The 14 Best Men’s Terry Shorts For All-Day Comfort

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We men love a good two-in-one situation. And why not? Efficiency is king. Unlike a shampoo that’s also a conditioner though, terry shorts are a twofer that the ladies actually approve of.  At least, the 14 best men’s terry shorts that we’ve rounded up here are. This edit features pieces that are perfect for all-day comfort, whether you’re hitting the beach or the treadmill. Moreover, style was a consideration—again, for that ladies’ seal of approval.

Besides, not all terry shorts are made the same, just like not all towels are made the same. Some towels are luxurious like the kind at high-end hotels, and some are efficient, like the kind you get at properly-stocked gyms. And of course, some are junkers, unable to dry you off or provide comfort. Stick to these preordained picks to ensure you’re getting the terry shorts equivalent of the former.

Outerknown Sur Sweatshorts

Your legs will feel like they’re in Heaven from the moment you put these bad boys on. The Outerknown Sur Sweatshorts have been garment-dyed to give them not only a slightly faded or “distressed” look, but also the ultra-soft, ultra-comfy “lived in” feel that makes them instantly a favorite.

The blend of organic cotton and hemp results in a fabric that is not only beautifully breathable, but also eco-friendly. Though they’re wonderfully lightweight, the shorts have just enough of a sturdy feel that you can trust they’ll hold up to sports and athletic use as well as indoor relaxation. Thanks to the back zip pocket, you can keep all of your most important valuables safely on your person whether you’re running, playing, or just strolling along.

Style-wise, they’re “low-key” enough you can pair them with a striking patterned shirt and your favorite shoes (be they all-white sneakers or colorful Converse) for a truly chic look.

Price: $88

Reigning Champ Midweight Terry Shorts

With the Reigning Champ Midweight Terry Shorts, you can show off your boxer/kickboxer/Muay Thai style even when not training. Cut in the classic boxer shorts style, they’re loose, airy, and comfortable enough for any workout, run, or binge-watching TV session. The premium midweight terry gives them just enough heft that they’ll feel solid and long-lasting, but without weighing you down when you want to move quickly.

The jersey lining on the pockets adds a bit of durability so you can trust your EDC items will be protected no matter what you carry. For those hard training days, you’ll love that the shorts stay in place thanks to the woven drawcord and elastic waistband, and you’ll never have to worry about chafing or rubbing because of the flatlock seams.

Price: $110

Public Rec Weekender Shorts

Public Rec’s slick but athletic Weekend Short boasts a midweight pima cotton construction, which is the holy grail of cottons. It’s as soft as it is strong, and exceedingly colorfast because of pima’s extra long, extra satiny fibers. Moreover, this special fiber is handpicked, and most importantly, hand rejected if it isn’t up to snuff. These Public Rec shorts are further fortified with spandex and polyester, so that you can get the utmost mileage from them, as you bop around from brunch to your nap to your workout.

Price: $68 $34

Todd Snyder 7” Midweight Warm Up Short in Black

When you partner up a foremost athletic brand with the designer that taught men in America how to dress properly, you get the Toddy Snyder 7” Midweight Warm Up Short. Sportswear specialist, Champion, equipped this short with 100% low-maintenance French terry that easily relieves odors in the wash. You know that stale water smell your clothes get when you wait too long to dry them? Not possible with these. And since it’s Todd Snyder, even these simple black shorts have a tailored fit and flawless hems.

Price: $88

Mack Weldon Ace Sweatshort Charcoal Heather

Nothing gives that California cool or by-the-lake chill vibe like heathered hues do. The Mack Weldon Ace Sweatshort sports a muted charcoal shade, thanks to the white fibers subtly blended into it, as well as a breezy but composed drape that further cinches the classically cool look. Ace fabric is micro-brushed, which gives it a cloud-like quality. Plus, let’s talk about all of those pockets. The Ace Sweatshort has two deep, standardly-placed pockets, a zip back compartment, and even a stealthily-positioned thigh pocket (perfect for smaller EDC, by the way).

Price: $68

MeUndies French Terry Shorts

The French Terry Shorts from MeUndies can be worn in any casual situation, not only because of its relaxed cut, but because of its construction. It’s made mostly of micromodal, which is extremely breathable, meaning these shorts are soft enough to keep you cozy, but won’t make a swamp out of your upper thigh area when you lay under the sun. Micromodal is also pill-resistant, fade-resistant, static-resistant, and keeps its shape. Moreover, MeUndies uses sustainably-sourced beechwood fibers for a totally natural silkiness.

Price: $42+

Dandy Del Mar Tropez Terry Shorts

Get ready to lounge in style and comfort with the Dandy Del Mar Tropez Shorts. Made from terry cloth that blends cotton with a touch of polyester, the shorts are lightweight, sturdy, and ultra-soft to the touch. The clean outline will pair beautifully with a polo shirt or short-sleeved button-down, and its subtle color makes it ideal for wearing brighter, bolder shirts.

