The North Face Horizon Eiger Short

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I found a pair of these in the thrift shop two years…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $2, then 2x $36

I found a pair of these in the thrift shop two years ago, and have loved them dearly ever since. Very light and comfortable, my go-to short for hiking, swimming, biking and often all three in a day.

I could never figure out the model name until I came across them in a sales rack (in XL, much too big for me) and scratched down the info. The Eiger is discontinued which has prompted me to invest in a couple of pairs via online. Having looked at the options, I went with Zappos even though it was a bit more expensive than Campmor. They had the very nice green as well as grey.

I can't say enough about them, and strongly encourage everyone to check them out. 

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Description of The North Face Horizon Eiger ShortsShorts from The North Face featuring a full elastic waistband. Aw yeah.FeaturesImproved, lightweight, packable, abrasion-resistant nylon ripstopUltraviolet protection factor UPF 50Quick-drying performanceHarness-friendly, full elastic waistbandGusset at crotch for improved mobilityInfused back zip pocketAverage Weight 202 g 7.1 ozInseam regular 12Fabric 113 gm2 100 nylon micro-ripstop bluesign approved fabric

- US Outdoor Store

Whether you're planning a hike or a day at the crag, you can rest assured you'll be comfortable in the Horizon Eiger Short from The North Face. This lightweight pair of shorts is crafted with breathable ripstop nylon that dries quickly and protects you from the sun. A gusseted crotch allows you to move freely and the elastic waist is comfy under a harness.

- Mountain Gear

The North Face Men's Eiger Shorts are a no-nonsense utilitarian short developed to stand up to whatever you throw at them. Tough, abrasion-resistant micro-ripstop nylon can take a day in the crags or a glissade down a summer snowfield. A full elastic waist band is comfortable and climbing harness friendly. The fabric is quick drying and protects against the sun (UPF 50). The gusseted crotch adds mobility when you're reaching for the next foothold. Front mesh-lined hand and back zipped pockets store your essentials. Stretch webbing loop at right pocket for hanging easily-accessible items. Drawstring-adjustable waist and zippered fly. Designed for climbers and mountain men of all kinds, this North Face Short will stand up to the toughest adventures on rock, dirt or in the water. Material: Tough, lightweight, packable and quick drying nylon ripstop. Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50. Harness-friendly, full elastic waistband. Gusseted crotch for improved mobility. Infused back zip pocket. Two mesh hand pockets. Draw cord adjustable waist. Zipper fly

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

On Sale. The North Face Men's Horizon Eiger Short DECENT FEATURES of The North Face Men's Horizon Eiger Short Improved, lightweight, packable, abrasion-resistant nylon ripstop Ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) 50 Quick-drying performance Harness-friendly, full elastic waistband Gusset at crotch for improved mobility Infused back zip pocket The SPECS Average Weight: 202 g / 7.1 oz Inseam: regular: 12in. Fabric: 113 g/m2 100% nylon micro-ripstop (bluesign approved fabric) This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

Adventure travelers and hikers rejoice! Great for hiking, climbing or when you just want to be comfy, The North Face Men's Horizon Eiger Shorts combine a harness-friendly full elastic waistband with high performance features, for all-day comfort and mobility as you explore the great outdoors, or travel the world.Constructed of 100% nylon micro-ripstop (bluesign approved) fabric.Improved, lightweight, packable, abrasion-resistant nylon ripstop.Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50 shields skin from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays. Quick-drying performance.Harness-friendly, full elastic waistband for comfort.Gusset at crotch for improved mobility.Infused back zip pocket.Avg. inseam: 12".Avg. wt. 7.1 oz.Import.

- Campmor

The North Face Horizon Eiger Short


The Horizon Eiger Short has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$21.48 - $45.00

The North Face Horizon Eiger Short is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

If you're looking for a new hiking short, check out the best reviewed current models.