Outdoor Research Ferrosi Shorts

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By far the most comfortable hiking shorts I have ever…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $35


By far the most comfortable hiking shorts I have ever worn.


  • 4-way stretch material
  • Perfect length
  • Fast drying
  • Multi sport capable


  • Fabric can pill in high friction areas

I live and hike in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and have worn these on every trip this summer. The 4-way stretch material allows for full range of motion and is also very comfortable against my skin. It also drys quickly after a rain storm and does not feel clammy on humid days. The shorts go to the tops of the knee which I find to be the perfect length. 

When deciding what to wear during a triathlon that consisted of biking (both on road and single track) followed by swimming, and finishing with a hike up Cannon Mountain I chose these shorts. They did not chaff during the bike ride, performed perfectly as a swim suit, and dried quickly and kept me cool during the hike.

My wife has the women's version and she feels the same way about her pair. These really are the perfect shorts.

The only con is that the fabric may pill in high use areas. This does not impact the quality at all and did not lead me to reduce the rating.

rated 5.00 of 5 stars All Ferrosi Shorts versions

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Free Shipping. Outdoor Research Men's Ferrosi Short FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Men's Ferrosi Short Wind Resistant Breathable Durable Belt Loops Button and Zipper Fly Low-Profile Waist Fits Under Harness Brushed-Tricot-Lined Waistband Front Slash Pockets Zippered Thigh Pocket SPECIFICATIONS of the Outdoor Research Men's Ferrosi Short Weight: 8.0 oz / 227 g Standard Fit Inseam: 12in. / 30.5 cm 86% ripstop, 14% spandex, stretch woven This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

The men's Outdoor Research Lightweight, rugged and wind-resistant, the highly breathable soft shell fabric of these shorts offers ample stretch for smooth movement, and tough abrasion-resistance against rough rock. Ideal for scrambling and climbing, the Ferrosi Shorts? have become a favorite of our athletes and OR staffers by offering burly protection for dancing up tight chimneys or squeezing through narrow slot canyons.

- RockCreek

The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Shorts are the ideal hiking and backpacking soft shell shorts: lightweight, rugged, wind resistant and highly breathable, with ample stretch for smooth movement during long strides. Outdoor Research Athlete Ambassadors and employees invariably turn to these soft shell shorts for hiking, backpacking and more.

- CampSaver.com

From winding trails to steep crags, the Outdoor Research Ferrosi Short features fabric that dries quickly and stretches for mobility and comfort. Pockets galore hold all your trail essentials, and the gusseted crotch lends extra room where room is needed.

- Backcountry.com

Desert sandstone or Cascade granite, the soft shell Ferrosi Shorts are ideal for rock climbing and hiking. They provide durability against abrasive rock, weather resistance, high breathability, and ample stretch for free-flowing movement.