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Challenge 4" Running Shorts


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Challenge 4" Running Shorts is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 151.
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4 Way Stretch

100% Squat Proof

Looking for the perfect running shorts? We've got you with these lightweight, sweat-wicking shorts with a supportive inner short for extra coverage and wide wasitband with adjustable drawcord.
  • Lightweight fabric wicks away sweat and dries fast
  • Wide waistband with sculpting and supportive inner short
  • Inseam length: Outer short 3"/ 7cm. Inner short 4" / 10cm
  • Model wears size S and is 178cm/5'10" tall
  • Style Code: SB4877
    Colour: Black
    Details Image Fits up to an iPhone 8 or Samsung S9
    Details Image For extra coverage and support

    The Fabric

    Get ready to get sweaty, this fabric is made for high-intensity workouts. Lightweight, quick drying and durable, you'll be cool as a cucumber.
    Composition: Outer: 89% Polyester, 11% Elastane
    Inner and waistband: 62% Polyamide, 38% Elastane.


    Wash at 40°C (104°F) on reduced spin. Do not bleach. Do not dry clean. See care label for additional information.

    Additional Information

    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit. My first SB purchase and I love love love these shorts. Great fit. Flattering fit. True to size 16
    Date published: 2020-07-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perform better than expected I’ve tried a few pairs of double layer shorts before but they always seemed to rise up on my thighs as I ran. These don’t! I was really expecting to be disappointed, but they performed very well. The outer layer is tighter (on me) than it appears on the product photos but it still gives a bit more interest/ coverage vs wearing just tight shorts - which I wouldn’t mind doing, but the power shorts were out of stock for weeks when it was very hot and I wanted a pair shorts, so I tried these ones instead. Overall I’m very happy to wear these for my runs. Caveat that I’ve not done over about 4 miles in them yet so maybe they could move on longer runs. For reference I am a size 12 hourglass shape with a bum and slightly wobbly thighs! I usually buy a size M at Sweaty Betty and that size seems fine here- good fit on the legs and tummy but a little loose at the back of the waist- not unusual for me especially as these are not as high waisted as the Power or Zero Gravity leggings. However they don’t move when running despite this.
    Date published: 2020-07-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts!!! Waited ages for these to come back in stock and then bought 2 pairs - one black, one blue. Absolutely love them, so comfy and the only shorts I’ve found that don’t ride up. Fit perfectly (like all sweaty Betty bottoms!!). Handy zip pocket too.
    Date published: 2020-07-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice shorts! I bought these for workouts at home in warmer weather , and for use in the gym when it opens again if there isn’t going to be any air conditioning. They are mega comfortable and a lot more flattering than gym shorts .
    Date published: 2020-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts I wasn’t sure which size I’d be, I’m an 8 but my waist is 26 and was I between the XS and S on the size guide. I bought one of each size and am defiantly the XS, they weren’t even tight on the waist. I love the mystical print and they are really comfortable when running, great quality and I would recommend.
    Date published: 2020-07-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely shorts Love the pattern on these, it’s what made me buy them. They are super comfy and light, and I like that they have tight shorts under so you don’t flash. I use these for walks and workouts. I’m a size 10 and bought a small and they fit great, only thing is I do wish the shorts were a bit looser and shown in the pictures of the model. But I do love them.
    Date published: 2020-07-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great running shorts I waited for ages for these to come back into stock and think I was just lucky. They are perfect for warmer running - they keep me cool, wash well and you don't notice you are wearing them. The only issue is when you have a phone in the back pocket it tugs down a little on the shorts so you have to keep the waistband tight. I am a UK10 and normally a Small but the Medium fits. They don't quite look as loose as on the model but are still flattering.
    Date published: 2020-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts! I bought both shorts, ones with the Lycra underneath and ones without. I did however prefer the ones without Lycra but that is just personal choice! They are a lovely material, very flattering and the pocket at the back is ideal. I am 5”5 and got the 3.5 length and it’s perfect - wouldn’t want them any shorter!
    Date published: 2020-07-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best running shorts ever ! My best running shorts for this summer. Very pleased with material, design and finish. Washes well and dries fast. UK12 size M fits like gloves. Definitely will buy more!
    Date published: 2020-07-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Workout Shorts I have searched and searched for the right shorts for running, walking, Orangetheory, Pilates, paddle boarding and these are those shorts for me. Unfortunately; I only bought 1 pair and now I want 4 more, but they are out of stock in my size. The only improvement I would make is side pockets for phone in the compression short. Thank you, Sweaty Betty! Make more - please.
    Date published: 2020-07-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good running shorts for summer I like these shorts, particularly the cycling short part underneath which feels secure. They are big made as I have extra small and have to tighten them at the waist.
