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3'' AFO Middle Short

3'' AFO Middle Short

    Apo Reef
W's 3'' AFO Middle Short in Apo Reef
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Our best-selling 3” Middle Short is now even better with an outer shell made from our ultra light, fast drying AFO fabric. Newly updated for 2020, an interior brief liner pocket with key-loop bungee and intuitive back pocket redesign further solidify this short as a daily running essential.

Gabby wears size Small and is 5’8”

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Built as an all-around performer and everyday running essential, the Middle Short is a silhouette we've been refining since the very beginning. It's our go-to short for crushing the majority of our mileage and consistently ranked as a best-in class running short.

 

INTRODUCING RAX

 

This print is drawn by Raxenne Maniquiz, a Manila-based graphic illustrator that among other talents specializes in drawing the flora and fauna native to her home country, the Philippines. With a deep fascination for the peculiarity of different species, she has been creating naturalist-inspired illustrations so precisely that she has been contacted by botanists and biologists to collaborate on their research papers.

  • Ultra-lightweight, 4-way stretch AirFlatOut woven fabric for a barely-there-feeling shell

 

  • Fast dry time, high breathability + excellent sweat wicking for a cool comfortable ride

 

  • Integrated moisture-wicking 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

 

  • Secure back zip pocket with nylon zipper pull for easier access in motion can fit most sized phones

 

  • Internal drop down brief pocket for key/card includes a key loop bungee* that doubles as hang loop

 

  • Exclusive print inspired by a nudibranch native to the Apo Reef + drawn by Raxenne Maniquiz, our artist collaborator for the Philippines Collection

 

  • 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

 

AirFlatOut (AFO) Woven: 88% recycled polyester, 12% elastane

 

Performance Brief Liner: 94% polyester, 6% spandex

 

Weight: 90g / 3.1oz (W’s Small)

 

Made in Vietnam

 

3” inseam / Regular fit

 

Fit Note

This season's 3" AFO Middle Shorts are running more snug in the waist than previous ones — if in-between sizes, we recommend sizing up one from your usual size.


Built as an all-around performer and everyday running essential, the Middle Short is a silhouette we've been refining since the very beginning. It's our go-to short for crushing the majority of our mileage and consistently ranked as a best-in class running short.

  • Ultra-lightweight, 4-way stretch AirFlatOut woven fabric with a lighter-than-air feel

 

  • Fast dry time, high breathability + excellent sweat wicking for a cool comfortable feel

 

  • Integrated moisture-wicking 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

 

  • Secure back zip pocket with nylon zipper pull for easier access in motion can fit most sized phones

 

  • Internal drop down brief pocket for key/card includes a key loop bungee* that doubles as hang loop 

 

  • Exclusive print inspired by a nudibranch native to the Apo Reef + drawn by Raxenne Maniquiz, our artist collaborator for the Philippines Collection

 

  • Signature reflective logo on front and “watermark” reflectivity on back increases visibility in low light

 

Materials
 
 
  • AirFlatOut (AFO) Woven: 88% recycled polyester, 12% elastane

 

  • Performance Brief Liner: 94% polyester, 6% spandex

 

  • Weight: 90g / 3.1oz (W’s Small)

 

Made in Vietnam
 
*the s-biner clip, key ring + keys not included with shorts—sorry, we need our keys

 

3” inseam / Regular fit

 

Fit Note

This season's AFO Middle Shorts are running more snug in the waist than previous ones — if in-between sizes, we recommend sizing up one from your usual size.

NUDIBRANCH STYLE

This design is inspired by the markings and vibrant colors of a nudibranch, or marine gastropod mollusk, native to the Apo Reef, one of the largest coral reefs in the world.

NUDIBRANCH STYLE

This design is inspired by the markings and vibrant colors of a nudibranch, or marine gastropod mollusk, native to the Apo Reef, one of the largest coral reefs in the world.

Customer Reviews

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Sara
My favorite shorts!

These shorts are *extremely* lightweight without being revealing, which is fantastic for summer running. They're also quick drying - I'm a big fan of jumping in the river after summer runs and these shorts are often nearly dry by the time I'm back home. I love the zippered pocket in the back (I've had my car key fall out of drop pockets in running shorts before!) but the cord to secure a key in the front drop pocket is a nice touch. I'm also surprised how well these shorts have held up - I've had them for a little over a year with very frequent wear and they look the same as when I bought them. I have an model that definitely has not held up that well, the updated fabric is very durable!

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Sarah

Love these--favorite running shorts!

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Jaime W.

Love them!

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Elizabeth
Love the shorts

Took a little while to get to me but once I made a call they shipped right away but couldn’t get the shorts I ordered and instead got a different color. I do like the shorts but would love more colors

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Cindy
Lightweight and comfortable

Perfect pair of shorts for those long runs on hot days! The back pocket works well to fit a phone - there’s a little bouncing but you get used to it. I’ll definitely be reaching for these shorts for all my runs.

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Ashlyn M.

W's 3" AFO Middle Short in Flora Laguna

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Super c.
LOVE - Better than any US brand, incl. Nike or Lulu

I love these shorts!! When I heard 'lightweight', I was a little skeptical they'd be too airy, but the material is perfect and super comfortable. I'm a solid size 6 US, but I have thicker upper thighs and a wider butt, and there is a lot of room in the leg holes for me (DEFINITELY more than Lululemon) which I love. They're also 3", but they definitely feel longer and like they provide more coverage than my other 3". Only complaint is I also have wider hips and the waist band is just a little thinner than Nike's, which I prefer less. If you found this brand through social media ads, don't be sketched out. This brand is LEGIT and I can't wait to see them make more stuff.

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Chelsea G.
first time buyer!

Making online purchases isn't typically something that I enjoy, trying things on is really important to me. The size chart was extremely helpful and accurate in my opinion. I am 5'6, 136 LB and the size medium fits me. I imagine the large being too big and the small being too tight. The shorts are extremely light weight and breezy. The inner liner really covers everything without the need for any other undergarment. I guess the only thing I'd want is a big enough pocket for my phone, however I understand sometimes pockets that are functional can add unwanted bulk or odd flair to the garment. So thats more of an minor comment than a real complaint.

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Sarah C.

W's 3" AFO Middle Short in Flora Laguna

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Kaitlyn T.
Perfect!

These are exactly what I was looking for! I needed something with a pocket that fit my iPhone 10, which they do. But, they surprised me with how light and comfortable the material is. I also appreciate the cut, no part of the shorts hug or tug at me in an awkward way. Love!