There are styles of activewear shorts for every sport and activity, from compression bike shorts through quick-dry running shorts. With so many options,it's easy to find shorts that suit both function and fashion. Extremely popular are activewear shorts by brands who are well-known for sportswear, including Champion, UnderArmour and New Balance. But lots of lingerie brands have entered the market as well. Compression shorts are ideal for strenuous activity, like cycling, training and cardio workouts. They can be either be worn alone or under looser fitting shorts. Many looser fitting activewear shorts are made of mesh or a combination of mesh and other high-tech fabrics. They're designed to keep you dry and cool without adding any bulk. Some shorts have additional features, like a built-in inner panty, reflective stripes and hidden internal pockets for keys or other small items. Activewear shorts come in a variety of rises and lengths, with styles and colors to suit everyone.