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Gore AIR 2in1 Shorts – review

Top-notch run shorts with lots of comfort and functionality

Remember that early-90s’ fad when footballers donned cycling shorts under their footie garb? The AIR 2in1s continue this trend, albeit in a less garish way (although you can opt for a bright green pair), with tights on the inside intended to prevent chafing and aid comfort.

With minimal seams and a smooth elastane/polyester mix they succeed in this, with nary a sore patch to be seen. We’ve used Gore’s AIR 2.0 shorts for a while and, while comfy, they do look a bit like a skirt – not ideal when running through some of Bristol’s less desirable areas. Thankfully the 2in1s don’t fall into this trap, with a clear divide between each leg.

The storage options are good, with four loops on the waist holding our gels, two internal pockets suitable for bars, and a zipped back pocket big enough for keys, cash and (just about) a smartphone. Breathability was good too, with our only issue being the floppy waistband.

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Contact : www.goreapparel.co.uk

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.