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Shorts and Skirts

Mountain Equipment Dynamo Skort added May 12, 2020
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Blyss Running Trail Skirt added May 11, 2020
$79 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Endless Ride Liner Shorts added Sep 6, 2018
$79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts added Sep 6, 2018
$99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Edge Win Skirt added Aug 26, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Zpacks Rain Kilt added Jun 20, 2018
$59 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Running Kilts Running Kilt added Sep 14, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Enlightened Equipment Rain Wrap added Jul 11, 2017
$35 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Happy Hike Skort added Mar 9, 2017
Pearl Izumi Pursuit 7" Shorts added Nov 30, 2016
$55 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Under Armour ArmourVent Trail Short added Sep 5, 2016
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Skhoop Gretchen Windstopper Mini Skirt added Mar 3, 2016
$169 MSRP
Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Shorts added Jan 10, 2016
$75 - $159
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Skhoop Alaska Long Down Skirt added Oct 15, 2015
$199 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
JWalking Designs Mad About Plaid Active Skirt/Kilt added Aug 21, 2015
$62 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Royal Robbins Traveler Stretch Short added Jul 10, 2015
$65 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Baggies Skirt added Apr 17, 2015
$49 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Quandary Skirt added Jan 3, 2015
RailRiders Jammin' Short added Nov 10, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Purple Rain Adventure Skirt added Jul 14, 2014
$72 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Macabi Skirt added Jun 2, 2014
$85 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Dricanvas Short added Mar 26, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Silicone Trail Skirt added Mar 11, 2014
$59 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers Basecamp Shorts added Jul 1, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Strider Pro Short added Jan 25, 2013
$52 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sport Kilt Hiking Kilt added Sep 24, 2012
$80 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Battle Ridge Short added May 25, 2012
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Nine Trails Skirt added Jan 4, 2012
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
TAD Force 10 Cargo Short - NYCO Ripstop added Jun 22, 2011
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Class V Trunk added Feb 27, 2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Mountain Hardwear Elkommando Kilt added Feb 25, 2010
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Eat My Dust Skirt added Jan 28, 2010
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kühl Z Cargo Short added Oct 6, 2009
$65 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Shorts added Apr 12, 2009
$35 - $70
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dispatch Shorts added Mar 3, 2009
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Slim Kickins Shorts added Apr 8, 2008
$45 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Rampart Long Short added Feb 15, 2008
$79 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Horizon Cargo Short added Feb 1, 2008
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Whidbey II Water Short added Jan 24, 2008
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hind Race Day Short added Apr 28, 2006
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Ultra Shorts added Apr 7, 2006
$55 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Canyon Short added Mar 27, 2006
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Paramount Cargo Short added Mar 15, 2006
$30 - $34
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Baggies Shorts added Mar 13, 2006
$15 - $55

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Recent Short/Skirt Reviews

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

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Running Kilts Running Kilt

Lightweight, comfortable, freedom. I am a nature and wildlife photographer and am out in the mountains or desert at least once a week. I am in wilderness areas, national and state parks, nature preserves, etc. I enjoy the comfort and freedom of lightweight comfortable outdoor clothing. I have worn different types of running gear which are perfect for hiking, walking, driving. I wear running kilts on trails with hikers and tourists, using gas stations, stores, go to restaurants, etc. No one has noticed,… Full review