Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

Training

In My Dresser: 2XU

Get access to everything we publish when you sign up for Outside+.

Wr1231b_lpkwht

Recently, I acquired a pair of Run Shorts from
Australian manufacturer 2XU. I’m most familiar with this brand’s triathlon
apparel and their compression tights (which I wear religiously after long
workouts to aid my recovery), so I was eager to try the run-specific gear.

I fell for these shorts the moment I pulled them
on. I was a little wary that the pale pink color might be an unflattering way
to swathe my lower half (I generally stick to more slimming, darker colored
shorts), but in reality they look fantastic.

The built-in liner of the shorts stays perfectly in
place while running, and the lightweight outer fabric glides flirtatiously over
my thighs. They’re long enough to provide ample coverage, but the shorter mesh
inset side panels allow for perfect freedom of movement. I particularly like
the zippered security pocket, placed on the left hip and slightly to the rear –
it’s easy to access and just the right size for a credit card, key or both.
Another nice touch is the reflective 2XU logo, adding an element of safety for
pre-dawn runs. All in all, these shorts are certainly a new favorite!

– Holly Bennett