BexOnHoodwrote a review of Topo Designs Mountain Short - Women's on June 17, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
I was given this product from Backcountry, but this review Is my personal opinion. These mountain shorts are SO soft and comfy. The cotton is nice and thick, and they're really stretchy which is awesome. The pockets are super deep and can hold a phone without fear of losing it. The only thing I'd want for pocket-wise is maybe an internal zip pocket within one pocket, because I am a pathological chapstick-loser. I usually wear a medium in most bottoms, but I was right on the fence on the size chart with these so I went with a large (i'm 5'9" 155 and usually wear a size 10). I honestly think either the medium or the large would have fit; the large fits fine but the medium would be a more slim fit. They do stretch a little with wearing, so if you're on the fence I'd recommend going with the smaller size. They're pretty high-waisted which is not usually my style, but that makes them really comfy and they stay put like a dream. You're never going to worry about having to continually pull them up with the high waist and the contrasting (and super cute) belt. If you have thighs and a booty with a narrower waist, these would be PERFECT for you. I'm pretty straight shaped and have chicken legs, so they're a little baggy in the legs for me. Definitely more for casual use for me because they're cotton (for hiking and river stuff I prefer a quicker-drying fabric). All in all, for day to day wear, dog walking, clomping around town, etc, the mountain short is a win!