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Wasatch Ripstop 3.5in Short - Women's

4.470588235294118 out of 5 stars
17 Reviews
$25.60 - $64.00
Up to 60% off
Color:Kalamata

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Why We Built The Wasatch Ripstop 3.5in Short

"The belt sits in the perfect place and doesn't get in the way of my harness or backpack. When I want to wear it higher, I can cinch it in for a tighter fit." —Gearhead® Expert Jo


We designed the Wasatch Ripstop Short for venturing along lightly trafficked singletrack that leads to hard-earned views. The built-in stretch gives us room to straddle over fallen trees, and the lightweight fabric brushes off overreaching brush and quickly dries away summit drizzles.


Details

  • Lightweight short for bagging peaks and exploring ridgelines
  • Recycled fibers provide durability and wicking performance
  • Touch of stretch allows freedom of movement
  • Built-in belt allows a secure, customized fit
  • Hand pockets stash your lip balm and your pup's treats
  • Item runs large, so we recommend sizing down for best fit
  • Item #BCCZ2IU
Responsible Collection
Recycled/Repurposed
Material
61% recycled nylon, 33% nylon, 6% spandex, PFC-free DWR treatment
Fit
regular
Length
upper thigh
Inseam
[small] 3.5in
Pockets
2 zippered hand, 2 back
Waist
integrated belt
Fly
zipper, button closure
Claimed Weight
6oz
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime
Activity
hiking

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 17 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 2 reviews
4 Stars - 2 reviews
5 Stars - 12 reviews

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Laura MGearhead
5 out of 5 stars

January 11, 2024

Fave Summer Short

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
S
Height:
5' 2"
Weight:
120

I wore these non-stop this summer. I love the ripstop material - they're durable and quick dry. I have the lavender color and black and they are so flattering. The drop hem in the back gives a bit more coverage. The integrated adjustable belt is a great feature, and it's not obstructed by a climbing harness or backpacking waist belt. I am typically a small, but would recommend sizing down to an XS since they run large. Perfect for any summer adventure from river to rock. Bring on the warm weather!

5 out of 5 stars

October 29, 2023

Comfortable and flattering

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
L
Height:
5' 3"
Weight:
165

These shorts fit well. They give me a nice shape to my straight body due to the belt and how they curve up around the hem line. I am going to get another pair

Kristyn M
5 out of 5 stars

July 31, 2023

The Perfect Outdoor Short

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
Small
Height:
5' 7"
Weight:
120

After a long, long search, I feel like I've finally found the perfect outdoor short. It's high-waisted, it has large, zippered pockets, you can adjust the waist for a great fit, and it dries fast without feeling like you're wearing a pair of board shorts. These fit true to size for me, I normally wear a size 2, 25-26 waist and these fit well with no gapping and I feel like I have some room should I gain a few pounds. I got the black but am highly considering additional colors before they sell out!

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Emma undefined
5 out of 5 stars

July 25, 2023

These shorts are everything

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
S
Height:
5' 6"
Weight:
135

These are the perfect hiking short. They are fantastic quality and are comfortable. I am usually between a small and medium in shorts and the small fit perfectly where I have enough room but don't feel like I'm squeezing into them. The adjustable waist is also very helpful. I hope they restock because I will be buying more colors!

Nichole M
3 out of 5 stars

July 9, 2023

Runs large

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:
L
Height:
5' 9"
Weight:
148

I usually wear a L in pants. Sadly the shorts run very large, so I had to return them.

Britta undefined
5 out of 5 stars

June 8, 2023

Perfect summer shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
XS
Height:
5' 6"
Weight:
119

I recently wore these shorts almost nonstop during our last week long vacation. They are very comfortable, never look wrinkled, and the pattern is fun. I normally wear an extra small, and this size fit perfectly, with a little bit of ease.

musicart1171968 m
5 out of 5 stars

June 5, 2023

Holy Grail Summer Short

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
s
Height:
5' 6"
Weight:
150

Its all in the title but definitely fits larger. I'm a size 6/28" and I got a size small. I plan on wearing these every day.

Alexandra S
5 out of 5 stars

June 3, 2023

Summer Staple

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
m
Height:
5' 6"
Weight:
140

These shorts are great for staying cool and mobile on the trails! I agree with the other reviewers that these run a tad large. I consider myself a larger medium and the mediums are a bit roomy. Considering the loser fit is better for agility, I don't mind it. Plus they have a belt to cinch around the waist. Pockets could be a litter bigger. I wish they still came in the green and black color!

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RJ R37
2 out of 5 stars

May 29, 2023

Terrible Sizing

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
s
Height:
5' 4"
Weight:
120

The material of the shorts is good, and so are the features, but the fit is terrible. I usually wear a small or medium and the size small swims on me. They ride up very high and are uncomfortable. Really wanted to like these but would not recommend them.

Audrey T
5 out of 5 stars

September 1, 2022

Zippered Shorts!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
M
Height:
5' 10"
Weight:
130

I was given this product by Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion! I received the 3.5in Ripstop Trail Short as a Medium - I personally found they run slightly big however, the belt was perfect for adjusting the shorts, which allowed them to sit better around my waist. I used these shorts throughout my hiking or water activities this past season. My favorite feature about these shorts is the zippered pockets. The depth of the pocket can fit an iPhone XR comfortably and it doesn't sag below the hem, which means you can go about your activity without feeling your phone or other items bob around. The material is very durable, washes and dries easily. I'm very satisfied with these shorts and would recommend them if you're searching for a durable, lightweight shorts with great zippered pockets!

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Katherine D