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Ronhill Women’s Trail Fuel Short review


Last updated: 17-Aug-18

By Alice Morrison

I have never tried out a twin short product before as I normally wear capris our full length tights so I approached these twin shorts with interest. They certainly look really good so it was a great opportunity to take them out on the trails to see how they performed.


Outer short

  • Flexlite fabric
  • Lightweight and breathable with enhanced stretch
  • 4 double elasticated loops – ideal for gels
  • Expandable pocket fits Quantum Jacket & Gilet – up to 600ml capacity
  • Inside leg length: 9.5cm (women’s size 12)
  • Bonidex waistband with draw-cord
  • New reflective graphics

Inner short

  • Powerlite fabric
  • High content of Elastane provides excellent support with great stretch and recovery
  • Wicking treatment for excellent moisture management
  • Non-bounce internal pockets – easy access through outer short
  • Inside leg length: 19.5cm (women’s size 12)
  • Weight: 180g
  • UK Retail: £45 

Photo credit: Alice Morrison.

PROS: What’s good about the Ronhill Women’s Trail Fuel Short

There are a lot of features to these shorts and they were useful ones. I liked the big pocket at the back and the elasticated loops for gels.

The outers shorts were in a lovely, thin, soft material so felt good to the touch and were very lightweight.

The inner shorts had more substance and felt good and strong against the skin.

The under shorts were a good length and came down past mid thigh.

I liked the waistband with the drawstring cord which meant I could fit the shorts to my shape and there was no movement.

The reflectives worked well.

Photo credit: Alice Morrison.

CONS: What’s not so good about the Ronhill Women’s Trail Fuel Short

This was the first time I had tried a twin short combo and I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I found was that the outer shorts immediately rolled up to my crotch level. I still had good coverage at the back which I liked, but not so good at the front. The undershorts stayed firmly in place at mid-thigh which was a good thing.

You’d have to choose your top carefully with these shorts in order to keep access to all the features on the back. If the top is too long, you lose the advantage of the gel loops and pocket.


The shorts were a good fit and I really liked the fabric and length of the inner short. I found the outer shorts a bit extraneous as they rolled up quickly to the top of my thigh. Having said that, they did still cover my bottom – definitely a good thing. I liked all the features on the shorts which added plenty of options of where to stash gels, keys and my emergency tenner.

Design 6/10
Features 9/10
Performance 7/10
Value 8/10
Total 7.5/10

Other twin shorts you may want to consider:
Adidas Women’s 2 in 1 shorts
Reebok Women’s Ass to Ankle shorts

Alice Morrison is a novice ultra runner who loves the challenge of difficult trails and terrains. She lives in Morocco and splits her trail training between the rocky Atlas Mountains and the desert.

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