2-in-1 gym shorts to wear during summer runs or hot workouts.
If you’re anything like us, getting dressed for your workout in activewear that looks - and feels - good is the best way to get set up for a great workout. But as the warmer weather approaches, working out in the heat is hard enough without worrying about your legs burning in full-length leggings.
Let that skin breathe, we say! Except, for some people, workout shorts can be a little tricky. Cycling shorts might be on trend, but they can so often ride up, leave you feeling too exposed or end up chafing.
That’s where 2-in-1 shorts come in. They offer the protection and compression of tight cycling shorts, but the layer on top offers comfort, breeze and modesty.
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Sold? Here are our favourites to keep you comfortable during workouts.
Kalenji Run Dry + shorts
Unlike most other 2-in-1 shorts, these have a thick waistband for extra support but the added benefit of an internal drawstring to make sure they fit perfectly.
Nike Eclipse 2-in-1 shorts
Made from light, compression fabric underneath a meshed, breathable layer. But the best part about these materials are that they’re sustainable.
H&M double layered running shorts
These quick dry short shorts are perfect for very hot days. We love the retro shape and chic grey that matches virtually all of our sports bras.
Nike Plus 2-in-1 shorts
A close-to-body fit, subtle striped waistband and Nike Dri-Fit Max material that wicks sweat fast? We’re impressed.
Adidas Detachable 2-in-1 shorts
Adidas takes 2-in-1 to the next level, allowing you to wear this pair three ways. A button hook attaches the loose, lightweight shorts layer over longer cycling tights so you can be ready for any activity.
Domyos 2-in-1 Anti-Chafing shorts
These stylish shorts are made from a breathable material, have an elasticated waistband for extra comfort and provide great coverage no matter your workout.
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Chloe Gray is the senior writer for stylist.co.uk's fitness brand Strong Women. When she's not writing or lifting weights, she's most likely found practicing handstands, sipping a gin and tonic or eating peanut butter straight out of the jar (not all at the same time).
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