Rated 4.92 out of 5 based on 13 customer ratings
(14 customer reviews)

2 in 1 Shorts


Situated 8,500 feet above sea level in the picturesque mountains to the west of the adventure playground of Boulder, Colorado is Magnolia Road. One of the world’s top running destinations, it is no surprise that this famed Boulder spot is a place that inspires athletes to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Should you need a pair of shorts that can go the distance in such terrain, look no further than our 2in1 Shorts.

Our semi-compressive 2in1 shorts are so called because they feature a Merino inner liner working in total harmony with a lightweight nylon outer. The interior of the shorts is crafted from Terry looped Merino wool. Ultra-stretchy and comfortably soft, the fabric is a winner as it so efficient at thermo-regulation.

The inner also supports the quads firmly, without chafing or being over constrictive. The outer short is lightweight in ventilated nylon with understated graphics. The shorts feature engineered laser-cut holes for added ventilation and a generously sized zipped pocket for stowing run essentials and smart phones.

Ultra runner and ashmei run team member David Jury is a fan: “Quite simply, running 100 miles you have to have incredible support and supreme comfort without the chafing. The 2in1 shorts really perform – looking after you when you need it most.”


  • Ventilated nylon outer, mid length short
  • Terry looped Merino liner
  • Lightweight, high performance 168g
  • Rear zipped security pocket with key compartment
  • Branded print at front


  • Laser cut inner short cuff
  • Compressive thigh to improve blood circulation and reduce fatigue
  • Durable Water Repellent microfibre outer finish, PWC-free

14 reviews for 2 in 1 Shorts

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Pugsley

    The shorts are amazing! Quite different feel to the old ones but so comfortable and immediately you slip them on you realise how good they are. A great update to shorts I already loved and well worth it. The waistband zip is great as well.
    I have lived in, run in and completely loved the rain jacket for a few years. I thought that garment was the best Ashmei clothing you have produced but the shorts are probably up there. Just can’t see me wearing them with jeans like I can the jacket! Good job Ashmei team. All the best. David.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rick Houghton

    I’ve bought pretty much every Ashmei running item and would say the original shorts were my top item above all others for long runs. I’m training for The Wall ultra in June and my original pair have just developed a hole in the liner after 3 years heavy use, so I was very keen to get my hands on the new version. The only ways they could improve was to make the liner shorter and make the pocket bigger for an iPhone 6 – turns out Ashmei design team are clairvoyant 🙂
    Absolutely love version 2 of these shorts, best bit of kit I have.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Adam Sellar

    I had my first run in the shorts today and was very impressed indeed. As I had hoped, they meet the high standards of all the other kit of yours that I use. Good control yet non restrictive and very breathable and comfortable in general. As I said, just like the other kit. My only criticism would be that one more pocket, even a slim internal pocket at the hip or something would be useful for someone who needs to carry more than one small key on their run. Not a big issue at all and I appreciate that it would compromise the design but it would make the shorts more practical for an urban runner.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Cowling

    I don’t think I could give them a harsher test than Marathon Des Sables. They performed incredibly well. 7 days, 6 marathons, the Sahara and I didn?t have the slightest issue. Good kit does its job, excellent kit does it job and never requires your consideration. The moment they jump into your mind its usually because they are causing an issue. Considering the fact I never once felt uncomfortable or questioned them, is the best compliment I could give.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert Pritchard

    Went for my first run (about 12 miles) in the new 2 in 1 shorts yesterday. They are every bit as superb as I?d hoped. They fit brilliantly. The inner short is comfortable and great at regulating temperature. It?s been a pretty chilly spring so far this year, and it was an early morning run, but the shorts kept the chill off whilst warming up and kept me nice and cool during a tempo run in the middle. Great wicking, and no unpleasant odours.
    The pocket is the most effective pocket design I?ve had in a pair of running shorts; stopped my phone and key from bouncing (and jangling) around.
    To summarise: great shorts, worth every penny, and I?ll be looking to ashmei for most of my running gear from now on.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    James Milne

    They are fantastic, extremely comfortable. It seems like a slightly strange thing to say but I hardly know I am wearing them! The zip pocket is also much more durable than similar shorts I own by from a different brand. As a taller runner I would have preferred a very slightly longer short as the inner does tend to ride up slightly but that’s personal preference (and I know I will be in the minority).

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adey Stockwell

    I love the compression on the shorts this means a lot to me as I like to run ultras . I also like the cut of the short and the way the short actually keeps you at the right temperature. I have had no chaffing problems, even on a 34 miler. So all in all – one happy customer.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robin Verlinde

    Great shorts. Stay so much dryer then the ‘consumer’ brands. I really like the fit, they are tight, but not overly tight, which I personally really like. Access into and size of the back pocket could be slightly improved, but might be very much a personal thing, other than that I love them and would buy again.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    James Ryan

    These shorts felt great from the moment I put them on. I went for a 30K trail run yesterday to give them a good test and they were chaff free, lightly compressive and supremely comfortable. The inner short wicks very well. They are wonderfully designed with one zipped pocket that has another little pocket inside to stop your key rubbing against your iphone. The pocket zip is very secure.

    They are simply the best running shorts I have ever worn and I don’t supposed I’ll be spending much time in anything else.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Liam McKarry

    Best shorts I own. I’ve run anywhere up to 30k in them. Pocket is great size for an iPhone, small key pocket within that pocket (so your screen doesn’t get scratched).

    No chafing due to brilliant inner short which wicks sweat but stays comfortably dry. Once my synthetic shorts wear out I’ll be buying more pairs.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Ashley

    My favourite shorts by far. Expesnive but worth it if you are covering long distances. I did a marathon in them a few months ago and they provided the right balance of comfort, wicking, compression and zero chafing.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sean Field

    The second best running shorts – ever! (Second only to the previous version.)

    If only the inner was a little longer so it gave a little more thigh support (and so it didn’t catch a little on the outer during strides) then these would be pretty much perfect. Other than the length, the inner of these v2 shorts is far more comfortable than the v1 but it does seem to be breaking down a little quicker – something I wasn’t expecting given that my two v1 shorts lasted for years. However, two of my four newer v2 pairs soon went a little “bald” in places and can cause a bit of chafing.

    Despite this, I’d still give these v2 shorts five stars because they are by far my most comfortable run shorts, especially when teamed with an ashmei race vest and ashmei merino socks.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    Fantastic piece of kit and my go to running shorts. Great features and ultimate comfort, as other reviewers mention the compression is just right.
    If you’re looking at these, don’t hesitate.
    I’ll definitely be investing in another pair!

  14. Richard Pettifor

    I read all the product reviews I could find before purchasing these shorts, due to the price point. In the end the fact that they had survived 6 days MDS convinced me that they would be ok for my 50 mile day in the lakes later this year. I took them out for a 20km run in the rain and they were simply fantastic…. just so comfy and definitely worth the money.

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