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  • 4-way stretch fabric delivers freedom of movement
  • Stay dry and comfy with moisture-wicking, quick-drying and water-resistant fabric
  • Abrasion-resistant panels add lasting durability and protection from scuffs and scratches
  • Mid-rise waistband is hipbelt-compatible and features an internal adjustment
  • UPF 50+ protection staves off sizzling sunrays


View all REI Co-op Women's Hiking Shorts

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Best Use Hiking
Fabric Nylon/spandex
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
UPF Rating 50
Moisture Wicking Yes
Quick Drying Yes
Pant Rise Mid
Gender Women's

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Sizing notes

Some women's pants are available in petite and tall sizes. Typically petite sizes fit women 4'11" to 5'3". Regular sizes fit women 5'4" to 5'8". Tall sizes fit women 5'9" to 5'11". PETITE: Generally, as compared to regular sizes, petite sizes are 2.5 inches shorter in inseam and ¾ inch shorter in total rise. TALL: tall sizes are 3 inches longer in inseam and 1 inch longer in total rise.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very functional hiking shorts These are great - just like the pants version of Screeline Hybrids. Fit is true to size, a little bit roomy but not baggy or saggy. The combination of stretchy where it needs to be and not stretchy where it doesn't need to be works really well. There is a tiny difference in the color of the two different materials but only noticeable on close inspection in certain lighting. Definitely does not affect their functionality. Pocket size is good. Length is just right - not so long like bermuda shorts, but not so short that your bare skin rubs on the log you sit on. They dry quickly and wash well. Need more colors.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Love the fit and flex but Snaps are bad I have these shorts in both colors. They are loose and comfortable. The snaps on the Black pair do not stay snapped. These are meant to be used for activity, but they unsnap every time I breath deep, bend over, or step up or twist. And they are loose on me. I don't understand why they weren't tested for use under activity. I found I can't use them with out safety-pin. HASSLE. The wine color shorts seem to stay snapped more often, but again... playing racket sports- they constantly unsnap, shorts slide down. I wish REI would ameliorate the snap issue and send us new shorts, or give us some solution.
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from If I could give zero stars I would Just bought these for a weeklong hiking trip to Zion National Park. As soon as I put them on, I realized a major technical flaw. The snaps at the waistband unsnap immediately. Every. Single. Time. Whatever movements you are making hiking, they unsnap. Very disappointing. I also bought the REI (Sahara I think they were called) and they work well and do not have this problem.
Date published: 2017-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Screeline hybrid shorts This is my 2nd pair of these shorts. They fit! Pack well, look fresh after a week of hard wear. Fabric is sturdy and stands up to extremes. Great for Pacific NW and for tropics.
Date published: 2017-05-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fabrics are 2 different shades I was SO excited because I thought I had found replacements for my 3 year old REI black hiking shorts. I was very disappointed with these. They are made of 2 different fabrics. One has more stretch than the other. The shades of black don't match. Sadly, I will be returning.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit and drys fast. The shorts have nice deep pockets. Well built shorts. I would buy another pair in a different color.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hiking shorts! I love these shorts! They are made of a very durable, stretchy fabric that is perfect for hiking and off-trail scrambling. They fit really well, are just the right length (not too short, not too long) and are super flattering. I'll be buying at least one more pair!
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable These shorts were very comfortable. Plenty of pockets to keep things like chap stick and a camera handy.
Date published: 2017-04-14
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How do you use the internal waist adjustment? I have never seen one like this and have no idea how to use it. Any instructions, anywhere?

Asked by: boxer1
To tighten the waist band, pull cord out until the waist size is right. Pull the cord towards the right on the rectangle pad and slide this cord into the V-notch. This will hold the waist at the size chosen. To loosen, pull the cord to the left and stretch the waist band out using two hands.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-23

How much do these shorts weigh?

Asked by: Bludreams84
​These shorts weigh approximately 7 ounces.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-23

Is there any way to get replacement snaps from REI? I know I can return them and I know I can buy another brand replacement but I'd rather fix these shorts but one of the snaps busted on the second wear and I expect the next one to break in not long.

Asked by: Ashley
Replacement snaps for these shorts are not available.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-16

what is the inseam length?

Asked by: Barbara
​The inseam is 7 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-07
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