Women's Trailhead Shorts

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Women's Trailhead Shorts
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Aya is 5'7" 140lbs. She is wearing a small.

Christina is 5'7" 195lbs. She is wearing an extra-large.

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


Care: Machine wash inside out, cold, and with other technical fabrics. Hang dry. Do not bleach. Do not iron

Customer Reviews

Based on 137 reviews
Robin Austin
Too thick

I really wanted to like these but they ended up being too thick for me for a New Mexico summer and I found the fabric unpleasant against my skin. The elastic was also too tight even though the rest of the shorts fit well. They seem to be very durable and well-made though so I could see how they would work for other people.

All around great short!

These shorts are great for any activity! They’re comfy, and don’t chafe (huge plus). The pocket space is amazing, especially for those who like to have a phone on hand to take pictures while on the go. They’re so comfortable that I even wear them casually in addition to hiking! The waistband is a little bunchy, but not super noticeable. Great product!

Kevin L.
Great shorts for men!

I almost NEVER write reviews but these are my new favorite shorts! I basically live in them all summer. I have them in green and blue. I'm 5'7", 125 lbs and find most men's shorts are too boxy. The fit and length are great for skinny guys. I agree with the other reviews that they run small. I'm 28" waist and got small and it's kinda tight; wish I got a medium. I hope they come out with other colours so I can order one in medium. The material is quick drying and stretchy but also tough and durable. One small criticism: the front pockets are water proof and fill up when coming out of the water. They should add a small patch of mesh at the bottom of the pockets to drain water.

Courtney Brown
Exactly what I was looking for!

These shorts are exactly what I was looking for! I just need comfortable shorts to wear to work; process shipment and re-merchandise the store. While I also bought them for the intent to wear outside on our camping adventure this summer as well. Very versatile and easy to clean! I bought the black, grey and blue.

Anna Howard
Love these shorts

So comfortable, decent pockets. Runs a bit small compared to other companies (I went up a size), but found them to be exactly what I expected based on coalatree’s size chart. Liked them so much after one hike I immediately ordered the pants too.

My Girlfriend loves em!

She really likes the fit, stoked to do some adventuring in them soon.

Mary Faucette
Great shorts, but they changed?!

I love these shorts… I have 3 pair! The shorts themselves are great, material, stretch & durability! The only issue is regardless of size- the stretch waist band is always way to tight. Luckily I have a sewing machine- and have added 2” to the interior elastic on each pair. I’m 5’7” 128, but it still bothers me when elastic bands are so tight and squeezing. Adding the 2” (I did it to the smalls and mediums) and now they are perfect!

Another note is the blue ones I have (which I purchased in 2020 are mediums but are made slightly differently than my new pairs (black-M, grey-S) the earlier version had shorter ‘faux zippper’ and less baggy and the stitch line on waist was better- not sure why they changed those things up??

Almost Perfect

These are 99% perfect. They're very comfortable, durable, and look good on. And, the pockets! Amazing. The only thing wrong with them is the tag. It's one of those partially sewn on fabric tags right at the back of the waistband. The edges are sharp so it scratches at my lower back and it's even worse if I'm wearing a backpack. It had to go. But, all in all, great everyday shorts. I have them in two colors.

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