I'm always on the lookout for seamless shorts that don't chafe on long runs, and these Janji shorts are a new favorite! They have a back pocket (which a lot of the minimalist shorts don't) and they provide more coverage than similar styles I've tried (like Nike's aeroswift shorts or Saucony's endorphin split shorts). The waistband is a tad tight, but it helps keep the shorts in place if you put keys or anything in the back pocket. Would definitely recommend!
W's 3" AFO Middle Short in Steadfast Midnight
Comfortable and nice
I'm 5'1, 130 # and a thigh gap has never been something I've ever been close to experiencing. I have short but larger muscular legs and these shorts are HEAVENLY for my runs!
These have earned the coveted title as my 'long run shorts'. I typically favor 4" inseams but I took a chance on these because if fell in love with the Flora Laguna pattern (last season). I am happy to report I have had zero issues with inner thigh chafing. After reading reviews I sized up to a M from my usual S. The waistband fits comfortably and the shorts are nice and loose. The material is buttery soft and so lightweight. They remind me of a pair of rabbit shorts I have but these are more durable. My rabbit shorts are starting to pill after less a few months of use. I've used and washed these about twice a week since I got them in May and still look good as new.
I have not tried the 'updated fit' yet (got my eye on the Lightning Helix) and based on reviews and comments from the janji staff I think I will go with my usual size S. For reference, my waist is about 26" at its smallest and my hips are about 38". These sit a few inches below my my natural waistline.