    Date published: 2020-07-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect running shorts! Best running shorts I’ve owned! They are comfortable for running and the tight inside shorts don’t ride up! They came up a little big round the waste, but I don’t like wearing my active wear to tight, so pulled them in with the string to make them perfect :)
    Date published: 2020-07-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Had super high hopes... I was super excited for these shorts and I still wear them... Only frustration is that the waist band is a little big, but the outer layer of shorts is too tight. The material is fabulous and again, I still wear them. I just wish that the outer layer had more give.
    Date published: 2020-07-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Need more colors! I wish these came in more colors! Love the fit. The waist is a bit loose but it’s not terrible. I hate wearing short shorts, so it’s nice to have the extra coverage.
    Date published: 2020-06-27
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Flattering?? I’m so confused by all the reviews saying that these are flattering. I was so excited to try these on when they arrived. But I look ridiculous. It looks like I’ve tried to put two pairs of cycling shorts on, the outer layer is so tight :( gutted! Based on the other reviews I must have excessively chunky thighs. Sadly I will have to return them
    Date published: 2020-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don’t ride up Great, comfortable shorts that don’t ride up when I’m running so avoids thighs chafing.
    Date published: 2020-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best running shorts I’ve ever bought I bought theses for running I’ve had different makes in a similar style which always ride up the leg not these they are perfect I wish there was more colours I would buy them all
    Date published: 2020-06-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best running shorts! These are my favourite running shorts-no chafing, didn’t ride up and flattering! Love this new print too-well done Sweaty Betty!
    Date published: 2020-06-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable fit I bought these shorts to run in. The back pocket is large enough for my phone. That was one of the reasons I bought these shorts. I wish they had more patterns to purchase.
    Date published: 2020-06-06
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Comfy but loose around the waist Bought these for running, loose around waist but otherwise fine
    Date published: 2020-06-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great running shorts I initially ordered size S because that's my normal size on the Power leggings, but it was too snug and sent it back. Size M was sold out so I ordered a Large and it fit fine! I reckon I could have done with a Medium, but I can adjust the waist and the inner short doesn't roll up or feel too loose anyway, and I think I prefer the look of the outer short when it is looser. Overall, super comfy and fab looking shorts! Will buy in a different colour in the future for sure
    Date published: 2020-06-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for sunny running Love these shorts. They are comfy and flattering and don’t roll up when you run. I took off one star as my phone doesn’t fit in the back pocket, but otherwise really pleased.
    Date published: 2020-06-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab running shorts Great shorts for running. I’ve teamed mine with the fluoro T-shirt which picks out the orange/pink in the shorts. I love the elephant print!
    Date published: 2020-05-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great running shorts I bought these due to the inner short and so far they have given great coverage when on a run. They seem to stay put but the inner short did roll when doing a HITT session. Would recommend to those of us with slightly chunkier thighs. Also, if another pocket could be added that would be great.
    Date published: 2020-05-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts These shorts are the best I’ve ever bought! I use them mainly for running and home work outs. They look great, are comfortable and stop any chaffing on longer run. I’ve had lots of compliments!
    Date published: 2020-05-28
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ouch! I loved these shorts when I tried them on - a great fit, really flattering. My first test run was 5k and I loved them. My second test run was 15k on a hot and sweaty day. This time the seams which are on the inside rubbed against my legs so badly I was in serious discomfort from 10k to home. I’ll keep wearing them on short runs (after the big red welts on my thighs heal up) because they were expensive and they look great - but never again on a long run!
    Date published: 2020-05-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best yet I ordered these around the same time as I ordered the same type of shorts from other leading brands. These are by far the best, ride up less and are definitely a staple part of my wardrobe this summer as well as my exercise kit!
    Date published: 2020-05-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So soft and comfortable! These are very comfortable shorts, great for all forms of exercise. I will say that they do ride up on me, but I don't find it too much of an issue because the outer layer still keeps me covered and it's not uncomfortable.
    Date published: 2020-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best workout shorts! So comfortable and practical to work out in with the tight shorts underneath. My favourite workout shorts!
    Date published: 2020-05-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ride up I really like these shorts but sadly the cycling short part ride up as I run which is rather annoying.
