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Outdoor Research Ferrosi Short - Men's

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Ferrosi Short

If you're someone who spends your summers hiking, climbing, and backpacking, make sure you do it in the adventure-ready Outdoor Research Men's Ferrosi Short. Outdoor Research made this superlight softshell short out of stretch-woven ripstop for rugged reliability and freedom of movement, while the low-profile waist accommodates harnesses and hip belts. 

  • Durable, lightweight, and stretchy short for days on trail
  • Tough nylon fabric has plenty of stretch and resists abuse
  • Multiple pockets stash daily essentials
  • Item #ODR00W4

Material
86% nylon, 14% spandex
Fit
regular
Length
knee, mid-thigh
Inseam
10in, 8in
Pockets
2 hand, 1 zip thigh, 2 back
UPF Rating
50+
Claimed Weight
7.5oz
Recommended Use
backpacking, casual, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 3

Wearing down after 2 washes

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
34
Height
5` 10"
Weight
181 lbs

I love the fabric, fit, and utility of these shorts and I've taken them on a couple of great hikes already to the Adirondacks. But the fabric is already beginning to disintegrate after two washes. You have to be really careful with the strength of the dryer (I used medium heat) and duration, and you're always better off air drying than using a machine. I'm a bit disappointed because they're great shorts, and I'm afraid I've already ruined them!

This is not a fabric that I would even consider putting in the dryer. Had mine for many months and washes without issues - without drying!

>Rating: 4

Mr

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
40
Height
5` 9"
Weight
143 lbs

Great all around shorts. I’m 5’9”, weight 143 and the 30” waist fits very comfortably. Light weight enough to swim in. The zippered cargo pocket is low profile functional. Thumbs up 👍🏼

>Rating: 5

Awesome Shorts!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
33x8
Height
5` 9"
Weight
190 lbs

These were my 1st pair of OR's ferrosi shorts. The material is awesome! It stretches, feels very light, and looks great. These are my new go to hiking shorts. I plan to buy several more. I will say, trying them on at first, they will feel a little tight in the hips and butt compared to other shorts. However, the stretch is perfect and you will not notice this after you initially put them on for the first time. I tried both the 8" and 10' lengths. I normally wear a 30" inseam on pants and I do not like shorts coming over my knees, the 8" was perfect. The 10" isn't bad, but it does just come over my knees at times.

>Rating: 5

every activity short

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
28
Height
5` 8"
Weight
130 lbs

I wore these every weekend this past summer, peak bagging, rock climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, BBQing, you name it, I was wearing them. Ferrosi fabric is breathable, highly weather resistant, and comfortable. -Dan, Outdoor Research rep

>Rating: 5

Solid shorts

Height
6` 3"
Weight
200 lbs

Wore these shorts a few days, while hitting the gym, getting out on the trails here in the cottonwoods, and even a game of ping-pong in the office. I liked the stretch feel, and the fabrics nice and breathable.

>Rating: 5

Nice shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
32
Height
5` 11"
Weight
165 lbs

These are durable and comfortable, and the length is really great. One zipper pocket makes them super useful for your valuables without looking too hardcore. they're a bit sturdier material than I expected, not your super lightweight short, but they are very stretchy and comfy.

>Rating: 5

Breathable Comfort at the Crag

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
30x30
Height
5` 11"
Weight
185 lbs

The entire Ferrosi line from OR is incredible breathable and comfortable for your most dynamic, demanding outdoor activities. These shorts are no exception. Water rolls off the ferrosi material easily and the shorts are surprisingly durable given their level of breathability. I recommend them for anything from hiking to climbing and anything in between. Note that if you have thunder thighs, you should size up about an inch at the waist.

Thank you for a great review, Matt!! Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 5

Active Shorts with Casual Style

Height
5` 9"
Weight
160 lbs

I've used the Ferossi pants, jacket, and shorts heavily. It's such a fun line for adventuring. I said this about the pants too and everything still applies. I swear these things are like a second skin. They move well due to the nylon and spandex construction, breathe well, have a nice zippered pocket, and crush it on hikes/climbing/adventures of all sorts. I wear as often as I can and I'm taking them to Peru for adventures too. I'm impressed by how well they've held up against scarpes and brushes too. I can be anywhere between a 30 and a 32 and a 30 is perfect here. I wouldn't say size down for sure, but that's my experience.

