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  • FlashDry XD fabric has excellent moisture management and dry time, and is engineered with increased abrasion and snag resistance for extreme durability
  • Comfy 2x2 wide rib-knit waistband
  • Tonal heather stretch external drawcord lets you get a perfect fit
  • Triple-needle stitching adds durability
  • Front hand pockets
  • Concealed zip cargo pocket on right leg


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Best Use Travel, Hiking
Fabric 95% nylon/5% elastane
Moisture Wicking Yes
Quick Drying Yes
Side Cargo Pockets Yes
Pant Rise Unavailable
Inseam (in.) 4 inches
Gender Women's
Weight Unavailable

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from First hiking bottoms to fit me comfortably! I found these shorts and almost new immediately that they would fit better than any other hiking shorts I have ever tried on. The 5% elastane really makes a difference in these shorts especially for anyone like me who prefers the material over spandex. I'm 5'2 148lbs, capri shorts or other bottoms just look ridiculous and fit oddly. The seams in these short are well placed and there aren't back pockets that stretch and leave uncomfortably taught lines across my rear. There are two roomier deep pockets that allow for carrying personals and a small front zip pocket on the bottom right corner of the shorts which objects a little bigger than ID cards. The are wonderfully comfy in that they feel almost like cotton. I have larger thighs and hips and find these to be a great pair for someone who struggles with waist bands. The 2x2 waist band is confortable although the tie string loosens over time and needs to be retied every so often. They do stretch out if you aren't able to wash them regularly, they might not be what someone is looking for if they want to backpack and doesn't like it when their clothes become to loose. That doesnt bother me, I've been looking for shorts that are slightly loose but not too baggy. I've gone two weeks without washing them once and they still held their shape well with just some stretching. I recommend these for anyone who has been looking for hiking shorts that are not capris or running shorts. Also the photos I posted are after I wore them for two weeks.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More style and great function Hooray...not too long, not too short. I'm a youthful 40-something that doesn't want dorky hiker wear, but also know I'm not 22 anymore. These are the perfect balance. Comfortable waistband and no binding anywhere. Money well spent!
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts The waist band is great, no bind at the waist. Might run a tad large. I am 5'3" 135# bought a medium, might have been able to get by with a small. I am tad concerned about the inseam length, I like a longer, but I think it is pretty typical for shorts. Washes perfect.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for climbing These shorts are awesome! They are long enough for my harness and the pockets rock. Love the fabric. They ride high on my waist but that's nice for activities.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfy shorts that fake denim I love how they look like denim shorts but are a great sporty material. I have enough pairs of black shorts. A week after I bought these I saw North Face has similar shorts but not with the drawstring waist. That's the only downfall but not a big one. I would have preferred just a pair of button up or zippered shorts. I like the length isn't too short but not all the way down to my knees.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps you cool and made hiking comfortable I bought the black ones last year and wore them to BIg Bend NP and I was sooo comfortable camping and hiking. I just bought the blue ones and wore them to our local state park for hiking and camping and I have no regrets. I will be buying many more colors !
Date published: 2017-03-30
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