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Backcountry On The Go Short 2 - Women's

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Why We Built The On The Go Short 2

Keep your routine dynamic with help from our On The Go Shorts. Regardless of what the day holds, these performance-focused shorts keep us chasing our goals thanks to a moisture-wicking material that has plenty of stretch to help us move freely and empower the active lifestyle.

  • Backcountry Exclusive
  • Performance-focused shorts for the active lifestyle
  • Wicks moisture for comfort at play, work, or rest
  • Three pockets keep small essentials close at hand
  • Item #BCCZ297

Material
88% polyester, 12% spandex, DWR finish
Fit
semi-fitted
Length
short
Inseam
3.5in
Pockets
2 front, 1 back
Waist
drawstring
Claimed Weight
[medium] 4.5oz
Activity
lifestyle, running & training
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

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>Rating: 5

great shorts

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

They are so cool and comfortable I can't wait to wear them out on the trail! 4 decently sized pockets too!

Hi Lauren! Thanks so much for your review. So glad to hear you are loving the shorts!

>Rating: 5

I love this short

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

I had been on the hunt for a versatile pair of shorts that I could wear hiking, camping, around town, etc. that were comfy and not excessively short. Saw these and thought I would give them a shot. Boy am I glad I did. They are the perfect length, the fabric is quick-drying and just a tiny bit stretchy. There is plenty of space for my quads and they hit at the perfect spot on my waist (right at my belly button). I purchased the atlantic deep color and love it, its a fun color without being overly obnoxious. As for sizing, they are pretty true to size. I am 5' 5" and usually between a S and M (27-28 inch waist) and went with the Medium since I wanted a more generous fit. There is a bit of space at the waist, but not enough for them to move around when I am wearing them.

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Best Active/Everyday Short

I was given this product by Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion. My favorite Backcountry pants just became shorts!! I literally have 3 pairs of the Backcountry On The Go pants in 3 different colors, that is how much I love them. I was thrilled to find out that they made shorts that are equally as amazing and come in so many fun color options. I am 5’10” and 150lbs and the Medium fits great. I also got them in the Burnt Brick color and it is so bright and flattering! These shorts are perfect for hiking, camping, or just everyday casual wear. The fabric is moisture wicking and has a performance stretch that moves with you while you’re on the go. It even has three pockets which have proven to be necessary when carrying my phone and snacks. I always get compliments on these and I want to wear them all the time!

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>Rating: 4

Great shorts!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 7"
Weight
125 lbs

I have only had these shorts in the burnt orange color for around a month, so I can't attest to their longevity, but I have worn them for traveling, hiking, climbing, sleeping, and everyday wear around town. They fit pretty similarly to most athletic shorts, but I LOVE having pockets that can actually hold a phone, wallet, and keys. I love the versatility of these shorts - they can be "dressed up" for a day in the city, but are also comfortable for a long hike. I give them 4 stars because I think they are a bit pricy for a pair of shorts.

>Rating: 5

Super comfy shorts!

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

I continue to be impressed with the quality of BC products. These shorts are a great fit. They are great for lounging in the house or out in nature. I love the material and the colors. I am super picky about shorts because the waistbands tend to squeeze my hips but these are wide banded and fit great.

>Rating: 5

My new favorite short!

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

I just received these shorts and put them on immediately. The material is so comfortable and soft, the quality is fantastic, the cut is very flattering. I used to wear Adidas shorts all the time - around the house, run around town - now I will be wearing these. I wish the other colors were in stock because I want more already. They will be perfect for hiking as a back up clothing item post-swimming - that's my preference, they would be perfect to hike in, as well. I am sometimes a medium, sometimes a large, the large was all that was left and they fit great. My hips are about 42" around, which coincides with large on the size chart. Adding that I could also fit a size M, but the L is comfy and not too big. I wanted the short based on the reviews even though the sizes were limited.

>Rating: 5

Tummy love!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Larege
Height
5` 7"
Weight
185 lbs

Are you a human with some curves and some belly love? These are the shorts for you! There's nothing worse than a short that makes it look like you have a camel toe from crotch to belly button, or are too snug in all the wrong places. A huge part of being in the outdoors and feeling welcome is the gear and not being distracted by pulling or tugging on your clothes while you're trying to crush miles. I was given this product by Backcountry, but this is my honest opinion. I have these shorts in the burnt orange and in a size Large. Honestly, I wear them so often for hiking, summer ski missions, and camping that I’ve been ignoring just about all other shorts I have. The pockets do a great job of not emptying out their contents, and truthfully the fabric is way more comfortable and lightweight than the material of Patagonia baggies. Fragging myself over some hard, rocky terrain on CO’s Front Range, the fabric is durable and has yet to stain. The fit is casual but still hugs your booty where it counts. The waistband is my favorite because 1) it’s comfortable 2) it’s wide 3) doesn’t dig into my stomach and 4) is high wasted enough that I can rock the shorts and a sports bra and feel like a babe on the trail. High high chance I purchase a few more of these shorts on my own accord because they are just that damn comfy.

>Rating: 5

Finally A Good Pair of Climbing Shorts

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
XS
Height
5` 7"
Weight
125 lbs

I was given this product by Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion. These shorts were made as a good all-around short and let me tell you- they truly are. The fabric and fit are super comfortable and they are a great length. The colors are and stay vibrant, even through a few washes. They look good as activewear or just as something to throw on to get coffee. The pockets are actually large enough to fit phones and wallets, though I do wish they included a small zipped stash pocket in these. A very nice surprise is that these shorts ended up being my IDEAL climbing short. I have always climbed in pants- even in summer. Occasionally I'd try to throw on a tight pair of spandex shorts but never felt comfortable with how exposed I felt. These shorts fit so well under a harness and are perfect for staying cool on the rock without feeling like you are showing off all your assets (if you know what I mean). Because of the soft fabric chalk does tend to stay on them until they get rinsed out (bonus-they are very quick drying), but that's the most minimal complaint I can think of on the climbing front. I will be getting more colors of these no doubt.

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>Rating: 4

Love them!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
12
Height
12` 2"
Weight
1 lbs

Have 2 pairs of the on the go pants and the shorts do not disappoint! Wear them hiking and supping- love the colors and quick dry capabilities. "

>Rating: 5

Love them!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Xxl
Height
5` 11"
Weight
200 lbs

Have 2 pairs of the on the go pants and the shorts do not disappoint! Wear them hiking and supping- love the colors and quick dry capabilities.

>Rating: 5

Great all-around shorts!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 3"
Weight
120 lbs

I was given this product by Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion. These shorts are great for a variety of activities! Whether I'm in the car on a road trip, hiking long miles, or walking around town, they are great shorts for when you're literally "on the go." On a recent backpacking trip, these were the only shorts I took and they held up well while staying comfy and odor free over a few days. I even sat in a creek with them and afterwards they dried really quickly. The pockets and style of the shorts make them great for when you’re out and about in town; they can look like casual shorts or athletic shorts, depending on what activity you're doing. The shorts haven't shrunk despite many washings and they don't come out wrinkly. The material is durable yet lightweight, and when wearing them, looks exactly like the fit of the online images. The first time I wore these shorts, two of my friends instantly went out and bought them as well! The length is perfect (not too long but also not super short) and the drawstring waist helps fine tune the fit. I own the Burnt Brick color and love them!

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Do these shorts have built-in unders?

These do not have a built in unders or a liner.

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How many ounces/grams are these? Thanks!