4 Pockets Best Seller

W's 7" Pace Short

Mid-rise, no sag compression with moisture-wicking comfort + 4 pockets
$72

248 reviews

Improved comfort, same great feel — our bestselling Groundwork Pace Short is back and ready to tackle any workout you throw at it with improved ergonomic seaming, generous pocketing and optimal coverage.

Color: Midnight
Size
Formfitting
Features

All about the Groundwork
Breathable, moisture-wicking fabric provides light compression with an unnoticeable feel in stride

Stays put
Silicone grippers on the hem prevent the fabric from riding up + keep the short in place during high-output movement

Unfussy + secure fit
Ergonomic waistband design contours the hips for optimal comfort in stride while power mesh lining offers secure support

Infinity drawcord
Allows for an adaptable fit + will not get tugged out in the wash

Pocket it
Two deep side pockets can easily accommodate the largest phone sizes (plus case) + minimize any movement or bounce

Keep it separated
An internal waistband pocket can stash card/cash or key

Back pocket duals as pass-thru
A back pocket can be used to store nutrition or as a pass-thru to secure a top or lightweight layer

Stay seen
Janji signature blue reflective logo on front and “watermark” on back increases visibility in low light

Materials + Specs

Groundwork Knit
68% nylon, 32% spandex

Power mesh lining
100% polyester

Weight
122g / 4.3oz (W’s Small)

Garment made in Vietnam

Sustainability

Groundwork Knit is made using a premium grade nylon that has a significantly tighter woven filament than standard synthetics. Tighter filaments mean less microfiber shedding in the wash-cycle, plus greater durability of the garment (longer lifespan, more wearing).

Groundwork Knit 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.

2% for clean water

2% from this purchase will be donated to support clean water projects in the places that inspire us. Learn more about our support for clean water.

Backed by our 5-year Guarantee

We make gear that lasts. If your Janji gear doesn't due to any defect in workmanship or material, we promise to repair it, replace it, or give you store credit for it. Learn more about our guarantee.

Customer Reviews

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Laura C.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
Work great for long distances

I've worn these for a trail marathon and a 50 miler with lots of elevation changes and they've held up great and don't ride up. I've got a big butt and thighs and the 5" trail shorts ride up on me constantly. These have the wider grip strip which works way better! The only part that rubs is the knot on the drawstring, I put a piece of tape where it hits on my tummy when I'm doing a longer distance. I am usually a size medium in athletic clothes, occasionally a large to accommodate my butt and thighs but medium fits just right in this short.

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Amelia R.
Wear it for: Running, Hiking, Cycling, Everyday wear
Product Fit: Runs small
Height: 5'1" to 5'3"
Usual Size: S
Size Purchased: M
Cadillac of running shorts

All the right features in all the right places! They are thinner which is perfect for running. The lighter colors show sweat during gym/hiit workouts.

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Carrie N.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'7" to 5'9"
Usual Size: S
Size Purchased: S
Great shorts!

These are my favorite tight shorts. The grip at the bottom makes all the difference-they don’t ride up but also don’t dig into your thighs. The material is comfy and durable too. Highly recommend!

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Suzie F.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Runs large
Height: 5'7" to 5'9"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: S
Amazing shorts (run big)

These shorts are incredible! Comfortable, flattering and they don’t move! No riding up or falling down! They do run big compared to all other brands I own, I sized down 1 size, perfect!

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Ileana M.
Wear it for: Running, Everyday wear
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M

I had been looking for comfortable bike shorts for a long time with no luck. I’m glad I chose to give janji a try. Of course I wish they were a bit cheaper but the quality is definitely worth it.

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Lori S.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
Usual Size: S
Size Purchased: S
I don't even think about them

The best thing I can say about any short than I run in is that I don't even think about them. These are the perfect length for me. My thighs do not rub together and chafe and these aren't so long that they make me feel hot. It is HOT and humid in East Texas and this material is the perfect thickness that is coverage enough but not extra hot. These are the only shorts I have that I don't have to worry about chafing anywhere, so showers after long runs are much more enjoyable!

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Heidi L.
Wear it for: Running, Hiking
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
Pleasantly surprised

I’ve tried lots of gear. Lots of janji gear too, and I’ve returned every pant and short, until these. I use these for ultra running through the PNW mountains and and forests, and they hold up. They’re lightweight, grippy on the interior, with deep pockets. Enjoy these. I do!

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Lani C.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'1" to 5'3"
Usual Size: S
Size Purchased: XS
Love for running

I was nervous to order bc I was between sizes. I bought XS and S. When I measured I was on the high end of XS sizing and low end of S. I like how the XS fit better. The furtherest distance I’ve ran in them is 10 miles and I love how they stay put! Since then I’ve ordered two more pairs! Wish they weren’t sold out of most colors though.

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Sara N.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
Usual Size: XS
Size Purchased: S
Doesn't roll up!

This is the perfect short for running! I have tested these shorts out on long runs in the 20-mile range up to a 34 miler and not once did I have to pull them down, a true miracle! This is the first pair of running shorts that have ever stayed in place on a run! My only frustration with these shorts is that I wish they were higher waisted. I like my running shorts/ pants to sit right about belly-button level and so I have to hike these up a couple of inches and that means I have to really tighten the waistband to keep them up at my waist but then they are riding up in the crotch and thats not comfy.

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Victoria J.
Wear it for: Running, Hiking, Cycling
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'7" to 5'9"
Usual Size: XL
Size Purchased: XL
Greatest Running Shorts

These shorts are my favorite for running. They stay in place on my waist and on my legs. These are the ONLY shorts that I don’t have to worry about moving. I don’t experience any discomfort from chafing. They can feel a bit tight when I’m bloated but I wouldn’t size up. I have 4 pairs and I will be purchasing more!