Shorts and Skirts

Recent Short/Skirt Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Columbia Men's Silver Ridge Stretch Short

Perfect for use on city streets or rugged trails. Great roomy fit, lets you hike, scramble, or boat in comfort. Fabric is soft and comfortable, but rugged. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Arc'teryx Men's 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 Women's 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
Columbia Men's Silver Ridge Cargo Short

Perfect for fishing, hiking, rafting, or camping. Attractive enough for downtown street use! A great boating short, cut long for sun protection. Ideal for rafting, fishing, or downtown use with functional style and numerous secure pockets. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Women's 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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Columbia Men's Silver Ridge Cargo Short

Comfort, good fit, quick dry. Excellent product, I own two pairs! Nice belt included. Great quick dry for water or boating use. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Zpacks Rain Kilt

A Zpacks Rain Kilt is a great way to shave weight and still protect your lower half from getting drenched. It is a very simple, compact, ultralight garment with multi-use functions. Specifications: Regular Waist: 1.9 oz (54 g) / Fits up to 38" (97 cm) Large Waist: 2.1 oz (60 g) / Fits up to 50" (127 cm) Length: 27" (68 cm) Width when opened flat: 52" (132 cm) About rain skirts/wraps/kilts: This idea probably took hold when someone figured out that wearing a trash bag was far cheaper and more comfortable… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Purple Rain Adventure Skirt

The Purple Rain Adventure Skirt has become one of my all-time favorite pieces of clothing for its functionality, versatility, comfort, and durability. What sets it apart from all other hiking skirts are the functional cargo pockets and a stretchy yoga-style waist band. It is the kind of garment you can eat, sleep, bathe, swim and walk thousands of miles in, never once having needed to take it off. This versatility makes it an ideal candidate for long-distance hiking and other endurance activities. Full review

user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Baggies Longs Active Short
$20 - $55
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Paramount Cargo Short Hiking Short
$22 - $50
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Silver Ridge Cargo Short Hiking Short
$22 - $50
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Baggies Shorts Active Short
$23 - $55
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Strider Shorts Active Short
$24 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
prAna Mojo Short Active Short
$24 - $50
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Silver Ridge Stretch Short Active Short
$26 - $37
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kühl Renegade Short Hiking Short
$31 - $75
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
prAna Stretch Zion Short Hiking Short
$35 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Enlightened Equipment Rain Wrap
$35 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI Adventures Travel Shorts Hiking Short
$37 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Endless Ride Liner Shorts Active Short
$40 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Shorts Hiking Short
$41 - $70
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Gramicci Original G Short Hiking Short
$45 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Slim Kickins Shorts Active Short
$45 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Strider Pro Short Active Short
$49 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Baggies Skirt Hiking Skirt
$49 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Norrona Bitihorn Light Weight Short Hiking Short
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Edge Win Skirt Hiking Skirt
$55
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Ultra Shorts Active Short
$55 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Pearl Izumi Pursuit 7" Shorts Active Short
$55 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Pacer Advance Short Active Short
$55 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Silicone Trail Skirt Hiking Skirt
$59 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Zpacks Rain Kilt Hiking Skirt
$59 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts Active Short
$60 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Purple Rain Adventure Skirt Hiking Skirt
$60 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Sugoi Stamina Skirt Running Skirt
$60 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
JWalking Designs Mad About Plaid Active Skirt/Kilt Hiking Skirt
$62 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Rampart Short Hiking Short
$65 MSRP
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)
Marmot Bastille Short Hiking Short
$65 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Rampart Long Short Hiking Short
$66 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Under Armour ArmourVent Trail Short Hiking Short
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MontBell Thermawrap Skirt Hiking Skirt
$70 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Macabi Skirt Hiking Skirt
$77 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sport Kilt Hiking Kilt Hiking Skirt
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Skhoop Gretchen Windstopper Mini Skirt Hiking Skirt
$169 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Skhoop Alaska Long Down Skirt Hiking Skirt
$199 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Happy Hike Skort Hiking Skirt
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Quandary Skirt Hiking Skirt
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Toad&Co Eddy Short Hiking Short
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)
The North Face Look Sharp! Bermuda Short Hiking Short
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Running Kilts Running Kilt Running Skirt
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Cliff Lakes Cargo Short Hiking Short
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
TAD Force 10 Cargo Short - NYCO Ripstop Hiking Short
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Pioneer Ridge Short Hiking Short