Just In — American Southwest Part 2

SHOP NOW

Free shipping on all orders $50+

Free Exchanges + No-fuss Returns

run everywhere
guarantee
free shipping on
orders over $50
free 60 day exchanges
+ no-fuss returns

5" AFO Middle Short

Regular price $66
Unit price  per 

5" AFO Middle Short

COLOR  
M's 5" AFO Middle Short
size
inseam/length

Hurry, only 1 left in stock!



Heads up, this gear will ship in 6-10 weeks. Learn more about pre-orders.

THIS PRODUCT IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO JANJI COLLECTIVE MEMBERS

Join now to unlock access

JOIN JANJI COLLECTIVE
run everywhere guarantee
free shipping over $50
free 60 day exchanges
Regular fit, Size Chart Aron is 5'11" and wears size MWilliam is 6'1" and wears size M

Our bestseller and everyday running essential — lightweight and fast drying short with a moisture-wicking brief liner. Read more

Explore more

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 captures the nocturnal energy of the junglescape that surrounds her hometown. 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

Keep it secure

A secure back zip pocket has a nylon pull for easier in-motion access

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 brief 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

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
106g / 3.7oz (M’s Medium)

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.

SHOP ALL AFO

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 (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.

JOIN THE COLLECTIVE

Already a Janji Collective member? Log in to unlock access now.

Customer Reviews

Based on 193 reviews
79%
(153)
14%
(27)
5%
(10)
2%
(3)
0%
(0)
C
Customer
Lightest, most comfortable shorts I have ever worn.

I've been running for over 15 years...these are hands down the lightest, most comfortable shorts I have ever worn. You really barely even feel them and they dry so fast. I've worn them running in the deserts of Utah and Arizona, rainforest of costa rica, and throughout the rockies. The only potential issue would be on longer runs (10+) if you are used to more of a long spandex brief-style liner. But for shorter stuff, or if you are used to the smaller liner, then you'll love these. Wish I had like 5 pairs of these.

M
M.L.
Comfortable shorts for warm weather long runs

I usually wear 7” shorts, but got these for warm weather long runs and they work great. The liner leg holes are a smidge too tight for me and I wish they had side pockets, but I am happy. Definitely one of the better items I’ve gotten from Janji.

C
Cayce Reese
Favorite Shorts!

Whether you want nice shorts to run in or if you want nice casual shorts to wear around, you have come to the right place. I wear these shorts all the time and they are super comfortable and look very nice!

M
Matt McCabe

The most comfortable pair of running shorts I’ve ever owned

C
Christopher Carson
THE best running shorts. No doubt about it.

It took me one run in my Janji's to know that I was hooked. The weight and feel of the shorts are perfect. I have to say that the key pocket is pretty neat too.

R
Renjie Yi
JOY CHAMPAKA and NOCTURNE are amazing

I love both of them. They are perfect for gym workout and go for a run. No underwear needed and still very comfortable. I only wish Janji do another FLORA LAGUNA for the 5'' and Tank-top for man. Been waiting like forever. Pretty please.

M
MC
Continues as my favorite running shorts

I love these shorts for any run but they truly shine in long, hot runs on the roads or the trails. They are super lightweight with a generous pocket in the back for keys or maybe even a phone and they never bounce. The fabric breathes well and even in the 100% humidity of the South I never, ever get any chafing from these shorts. The colors and patterns are also awesome. I have 5 pairs of these and use them for most runs.

H
H
Got these in mango & blue

Great shorts, great color, great fit and great material. The 5 inch are perfect for running or lounging. The only downside is that they don’t have side pockets. The back pocket is large enough to carry keys and possibly a tiny wallet. Janji runs really small. I normally wear small and these in medium fit well.

C
Charles Thomas
They work!

First, I had ordered a small 5" mango short and it was too small. When Janji says small it is definitely SMALL. I did not expect these to be sized so precise. Also, I have fair / pale skin and the darker blue briefs liner can be seen through the lighter color mango shorts - visible panty line, not a look I'm going for. I returned these (via mail very easily) for a medium 5" midnight black color. Perfect. Next impressions, the short is stretchy through and through unlike most running shorts. I never felt confined while doing deep pre/post-run stretches. Also, the waste band has an open mesh which seems to wick better than most competitors thick elastic waste bands. Overall, these shorts feel much more refined and well-engineered for a runner seeking quality products. The rear zip pocket could be slightly bigger, but that's okay. I hope they stand the test of time.

A
Al Fre
The BEST trail running shorts ever

I never write reviews. But these shorts are so good I had to change that. Along with the AFO singlet, this is the best trail running kit I have ever come across. I run 100KM+/week and look forward to pulling these on no matter the distance or terrain. When it's hot out, these shorts really come through, as well. Whoever is in charge of design at Janji knows exactly what they're doing & deserves a raise!