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TOP 3: RUNNING SHORTS

By Kasia Hastings, 20 March 2017

Whether you’re a three-mile stretch kind of man or more of a seasoned marathon runner, the right kit is almost as important as the exercise itself – so it’s time give your workout wardrobe a seasonal update. We’ve already heroed some front-runners for your feet and Nike’s techiest long-sleeved tees, so next up it’s three high-performing pairs of shorts engineered to keep you cool and dry, and guaranteed to help you go the distance in style.

The Top 3 Activewear Mens Running Shorts To Buy Now From Nike, Reebok and Polo Ralph Lauren.

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The sweat reducers

You can trace Reebok’s running gear back to 1895, so it’s no surprise to see the brand still producing some of the best activewear out there. Its black 2-In-1 shorts come with fluorescent form-fitting inner shorts cut from Speedwick fabric that actually draws sweat away from the body.

The Top 3 Activewear Mens Running Shorts To Buy Now From Nike, Reebok and Polo Ralph Lauren.

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Wear with all black to create a sleek silhouette, or try a grey tee up top and textured kicks for a more interesting option.

 

Reebok 2-In-1 running shorts, £33

The Top 3 Activewear Mens Running Shorts To Buy Now From Nike, Reebok and Polo Ralph Lauren.

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The khaki ones

Next up it’s a pair of shorts that prove you don’t have to stick to a completely black aesthetic to look like you know what you’re doing. The Nike Running 7 Pursuit 2-In-1s boast all the high-tech features you’ve come to expect but with the added bonus of some steezy colour. 

The Top 3 Activewear Mens Running Shorts To Buy Now From Nike, Reebok and Polo Ralph Lauren.

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Sure, moisture-managing Dri-FIT fabric, inbuilt briefs and perforated patches are impressive, but a khaki-green outer and contrasting cobalt-blue inner are what give these guys an edge. Go for a matching tee to tie your outfit together.

 

Nike Running 7 Pursuit 2-In-1 shorts, £35

The Top 3 Activewear Mens Running Shorts To Buy Now From Nike, Reebok and Polo Ralph Lauren.

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The OG ones

Or, if your gym style is a bit more OG, then Polo Ralph Lauren’s logo shorts will be a welcome addition to your arsenal. This pair have all the hallmarks of an old-school classic – fleece-back sweat, a longer straight cut and deeper side pockets. 

The Top 3 Activewear Mens Running Shorts To Buy Now From Nike, Reebok and Polo Ralph Lauren.

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Be sure to balance things out up top with an oversized tee to allow for some extra ventilation. Try a Ralph top to keep things high-grade, or go for a baggy printed tee to mix things up.

 

Polo Ralph Lauren shorts, £75

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