M's 5" AFO Middle Short

Our best-selling short — hyperlight with moisture-wicking brief liner
$64

408 reviews

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

Color: Midnight
Size
Regular fit
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

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

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.

Recycled materials

Made with high-grade, post-consumer recycled plastic instead of virgin synthetics. This lowers the impact of this product on the planet without sacrificing durability, comfort or performance.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 408 reviews
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Greg S.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'10" to 6'0"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
M's 5" AFO Middle Short Review!

What I like about this pair of shorts: light weight, well made, breathable. Dislikes: only one small pocket that can hold a couple of gels + keys max. More of a minimalist short which works for some runs when you want to keep things light and tight.

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Nick J.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'7" to 5'9"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
Love these shorts!

I had been consistently running in another (more expensive) brand for years. Tried these after seeing reviews and getting a pair on sale. After a few runs I can say that the other brand is now seeing more time in the closet and my AFO shorts are getting run time as much as they can. So comfortable and great fitting. Breathable and light. Love the pocket arrangement and the back pocket is large enough to fit my phone without flopping around. Will be phasing out the old brand as new styles of the AFO are released.

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Christopher H.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'7" to 5'9"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
Love them

Very comfortable. Almost too light if that’s possible. But very nice in the hot humid air in South Alabama

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Benjamin P.
Wear it for: Running, Mountain Biking
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'10" to 6'0"
Usual Size: S
Size Purchased: S
Fast Shorts!

Quick dry and feather weight. Trail runs and they do not stain from Spartan races :)

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Benjamin T.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'10" to 6'0"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
Lightweight, quick drying, and really LOUD-looking

I dress drably day-to-day, and it's amuses my wife and me, while embarrasses my brother to really peacock when I run. This is my 3rd pair of Janji pants (I have some compression shorts and some with a really high slit on the side) and these are good middle-of-the-road pants. They seem very well made. A tad pricey, but I am still giving them top marks.

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Brad J.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
Nice Shorts

I was very hesitant about going with a 5" inseam since all of my shorts are 7" and they seem short to me, but I decided to give them a try. I'm still getting accustomed to the shorter length, but they are very comfortable. The shorts are light and airy which makes you feel like you're not wearing anything at all. No complaints so far.

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Aaron W.
Wear it for: Running, Climbing
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'10" to 6'0"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
Super Comf

These shorts feel great and dry quickly. They have a comfortable liner, a good waistband, and have great, light material for the legs. The back zipper also seems more stable and secure than earlier iterations, which has been my only complaint in the past.

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Benjamin B.
Wear it for: Running, Hiking, Everyday wear
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 6'3" or taller
Usual Size: L
Size Purchased: L
Great all around short

These can be used to play sports as well, minus tennis. Very solid and comfortable shorts. Would be nice to have a 1" shorter version for soccer, but this size still works.

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Darin K.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'7" to 5'9"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
Favorite shorts

I own many pairs of these shorts and I always reach for them first. The liner fits me well and they are so light—it makes workouts a little more bearable. The waistband seems to have changed a bit over time, but the design is sound and adds to the overall comfort of the garment. And, I love the designs!

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Alex M.
Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'7" to 5'9"
Usual Size: M
Size Purchased: M
Supreme comfort

Wasn't sure I'd like the pattern (wind flower mountain) but honestly it works pretty well with a lot of other colors. The fit is perfect (5'7" Male 160 lbs athletic build size M) and there's no resistance in any direction and the pockets are well thought out. Extremely comfortable and super lightweight.