    Date published: 2020-05-14
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    <!--begin-bvseo-questions--> <!--begin-questions--> <div id="bvseo-questionsSection"> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="6737136"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> I have a 30inch waist and slightly chunky thighs, should i buy a Medium or Large? Thanks </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Gem R</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6127535"> One of our colleagues at City, who is a similar size and shape, wears these in a size S. S is equivalent to a UK dress size 10. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: TeamSB @ City</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2020-07-22</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="6723214"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Im 5 foot 2 inches and weigh 54 kg size 10 normally I bought the leggings and feel they are a bit big on the waist size small, I want to buy the shorts but not sure what size to go for as I do not want movement on the waist when running thank you </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: simp</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6122327"> We would suggest you try a size XS based on your size. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: TeamSB @ Customer Care</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2020-07-19</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="6688329"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Can you fit an I phone 11 in the pocket ? Please </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: GillB21</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6090802"> The Challenge Shorts can fit up to an iPhone 8 typically. I can fit my iPhone XS in there but have to take my case off. I&#39;m not sure whether an iPhone 11 would fit, it might be a bit tight! #teamsweatybetty <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: oliviam1414</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2020-07-12</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="6790603"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Is there something around the inside short to keep it from riding up?&amp;nbsp; </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Gab21</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6184964"> The inside shorts on our Challenge Shorts are made from the same material as our leggings, so will be sculpting and should stay put. They are also attached as one piece so will not ride up at the waist. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: TeamSB @ Customer Care</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2020-08-27</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="6684634"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> How do the shorts fit around the waist? Are they high or low rise? Thanks.&amp;nbsp; </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: S8phy</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6090768"> The Challenge Running Shorts are mid-rise. The adjustable drawcord also gives you extra flexibility in terms of fit! <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: TeamSB</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2020-06-29</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="6722372"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Are these shorts vegan? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: LottieC</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6125853"> Yes these shorts are made of a poly-elastane blend so no animal byproducts are used in the fabrication. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: TeamSB @ City</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2020-07-24</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="6778274"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> can you get iPhone x in back pocket? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: hack</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6188253"> You unfortunately can&#39;t fit an iPhone X in the back pocket of the Challenge 4&amp;quot; Running Shorts. If you were looking for a pair of shorts that would fit this phone model, we would highly recommend taking a look at our Zero Gravity Cycling Shorts, Power Cycling Shorts and Super Sculpt Cycling Shorts, as the side pocket in all of these styles will fit larger phones in them. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: TeamSB @ Oxford</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2020-08-29</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="6721366"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Are these ok for HIIT stuff? I know it says they&amp;rsquo;re squat proof but didn&amp;rsquo;t know how anyone had found them. Will use them for running at some point just not yet! </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Claire1989</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="6116738"> Yes the Challenge Running Shorts will be suitable for HIIT too and have the added benefit of the inner cycle style short. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: TeamSB</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2020-07-15</div> </div> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-questions--> <ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">y_2020, m_10, d_18, h_16CST</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.12</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_8</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_AU, sid_SB4877_Black, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_sweatybetty</li> </ul> <!--end-bvseo-questions--> <ul id="BVSEOSDK_meta" style="display: none !important;"> <li data-bvseo="sdk">bvseo_sdk, dw_cartridge, 18.2.0, p_sdk_3.2.0</li> <li data-bvseo="sp_mt">CLOUD, getContent, 139ms</li> <li data-bvseo="ct_st">questions, product</li> </ul>