time during a 10K race (took a chance) and they served me well. The high waist keeps my tummy in place. The eight-inch inseam is a comfortable length on my thighs — not too short or long. The legs didn't ride up, either. The pockets were perfect for my big phone... Perfect thickness of fabric — passed the squat test (not see-through when squatting). Several of my runner friends were interested in them for themselves. I immediately bought another pair in navy.”
These bike-and-beyond shorts are a total steal at $18 — don't forget to click the coupon box.
If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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