Gear Review

4 5

Nice fabric, needed petite sizes

I was looking for hiking shorts for a trip to Costa Rica and to use in my usual stomping grounds of Utah and Colorado. Loved the 2-day shipping from Backcountry. I'm 5'4" and 118: the size 4 was uncomfortably snug and the size 6 too big. I can usually wear a 6 petite and, if not available, a regular 4. But in this particular style short, a 6 petite would have been great, but I didn't see these shorts in petite sizes. The fabric was cotton-like with stretch. They seemed sturdy, but light at the same time and had bunches of cool pockets. Nice colors, too. (I liked the charcoal, black and even the brighter splash color) The waist fit well on these shorts without any gapping. Besides needing petite sizing in this short, I thought the short was cut a little "square"-- but mostly my body type can't handle square cut because I have shorter legs. Besides needing petite sizing, everything else about these shorts is fantastic.