This is our review of the adidas Hiit Spin Training Shorts. These innovative double-layered shorts are lightweight and very comfortable, but still supportive and functional. They are mainly intended for SPIN classes, and I can see they would be ideal for that. However, I use them for cycling, working out, and yoga, and find they work perfectly for all of those.
Construction of the adidas Hiit Spin Training Shorts
Basically the inner tights of the adidas Hiit Spin Training Shorts give you support and provide a discreet pocket for your phone. The inner tights are made from 88% recycled polyester and 12% elastane single jersey.
The outer shorts enable you to look fit for polite company in any environment. They are made of a mixture of mesh and smooth fabric. In practice, this means they feel smooth to the touch, and you stay cool because they are designed to allow air flow.
The Pocket Situation
I would have preferred if these had at least one external pocket. I do love pockets. However, the discreetly concealed pocket in the tights layer does allow you to tote your most indispensable accessory – your smart phone. I haven’t seen a phone pocket like this before, and I have to say, I really like it.
Personally, I found this little pocket very useful, because I don’t go anywhere without my phone.
The adidas Hiit Spin Training Shorts in Action
At the moment the weather where I am is very warm, and I am finding that the adidas AEROREADY material in the tights layer absorbs moisture well. This means that the outer shorts stay dry and looking good.
Crucially, I can do just about any action in the gym or yoga class and know that I am still looking decent. Even on the bike, regular shorts seem like a good idea, until you really get going, and suddenly realize they have ridden up so high that it’s kind of indecent. The tights layer on these shorts completely solve that problem.
These shorts are made with at least 60% recycled materials. This is in keeping with the adidas initiative to use recycled and environmentally friendly materials as far as possible.
As adidas says, “this product represents just one of our solutions to help end plastic waste.”
It is always a fine balance for cyclists to find shorts that are functional and allow you to move freely, but still manage to look good. The outer layer of these shorts provides plenty of coverage so you won’t embarrass yourself walking around in them once you are off your bike (or out of your yoga or spin class). They just look like summer shorts. But the tights layer ensures that they function as cycling shorts as well.
These shorts strike the balance of being functional yet still looking good perfectly. adidas was aiming for two-in-one shorts and tights, and that is what these are. If you are looking for your summer cycling shorts (or planning to start spin classes), we highly recommend these adidas Hiit Training Shorts. You can check them out on the official adidas web site here.