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Kalenji Kiprun Women’s Athletics Shorts review: a technical pair of shorts at a great price

Brightly colored and lightweight, Kalenji Kiprun Women’s Athletics Shorts come at a budget price

Kalenji Kiprun Women’s Athletics Shorts
(Image: © Kalenji)

Our Verdict

Practical running shorts with built-in briefs, all at a great price.


  • Good price
  • Lightweight
  • Bright (Women’s)


  • Lacks a zipped pocket

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.