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: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Endless Ride Liner Shorts added Sep 6, 2018
$40 - $79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts added Sep 6, 2018
$60 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Edge Win Skirt added Aug 26, 2018
$55
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
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
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
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
$60 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rockwater Designs Roanoke Shorts added Jul 11, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Macabi Skirt added Jun 2, 2014
$77 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: 3 of 5 (1)
Marmot Hayes Cargo Short added Apr 19, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Strider Pro Short added Jan 25, 2013
$55 - $69
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Rab Hueco Shorts added Oct 22, 2012
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: 5 of 5 (1)
Toad&Co Eddy Short added Mar 22, 2012
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Salomon EXO Motion Short added Feb 22, 2012
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Strider Shorts added Jan 4, 2012
$34 - $59
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Nine Trails Skirt added Jan 4, 2012
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
TAD Force 10 Cargo Short - NYCO Ripstop added Jun 22, 2011
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MontBell Thermawrap Skirt added Mar 22, 2011
$70 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Class V Trunk added Feb 27, 2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Bastille Short added Feb 17, 2011
$65 MSRP
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Rampart Short added Jan 30, 2011
$65 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Horizon Eiger Short added Jan 12, 2011
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Merrell Countess Skort added Jun 14, 2010
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Norrona Bitihorn Light Weight Short added Apr 16, 2010
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Stoic Overhang Short added Mar 22, 2010
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Mountain Hardwear Elkommando Kilt added Feb 25, 2010
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kühl Renegade Short added Feb 12, 2010
$42 - $75
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Eat My Dust Skirt added Jan 28, 2010
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Silver Ridge Stretch Short added Jan 27, 2010
$26 - $37
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
$41 - $70
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Dispatch Shorts added Mar 3, 2009
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Pacer Advance Short added Feb 21, 2009
$55 MSRP
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Merrell Range Short added Apr 17, 2008
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Slim Kickins Shorts added Apr 8, 2008
$45 MSRP
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