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    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

    Tech Specs

    60% nylon, 27% polyester, 13% spandex
    2 zippered hand
    Recommended Use
    casual, hiking, road running, trail running, training
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

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    Functional shorts!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    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!

    Good at first

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    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.

    Cool but didn't fit

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: XS
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 105lbs

    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.

    Functional AND Flattering

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small
    • Height: 5'5"
    • Weight: 130lbs

    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!

    New Favorite Shorts!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    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!

    Lightweight active short

      Shorts are sooo hard for me with my athletic build. I’ve worn these to the gym and out running, but think they’ll work better for hiking for me this summer. Pros: the material is great. It’s 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 it’s worth, these are single layer.

      Super Lightweight and Comfy

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Height: 5'2"
      • Weight: 120lbs

      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.

      Amazing (but a little too much) Material

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium
      • Height: 5'5"
      • Weight: 140lbs

      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.