"The AFO has been among our favorites for years. We also love the Bluesign-certified, 88 percent recycled polyester fabric."
Shorts for Every Vibe
Celebrating our Best-selling AFO Middle Short
UNDER THE SEA
VIVID + GALACTIC
BOLD + MYSTICAL
SHARP + VERTICAL
Hyperlight, fast-drying, breathable comfort
Like running on air, our versatile AFO Middle Short is built with equal parts comfort and style for everyday adventure.
"You have to look down to remind yourself you’re wearing them. And dammit, they look pretty cool on, too."
Made with post-consumer recycled plastic since 2019
“Truly the best shorts I currently own.”
- Douglas H.
“Super breathable and it feels like you're wearing nothing!!”
- Isa K.
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
Integrated moisture-wicking performance brief liner
Perforated knit waistband with internal drawcord provides a secure fit that is both breathable + comfortable
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
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
88% recycled polyester, 12% elastane
PERFORMANCE BRIEF LINER
94% polyester, 6% spandex
106g / 3.7oz (M’s Medium)
94g / 3.3oz (W’s Small)
Garment made in Vietnam
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