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Wild Rye Freel Short - Women's

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Freel Short

Tech-packed shorts don't have to be serious in appearance, and Wild Rye drives the point home with the Freel Shorts. These sturdy shorts are ready for a berm-blasting good time, thanks to their four-way stretch nylon fabric that holds up to mud, showers, scuffles with low branches, and even sun fade. To keep you from getting bogged down on the trail, the nylon fibers are stitched to actively wick away perspiration and dry so that scorching days don't results in soggy shorts. The Freel Shorts feature a lengthy 12-inch inseam that gives the coverage you want for your thighs, and just enough room to toss on knee pads if you're getting a little wild. They come without a liner so you can toss your favorite short on underneath before taking to the singletrack.

  • Enduro-ready baggies that bring fun to the singletrack
  • 4-way stretch fabric moves with your on the bike
  • Durable nylon breathes, wicks, and resists abrasion
  • Lofty pockets have enough space for even plus-sized phones
  • Gusseted crotch boosts durability and free range of motion
  • Get the coverage you need with 12-inch inseam
  • Stay sun savvy on the singletrack with UPF 50 protection
  • Item #WRY0001

Material
synthetic
Fit
regular
Inseam
[size 8] 12in
Pockets
2 hand, 1 zippered side
Waist
belt-loops
UPF Rating
50
Recommended Use
cross-country, enduro, trail

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>Rating: 5

Love them!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
4
Height
5` 7"
Weight
118 lbs

These are so cute, so comfortable and super flattering. They are really stretchy which makes them great for any ride. I love the pattern too - really fun! They have a nice zipper pocket and front hand pockets. I feel like these do run small, as I usually wear a 0 or sometimes 2 in most things, and I got the 4 in these. You may want to consider sizing up a size.

>Rating: 5

My favorite mtb shorts!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
8
Height
5` 4"
Weight
135 lbs

These shorts are great. The fabric is breathable and has a bit of stretch, and the length is perfect. I really, really appreciate the sizing options, because I rarely see that in women's mtb shorts. I ordered two sizes (6/8), and I ended up keeping the 8. I definitely recommend these to anyone!

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>Rating: 5

My favorite mtb shorts!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
8
Height
5` 4"
Weight
135 lbs

These shorts are great. The fabric is breathable and has a bit of stretch, and the length is perfect. I really, really appreciate the sizing options, because I rarely see that in women's mtb shorts. I ordered two sizes (6/8), and I ended up keeping the 8. I definitely recommend these to anyone!

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>Rating: 5

Love them!

I first ordered a 6 given the reviews but sent back for the 4 (my usual size in most brands, but Patagonia/Prana wear 6 -slight loose better than slight tight). They are very stretchy and as other reviewer said they stretch out. 6 would still have worked and 4 a little tight at first but they stretch out (I am 5'8" 139 more broad shoulders and slimmer thighs if that helps anyone).

>Rating: 3

No dice :(

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
6
Height
5` 2"
Weight
130 lbs

Purchased swirl dot (blue) in size 6. For reference, I'm size 4 petite women's workwear (e.g. Loft), size small North Face shorts, size 4 Marmot hiking pants, so I figured 6 would be nice and comfy. I was wrong. Material was great, but shorts were tight everywhere you'd want space while mountain biking (hips, thighs). I don't like wearing long shorts, but I took a shot on these just to give them a try - took this as a sign that I should stick to my mid-length shorts for casual riding and regular cycling shorts for more active riding pursuits. Called number with return question and had someone on the phone in less than a minute (pretty unheard of in my customer service experience). Thanks to Ryan for making return process easy and for Backcountry for making shipping and returns process/policy (and charges) transparent on their site.

>Rating: 2

Didn't fit

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
6
Height
5` 8"
Weight
145 lbs

I followed the sizing chart and they were suuper tight, basically spandex around the hips and thighs and then the waist had a gap. There was no waist adjustment. When I went to return them I realized that backcountry charges $7 return shipping. Overall very disappointed, mainly about the return shipping.

>Rating: 5

LlamaMAZING

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small

Could not resist the blue Vicunas. Initial impressions. Usually wear a size 4 or small in pants/shorts. Sized up to a 6 based on reviews and fit is great. Material is top notch. Looking forward to putting these shorts through the ringer.

>Rating: 5

Best shorts EVER

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
6
Height
5` 5"
Weight
130 lbs

Not only are the prints amazing, but the length and materials are perfect. The shorts move with you and don't feel bulky. The fabric is soft and stretchy. Dont worry about wearing these shorts when its muddy out because after the ride it will brush right off. They hit perfectly on your knee so that when you're wearing knee pads you dont have the awkward thigh gap. And the pockets! The cell phone pocket is perfectly placed so that your phone doesn't get in the way while pedaling, and the two front pockets are real pockets, deep enough to hold dog treats or some cash for that after ride beer. And youll definitely want to keep wearing them at the bar for that post ride beer. I have never not gotten a compliment while wearing them

>Rating: 5

So Amazing

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

I am absolutely obsessed with the Freel bike short. I can't say I'm a mountain biker, not even a novice but, I got these shorts for hiking and all sorts of spring/summer activities and wow, THEY'RE PERFECT! Comfy, Check. Durable, Check. Breathable, Check. Pretty, Check. The fabric feels so comfy, no rubbing or stickiness involved. They reach low enough on my leg that I can bushwhack without getting ripped to pieces by branches and underbrush. And the pattern is so cool. I've even been wearing these shorts under my snow pants for spring skiing and touring missions. Life. Saver. Would absolutely get another pair.

>Rating: 5

Comfy Bike Shorts That Are Stylish Too

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
6
Height
5` 5"
Weight
125 lbs

I have these shorts in the vicuna color and I love them. They are made out of good, sturdy material, but also stretch. I get compliments every time I wear the shorts. They are super cute!

>Rating: 5

Most Comfortable Shorts Ever!

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

I absolutely love these shorts! Aside from the obvious fun prints, these are some of the most comfortable mountian bike shorts I've ever ridden in! They sit right above the knee and have an amazing stretch to the fabric which also feels incredibly durable. Pedaling in these is a breeze and to feel like you're wearing a flattering pair of baggies too is just the best! Highly reccomended! For sizing reference, I am 5'4'' and weigh 135lbs with an athletic build, I wear a size 4 in these and they fit great!