Durable Shorts for Hikers & Athletes
Get the durability of cargo shorts with the freedom of movement of running shorts.
Move how you want in running, biking, and hiking shorts
With a long inseam to protect against chafing, plus a design as stretchy as spandex, it's not hard to imagine spending all day doing what you love. A hiker can hit as many trails as possible before the sun sets. Climbers can conquer everything from boulders to mountains. Even trail running feels like a breeze in quick-drying shorts that don't leave you soaked in sweat. These are the best hiking shorts, running shorts, biking shorts, and general movement shorts. With the extra security of zippered pockets, nothing is impossible. Checkout knowing that you'll be hitting the trails unrestrained.
Women's and men's shorts that go the extra mile
Backcountry backpacking trails aren't known for going easy on you. When the going gets tough, our trail shorts get tougher. Our durable shorts are more resilient than our standard board shorts or joggers. Water-resistant and water-repellent, you don't have to fear getting splashed when hiking beside a stream. In the summer sun, several of our shorts join our selection of sun protection clothing, offering coverage. Don't be afraid to stuff your pockets with baggies full of snacks, grab your water bottle, and head out all day. Your outdoor shorts can go just as long and hard as you can. And when the weather turns colder, reach for our equally durable hiking pants.
Match any pair of shorts with one of our other best sellers for the perfect outdoor outfit.
Comfortable outdoor shorts from The North Face
When the warm weather hits, reach for a breathable, quick-dry pair of shorts that will keep you comfortable in the heat. Each pair of casual shorts is made with your comfort in mind. Drawstring and elastic waists keep your shorts fitting perfectly. Moisture-wicking fabric keeps you cool and gets the sweat off your skin before you get too uncomfortable. Cargo pockets let you carry the extra necessities to relax on the trail.
Go on a city run, hike for miles to your campsite, play a pickup game with friends, and more. Shop durable outdoor shorts that you can wear almost anywhere.