Our collection of running shorts offers different features, from reflective tape for added visibility, to excellent internal support in the form of an inner brief.
Determining the right running shorts for you generally comes down to two things – length and the type of running you do. What length do you prefer? Are a short distance or long distance runner? Gym goer? Or all-rounder? All these factors will help you choose running shorts that are fit for purpose and right for you.
Now let’s have a look at the main types, their features and differences…
Shorts with a shorter cut allow for greater airflow and ease of movement.
Ronhill Stride Cargo Racer Split Running Shorts:
A perfect short for a fast paced marathon. With a high split, an expandable back zip pocket, two elasticated gel loops and a comfortable bamboo inner brief – this short provides plenty of storage, great freedom of movement and a race liner that prevents chafing.
Best for: Long distance running / Racing
Short shorts are not for everyone! Square shorts are longer in length and provide more coverage with the same freedom of movement.
Adidas Supernova 7 Inch Running Shorts:
Loose fitting and comfortable shorts perfect for running or hitting the gym. The polyester inner provides great breathability and moisture management. With Climacool technology that wicks sweat away from the skin to ensure maximum comfort and performance. The shorts also feature reflective thread technology to keep you visible in low light conditions.
Best for: Short distance running / Gym
Twin shorts have a stretchy inner liner inside an outer short, with a next to skin fit that wicks away sweat and moisture – preventing chafing. There’s no need to wear undies with these (if you’re comfortable going commando) as you get enough support from the inner brief!
Ronhill Momentum Twin Running Shorts:
A simple but stylish, stretch woven fabric with high Elastane content for excellent stretch and recovery. This provides great freedom of movement with a flattering relaxed fit. The rear pocket is a zipped secure pocket, positioned high to minimise bounce.
Best for: Long distance running / Gym / Hitting the park
Fuel shorts feature expandable zip pockets and elasticated loops, so you can store nutrition (energy gels or bars) and pack away any extra layers.
Ronhill Trail Fuel Twin Running Shorts:
My favourite running shorts! With all the key benefits of the Ronhill Momentum Twin Running Shorts, the Trail Fuel Twin has the addition of a control layer. This layer regulates your body temperature with premium breathability.
Going on a long run or off the beaten track? These shorts have enough space to fit everything in, bar the kitchen sink. There’s two internal pockets on the inner short, a large 600ml capacity back pocket and four elasticated gel loops (so pack water, your phone, a jacket and gels)!
Best for: Trail running / Marathon running / Mixed weather conditions
Compression shorts apply support and stability to the leg and thigh muscles – increasing blood flow to the glutes, groin, quads and hamstrings and in turn increasing the oxygen and nutrient flow. Meaning the muscles can perform stronger and recover faster.
2XU Compression Running Shorts: This pair hug and squeeze the muscles, reducing vibration, improving alignment and protecting you against damage and fatigue. A great piece of kit for those heavy duty sessions and a great recovery tool after a tough race. Bounce back quickly and perform at your best!
Best for: Runners recovering from injury / Anything high-intensity and high-impact
Running shorts are a staple in any man’s running wardrobe. The right pair will improve your run and keep you running in comfort for longer!