Best Running Shorts: Summer 2021
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Best Running Shorts: Summer 2021

Did you know a good pair of running shorts can affect your performance? With the arrival of warmer weather, shorts can be your perfect ally, helping you to enjoy running more comfortably and thus bring out your best.

Feel light and enjoy freedom of movement with these super lightweight and moisture-wicking shorts. Being perfectly equipped means choosing the right shorts for you, to prevent friction and irritation on the skin.

We have a wide choice of cut, fit and fabric to suit your needs and preferences. Let's browse our favourite shorts this season...

Men's ShortsWomen's ShortsLoose ShortsLycra Shorts2-in-1 ShortsShorts with Phone PocketShorts with Zip Pocket

Men's Ronhill Tech Revive Twin Shorts 5in

Best Running Shorts for Men

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Men's Salomon Sense 5in Shorts
Night Sky £45.00

Ultimate shorts for speed workouts, road and trail runs! Extremely lightweight, sweat wicking & comfy to wear. Front pocket.

Men's Ronhill Tech Revive Twin Shorts 5in
Black/Blue £39.00 £45.00

Breathability, coverage & support in a moisture-wicking eco fabric. Thigh phone pocket & secure pocket.

Men's Adidas Saturday 7in Shorts
Black £35.00

Made of light & breathable fabric, absorbs moisture to keep you dry on sprints & interval training. Sweat pocket & 100% recycled.

Best Running Shorts for Women

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Women's Salomon Agile Shorts
Night Sky £24.00 £30.00

Perfect for running in hot weather – lightweight, breathable & soft fabric with great sweat-wicking abilities. Zipped pocket.

Women's Gore Impulse R5 Light Shorts
Blue £50.00

Lightweight and highly breathable, with mesh ventilation. Perfect for running in hot weather.

Loose Running Shorts

Loose shorts are super lightweight and breathable, with a mesh brief (which you can always cut out if you don’t want it), and usually with a small zip pocket. If you prefer a shorter split style, check out our range of Racing Shorts.

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Women's Salomon XA 5in Running Shorts

Men's Ronhill Tech Revive 5in Shorts
Blue £35.00

Constructed in a relaxed fit, from whisper-light, moisture-wicking, eco-conscious fabric. Excellent breathability and ventilation.

Men's Ronhill Core 5in Shorts
Black £23.00

Moisture-wicking fabric with wind-resistant finish to keep you dry & comfortable. Side splits & back zip pocket.

Men's La Sportiva Sudden 7in Shorts
Pine/Kiwi £40.00

Perfect for trail runners who want lightweight, quick-dry & breathable summer bottoms! Stretchy & flatlock seam construction.

Women's Ronhill Tech Revive Shorts
Coral/Black £30.00 £36.00

Light as a feather and minimal. Drawstring waistband, zipped pocket & made from high-wicking fabric in recycled yarn.

Women's Salomon XA Shorts
Black £45.00

Comfortable design with lightweight brief joined to fast-drying outer shorts. Integrated pockets all around the waist. Reflective.

Women's Adidas Cooler Shorts
Navy/Blue £22.00

Feel great whether you’re going for a run or hitting the gym! Light, soft & great to keep you dry & comfortable. 100% recycled materials.

Lycra Running Shorts

These lycra shorts are made from fabrics that are soft, light and moisture-wicking. All have a zip pocket at the back to hold keys or a phone. Comfortable in mild to hot weather, they provide complete freedom of movement and protection from chafing.

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Odlo Element Half Tights

Men's Odlo Element Half Tights
Black £35.00

Soft and elastic, for optimum freedom of movement. Key and wallet pocket.

Men's Ronhill Core Half Tights
Black £23.00

Great value lycra shorts! Excellent comfort in moisture-wicking fabric. Internal key pocket.

Men's La Sportiva Triumph Half Tights
Black/Grey £49.00 £60.00

Technical, athletic-fitting lycra shorts. Light & breathable. Side mesh pockets & sweatproof rear pocket.

Women's Brooks Method 8in Half Tights
Black £45.00

Minimal seaming. Light, sweat-wicking fabric offers good compression. 2 side pockets & 1 phone pocket.

