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Shorts and Skirts

The best shorts and skirts, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on May 18, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Baggies Shorts Active Short
$15 - $55
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Shorts Hiking Short
$22 - $70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Gramicci Original G-Shorts Hiking Short
$10 - $87
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Strider Pro Short Active Short
$41 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Paramount Cargo Short Hiking Short
$27 - $45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Endless Ride Liner Shorts Active Short
$60 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts Active Short
$79 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Shorts Active Short
$95 - $159
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Purple Rain Adventure Skirt Hiking Skirt
$72 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Macabi Skirt Hiking Skirt
$85 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sport Kilt Hiking Kilt Hiking Skirt
$80 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Happy Hike Skort Hiking Skirt
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Edge Win Skirt Hiking Skirt
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Quandary Skirt Hiking Skirt
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Skhoop Alaska Long Down Skirt Hiking Skirt
$199 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Battle Ridge Short Hiking Short
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Class V Trunk Active Short
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Dricanvas Short Hiking Short
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Enlightened Equipment Rain Wrap
$35 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Baggies Skirt Hiking Skirt
$49 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Running Kilts Running Kilt Running Skirt
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
TAD Force 10 Cargo Short - NYCO Ripstop Hiking Short
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Royal Robbins Traveler Stretch Short Hiking Short
$65 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kühl Z Cargo Short Hiking Short
$65 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Rampart Long Short Hiking Short
$79 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Ultra Shorts Active Short
$55 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
JWalking Designs Mad About Plaid Active Skirt/Kilt Hiking Skirt
$62 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Silicone Trail Skirt Hiking Skirt
$59 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Blyss Running Trail Skirt Running Skirt
$79 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Canyon Short Hiking Short
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Under Armour ArmourVent Trail Short Hiking Short
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Zpacks Rain Kilt Hiking Skirt
$59 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Equipment Dynamo Skort Hiking Skirt
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Skhoop Gretchen Windstopper Mini Skirt Hiking Skirt
$169 MSRP
RailRiders Jammin' Short Hiking Short
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers Basecamp Shorts Hiking Short
Pearl Izumi Pursuit 7" Shorts Active Short
$55 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Horizon Cargo Short Hiking Short
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Mountain Hardwear Elkommando Kilt Hiking Skirt
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hind Race Day Short Active Short
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Slim Kickins Shorts Active Short
$45 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Eat My Dust Skirt Running Skirt
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Whidbey II Water Short Active Short
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Nine Trails Skirt Running Skirt
discontinued
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dispatch Shorts Hiking Short
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Recent Short/Skirt Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Gramicci Original G-Shorts

Comfiest shorts I've owned. Probably too good to waste on everyday wear—but here in the frozen north, how will I ever know? I bought my first G pants in 2005 and picked up a pair of shorts, in the sale at REI, in 2008. $22 for a pair of shorts? When there were perfectly serviceable and hardy ones, at Target, for three bucks? Gramicci design good stuff. The shorts are made of soft touch, burly cotton, with generous and careful stitching, three roomy pockets, a diamond panel crotch insert, and… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Shorts

Patagonia's Dirt Craft Bike Shorts are a lightweight, breathable mountain bike short for everyday riding on the singletrack. Made with a nylon/spandex outer short for full range of movement and a removable inner padded liner, they're soft, stretchy, don't chafe, and are super comfortable whether climbing or descending. I've worn my Dirt Craft Bike Shorts for two seasons of riding—cross-county, enduro, and lift-assisted—and have found them incredibly comfortable for long days of riding and reasonably… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Mountain Equipment Dynamo Skort

Hike, run, move through the mountains—the Dynamo Skort is a well-made, durable, all-around mountain skirt. Its soft shell fabric stretches and keeps you covered, and is also extremely abrasion resistant and fast drying. If you want a skirt solely for running, you can pick a model with longer side slits designed specifically for that movement. But otherwise the Dynamo is a versatile, high-performing, technical skort, and will meet your outdoorsy needs on those days when you just want to pull on… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Blyss Running Trail Skirt

The Trail Skirt from Blyss Running is a comfortable running skirt that provides both plenty of coverage and room to move on the trails. This skirt makes me happy for two major reasons—no chafing and ample pockets. Made in the USA, primarily out of recycled fabric, the Trail Skirt can easily fit my iPhone in either of the two thigh pockets or in the zippered back waist pocket (though I use that for an EpiPen). This capacity means I can go out for shorter summer runs carrying both a phone and an… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Macabi Skirt

Most practical skirt for hiking. I own two of the original skirts that I used exclusively on the Camino in 2018. Highly recommend. SO comfortable and extremely practical. I'm ordering a short black version to help me through the heat this summer. AND—they're having a sale through this weekend. Now is the time to buy—or to get on the mailing list for notifications of future sales! Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Arc'teryx Rampart Long Short

A comfortable, roomy pair of shorts, for long days in the mountains. Sometimes you have a piece of hiking clothing that you take for granted. That piece that is always there and you don't have to worry about them. For me, this is the Arc'teryx Rampart Long Shorts. I bought these ten years ago, and they are still going strong. (photo: Hamilton Gorge in the High Sierra Trail) The fit is true to size, and the 12.5" inseam reaches just to the (my) knees. They are roomy for those big steps up or when… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts

The Patagonia women's Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts pack a host of straightforward, well thought out features into a simple pair of shorts. The material and seams stretch together, offering an unrestricted range of motion, and the lightweight fabric wicks moisture, repels water, and dries rapidly. They were hands down my favorite shorts to ride in this past season. Testing Conditions: I tested the Patagonia women’s Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts as a member of the Trailspace Review Corps. I wore the shorts… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Endless Ride Liner Shorts

The Patagonia Women’s Endless Ride Liner Shorts are a straightforward padded liner designed specifically for mountain biking. My personal litmus test when it comes to outdoor gear is whether or not I notice it when I’m out on the trail. I want my gear to fade into the background so I can focus on riding. This liner passes with flying colors. It stays in place, provides unrestricted movement, and vents moisture—keeping me comfortable while my body gets worked (...scraped, bruised) and enjoys… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Edge Win Skirt

Super comfortable men's or women's walking skirt. Great men's or women's walking skirt, especially nice for men. Wear skirt size XL, which weighs 192g (6.7 oz) and has a 44.5 cm (17.5 in) side seam. Am 6'2", 225 lbs., pants size 38" / 32". When resting on my hips where I normally wear my pants, skirt is about 7.5 cm (3 in) above my knee—just right for striding. The TENCEL fabric feels great. Material is super soft, moves well with motion, and hangs nicely. Been wearing the skirt during morning… Full review