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 womens 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. Weve 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 arent 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 youve 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.
Our toughest choice:
....is our abrasion-resistant, water-repellent ClambR fabric, in two different shorts styles: the pull-on waistband Clamberista (with an internal drawstring), or the snap-zip front-styled Clamber Short in inseam lengths. Both shorts stretch and dust off dirt with ease, and carry like cargo pockets but wear way better off the mountain. They take women from national parks to theme parks with ease no matter which shorts suit us best.
For the roamer:
...we recommend our six pocket Big B Shorts in inseam lengths, powered by sturdy yet lightweight Brash 2.0 ripstop, making them perfect for the beach AND the backcountry. At the playground or on the trail, even the slim-fit 7" Big B Shorts are always stretching, never stopping. And, the internal drawstring delivers a custom fit.
Finally, for the water's edgy:
Surprise! Lightweight hike shorts in inseam lengths and UPF 50 sun protection too? We've got that dream covered with our quick-drying stretch-woven shorts made of recycled Nimblene, which make mid-hike dips no problem. The backpacking-friendly Rogue Shorts also have fast-draining zipper pocket styling and an internal drawstring, for women on the go.
And yup, we have all sorts of colors available in all three of our core women's hiking shorts styles all-year-round. So. Ready to buy some hiking shorts? Your new favorite shorts await.