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Light+ Running Shorts

Sale price: $15.00 Regular price: $19.99

Looking for lightness? These men's running shorts are light and designed with the least seams possible!

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Sale price: $15.00 Regular price: $19.99

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Model: 8488090

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Light+ Running Shorts | We developed these breathable and lightweight running shorts for your runs.

Looking for lightness? These men's running shorts are light and designed with the least seams possible!

Irritation reduction

Thermobonded seams on the sides and bottom of the shorts.

Moisture wicking

Fabric absorbs, diffuses, and dries quickly.


3.2 oz. in size M.


This product has a zipper for smartphone or gels and a pocket for your keys

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Great value

lightweight, stretchy, side vents, back pocket. Very good pair of shorts especially for the price

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Great lightweight shorts

Amazing lightweight running shorts great for serious runners. Very good range of motion and no chafing.

Running shorts

Nice product, good fit and decent price

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Chaffing Problem

This product causes chaffing problem between thighs. I am not the only one. I should have read the reviews before buying. And the size run smaller than expected. Disappointed.

Decent light weight short

I bought these together with the cheaper shorts and still think these are great value at a little more money. Super light, breathable material with a zip pocket for keys. Really enjoy wearing these and would recommend. Medium is a good fit for me at 34" waist.

Pocket too small

Description mentions a pocket for smartphone. The pocket is way too small for recent models.

Expensive for what it is

Light but expensive for the quality of material used

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Smaller than expected and chafing problem...

The shorts were a tad smaller than expected and unfortunately cause quite bad chaffing

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Rear pocket small - beware smartphone users

My Samsung S20 with case doesn't fit (without forcing it in), without a case might be fine. However means I can't rate this highly. The Kiprun trail shorts had a much better pocket.

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Good in Places

Not good for any with thighs bigger than twigs...going to have to take out the pant and wear my normal running boxers...never been disappointed with a decathlon product. Shame.

Hi Richard,

Thanks for sharing your comments with us. Normally for this product there is not need to wear any boxer as it comes already with an inner net inside the shorts. Having the boxer with them can make it uncomfortable.

However, if the problem still persist, please do not hesitate to visit your local store once it opens, where our local experts will happily help you to get the right shorts or proceed a refund. Visit our website for re opening info.

Stay safe,

Best Regards,


UK Running Leader

Running shorts

Light weight, non rubbing,good fit quick drying cool shorts for my 10 mile runs down to about 8,c. Now have 2 pairs.

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Why not more readily available

Very pleased with the shorts, lightweight, quick drying and comfortable. Tried to buy another pair at two Decathlon stores on holiday but they did not have any in stock, had to buy a pair of shorts from another sports retailer. I was told by an assistant in Decathlon that all stores carry different stock items, very few have the full range.

Try on for sizing

Fits for 30-32 waist and comfortable loose. Medium was the right for despite the small looking ok.

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Running away with it

These shorts are superb. Bought two pairs whilst training for a marathon and wore a pair for the race. No chaffing, they fit well and sit where they are meant to. Super light and comfortable and so bought another couple of pairs.

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Good quality poor design

The shorts ride up on the inner thigh and chafe, I wish i had read previous reviews. Please stop selling this product.

Hi Samuel,
We are really sorry to hear this. Thanks so much for your feedback, as it helps us to keep improving our Running Products.
We will ensure this is passed on to our Product Manager and Engineers of Road Running. 
Please, do not hesitate to visit your local store for a full refund or exchange. Our teams will happily help you with this if you present your proof of purchase.
Federico, Running Leader
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Additional Product Information


Main fabric: 88.0% Polyester cationic, 12.0% Spandex ; Lining: 100.0% Polyester cationic ; Yoke: 100.0% Polyester cationic

Perspiration wicking

The fabric absorbs and wicks away perspiration for quick, effective drying.They have built-in briefs for even better perspiration wicking.

Reduced chafing

The seams on the sides and bottom of the shorts are thermobonded.


3.2 oz in size M, these shorts have been designed to be as light as possible.26% lighter than the previous model.


These shorts have a zipped pocket for a smartphone (maximum dimensions 2.8” * 5.5”) or gels. These shorts also have an inside pocket at the waist for carrying your house or car key in complete safety.

Product testing

These shorts have been laboratory and field tested by athletes of all levels. It was chosen by all our testers for its capacity to provide comfort while running in warm weather (especially for long runs). These shorts, with built-in briefs, are so comfortable that you'll forget you have them on when running.



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