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Mountain Hardwear Dynama 4in Short - Women's

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Dynama 4in Short

You spend your summers sprinting up and down trails when it's raining and rock climbing when it's sunny. Regardless of what the sky's up to, you'll reach for the Mountain Hardwear Women's Dynama 4in Short and a light tank top before you head out the door. This light, comfy, and incredibly stretchy short feels best when summer's at its warmest and you're still projecting cruxes and trail running until your heart jumps out of your chest. Mountain Hardwear treated the Dynama with a DWR to shed moisture and keep you comfier when wet weather threatens to spoil that perfect summer day.

  • Versatile shorts for climbing, hiking, or chilling
  • Durable, stretchy fabric promotes mobility
  • DWR treatment resists raindrops and light moisture
  • Item #MHW00V2

Material
96% nylon, 4% elastane, DWR
Fit
standard
Length
short
Inseam
4in
Pockets
2 hand, 2 back
Waist
elastic
Claimed Weight
5oz
Recommended Use
rock climbing, running, backpacking, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 5

I don't even like shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XS
Height
5` 6"
Weight
115 lbs

But these are just great. I spend a lot of time on/in the water (paddleboarding, rafting, kayaking, etc), and these dry super fast. The stretchy waistband keeps them in place, and I like that there are no buttons/zippers. The pockets are big enough for my phone (decent sized pockets are hard to find) and the length is just right--they're short but not 'short shorts;' mildly modest and very flattering. I have the "washed raisin" color; if "light storm" comes back into stock, I'll buy another pair.

>Rating: 5

Summer Shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 3"
Weight
125 lbs

I took these on a trip and wore them multiple times. They are true to size I'm a size 5 and got the small. There are no buttons to hassle with and the pockets are big, they sit a little high on the waist still Bellow the belly button of course, which I prefer my sides covered that way, very comfortable, girly but durable and just all around great short for anything.

>Rating: 5

I love these shorts!!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 7"
Weight
190 lbs

The fit on these shorts is perfect. They stay in place and move well with whatever activity I’m doing. They are also fast drying.

>Rating: 5

My favorite shorts

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

Size small for a 140 lbs 5'4" woman. I normally wear a size 4 or 6 in pants. The fit is great. The elastic is not too tight on the waistband, but they don't sag off either. They have pockets in the front and back that are normal sized. The material is light, but offers coverage, it's nice for hot weather or days in the boat where they might get damp. They are quick drying.

>Rating: 5

BEST shorts!!

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

I love how comfy these are! The length is perfect - short enough to show off my lengthy legs, but long enough to cut a few inches beneath my bum so they are modest enough to wear to work. I love the quick-drying material and use them for everything from running to sleeping in.

>Rating: 5

Shorts I didn't know I needed

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

Admittedly, I haven't really owned any hiking shorts. I am post-partum and wanted something that didn't cut so hard around the waist. I bought these based on the reviews. They are very comfortable and flattering, the top materials is quite soft and dries quickly if you get wet. This works great with a tshirt or dressed with nicer shirt/shoes. I got army green. I am here to buy a second pair (black) and I am considering the pants too!

>Rating: 5

Stretchy waistband, comfortable fabric

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XS
Height
5` 6"
Weight
105 lbs

I bought these in the XS-4 size and was a bit skeptical on sizing. I'm normally a size 00 or 0, and happily, the XS fit perfectly! These are stretchy, comfortable, and the fabric is light and dries quickly. I haven't had a chance to go hiking in these yet, but these are going to be a nice go-to for casual day hikes and around town. Very happy!

>Rating: 5

The wife loves them!

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

I gotta tell ya, my wife is a fickle shopper. I can barley get her sizing right even if she tells me directly to my face! I got these for our anniversary trip to Moab (hiking trail) and i was pleasantly surprised to hear how much she loved them! She said they fit perfectly and were very comfortable! We hiked the trail (Moab) and she aint complain once. Either the good lord was shining down on me that day, or the shorts really are that great!

