Best Shorts for Volleyball 2020 [Men's Edition]

Alright fellas, time to touch on an area that doesn't get enough press. You've decked out your training and playing kit with latest Nike shoes, the most comfortable compressions, a sweet backpack and a professional set of kneepads (or knee brace): but don't forget the comfort that comes with a proper pair of training and competition shorts. Time to set the record straight on what are the best shorts for volleyball for men.







Look, I don't have to tell you all the reasons why volleyball shorts are important for your training swagger, that's why you're here in the first place. Let's cut right to the chase and dive into the best men's volleyball shorts in 2020, with a special mention for the best beach volleyball shorts while we're at it.


Bottom Line

So, here is the bottom line. If you want the best shorts for volleyball, then here are some of the few factors you need to look out for; comfort, flexibility, endurance, support, and affordability. Your list might be longer, but ours will focus on these factors. With this said, you might want to dive straight into the best men's volleyball shorts for you based on a few factors only.


If you are looking for the best shorts for volleyball that ensures you are comfortable, offers flexibility and durability, then you should consider the Asics Men's Bomba shorts, Mizuno Elite 9 Men's Euro cut Shorts or the Asics Men's Team performance volleyball Men's shorts.


There are not too many shorts dedicated to the Men's volleyball sport, therefore, on our list are the 5 best men's volleyball shorts in 2020.


Editor's Pick: Asics Men's Bomba Shorts


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Flexible material

Firm

Short length that covers the knee

Durable


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Most Flexible: Mizuno Elite 9 Men's Euro Cut shorts

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Strong fabric

Stretchable material

Lightweight


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Most Durable: Asics Men's Team Performance Volleyball Men's Shorts


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Elastic

Durable

Sweat-resistant


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Best Comfort: Asics Men's player 10 Shorts

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Soft

Flexible

Durable


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Most Stylish: Luwell Pro Men's 7 Volleyball Shorts


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Stylish

Durable

Soft

Flexible


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Best Shorts for Volleyball 2020: Overall (Editor's Choice)

Asics Men's Bomba Volleyball Shorts

This is definitely our number one pick for anyone that intends to get the best men's shorts for volleyball. Why? This is because it has all the features required for it to be a perfect volleyball short.


The Asics Men's Bomba Volleyball shorts is made of 100% synthetic material with an elastic closure that ensures comfort during play and flexibility for you to show off your best moves. The draw-cord at the waist allows this short to wrap itself around your waist while letting you do what you do best on the volleyball court.


Also, for most of us that like to show off, the synthetic material that this short is made up makes it easy to print on this short. It would seem like the only compromise they had was the non-stylish design for enhanced performance.

Who Should Buy?

If optimum performance is your key factor for buying a short, then this short is for you. The Asics Men's Bomba does not come in a sleek design that shows you off to the crowd, but it will definitely give you more ways to do that.

Technical Specs:

  • Flexibility: 4.8/5

  • Comfort: 4.9/5

  • Durability: 4.8/5

  • Affordability: 4.6/5

  • Special Feature: The Synthetic material makes it highly flexible.

Pros


· Highly Flexible

· Durable design

· Comfortable waistband

· Allows easy movement in all direction.


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Best Shorts for Volleyball 2020: Most Flexible

Mizuno Elite 9 Men's Euro Cut Shorts

This short was designed to allow you to show your flexibility skills while on the volleyball court. This short allows full-scale movement in any direction with its highly elastic waistband and compact shape from the waist that runs all the way to the bottom.


This shape ensures that you feel comfortable while doing your thing on the court. The shape of the short also allows free airflow around your thighs and genital area to ensure that no sweat accumulates in that area.


It would be wrong to talk about the flexibility of this short and not discuss how lightweight it is. The lightweight and easy stretch fabric ensure that nothing holds you down during your onslaught.


Who Should Buy?

We all have different playing styles and preferences, but if lightweight and highly flexible is your thing, then what are you waiting for? Pick up one of these lightweight shorts on Amazon already.

Technical Specs:

  • Flexibility: 4.9/5

  • Comfort: 4.9/5

  • Durability: 4.6/5

  • Affordability: 4.7/5

  • Special Feature: 4-way stretch.

Pros


· Highly flexible

· Strong fabric

· Stretchable material

· Lightweight


Cons


· Possesses no Drawcord in the waistband

· Comes in only two colors


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Best Shorts for Volleyball 2020: Most Durable

Asics Men's Team Performance Volleyball Men's Shorts

This short is made of 100% polyester, and it is built like a tank without all the weight drag. We get that not everybody is all about that flexibility that comes with some volleyball shorts. Instead, what you really want is a short that can take any form of stretch and wear that you can throw at it. The Asics Men's Team Performance Volleyball Men's Shorts is all about durability that offers some elasticity and slight flexibility. This is a short for the brute players, players that get the ball to the other side and don't care about using any fancy skills while doing it.


The unique flex feature allows it to restore to its original state even after maximum stretching. Also, this short is not bad looking either; it has some style to it… for a brute type short. It is also easy to wash and maintain and rarely collects dust.

Who Should Buy?

Are you the type that likes to play dirty and rough? Then just stop reading this list and buy this one already. There is no better short for you than this one.

Technical Specs:

  • Flexibility: 4.4/5

  • Comfort: 4.5/5

  • Durability: 4.9/5

  • Affordability: 4.8/5

  • Special Feature: Highly Durable fabric. I am sure this short would last for years.

Pros


· Elastic

· Durable

· Sweat-resistant

· Dust resistant

Cons


· Feels a little tight at the front.



