Wondering what to wear for summer hiking? Hiking shorts! Summer hiking in smothering pants is now a thing of the past with lightweight shorts fit for every preference and every waist. No more settling for 'outdorky' cargo shorts. There are women’s stretch hiking shorts with knee-length inseams, mid-rise hiking shorts, and yes, there are even high waisted, not-so-short hike shorts for women. We’ve got the hiking shorts women – and their posterior powerhouses –want, brought together in our guide to the best hiking shorts.
Get yourself geared up in the right shorts before tackling that next warm-weather trek. Planning is easy with these top styles, since every pair of our outdoor shorts is packed with features, including: abrasion-resistant, moisture-wicking, quick-drying fabrics that both look great around town and still stretch with our every move.
So: how do you choose the perfect hiking short?
For women (like us) with more to carry:
...we're happy to say that baggy women's cargo shorts aren’t the lone option anymore, with many hiking-ready fits boasting hand pockets at a minimum. Svelte, sneaky side pockets, and zippered security pockets can carry just as much as cargo shorts, and no one will ever know you’ve gone hiking. Heck, these shorts have all they need to conquer everything from a day hike to a weekend mini-expedition, to a week-long adventure, in the pocket.
If your priority is a comfortable fit:
...take a closer look at our contoured waistbands, belt loops, and pockets without poof. Whether it's tech cotton blends with plenty of colors available, or stretch to take shorts from town to trail, Title Nine offers a variety of trusted outdoor brands that have her hiking clothing needs covered. We're proud to carry brands such as Prana, KUHL, Mountain Hardwear, and Ortovox, as well as our own exclusive styles.