>Rating: 5

Comfortable Shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 4"
Weight
120 lbs

Wore these on a 5 day backpacking trip and they were very comfortable. I loved the elastic waist, and they are easy to move around in and are also a flattering cut.

>Rating: 4

Great shorts, sizing needs work

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Height
5` 8"
Weight
150 lbs

These shorts are a must have. Hands down my favorites because of how comfy they are and how quick they dry. They are perfect for adventures. I was between sizes and got Small-6in and Medium-4in, and oddly they both fit so I kept them both. I love the 6in inseam length for climbing since they don't ride up as much.

>Rating: 5

Perfect shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 0"
Weight
140 lbs

I've been looking for shorts that were long enough to prevent chaffing on my inner thighs and short enough to look good on my short frame, and these are it! I took them out hiking and swimming at the lake, and they held up very well. They are stretchy, soft, and breathable. I hope they come out with more colors, because I definitely want another pair!

>Rating: 5

The perfect shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 7"
Weight
145 lbs

Most women’s outdoorsy shorts are hideous and frumpy, but these are perfect. They’re an attractive length and could not be more comfortable. I love the waist band and they look good enough to wear around town too. They also hold their shape after wearing for a few days. I love them so much I bought a second pair.

I'm so glad they are working so well for you! Thanks for the review!

>Rating: 5

Hiking Shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 3"
Weight
130 lbs

I love that these have some stretch so they are comfortable and move really well. They're just the right length (not too long and not too short) and have a flattering fit around the hips. It is great that they have a flat waistband, so strapping a backpack over your hips doesn't mean uncomfortable folds or creases. I have an athletic build and the size medium fits perfect. I like them so much I bought a second pair!

>Rating: 5

The best shorts EVER.

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

Winter has yet to lose its grip on Illinois, so I haven't worn these out an about yet. But, the material is lovely. The shorts fit well, no gaps at the leg. They should be great for adventures, but also nice enough for everyday wear.

>Rating: 5

Updated - fav shorts of the summer!

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

I wore these shorts hiking, biking, running, swimming in lakes, and everything in between. I even got a second pair in the green because they're so comfortable and cute! Highly recommend.

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>Rating: 5

Go-to shorts!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

I bought these originally in the 6in inseam and loved them so much I picked up the 4in also. I've been pretty much living in them all summer to climb and hike. They dry super fast, are flattering, and have the perfect amount of stretch. I especially love the wide elastic waistband. They prevent the shorts from slipping down your hips, and look uber cute on. If you have any further questions about this product I am happy to help! You can call me directly at 801-619-7488, or email me at kansari@backcountry.com.

>Rating: 4

Not bad, not perfect

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 10"
Weight
120 lbs

I like these shorts a lot and wear them regularly since they are easy to go from hiking to in-town wear. I love the material and how quickly it dries, and the pockets are nice to have. The waist band is very comfortable. My only complaint is that they ride up easily. I find myself having to pull them down pretty often which gets annoying.

>Rating: 5

Perfect for hiking

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 6"
Weight
130 lbs

These are cute and perfect for hiking! They run true to size and have an amazingly comfortable waistband. The length is perfect and they don't ride up like spandex does sometimes. So far, they seem to be pretty durable as well! I'll probably be getting a second pair because they're awesome.

>Rating: 5

Great hiking shorts

I like the waist band of these shorts. Wore them on a hike and they were comfortable in movement. Going to buy other colors

>Rating: 4

Comfy and Functional!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 4"
Weight
120 lbs

These shorts are great! I purchased them for hiking, but have been wearing them as a board short and for climbing, as well. I was a little nervous that the material wouldn't feel as comfortable with the DWR finish, but I was wrong! The DWR is great for jumping in the river mid-hike and having dry shorts within minutes. They are a little short for a climbing harness, but with a little adjustment I made them work for climbing too!