The New Balance Fast Flight 2-in-1 7-inch shorts are ideal for running any distance. They also function exceptionally well in the gym…

New Balance Fast Flight 2-in-1 7-Inch Shorts 


£35 /


  • Very breathable
  • Useful pockets 
  • Great for running and gym sessions 


  • There are lighter shorts for pure runners

Comfort: 4.5/5
Movement: 4.5/5
Overall: 4.5/5

best men's 7-inch shorts – New Balance Fast Flight 2-in-1 7-inch shorts

An excellent all-rounder pair of shorts, just as suited on the run as they are in the gym

New Balance has been around for well over 100 years. In the world of running shoes and apparel, it’s a name that’s become synonymous with quality materials, smart design, comfort and durability. Just like these men’s gym shorts.

After trying on the New Balance Fast Flight 2-in-1 shorts for an outdoor run and gym workout we were impressed with their lightweight feel. The 2-in-1 design uses an inner spandex short that provides good compression. The top layer, meanwhile, is thin and light with a woven design that provides a good amount of air flow.

Overall, the material of the New Balance Fast Flight 2-in-1 7-inch shorts feels soft and high quality. They feature useful pockets, too, including a hidden inner drop pocket. And we found they were a perfect length, resting a couple of inches above the knee. 

The fast-drying technology ensures the shorts doesn’t absorb moisture and get heavier during exercise. Another feature we like is the split side hem, which allows less restriction around the thigh when running. The waistband includes a drawstring fastening that stored on the inside of the shorts, providing a more streamlined look and feel. 

The New Balance Fast Flight 2-in-1 7-inch shorts are a great choice for running both short and longer distances in comfort. While the fit and flexibility makes them ideal for the gym, too. 

Words: Stephen Adams

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