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4" Transit Short

4" Transit Short

Lightweight, linerless short with stretch, fast-drying comfort

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Regular fit, Size Chart Gabby is 5'8" and wears size S
Camilla is 5'7" and wears size L

Move freely, Run Everywhere. This is the inspiration behind the Transit Tech Short — a linerless, do-everything short made from a lightweight, stretch fabric with a durable water repellent (DWR) finish for fast-drying, cross functional versatility.

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Cross-functional versatility
From running to swimming, from the city to the trail, Transit Tech transitions effortlessly between activities + environments to help you move more freely throughout the day

All conditions comfort
Lightweight, breathable + wind resistant Transit Tech soft-shell fabric maintains next-to-skin comfort in variable conditions

Sans liner
Linerless construction provides unbounded comfort

Adjustable waistband
Minimal elastic waistband with internal drawcord ensures quick adjustment

Don’t sweat it
Double-weave interior facing “loopers” prevent the fabric from sticking to sweaty skin

Durable water repellency
C6 short-chain DWR provides long-lasting, fast-drying, weather resistance

Unhindered movement
Side notch allows for increased mobility

Everyday carry capacity
Large zip hand pockets with an integrated key loop bungee*

Bounce-free back pocket
Back zip pocket can fits most phone sizes + minimizes bounce

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

materials + specs

Transit Tech w/ C6 DWR finish
91% recycled polyester, 9% elastane

Garment made in Vietnam

110g / 3.9oz (W’s Small)


Beginning in 2021, we reengineered our Transit Tech fabric to be made from recycled polyester instead of virgin poly, lowering the impact of this textile. We also increased the stretch and reduced the weight while we were at it to improve overall comfort and performance.

Transit Tech uses a short-chain C6 DWR finish that, while better than long-chain DWR applications, we recognize is not environmentally ideal as it is PFC-based. However, C6 DWR does provide the best performing and longest-lasting water repellency we have found so far on soft-shell fabrics. Because of this we have chosen to use it on select products while we continue to research PFC-free alternatives, like the water repellency used on our Zephyr Runner fabric.


Our Transit Tech 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.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Isabella J.
Wear it for: Running, Everyday wear
Product Fit: Runs small
Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
Usual Size: XL
Size Purchased: XL
pretty great

Found these a bit small in the waist but I’m really digging them regardless. Quick drying, lightweight, and they don’t bunch too much.

Really into the fact that there’s no liner.

Please consider making longer shorts for women! A 5in AFO would be a game changer.

Wear it for: Running, Hiking
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'7" to 5'9"
Usual Size: S
Size Purchased: S
New favorite hiking/trail running shorts

I love these shorts. I can fit everything I need for most hikes or runs in the pockets. They're loose and breatheable. They don't ride up. Love em!

Alicia G.
Wear it for: Running, Hiking, Camping, Everyday wear
Product Fit: Runs small
Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
Usual Size: S
Size Purchased: M

W's 4" Transit Short

Wear it for: Running
Product Fit: Spot-on
Height: 5'4" to 5'6"
Usual Size: S
Size Purchased: S
So far so good

Love the shorts. Fit is more spot on than the AFO middle shorts and the Mercury track pants, which I felt ran small. Feel really comfortable, and tons of convenient pockets with zippers to stash things for the long run. Honestly, the perfect trail shorts for a long run when you need something a little heavier weight.

Shea S.
Rep review

I love these shorts. It’s hard for me to find shorts that fit my thighs and my waist. Comfortably. And these are sweat wicking moisture wicking shorts which is great for running even during the winter I use them underpants. I love the pocket system and the color again super lightweight and so fitting for all body types depending on your size I feel confident with my legs in the shorts and that’s a game changer

Bethany T.

I can't speak highly enough about these shorts. I have worn them on hikes with my pup, fly fishing and out & about around town. They are SUPER comfortable, flattering and I am huge fan of how they fit. 10/10 WOULD RECOMMEND.

Leah W.

I got these shorts a week ago and I have not taken them off yet. They are so comfortable and such a nice material. I also really appreciate that the color options go outside of the standard women's color scheme of pinks and purples that you see in so many outdoor brands. Happy to have zippered pockets and no liner.

jessica s.

W's 3" Transit Tech Short

Amelia S.
Love these

These are my new favorite shorts. I wish there was a longer option. I'd wear those to go around and do chores.

Erin R.
I've found my go-to running shorts...

That basically says it all. These and several others from janji are all I run in now. They know what runners need, and make it!