Women's Trailhead Shorts

Women's Trailhead Shorts
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Inspired by Adventure

We've taken the best features of our best-selling Trailhead Adventure Pants to create the only pair of shorts you need. Whether you're hiking, climbing, biking, or just lounging under the shade, the Trailhead Adventure Shorts have you covered.

Shorts so comfortable you'll never want to take them off

Four-way stretch that moves with you

Our revolutionary fabric stretches in all directions, not just two, so you're free and clear to move how you want.


Constructed from durable ripstop nylon that stops tears before they start.


Unique fabric inhibits the growth of bacteria so you can do more and wash less.


Stuff 'em into the front right pocket and they're ready to go.

Spills come clean in a second

Don't let a little water ruin your day. Our eco-friendly DWR finish not only repels water, but makes stains and spills bead right off while maintaining all-season breathability.


bluesign® 88% nylon, 12% spandex with DWR finish. Made from recycled materials.


7.8 oz


Machine wash cold with other technical fabrics, hang dry. Do not bleach. Do not iron.

Ambassador Highlight

Eric Bennett

The Trailhead Shorts are my all time favorite for every adventure. Now, I can have the same durability, comfort, and mobility as the Trailhead Pants, but with shorts! They’re perfect for the summer season.

Peter Coskun

I used to have a pair of old basketball shorts I would wear around the house and to bed, you know, lounge shorts. Overtime the elastic band on the waist gave out and they began sagging, really sagging. When I got the trailhead shorts, I put them on and immediately tucked the old basketball shorts in the corner never to be seen again. These are my new everyday shorts. Not only can I lounge in them, but I can hike in them, wear them out on the town, and workout in them and be extremely comfortable. Just like the trailhead pants, they dry insanely quick and are easy to keep clean.

Weston Fuller

Comfortable! The perfect companion to the Adventure Pant.

Zak Stone

I love how these shorts feel. Soft, flexible and water resistant. When I don't know what to wear, I grab these!

HiConsumption, "12 Best Hybrid Adventure Shorts for Men"

Put these on when the weather gets warm and we bet you won’t want to wear anything else.


Waterproof and breathable, four-way stretch, antimicrobial, tear-resistant, packs down into front pocket for travel or for use as a small pillow. Women's-specific fit with elastic back, flat front waistband.


bluesign® 88% nylon, 12% spandex with DWR finish. Made from recycled materials.


7.8 oz


Machine wash cold with other technical fabrics. To keep the DWR feature lasting long, always hang dry. Do not bleach. Do not iron.

Customer Reviews

Based on 83 reviews
Extremely comfortable & functional shorts

Even better than I was hoping for! Beautiful, we made, & sure to be my favorite all around “go to” shorts! Best online purchase I’ve made in a long time!

Nice, comfy shorts

I like these shorts! Made of the same awesome, eco friendly material as the Trailhead pants. The stitching quality is solid, well made, should last a long time. Like the deep pockets, feel great on, very comfy, cool. Have not had the chance to really take them out and test them on adventures but hopefully one day. Just wish they were a wee bit longer but still very awesome shorts.

Stretch for dayssss

Highly recommend these. I was on the edge for a bit because of the price but then I decided to treat myself and boy was it a good decision. I would wear these every day. They are more on the high waisted side if you like that. I like my shorts tighter so I got a small, but that didn't restrict movement at all. Will be getting more pairs in the future

My favorite shorts

These are my favorite shorts. The material is fantastic, great for being outside. It's not restrictive or heavy. First pair of shorts with pockets big enough for my phone! I highly recommend these shorts to anyone!


I honestly want a second pair so I can wear them all of the time—really comfy, practical, they don’t ride up when walking (soooo nice) . Easy to wash off (I.e. I spilt pancake batter on them on a breakfast trip out in the woods, it washed off easy with some water and dried fairly quickly too.
From what I’ve experienced, water or rain doesn’t bead up and run off, (even not having washed them yet) but they do dry pretty quickly and look great!

Taking a chance

These shorts were a gift for my granddaughter....who has well defined taste - which makes shopping for her an adventure. I had seen diverse reviews of your active wear - all great - and thought I'd take a chance. She loves them...and the material and fit as well. You scored big time with a very discriminating customer....we're buying pants next. THANKS

oh boy, these are such fun shorts!

At the beginning of summer, I got these in black and I just got a second pair in olive - what a pretty colour. you can ride your bike in them and then jump in the river and swim and they dry so fast you'll forget you were ever in the water. they're delightfully stretchy for hiking and bending and kneeling and sticking rocks in your pockets (they have top notch pockets). to top it off, they take days of constant wear to smell!

I'm 5'3, 135 with ride your bike a lot legs and butt and medium is the best size. I tried small, and they *looked* great, but were too tight on the butt if i wanted to have fun without constantly removing wedgie.

i love these shorts and recommend them dearly. length is great but if you want them a teeny bit shorter, they hold a little cuff all day!


So I got a pair in my cairn hiking box and fell in love with them. Once I found these I decided to stop wearing jean shorts or other athletic shorts and just wear these! I own every color except the Olive right now. So I have 4 pairs and they are all I ever wear. They look super nice, and I feel the right length too! If you are thinking about buying these do it! Won’t regret it. So many people ask me about them and compliment me on them all the time!

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