Active Workout Shorts

Sale price$59.00

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.

Color: Gray
Size: S
Liner: Liner
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Product Features




Designed for sweaty gym rats

Introducing the Active Workout Shorts. If you’re looking for the best men’s workout shorts, here they are. 

Designed for gym rats who value comfort, versatility, and durability in their workout gear. Workout appropriate for CrossFit WODs, down dogs, basketball, heavy squats, and long runs. 

Crafted from our superior FlexStretch fabric blend. The fabric is four-way stretch, allowing for a full range of motion during your athletic pursuits. The woven construction creates abrasion resistance which ups the durability factor. Knit, jersey shorts can’t compete.

Our waterproof technology keeps you dry and feeling fresh throughout even the most intense workouts. There’s nothing worse than feeling wet, sticky, and uncomfortable while trying to push yourself. The magic is even though our shorts are waterproof they are not stiff like most waterproof board shorts.

Soft as silk. Sweat be damned.

Features that set the Active Workout shorts apart from the competition are the secure, zippered pockets – both on the front side and back. The split bottom which increases mobility. And the medium compression liner (optional) which reduces chafing, reduces bulk around the legs, and increases comfort. 

The smooth comfort waistband with inside drawstring ensures a secure, comfortable fit that never digs in, regardless of your body type.

Experience the perfect balance of performance and comfort with the Active Workout Men's Premium Versatile Workout Shorts. Elevate your workouts starting with your workout apparel.



  • Standard fit
  • Woven short
  • Slightly stretchy material - waterproof, stink-proof, but it does wrinkle
  • Medium Compression Liner (Optional)
  • Lightweight material
  • Waterproof, sweat-wicking fabric
  • Smooth comfort waistband
  • Zippered side pockets (2)
  • Zippered back pockets (2)
  • Reflective Gorilla Mac logo back hip
  • 84% nylon 16% spandex 



Model is 6'3" 180 and wears size M. Runs Big.
Waist  S: 30-32W, M: 32-35W, L: 36-38W, XL: 38-40W, XXL: 40-42W
Inseam – S,M (7.5 in) L,XL (8 in) XXL (8.5 in)

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
David Steimel
Great fit

Very comfortable shorts - really like the fit and length.

Great workout and Pickleball shorts

I wanted a pair of shorts that could handle a workout, stationary bike session and be used on the pickleball court (i.e. , needs pockets to hold the balls). And I didn't really want to pay $70 for a pair of shorts. While doing some research I stumbled across these, which seemed to fit the bill for all requirements. I've used on the exercise bike and on the courts and they are comfortable, don't bunch up, and look good. When they didn't have the color I originally ordered, the owner personally contacted me to offer alternatives. Happy with the shorts and you should be, too. BtW, for sizing l, if in the middle opt to go down a size. I'm 6'2", 190 lbs, and the medium fit me perfectly.

Bruce Gelbard
Not Just For Workouts

I wear these all the time . I've the zippered pockets and there is a rear pocket included.Tjese are good or better than so of the well known brands

Jenn Mazzotta
Active athletic Shorts

I have been listening to my husband for years about how men's workout shorts are terrible. They don't stretch when and where he needs them to and complains that they just don't perform like he'd like. We've loved other pieces we've bought from RB so when I saw the Athletic Shorts I hoped for another win and they were. He wore them for the first time this week and LOVED them. They performed better than any others. He asked for me to buy him some more which is a BIG deal. Perfect stretch, great pockets and they moved with his every move.

R Larry Atwell
Love My Shorts! - And Joggers!

Over the years, I've purchased several joggers with a high degree of satisfaction, and now their shorts and these products are awesome! I wear them to the gym, around the house, and to social functions. I absolutely love how well they fit, and more importantly, how flexible and breathable they are. No crotch sweat!! I love supporting minority-owned small businesses! and will continue buying their products!

gilberto montemayor
Best shorts ever

i was curious so I order some shorts, they are nice specially with liners, I also orders the tshirts, totally for the gym the gorilla logo let's the world know we're serious about gym time... out of curiosity I let my daughter try the shorts: they fit perfectly, she announced, non chalantly that they hers now.. so back to order two more... with liners... way to go dude, one can go commando all day and nothing is risked... what more could one ask for?

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.