Challenge 4" Running Shorts


Challenge 4" Running Shorts is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 180.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Super flattering, but lining does ride up I really like these shorts - but the inner shorts do ride up slightly!
Date published: 2021-05-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does the job I bought these shorts to stop inner thigh chafing on long runs, which they do help with. Not an amazing fit for an hourglass figure, as the inner shorts are super snug around my thighs but they are on the large side around my waist. Like other buyers have said, the shorts do ride up when you run as well, but not to the point where it really bothered me. Material is a nice quality, they'll last me a good while.
Date published: 2021-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So flattering! I was a bit concerned that these shorts wouldn't look good on me, not being a slim model type and only 5'3", but they do look ok. They fit well but I haven't worn them running yet.
Date published: 2021-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts! As a mom of three and a summer Teeball coach I need shorts I can feel comfortable and covered in, these are it! And bonus they look great too. Please make more colors- I would definitely buy again!
Date published: 2021-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft fabric abd flexible The fabric is so soft and love the length of the inner short. The outer short is not as loose as I expected, but still flexible.
Date published: 2021-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous shorts Love these, so comfy and look great too lovely fabric, would definitely recommend ❤️
Date published: 2021-04-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Look nice but not a great fit I’m a size 10 and purchased a small. At first try on they seemed ok. Unfortunately as soon as I’d removed the tags and I tried them for a run I realised how bad the fit was. The Lycra undershort rolled up due to the poor sizing and left me with some quite sore chafe(!).
Date published: 2021-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shorts not yet used Perfect fit but not worn yet , waiting for nice weather
Date published: 2021-03-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from These ride up almost immediately I love SW and would normally swear by their products but this ride up to where decency is no longer an option. I’ve been half marathon training and although being able to move comfortably over a longer period is more important than the aesthetic I’m still left feeling rather underwhelmed. The fit is great and as I wrote you can run brilliantly in them. But the ride up!
Date published: 2021-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shorts Great fit and very comfortable to run in. Wash well. Great product.
Date published: 2020-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love these shorts. Lovely and comfortable, high on the waist. Just what i needed.
Date published: 2020-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for running in the sun Great print, wash well and dry really quickly. Look great with other colours from the range. Wish the inner shorts were a tiny bit longer but that may just be my chubby legs!
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Shorts These shorts are brilliant. The fit is a little snug so I would size up - they have a drawstring if they're a little loose. I love the back pocket! It even fits my phone in it (11ProMax) the only back pocket I have found fits my phone in... The under shorts are so comfy and stop that inevitable chafing and the over layer is a very nice touch! #teamsweatybetty
Date published: 2020-08-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Quality not as good as had hoped They aren’t as tight fitting and comfy as I’d expected them to be after being recommended sweaty Betty. Also the customer service wasn’t great when trying to buy the shorts. But they are fine - just not worth the premium price tag.
Date published: 2020-08-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lovely shorts I was so pleased with my shorts, fabric and shape fantastic , I’m a small in all sweaty Betty leggings , but shorts hung off my waist in small. Ordered extra small sadly out of stock and never came back into stock !! Gutted
Date published: 2020-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great running shorts Having only taken up running during lockdown, I was a bit hesitant to spend too much on a pair of running shorts. Having taken the plunge I am not disappointed and wish I had bought them earlier. They sculpt your bottom and thighs and are so comfortable.
Date published: 2020-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flattering shape and very comfy I use these for running and bodypump, very comfortable and the wide flat band round waist gives a flattering look. They look exactly as it the picture. I want to get a second pair now!
Date published: 2020-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute shorts Really nice running shorts. Cute colours. Unfortunately I just didnt feel comfortable in them so returned. Nothing to do with the shorts which is why i gave them a high rating.
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best running shorts! Great shorts. So comfortable and the best for keeping cool I’m the heat.
Date published: 2020-07-25
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
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Handy zip back pocket

Fits up to an iPhone 11
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Inner Short

For extra coverage and support


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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_2022, m_5, d_16, h_21CST</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.27</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_8</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_EU, 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, 102ms</li> <li data-bvseo="ct_st">questions, product</li> </ul>