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Backcountry Olympus Lightweight Short - Women's

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Olympus Lightweight Short

Stretchy, lightweight, and breathable, our Olympus Lightweight Shorts are ready for your steepest trails and longest runs. Quick-drying fabric provides moisture-wicking comfort during warm summer adventures, with a lightweight build that's highly packable and never gets in your way.

  • Backcountry Exclusive
  • Lightweight performance shorts for your favorite mountain trails
  • Breathable fabric offers quick-drying, durable performance
  • Four-way stretch ensures full mobility as you run or hike
  • Running stash pocket holds small essential out of the way
  • Item #BCCZ22K

Material
80% nylon, 20% spandex
Fit
slim
Length
short
Inseam
3.5in
Pockets
1 rear stash
Waist
elastic
Recommended Use
hiking, running, climbing, training
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 3

Weird fit

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XXS
Height
5` 7"
Weight
110 lbs

The waistband on these was somewhat tight, but the thigh opening was huge on me. I'm a 00/0 and got the XXS. Sadly I will be sending them back.

>Rating: 4

POCKETS

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
m
Height
5` 9"
Weight
135 lbs

These shorts are amazing (so is the Olympus skort, which does have a decent sized pocket), but could it just please, PLEASE have a pocket big enough for a phone?! Is this not what women have been literally pleading for in all of their clothes - pockets! These shorts are the perfect length, weight, fit, everything (it's backcountry, so of course) except for the teeny, tiny little pocket. I just don't get it. I would buy every color available if the pocket was like an inch bigger, but I think I'll have to return them even though I love everything else about them. I just want a pair of shorts to run in (both around the house with kids and on trails) that can fit my phone and a key in. That's it. I have yet to find a pair... I'm usually between an S and M and ordered the M - great fit (5'9" 135 lbs)

>Rating: 5

Ultimate Mountain Shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 4"

I have lived in the Olympus shorts this summer! I loved the original version, so I got another pair of these, the updated version. These are great for running, as the legs have plenty of range of motion and breathability. They are stretchy and really comfortable, yet durable enough to handle rock scrambles here in the Wasatch. I wear them casually at home, working out, running, paddling, you name it! They do have a trim fit in the waistband, so if you're in between sizes, I'd consider sizing up. I wear a large in Backcountry and most brands and the large fit me. If you like the shorts, you should also look into the Olympus Skort!

>Rating: 5

LOVE!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 5"
Weight
128 lbs

I recently just got these and do not want to take them off! The fit is super comfortable and I love the flow the leg provides. I've used them for hiking and running. I also used them today which was in the mid 90's and sticky for some biking and they were perfect! No riding up and super flattering! Looking to get them in the shark color too, highly recommend!

>Rating: 5

Comfy

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
medium
Height
5` 6"
Weight
125 lbs

I love these, they are super comfortable and breathable. They don't have a liner, but that's okay I feel like they are long enough to not be too revealing. They are true to size, I usually vary between a small and medium short. I ordered these in a medium, but could have totally gotten a small.

>Rating: 5

Love These

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 9"
Weight
130 lbs

Absolutely loving the Olympus Shorts! I bought these a few weeks ago & they're already my go-tos for spring runs. The material is lightweight, breathable, and also has a nice stretch to it. I love that the leg openings are a little flowy so I don't feel so constricted when running. The thick waist band helps the shorts stay put when on the move & the Shark colorway is so, so cute in person. I love these shorts so much I just bought the skort version to play tennis in :)

>Rating: 3

Would recommend a liner

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 2"
Weight
120 lbs

They need a liner! I think with the style of short, they were still pretty fitted that I would not want to wear Spandex, and wearing a thong might show through. Would love to see a liner! Other than that, great pair of shorts with a nice material.