Along with about 30 other people in my running group, I was given the shorts I am about to review by ASICS, as part of our team kit for the Ladakh Marathon last month.
By way of background, I live in New Delhi, India, in a society not really given to women wearing shorts, so in the 5 years since I started running, I have tended to stick to wearing long running trousers or capris.
But Delhi’s summers are brutally humid, so last year, wearied of always feeling so hot & sticky while my male colleagues ran in shorts, I experimented with a pair of shorts with a flap in front – making it look more like a tennis skirt.
So I bought another pair, same design, different, lighter fabric, but still with the flap thingy in front.
So when our ASICS running coach gave us all Ts and shorts for Ladakh, I privately decided I’d probably not wear the shorts that much, given previous experience.
Totally different experience.
These shorts are super light, and in the weeks that I have worn them, have not given me one moment’s discomfort. Not one moment.
To run chafing-free in high humidity…what a relief.
The shorts are so super lightweight that you hardly notice you’re wearing them. They have no seams to chafe, have a small zipped pocket, just enough for a key for instance, and the pocket is lined in rubber – sweat-proofing, I assume.
I have worn my shorts in Delhi, in Ladakh, and in hot and humid Bangkok, and I am already a fan.
They are discreet – thanks to the double layer. They are ultra lightweight. They have a pocket. Tick all the boxes.
Personally tried & tested & recommended.
I was not asked to review these shorts, by the way.