Women's Second Light Short

Regular Price: $79.00

Special Price $63.20

Availability: In stock

Our go-to running short is so lightweight, quick-drying and comfortable, you may just feel like you're running in nothing at all. With all the features and none of the weight, wear them once and you won't go back.


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Why We Built It

Whether you're pounding pavement through city streets or tackling big ascents on epic trail runs, the Second Light Short will keep you on pace. Constructed from Meridian™ Stretch Mini-Ripstop Nylon, these ultra lightweight, fast-drying shorts have an interior mesh brief and plush, relaxed fit 2 inch wide waistband. A 4 inch inseam and shaped leg opening provide comfort and exceptional range of movement.

Product Details
  • Meridian™ Stretch Mini-Ripstop, 100% Nylon, 20 denier, 49 g/m2 with 80/20 DWR and PU coating
  • Polyester Mesh, 100% Polyester with S.Café® 91 g/m2
  • Interior mesh brief for support and comfort
  • 2” Plush Pinecone emboss elastic waistband
  • Embroidered eyelets at waistband for custom Stio® drawcord with logo silicone tip
  • Novelty contrast stitch at side seam
  • Shaped leg opening offers full range of motion
  • Interior security coin pocket
  • Kiss cut Stio® and Pinecone logos
  • Regular Fit: Our medium cut. Roomier than Trim but designed with feminine athletic performance and comfort in mind.
  • Low Rise: Sits slightly above the hip
  • Inseam: 4", size M
  • Weight: 2 oz.
  • Imported

Meridian™ Stretch Mini-Ripstop, 100% Nylon, 20 denier, 49 g/m2 with 80/20 DWR and PU coating

Meridian™ is a 20 denier Mini-Ripstop Nylon with mechanical stretch by construction. This extremely breathable fabric maintains a high rate of air permeability, while a DWR coating offers exceptional weather resistance.


Interior Lining: Polyester Mesh, 100% Polyester with S.Café® 91 g/m2

S.Cafe® is a lightweight pique knit designed to wick moisture and dry quickly. The fiber is created from recycled coffee grounds, which maximizes odor control and drying time.

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Fully warranted to the original owner against manufacturers' defects in material and workmanship

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Great shorts
Review by Molly

Love Stio, and love these shorts. I wear a 6 in Lulu, a small in Patagonia running shorts. Needed a Medium in these. Flattering fit, great fabric.

GREAT pair of shorts
Review by Natalie

I'm pretty particular about shorts, and have fallen in love with these. There are super light weight, very comfortable (don't ride up or chafe, and great waistband), and dry quickly. I've started bringing them with me running and climbing in the mountains to change into when it gets hot. Normally I wouldn't do this because of extra weight, but these are so light and comfortable that it is quickly becoming standard practice.

Terrific but size up for a more modest look
Review by treelady

I love the light weight and inner short. The short does not grab between my thighs. I usually wear a 4. 5'3". I ordered size medium and the extra girth allows me to wear the shorts lower on my hips. Considering the side slits, this is a more conservative look for a 60 yr old trail running woman.
I would not wear this short to the store. But those with younger and tauter skin would do so easily regardless of their leg size. It is flattering. This is a short which felt like nothing at all in yesterday's unseasonable 95+ heat.

Love these guys!
Review by Detroit

Haven't worn "running" shorts (super short/built in liner) for years - decade +?? LOVE these! So light weight and super comfy - also great for travel -take up no room or weight. I'm 5'4" and 120# and past 50 (but in good shape) and the small fit perfectly. And I tend to have wide hips - so I wouldn't say to size up. My only wish is a larger back pocket - big enough to fit my iPhone - sorry - can't exercise anymore without my audio book or podcast.

Great Summer Short
Review by RP - Staff

This short is great for almost any summertime activity. The fabric is super light and has a little stretch for some added comfort. I would recommend sizing up if you are in between sizes.

Love these shorts!
Review by Alby

Love these shorts, regular price a bit high for my standards, so wait until they go on sale. Five stars for value based on sale price.

Cute and Lightweight
Review by Maggie- Staff

A great pair of lightweight active shorts- definitely the lightest weight shorts I own. The liner is super comfortable and never rides up- a problem I always have with active shorts. Super easy to wear and very flattering. Perfect for the hottest days of summer.

I am 5'2 and usually a XS but I went up a size to a Small.

Favorite Running Shorts!
Review by Becca

New go to shorts for running and crossfit. Perfect, light fabric and good cut which sits right above the hips. The shorts don't shimmy, ride or go where they aren't supposed to due to a well designed waistband and tie. Originally bought medium, went up to a large (size 8 butt). Would be great to see same features without the built in undies and a slightly longer inseam for future "all around" kinda shorts (product suggestions Stio...)

All-time favorite running short
Review by Madison (Staff)

These are my all-time favorite running shorts - they've kept me comfy on the trail and on the road, during marathons and quick 5Ks. The drawstring at the waist is awesome because it lets you dial in fit but doesn't get in the way. I also wear these hiking and just hanging around town.

Excellent Product
Review by CS-Staff

The lightest and greatest running shorts ever to be made. A MUST purchase for those of you who would rather run naked!

Favorite running short
Review by Caitlin - Staff

This short is so well fitted and so lightweight that you can't even feel them! The brief is extremely comfortable and the cut does a great job at preventing chaffing. My favorite detail is the interior stash pocket.. It is positioned off to the side so you don't feel a bulk of cards on your lower back like some other women's shorts. Great for races and long distances!

Essential Travel Piece
Review by Katie S

What I love most about these shorts is how quickly they dry! I love to run and am a sweater, so quick-drying fabric is a must. The elastic waistband allows for a comfortable fit, and the length does not limit your stride. The shorts also have a built in underwear, which makes them great for the gym when you are moving all over the place while you crush burpees or sand-bag get ups. The one improvement I would suggest is that because the shorts are so lightweight, they tend to static cling to your legs.

Awesome but small
Review by LW-Staff

These shorts are great! They almost feel as if you're not wearing any, which says a lot for a running short. I will say they do run a bit on the smaller side, I typically wear a Small in shorts (5'4" 120lbs) and I sized up to a Medium in these and I'm very happy. These are great and I now have them in all colors!

Perfect Running Short
Review by Sarah - Staff

These shorts are perfect for any Spring/Summer outdoor activity for one simple reason: they feel like you're not wearing anything. The Second Light shorts are my go-to running short and dry super quickly so they're also ideal for water sports. The only drawback for me is that they look a tad short, but I am 5' 9" with very long legs. Highly recommended, especially for runners.

Review by Len

Love these shorts! So comfortable and airy!

Love them!
Review by Jodie

These shorts are awesome! The fit is great and the fabric is lightweight but good quality. Would definately recommend!

Perfect Running Short
Review by Grace (staff)

I bought these shorts at the beginning of my track season, and they have been super lightweight and comfortable. These shorts never rode up and were within my high school's dress code. I bought one pair and ended up going back for two others. Love them.

Awesome shorts!
Review by Jen

I love these shorts. Perfect length, super lightweight/ quick drying makes them awesome for traveling. The liner is so comfortable as is the wide waistband. I have worn these shorts for sweating treadmill runs and a few long runs. and have not had any chafing issues I have experienced with other shorts. Can't wait for more colors!

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