Hike, swim, dry off, repeat.
On the trail or off it, The North Face's Argali Girls' Hike/Water Short is a summertime go to, with its quick-drying and water-repellent design. It also sports mesh pocket linings to help her dry off after she jumps in the lake and an elastic waistband with an internal drawcord to minimize discomfort and fit issues.
- Polyester with a DWR finish
- Elastic waistband with internal drawcord
- Mesh pocket lining
- Hook-and-loop fly
- Item #TNF01DJ
- Q & A
Good but not Great
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: True to size
I purchased these shorts for my daughter because they are advertised having a 4 inch inseam (the majority of girls shorts seem to have inseams less than 3 inches). When they arrived they actually have a 3 inch inseam but we kept them anyways because the material was light and perfect for hiking and bike riding (although a little short for bike riding which the seat can rub exposed thighs). The internal drawcord is not a drawcord but an elastic band with adjustment slots with a fixed button (which you find in regular children's clothing...see photo below). The adjustment is simple and effective. The velcro fly/waist closure is simple but if you forget to close it when it goes in the wash it can wreak some havoc.