Olympus Lightweight Short
Stretchy, lightweight, and breathable, the Backcountry Olympus Lightweight Shorts are ready for your steepest trails and longest runs. A quick-drying blend of nylon and polyester provides moisture-wicking comfort during all your summer pursuits, with a lightweight build that's highly packable and never gets in your way. Four-way stretch in the fabric ensures full mobility for hiking and running alike, with an adjustable waistband providing a comfortable, secure fit. Backcountry equipped these technical shorts with zippered pockets to secure essentials, and reflective branding for added safety when you're out past sundown.
- Backcountry Exclusive
- Technical shorts for quick-paced summer pursuits
- Lightweight fabric offers quick-drying, durable performance
- Four-way stretch ensures full mobility on the trail or road
- Zippered pockets keep small valuables safe and sound
- Drawcord waist provides a secure, adjustable fit
- Item #BCC00DO
What do you think about this product?
February 5, 2020
Love these shorts, size was perfect and they are comfy and great for outdoors, they have zip up pockets on both sides of the hips which are amazing!
October 13, 2019
I love that there are 2 side pockets that are zippered! The pockets are big enough to hold a phone or small wallet and keys! They are great for activities and I think are a necessity to have shorts with pockets and zippers!
August 30, 2019
Good at first
Overall these shorts are super comfy, great material and I love the higher waist on them. I initially got them for running but I am not sure if I just sized them wrong but they are a little snug which causes them to ride up a while running. I and 5’7, 155 lbs with thick thighs and a big booty and small waist. Another preference thing that I would prefer to have is a zippered pocket in the back rather the front for running purposes. But overall these shorts are SUPER comfy, they are great for hiking, going to the gym and I still wear them for shorter runs. Update: They have shrunk in the wash making them ride up uncomfortably with every activity.
August 8, 2019
Cool but didn't fit
I'm on the smaller side for these shorts. I ordered the XS, which say they fit 24.5-25.5 inch waist. My waist hovers around 24.5", and these were just a bit too big. Might be like some other reviews said that they just had too much fabric. I really wanted these to work and am bummed they didn't. The fabric and design is really nice.
July 20, 2019
Functional AND Flattering
These are by far my favorite shorts! I like the high rise and the wide waistband because it makes them super flattering and comfortable. They don't fall down or ride up when I run and hike. The material is super light weight and stretchy. I took them on a week-long rafting trip and they dried super quick! I would highly recommend these shorts for ALL activities!
May 24, 2019
New Favorite Shorts!
FINALLY! I have been looking for shorts for years. I am 5'8'' and 145lb with really long legs so i appreciate the extra half inch on these. 3'' shorts are too short but 4 or 6 inch make me feel frumpy. I really love how thick the waistband is as well. Even carrying an extra 10 pounds that I dont usually have on my frame they dont dig into my hips. Added bonus- i didn't realize these had pockets when i ordered them but they do! With zippers! Also Note: there is no liner which i know will make a LOT of women happy. Overall super happy to finally find the perfect shorts. I will definitely be buying the other color as well. I usually wear a sz 10 pants and the large is perfect. Thank you backcountry!
May 19, 2019
Lightweight active short
Shorts are sooo hard for me with my athletic build. Iâve worn these to the gym and out running, but think theyâll work better for hiking for me this summer. Pros: the material is great. Itâs very light and stretchy and seems like it will great when it starts to get hot. The cut is flattering. The medium fit true to size and left enough room for my butt and thighs. I like the thick waistband as well. And the zippered pocket is a great touch. Cons: when running these did ride up a bit which led to chaffing, but that basically happens with any active short for me unfortunately. For what itâs worth, these are single layer.
May 19, 2019
Super Lightweight and Comfy
These shorts are perfect for any type of activity. I've been wearing them lately hiking, fishing, and at the gym . There are pockets, which zip! The fabric is super soft and I want to wear them all the time. They do bunch a little in the back but nothing that is probably noticeable to other people. I typically wear a size Small and the Smalls fit perfect.
May 15, 2019
Amazing (but a little too much) Material
I am an avid trail runner, and really picky about active shorts. The good far outweighs the bad with these. Pros: The material of these shorts is amazinggggg. Perfect length. The waistband, although thick, was really comfortable and secure. I love love love the oversized pockets (with zippers!). Cons: I took a star away because there's a little extra material that bunches in some places you don't want it to.