Two in one gym shorts

Best activewear: 6 of the best 2-in-1, chafe-free gym shorts to buy now

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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.

Sold? Here are our favourites to keep you comfortable during workouts. 

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Chloe Gray

Chloe Gray is the senior writer for'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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