In or out of the river.
- A short designed for adventurous outdoor women
- Lightweight and quick-drying material with a DWR finish
- Two-way stretch construction gives you freedom to hike and climb
- Mesh lined hand pockets and zippered rear holds your keys safe
- Integrated belt and high-rise waist tailors for the perfect fit
- Item #TPO004B
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
- Height: 5'6"
- Weight: 125lbs
I was given this product from Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion. The Topo Designs River Short is perfect for almost every outdoor activity. The quality is really outstanding and the fabric is thick and sturdy without being uncomfortable or looking bulky, I never once worried that they would rip or not stand up to the elements. The color is true to the photographs and looks great, I especially loved the red accent details. My favorite feature of this short though is the pockets! Women's clothing tends to skimp when it comes to the pocket department but not this time, the pockets are big and deep without looking lumpy or weird from the outside. The sizing is pretty true to size, I usually wear a size small and ordered a size small which for the most part fit perfectly. The waist did feel a little on the tight side for comfort and I found myself wishing at times that the waistband was just a little bit stretchier but the rest of the short fit perfectly so I think sizing up wouldn't have been the answer. The Topo Designs River Short is the perfect short for river trips, camping, hikes, and hanging around by the lake or in town.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: M
- Height: 5'8"
- Weight: 125lbs
These shorts are so adorable. Who knew I needed a high waisted river short--but I do. These are comfy with the adjustable waist belt, but they run small.
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When I first saw these shorts, I was weary as to how they might fit. I never have had a pair of high-waisted board shorts. I definitely wanted to see how these fit on a human, so I went to Topo's website. There were quite a few images of women using the shorts outdoors, in action, as well as in studio; all of which helped me to understand why I now want I high waisted river shorts.
These shorts seem to be a great choice for all kinds of desert adventures as they'll stay comfy and chafe-free thanks to the higher waist. I'm getting myself a pair in the mustard color before they sell out!
Image: Topo Designs