I've

Thank you for the review, Ben! Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 5

Adventure shorts!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
32x10
Height
6` 0"
Weight
175 lbs

These shorts are perfect for hiking and climbing in warmer temperatures. they are comfortable, breathe well, water resistant, and durable. The rip stop material makes them burly enough to hold up on the climbing walls. They would also do great biking, yoga class, and in a casual setting. I usually wear a 32 and the 32x10 worked out perfectly for me. These are awesome, I would recommend them to everyone!

These

Thank you Tyler! Happy Trails, Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 5

Lightweight and very comfy

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
32
Height
5` 11"
Weight
175 lbs

Length of 10 is perfect for me but is shorter than my other shorts. Very stretch and comfortable. A little tight around the butt but not uncomfortable at all... overall true to size. My favorite shorts so far. Note that the current version of 10 inch length has a very different length/fit/design from the previous year's. This current year's model is much better.

Thank you Heng! Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 3

Has Flaws

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
36
Height
6` 1"
Weight
250 lbs

Like someone else said the bottoms are way too baggy and the side pocket, is held on by GLUE. I had to spend an extra 15.00 and have it sewn reinforced. 3 stars because I love OP

>Rating: 5

Love em!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
32
Height
6` 1"
Weight
175 lbs

I typically wear a 33 or 34. Based on the reviews I ordered a 32 and it's a custom fit. They feel great on and at 6'1" 175 they suit my physique. I can do Yoga in these or wear em out. When I put these on I'm the hottest dude in the pack. I'm afraid I'm going to wear them out because I can't seem to take them off.

>Rating: 3

Too baggy at the ends

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 2"
Weight
195 lbs

Overall, the are good quality. But i feel like im wearing a kilt or a dress, they're 12" leg openings. Even with my big quads, too much imo!

>Rating: 5

Black Colorway

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
30
Height
6` 1"
Weight
170 lbs

The black colorway on these shorts is closer to charcoal than gray.

>Rating: 5

Pewter Color

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
30
Height
6` 1"
Weight
170 lbs

I purchased these in two more colors and I'm very happy with the product. Please see my previous reviews for full details - I'll keep buying these as long as they make them!

>Rating: 5

Perfect all-purpose active shorts

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
32
Height
6` 2"
Weight
195 lbs

I'm a size 34 waist, and that's the size I bought for my first pair of these. The waist is definitely loose, although there really isn't any risk that they could fall down, as the stretchy material is somewhat snug around the hips. However, it does give that sensation of "wearing nothing" as another reviewer mentioned, so I use a belt with that pair. When I bought another pair in size 32, however, I fell in love. This size is snug, but the waist is somewhat stretchy so there is no discomfort. They are fitted, stylish, minimalist, super light, stretchy, wicking. There is no uncomfortable constriction, and they allow for full range of movement. To compare to some other "technical" shorts I've worn: I have a pair of Mountain Hardwear Canyon shorts that I also really like, but they have very little stretch in the fabric and some of the pocket stitching has started to unravel. The Prana Stretch Zion shorts have a seemingly more substantial, but somewhat less stretchy fabric. The fit is also different, with a snugger fit around the waist and looser fit around the hips and legs. Both those shorts fit true to size compared to the loose waist of these Ferrosis. All that said, the Ferrosi shorts are my current favorite.

>Rating: 5

I’ll be buying more...

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 0"
Weight
185 lbs

Bought a second pair after one weekend wearing these shorts. I’ve now camped, biked, swam and jet-setted in these shorts and they’re great in all instances. Super comfy, stretchy and quick drying, but still sleek enough to wear on a plane or to the local brewery without feeling like a goon.

>Rating: 5

Feels like you're wearing nothing

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
30
Height
6` 1"
Weight
170 lbs

These shorts are incredibly soft, durable, light weight and they look great. The pockets are made of mesh which helps make them even more breathable. Highly recommended.

>Rating: 5

Super comfy

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
34
Height
6` 2"
Weight
190 lbs

These have very quickly become my favorite shorts. They are lightweight, stretchy, and incredibly comfortable, but they still feel sturdy. I've been wearing them for a week straight and love them.