Practical running shorts with built-in briefs, all at a great price.
Lacks a zipped pocket
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Kalenji Kiprun Women’s Athletics Shorts: first impressions
The budget-friendly, lightweight Kalenji Kiprun Women’s Athletics Shorts have built-in briefs offering good freedom of movement as well as decent support. The design includes high-cut sides so you can easily stride out while running. So while they may be cheap they still earn a place in our best women’s running shorts buying guide.
The fabric wicks away perspiration so the shorts are quick drying in hot conditions. There are two pockets at the front and a drawcord at the waist.
• RRP: Women’s $20 (US) / £20 (UK)
• Length and style: Traditional running shorts
• Sizes available: 14 –16 (UK)
• Weight (of test shorts): 113g / 4oz
• Colors: Fluo Blood Orange & Navy Blue
Kalenji Kiprun Women’s Athletics Shorts: on the trails
The brilliantly bright orange fabric and contrasting navy waistband makes these an attractive piece of kit, and the unmissable color also offers good visibility when you’re out running on lanes or roads. There are extra reflective details at the front of the shorts, too, although not at the rear.
The fabric felt nice and lightweight, and the drawcord is useful for keeping the shorts in place. The shorts are fairly short in length and the fabric is light and floaty so they feel very comfortable – pair with one of our best sports bra for running for a relaxing run. There is no restriction around the legs thanks to the high cut legs, and the fit is also flattering.
While there are open-top pockets in the front waistband, which are great for carrying gels and other trail running essentials, there is no zipped pocket storage, which is a shame. Overall, though, these are bright, light and easy to wear shorts – and the price is excellent.
Fiona Russell is a widely published adventure journalist and blogger, who is better known as Fiona Outdoors. She is based in Scotland and is an all-round outdoors enthusiast with favourite activities including trail running, mountain walking, mountain biking, road cycling, triathlon and skiing, both downhill and back country. Her target for 2021 is to finish the final nine summits in her first round of all 282 Munros, the Scottish mountains of more than 3,000ft high. Aside from being outdoors, Fiona's biggest aim is to inspire others to enjoy the great outdoors, especially through her writing. She is also rarely seen without a running skort! Find out more at Fiona Outdoors.