Active Workout Shorts


Our goal was to make the perfect workout shorts worthy of the Rugged brand. Made with lightweight, breathable, waterproof fabric. You will never wear polyester mesh basketball shorts again.

Created for High-Performance Training – Running, Crossfit, Yoga, Basketball, or Any Interval Training Requiring Explosive Movement

Fabric: 88% Nylon / 12% Spandex

Sizing: S: 30-32W, M: 32-35W, L: 36-38W, XL: 38-40W, XXL: 40-42W

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We set out to make the perfect workout short worthy of the Rugged brand. The versatility of these shorts cannot be overstated. You will never wear mesh basketball shorts again. The perfect balance between performance and style.

Sizing: S: 30-32W, M: 32-35W, L: 36-38W, XL: 38-40W, XXL: 40-42W



  • Designed for your workout
  • Slightly stretchy material - waterproof, stink-proof, but it does wrinkle
  • Medium compression black liner on the inside
  • Tighter athletic fit to aid performance
  • 6'3", 240 lb model with 38 waist wears XL (see size chart)
  • Size up for a more loose, casual fit
  • Fabric Material: 88% Nylon and 12% Spandex

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Best Workout Shorts for the Price

Was swayed to purchase Rugged Black shorts as a result of the excellent comparison between Ten Thousand shorts (a well known, great product) and Rugged Black displayed in full transparency on this site. I find the shorts to be of excellent quality as depicted in the comparison and a much better buy for the price than any other workout short on the market to include Ten Thousand. The quality of material, careful details (i.e. zipper pockets), and overall fit are exactly what I was looking for.

The best

Great quality and fit

Robert Howard
Amazing customer service

I love how well you take care of your customers, even though it was my mistake.

Nathaniel M.
Best yoga shorts

Started back doing yoga after a long break. These shorts are the best I’ve found by a country mile. Built in compression shorts help wick everything away and zipper pockets make it so I can keep my car key securely in my pocket in every position. Moves great, feels soft and breathes.

Brandon Mednick
Active Workout shorts in black

Loved the waist band and drawstring. Snug and secure, but not so much that I felt guilty about my 2 IPAs every night.

Ryan P
Great Shorts

Dig these shorts, could really use with a little larger pocket but the zippers help with phone etc falling out. Lightweight and comfy. Would love to see a dedicated phone pocket in future versions.

Best Shorts for the Gym

I never knew that wearing the right pair of shorts can have such a dramatic effect on my workout until I tried out the active shorts. They helped leave my legs refreshed throughout the entire workout.

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