Crane Ladies Performance Shorts: Rachael’s Take

Last Updated on June 9, 2018

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Rachael’s take on Crane Ladies Performance Shorts. To get Elizabeth’s take, click here.

I’ve taken up walking — and sometimes jogging — during the past year, but my workout wardrobe is sparse. When Aldi rolled out these Special Buy (ALDI Find) Crane Ladies Performance Shorts for $6.99, I decided to try a pair.

Crane Ladies Performance Shorts

The shorts have an inner brief that claims to wick moisture and dry fast, and they have mesh on the sides of the legs. They come in several colors: gray and teal, black and pink, or black and red. I chose the gray and teal shorts.

Crane Ladies Performance Shorts

Sizing can be a bit difficult with clothing from Aldi, but in general Aldi clothing tends to run small. These shorts are available in sizes S-XL and should fit ladies sizes 4-18. I usually wear a size 6 in pants and opted for the size medium shorts, which claim to fit sizes 8-10. True to my experience with Aldi clothing, the shorts run small, and I’m glad I bought a medium and not a small. The shorts are on the short side length-wise, and they are a bit more snug around my thighs than I prefer, but I can still wear them without any real problems.

One nice thing about these shorts is that they include a hidden pocket inside the waist. It’s just big enough to hold a house key or car key, although it gaps a bit at the top, so I’m not sure how well my house key will stay put.

Crane Ladies Performance Shorts

The pocket inside the waistband. Click to enlarge.

The shorts are made in China and are 100% polyester, with a waistband that is 90% polyester and 10% spandex. They can be washed in cold water and tumbled dry on low heat. The shorts also feature the OEKO-TEX Confidence in Textiles seal, indicating that the material has been tested for harmful substances.

The Verdict:

Aldi’s Special Buy Crane Ladies Performance Shorts run a bit small, so you’ll probably want to buy a size larger than what you usually wear. The shorts look good and are comfortable. They also feature a small hidden pocket inside the waist where you can carry a house key or car key, but I’m not yet sure how good of a job the pocket will do at holding keys in. Otherwise recommended.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at

One Comment

  1. I got. Asporta bra and woman shoes yesterday and from Aldi store in Charlottesville VA,I’m in heaven absolutely in heaven. Softest sports bra ever and the tennis shoes are the same. So comfy and light weight I tried both on and just can’t imagine were these have been all my life. I ha e tried bras for 40plus years nothing compares to the comfort and softness. The shoes I love just as much. Again sorry if I’m rewriting but damn I can’t wait to try other items and going back to buy more shoes and sports bras.

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