Thanks to its elasticated waistband and accompanying drawstring, it’s easy to pull tight and trust it’ll stay securely in place whether you’re walking, playing, or relaxing.

Price: $89

Faherty Cabana Towel Terry Sweatshorts

For those hot summer days you want to do as little as possible, the Faherty Cabana Towel Terry Sweatshorts are your best pick. Crafted in a vintage beach-inspired style, they’ll be at home on a beach blanket or poolside lounger, with a relaxed fit that’ll flow nicely and allow in every cool breeze to keep you from overheating.

The front slash pockets are large enough to fit your keys, phone, card wallet, and hotel room key, and the single patch pocket on the back gives you a little extra storage space in case you need it. Wear these with your favorite slubby tee or athletic tank to complete the “day off” vibes.

Price: $98

Chubbies The Members Only Soft Terry Sweat Shorts

If you’re, like me, the sort of guy who likes to fit in a weekend workout around your errands, social events, and hours spent on the couch, the Chubbies The Members Only Soft Terry Sweat Shorts are my go-to. The fabric is incredibly soft and comfortable to wear in bed or in your favorite reading nook, but they eschew cotton in favor of a synthetic blend (polyester, rayon, and spandex) that is workout-friendly and structured to look nice when out and about.

Combine the relaxed fit with a short inseam, an elastic drawcord, and three pockets, and you’ve got yourself some ideal weekend wear.

Price: $44+

Duvin Terry Cloth Shorts

Say goodbye to dull, humdrum outfits and hello to bold, bright, statement-making shorts. Duvin is all about those eye-catching colors and patterns, and their Terry Cloth Shorts come in everything from sky blue to bright teal to pastel pink. Their five-inch inseam is perfect for those sweltering hot summer days when you’ll do anything to stay cool, and you’ll love how silky soft the fabric feels against even sweaty skin.

The fabric is pre-washed for maximum softness, but don’t think for a second that compromises durability. The cotton-polyester blend will hold up to any urban, beach, or lakeside adventures and look good all day long.

Price: $75+

Kenny Flowers The Seventy Five Terry Cloth Cabana Shorts

Gentlemen of class, give The Seventy Five Terry Cloth Cabana Shorts by Kenny Flowers a try. Though made from the softest, velvetiest Pima cotton fabric I (Andy) have tested to date, they’re structured and sturdy enough you can wear them on the tennis courts, hustling around the deck of a yacht, or strolling on the boardwalk.

The deep side pockets give you plenty of storage space and the drawstring waistband keeps them from sliding down or slipping off. Pair them with a soft white or delicate pastel-colored polo shirt for maximum style impact.

Price: $98

Mugsy Terry Shorts

From bed to the beach to the dinner table, the Mugsy Terry Shorts are the ideal all-purpose summer shorts. Though they’re made from a fabric as soft as your favorite throw blanket, they’re cut in a style that will make it look like you’re dressing up with no more effort than throwing on your favorite T-shirt or a polo.

The delicate colorways are ideal for anyone who doesn’t want to call too much attention to themselves but still likes to be comfortable and stylish in their outfit choices. Thanks to the pre-washing, the fabric will never bleed or lose its color and will be incredibly soft to the touch. Consider them your ideal backup plan when you can’t figure out what to wear for a summer date night, backyard BBQ, or beach trip.

Price: $68

The Resort Co. Terry Shorts

The Resort Co. offers a distinctive take on leisurewear with its Terry Shorts, crafted to provide all-day comfort which makes them our top pick for relaxed and casual settings. Available in three different colorways, the shorts can be paired easily with various tops, amplifying its versatility.

Made from 100% organic cotton, you can expect a soft, breathable, and eco-friendly fabric that’s gentle against your skin. The shorts incorporate an elasticated waistband, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit for different body types, and side pockets for carrying small everyday carry essentials like your sunscreen or wallet. With an emphasis on sustainable and quality materials, The Resort Co.’s Terry Shorts align with the brand’s dedication to producing environmentally-conscious and premium leisurewear.

Price: $155

Dandy Del Mar The Gaucho Terry Cloth Shorts

Slide these on before your next beach day, and you’ll find yourself chilling with that West Coast vibe that makes The Gaucho Terry Cloth Shorts by Dandy Del Mar such an eye-catching choice. Details like the brass-looking stainless steel hardware, white drawstrings, and the white piping down the leg add a bit of flair, and the elastic waist will keep them securely in place no matter what you get up to over the course of your day.

The welt back pocket and two side pockets provide plenty of storage space. Thanks to the polyester fabric blended into the cotton, it’s comfortable but suitable to active use as well as lounging poolside or strolling down the boardwalk.

Price: $89

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