With the OCR season underway, it’s time to gear up and get ready for your schedule of races. Whether you entered your first Tough Mudder or you are running a local mud run, you need to make sure you look the part and that your clothes won’t hold you back from conquering the muddy gauntlet that lies ahead of you!
Shorts are an often overlooked piece of gear you will want to ensure fits correctly and is made of the right material so that you aren’t slogging your way through the race. Below, we identify the best shorts for Tough Mudder (also check out our Spartan Race shorts recommendations) that will also work for every other race you sign up for and tackle this year, and for years to come!
Best Shorts for Tough Mudder Under $20 – Men
These lightweight, mid-rise shorts are perfect for battling mud, water, and just about anything else Tough Mudder will throw at you. There is zero cotton, and the mesh liner is great at preventing any chaffing during the race.
Best Shorts for Tough Mudder Under $20 – Women
These moisture-controlled, slim-fit shorts are the perfect compliment to tearing through a Tough Mudder course. The stretch knit waistband with drawcord ensures these shorts will stay up without getting in the way.
Best Shorts for Tough Mudder Under $50 – Men
Second Skin is a company known for their compression shorts and leggings, and these shorts feature built-in compression shorts underneath, and a moisture wicking material outer that work great for the longer distances required for Tough Mudder.
Best Shorts for Tough Mudder Under $50 – Women
These shorts come in a variety of colors, so you know you’ll look great showing up to the race, and the moisture-wicking material and exposed elastic waistband will ensure you look great during and after the race as well. These shorts do a great job at staying up, and the lightweight feel will have you thinking about the next obstacle and not your shorts!
Best Shorts for Tough Mudder Under $100 – Men
Myles Apparel shorts are often used by distance runners, but they are also great out on trails or on Tough Mudder courses. They are lightweight, moisture-wicking, and their four-way stretch fabric is second-to-none. The optional built-in liner is great for those who prefer the added support compression liners give you.
Best Shorts for Tough Mudder Under $100 – Women
No woman needs to be sold on the quality of Lululemon products, but their shorts are actually great for Tough Mudder. The Speed Up Short Hi-Rise 2.5” is great because they stay up no matter what obstacle you’re up against, and they feature two gel pockets, and the material is moisture wicking.