Women's Ronhill Tech Revive Stretch Half Tights
Black £38.00

Eco-conscious, breathable, moisture-wicking fabric. Features a secure pocket and a stash pocket.

Women's Odlo Essential Soft Half Tights
Black £36.00

Lightweight, soft & fast-drying, with a second-skin feel. Inner key pocket & adjustable waistband.
Brooks Method 8in Half Tights

2-in-1 Running Shorts

2-in-1 shorts (AKA twin shorts) have similar fabrics to loose shorts but the briefs are substituted for lightweight lycra shorts to eliminate the chance of chafing.

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Men's Odlo Zeroweight Twin 5in Shorts

Men's Montane Dragon Twin 7in Shorts
Black £60.00

Super lightweight and breathable material, designed to keep you odour-free in hot conditions.

Men's Odlo Zeroweight Twin 5in Shorts
Black/Green £55.00

Lightweight & minimal with snug & supportive liner to help avoid chafing. Rear zip-pocket & inner phone pocket.

Men's Ronhill Tech Marathon Twin Shorts
Black £50.00

Combining the best of baggy & lycra shorts: supportive, stretchy, & light. 2 gel pockets, 2 thigh pockets & 1 zip pocket.

Women's La Sportiva Comet Running Skirt
Petrol/Red £45.00 £55.00

Super lightweight yet tough and durable, fast drying technical twin skin. Zip pocket.

Women's Brooks Chaser 5in Twin Shorts
Teracotta £42.00 £55.00

Sweat-wicking to keep you comfortable & dry. Made of recycled fabric. 5 pockets.

Women's Ronhill Tech Marathon Twin Shorts
Black £50.00

Fabric provides optimum balance of stretch & support to run freely. 5 pockets.
Women's Brooks Chaser 5in Twin Shorts

Running Shorts with Phone Pocket

Want more ways to carry your phone? Check out How to Carry Keys & Phone while Running.

Men's Saysky Universe Pace Shorts

Men's Adidas Primeblue Twin 7in Shorts
Black/Yellow £38.00

High performance. Stay comfy & visible in low light. Phone pocket & recycled materials.

Men's Saysky Universe Pace Shorts
Black/Yellow £54.00

Energise your run with these lightweight, breathable & high-performance shorts. 2 inner pockets & back sweat-repellent zip pocket.

Men's Ronhill Tech Ultra Twin Shorts
Black/Blue £60.00

Stay safe, dry & comfortable while carrying all your essentials on your long runs... phone, gels, bars… with 10 pockets & 2 storage loops!

Women's Adidas Primeblue Twin Shorts
Black/Grey £38.00

Stretchy feel with a supportive & tight fit for unrestricted strides while keeping you dry & focused. Phone pocket on inner tights.

Women's Odlo Zeroweight Twin 3in Shorts
Black/Coral £45.00 £55.00

Beat the summer with these versatile, functional & super-lightweight shorts in 100% recycled materials. Zip pocket & inner phone pocket.

Running Shorts with Zip Pocket

Looking for more storage ideas? Check out How to Carry Keys & Phone while Running.

On running shorts

Men's Ronhill Tech Cargo Shorts
Black/Green £40.00

Perfect choice if you want to stay lightweight but have plenty of storage on a longer run. 1 secure pocket & 2 gel stash pockets.

Men's On Hybrid 7in Twin Shorts 2.0
Black £80.00

Multifunctional shorts that can be worn together or separately. Lightweight, breathable, and fast-drying fabric with plenty of storage.

Men's La Sportiva Medal Twin 7in
Navy/Blue £55.00

Engineered for optimal performance, especially on trail runs & racing. Prevents chafing, offers breathability & comfort. Back zip pocket.

Women's Montane Katla 4in Shorts
Black £45.00

Stay dry & comfy on long runs in these super light moisture-wicking shorts. Rear zip-pocket & gel shot pockets. Reflective.

Women's Ronhill Tech Twin Shorts
Black/Grey £32.00 £40.00

Enjoy the hot weather with these supportive, stretchy, and breathable shorts! Secure pocket for essentials & reflective strips.

Women's Saysky Universe Twin Shorts
Black/Yellow £54.00

Perfect for any occasion. Offering freedom of movement, breathability & coverage. 2 side pockets & sweat-repellent pocket. Reflective.
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