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3" AFO Middle Short

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3" AFO Middle Short

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W's 3" AFO Middle Short
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Regular fit, Size Chart Gabby is 5'8" and wears size S

Our bestselling short is better than ever — same fast-drying AFO shell fabric and moisture wicking brief liner as previous versions along with an updated waistband for softer next-to-skin comfort. Read more

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Print Story

The Spray Dye print capsule is inspired by the distinct differences of each waterway on this planet, and the greater interconnectivity they all share as a singular body.

Print Story

As part of our Chennai Collection, this floral print is designed by Chennai-based textile artist Kashmira Baheti and is based on a magnolia flower, or champaka — commonly known now as the joy magnolia and revered in Chennai for its joyful fragrance.

Print Story

As part of our Chennai Collection, this floral print is designed by Chennai-based textile artist Kashmira Baheti and is based on a magnolia flower, or champaka — commonly known now as the joy magnolia and revered in Chennai for its joyful fragrance.

Print Story

As part of our Chennai Collection, this landscape print is designed by Chennai-based textile artist Kashmira Baheti and represents the vivid energy of daily life in Chennai through hyper-saturated, color vibrance. The ground texture is intended to reflect both earth and water, as Chennai's landscape can fluctuate dramatically between the two with the changing seasons.

Smooth finish

Bonded hem seams ensure an anti-chafe fit + clean finish

Softer, breathable waistband

An updated knit waistband with external facing drawcord provides a secure, comfortable fit while perforations enhance breathability

Stay seen

Signature reflective logo on front and “watermark” reflectivity on back increases visibility in low light

Highlights

features

Weightless feel
Ultra-light AFO stretch woven fabric for a barely-there-feeling shell

Cool and dry
Fast dry time, high breathability + excellent sweat wicking for a cool, comfortable ride

Built-in liner
Integrated moisture-wicking performance brief liner

Softer, breathable waistband
An updated knit waistband with external facing drawcord provides a secure, comfortable fit while perforations enhance breathability

Breathable waistband
Perforated knit waistband with internal drawcord provides a secure fit that is both breathable + comfortable

Smooth finish
Bonded hem seams ensure an anti-chafe fit + clean finish

Keep it secure
A secure back zip pocket has a nylon pull for easier in-motion access; can fit most sized phones

Keep it separated
Internal drop down brief pocket for key/card includes a key loop bungee* that doubles as hang loop

Stay seen
Signature reflective logo on front and “watermark” reflectivity on back increases visibility in low light

*the s-biner clip, key ring + keys not included with shorts—sorry, we need our keys

materials + specs

AFO
88% recycled polyester, 12% elastane

Performance brief liner
94% polyester, 6% spandex

Weight
94g / 3.3oz (W’s Small)

Garment made in Vietnam

Fabric Callout

AFO

Ultra-light and fast drying, AFO is a stretch woven made from recycled polyester. We use it across our Singlets, Splits, Middle Shorts, and 2-In-1 Traverse Shorts for high-performance styles that feel lighter-than-air.

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care instructions

Wash when needed on cold, delicate cycle with like colors

Tumble dry low or hang dry for best results and lifespan of the garment

sustainability

Our AFO fabric is composed of 88% recycled polyester. We use high-grade recycled polyester made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic like rPET (a form of recyclable plastic commonly found in single-use bottles and containers) to reduce the impact of our apparel without sacrificing on performance, durability or comfort.

AFO fabric is also bluesign® certified meaning it is free from harmful chemicals and is fabricated in a way that meets a high environmental standard.

Learn more about our sustainable initiatives here.

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Customer Reviews

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Colleen Miracle
So comfortable and light

I run ultramarathons and love that these are so lightweight, I don't even have to think about them!

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Morgan Butterfield
Janji Shorts

I have all the pairs of these janji shorts and i like the first style (black and dark blue) the best because they are longer. These are a lot shorter for some reason

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Indyrunner
Lightweight running shorts

These are lightweight, which makes them perfect for hot summer runs!

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KathyM
Great shorts!

I love the print of these shorts, and as with all Janji, they are well made and thoughtfully designed. The key pocket inside the waist band has a little loop to secure your key and elastic to hold secure. They are super light weight and dry quickly even on New England's hottest/humid days. I'm 5'8 and 135 lbs, and I bought the medium. I also have a pair in small, but I prefer them a little looser.

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Cami West Puentes
Really great shorts!

I had my first run in these today and they’re really great! Wasistband, seams, and hems are thoughtfully designed and I didn’t have any chafing or discomfort. My thighs are thick but the ride up wasn’t bad. Love the shorts!

5’7”, 164 lbs and I ordered a size Lg.

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Courtney
NEW WASTEBAND

I loveeee the new wasteband. Much more flattering than previous versions (which were still excellent shorts). The legs are still plenty wide (which can be an issue for me with other brands) but this version is a little shorter than previous versions. The print is also awesome!

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Amelia Smith
Comfy shorts

These shorts are lightweight and comfy.

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Michelle Sieff

W's 3" AFO Middle Short

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Stefanie Williams
It's a Keeper

Took this pants for a long run. They feel light and comfortable. The zip pocket in the back fits tones of fuel. Love them

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Brynn Cunningham
Best trail running shorts ever

I ran a 23.79-mile FKT on the North Fork Mountain Trail in cold rain. For a couple miles in the middle of the run, the rain slowed down a bit, and the shorts actually dried out! Then it began raining hard again. So, I have done a 23.79 mile run, a 20-mile run and an 11 miler, all on trails. I bought them because of the anti-chafe inner brief, and they live up to it - zero chafing at the bikini line. I was having issues with this last year during long, hot runs, and I am so excited to have found the solution. They are super soft and airy, not clingy at all. I LOVE THEM so much that now I have three.