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Recent Active Short Reviews

Columbia Whidbey II Water Short

rated 4 of 5 stars The Columbia Whidbey II shorts are a fantastic pair of shorts that are quite versatile. Whether you are hiking, swimming, or playing a sport, these shorts will keep you going and keep you cool! I bought these shorts this past spring and have worn them A LOT this spring and summer! These shorts are a well-fitting and relaxed pair of shorts with an elastic waist and built-in belt. You can keep them comfortably fitting or cinch them down if the trail gets rugged or you need to dive into a swimming… Full review

Salomon Men's EXO Motion Short

rated 4 of 5 stars Great pair of shorts for running or even swimming. These are the most comfortable pair of shorts that I've ever worn for running on the trails. So light it's incredible and well designed with the pockets for gels and keys. I highly recommend getting a pair of these. Full review

Patagonia Women's Baggies Shorts

rated 5 of 5 stars These are the perfect pants for a day on the trails. I bought a pair of these to wear on one of my backpacking trips. They were a bit pricey, but so worth the price, because it was about the only shorts I wore. They are so comfortable and you don't have to worry about getting them wet because they dry pretty quick. I love these shorts!! Full review

Patagonia Men's Baggies Shorts

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are great swim shorts. They look great and they can also be worn as regular shorts. I love my baggies. I have 4 pairs and wear them daily. They are great casual shorts and come in so many different colors. I also use them when I swim because of the convenience of them. The only issue I have with them is they do have a netting in them, but I just cut that out so I could wear underwear and be more comfortable. Full review

Patagonia Men's Strider PRO Shorts

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The first running shorts I've owned in a long, long time that don't stink after 10 minutes of use. They're cool, comfortable, and the pockets on the sides and back are great. First, the fit.... when I ordered these shorts from Patagonia Germany, I took a shot in the dark and ordered Large as that's what I normally wear but it's always hard to tell in American sizing. In any case, they fit great! I'm primarily an endurance mountain biker, therefore I have big legs and a rather muscular butt. Often,… Full review

Patagonia Women's Baggies Shorts

rated 5 of 5 stars Patagonia's Baggies are my go-to, do it all shorts. They are lightweight, breathable, packable, abrasion-resistant, water-resistant, quick drying nylon shorts. The DWR treated Baggies sport a 5" inseam, two quick drain pockets with mesh in the bottom, and a stretchy elastic waistband with tie. I hike, kayak, wakeboard, play tennis, jog, work out and do just about everything in these shorts! If I had only one pair of shorts, these would be the ones. Patagonia has been making these for years and are… Full review

Patagonia Women's Strider Shorts

rated 3 of 5 stars Great material, but for women with bigger buns this may sit too low. I know they advertise the inseam with this short, but the rise in the back isn't as high as I'd prefer. I'm a 10-12 and this felt like I wanted to pull them up or they'd ride down when running. I really like the material, but for curvy women, this may not be the best fit.  Full review

Hind Race Day Short

rated 5 of 5 stars High quality running shorts at an affordable price. Durable and attractive, high visibility tangerine color to be seen in poor lighting conditions. Compare favorably to the bigger name brands that charge considerably more. Bought at TJMaxx for $12.99. I was looking thru the racks for the usual brands, Nike, Adidas, Avia, New Balance, Asics and so on. These jumped out because of the high visibility Tangerine color. I run in Miami, so running on the sidewalk even is dangerous. I figured I'd give them… Full review

Patagonia Baggies Longs

rated 1 of 5 stars Really disappointed. Patagonia changed this product. The new ones are 6 inches longer than my old ones. I loved my baggies and was so looking forward to a new pair. I can't even see my knees. An old fart Full review

Top-Rated Active Shorts

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user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Baggies Shorts
$9 - $49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Strider PRO Shorts
$41 - $59
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Class V Cargo Trunk
$24 - $45
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Whidbey II Water Short
$21 - $24
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Strider Shorts
$19 - $59
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Baggies Longs
$29 - $49
Marmot Speed Shorts
The North Face Class V Water Trunks
Mountain Hardwear Ultrapacer Short II
Nike Dri-FIT Reflective Short
CW-X Pro Fit Shorts
Pearl Izumi Fly Short
prAna Audrey Short
$15 - $49
The North Face Water Dome Boardshorts
EMS Excel Shorts, 7 in.
Under Armour Flex Short
Gore Sunlight 3.0 Tights Short
Marmot Pulse Short
Helly Hansen Pulse Short
$28 - $69
REI Fleet Running Shorts
$25 - $39
Helly Hansen Pace Utility Short
Patagonia Shortie Boardie
Patagonia Trail Chaser Short
$41 - $55
Reef Full Tide Board Short
prAna Seaton Short
Marmot VIM Short
Pearl Izumi Fly Split Short
Tasc Performance Activate 9 2-in-1 Short
Mountain Hardwear Petrina Short
prAna Linear Short
$27 - $41
Roxy Retro Roxy Board Short
Mountain Hardwear Ultrarefueler Short II
Columbia Cross On Over Cargo Short
$16 - $20
Salomon Light Short
$27 - $45
The North Face Pacific Creek Boardshorts
$35 - $55
EMS Aero Trail Shorts
Marmot Impact Shorts
$34 - $40
REI Reversible Sport Shorts
Saucony Performance Short
Salomon Start Short
$19 - $26
The North Face Eat My Dust Short Tights
Marmot Stride Short
$25 - $48
NRS Gunnison Short
Columbia Endless Trail Short
$25 - $36
O'Neill Freak Board Short
Eider Move Short
$23 - $24
Patagonia Pliant Knickers
Arc'teryx Incendo Long Short
Arc'teryx Lyra Short
REI Bolongo Water Shorts
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