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Best Shorts for Volleyball 2020: Best Comfort

Asics Men's Player 10 Shorts

I don't know about you, but I am the type of volleyball player that plays his best when I feel comfortable. This is what the Asics Men's Player 10 Shorts is all about; comfort. Just like a lot of the shorts on this list, this short is made of 100% polyester, and it has a draw-cord at the waist for comfort. It also features a 10-inch inseam that ensures durability and hydrology material that makes it sweat resistant.


The truth is the designers of this short did not think of style at all during the design process of this piece of awesome tailoring engineering. However, it gets all its superpower from its soft and lightweight material that is very comfortable to wear.

The waistband should fit most average men's waist size as it has no draw-cord to adjust the waistband, but the waistband provides enough grip to keep it on your waist.

Who Should Buy?

If you play your best game when you feel comfortable and are not worried about how you look in a slightly over-sized looking shorts, then you would like this one.

Technical Specs:

  • Flexibility: 4.5/5

  • Comfort: 4.9/5

  • Durability: 4.2/5

  • Affordability: 4.2/5

  • Special Feature: Soft fabric.

Pros


· Soft

· Flexible

· Durable


Cons

· Lack of a draw-cord in the waistband.

· Not very durable

· Many players struggle with getting the right size for their waist.

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Best Shorts for Volleyball 2020: Most Stylish

Luwell Pro Men's 7 Volleyball Shorts

This is a very gorgeous looking short; it is compact and durable. The Luwell Pro Men's 7 Volleyball Shorts will get you looking like you are ready to take over the whole volleyball court with your incredible skills the moment you have them on.


The Luwell Pro is made of 100% polyester that is lightweight, quick to dry, and designed in a way that keeps you comfortable and confident. The designers of this short are really into making sure that you look your best while playing in this short. The material that the Luwell Pro is made of also makes it easy to screen print your name or logo on your short. The material has high maintenance and can accommodate extensive stretching.


The waistband is made in a way that it is elastic and expandable such that it should firmly grip the waist of any player wearing it (at least theoretically).

Who Should Buy?

This short is for players that love to look good while playing in a pair of shorts that looks cool and fits perfectly on them.

Technical Specs:

  • Flexibility: 4.7/5

  • Comfort: 4.9/5

  • Durability: 4.7/5

  • Affordability: 4.5/5

  • Special Feature: Style points.

Pros

· Stylish

· Durable

· Soft

· Flexible

· Comes in varying colors

Cons

· There is no draw-cord in the waistband

· A little short for many players



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Buyer's Guide

Why are Volleyball Shorts so Short?

Volleyball, like many other sports, involves many complex movements and, therefore, requires a certain level of flexibility at the knee. This is why many volleyball shorts for men are quite short. The ones that are not so short would provide a large space around the knee to allow full rotation around the knee.

What to Look for in a Pair of Volleyball Shorts

Listed below are some of the key factors to consider when choosing a pair of shorts for volleyball.


Key factors


Material

The type of material that a men's volleyball short is made of is very important to how the short feels on the skin, and how flexible and durable the short will be. For men, the volleyball short should be firm and allow stretching but up to the point that it doesn't allow yarn damages.


The best materials for men's volleyball shorts are polyester, nylon, and some other synthetic material. This is because these materials are resistant to sweat, wear, and tears, and allow even heat distribution. Also, the durability of these materials makes them perfect for volleyball shorts.


Size

The size of the shorts chosen would depend largely on the wearer of the shorts, but you should know that you don't want your volleyball shorts to be baggy and uncomfortable to use. Also, if your volleyball short feels too tight to wear and move around in, it could reduce or impede your performance greatly.


The standard volleyball size for men's volleyball shorts is a pair of shorts that reaches the knee but doesn't exceed it greatly.


Inseam

The function of the inseam is to allow proper movement between the legs, as well as provide comfort and softness around the crouch area. The inseam is a type of fabric lining that runs from the crotch region to the end of either side of the legs.

A good volleyball short for men should have at least 5 to 7 inches of inseam.

Waistband

The waistband is an important feature of men's volleyball shorts because it is what determines whether or not the shorts will stay on your waist during intense play sessions. Usually, it is preferable that men's volleyball shorts should have a good elastic waistband with a draw-cord inside it. This means you can adjust the waist size of your shorts on days that you have not been eating enough food.


Price

Price is highly subjective, so this should depend mainly on your pocket. Most high-quality volleyball shorts should be in a similar price range.

What Brands Offer the Best Volleyball Shorts for Men?

The brands that offer the best volleyball shorts for men include Asics, Mizuro, and Luwell. Some of the products mentioned here include Asics Men's Bomba Shorts, Mizuno Elite 9 Men's Euro Curt Shorts, and Luwell Pro Men's 7 Volleyball Shorts.

What Shorts can You Wear for Beach Volleyball?

Beach volleyball is a special type of volleyball that involves a lot of sand, and I don't know if your have noticed that there is a lot of water at the beach too. You can always throw on a pair of board shorts to play beach this summer, but fro our list you can go with the Luwell Pro Men's 7 Volleyball Shorts.


The Luwell Pro ensures that you look awesome (which frankly is the purpose of beach volleyball). However, its water-resistant and dust resistant material makes it perfect for the sandy nature of the beach.

Summing Up

So, there you have it, we have given you the top 5 volleyball shorts for men in 2020. With this list, it should be easier for you to choose the best short that would complement your performance on the volleyball court. Have fun, and good luck picking your companion on the court. May the volleyball force be with you.

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