$40.00
More Details The relaxed-fit Pull-On Adventure Short is made with a micro-ripstop fabric that is lightweight yet incredibly durable. It also has a secure-zip pocket and moisture-wicking FlashDry™ technology. This short checks all the boxes for warm-weather fun.
 $55.00
More Details The light, versatile Rolling Sun Packable Short comes in a wide array of colors and has the performance features, like moisture-wicking FlashDry™, you need for the kind of summer days you never want to end.
 $50.00
More Details The Class V Short is the most important thing to pack for any warm-weather trip, after sunscreen of course.
 $45.00
More Details Stretchier and lighter fabric makes these shorts super comfortable.
 $40.00
More Details We've paired a graphic based on the iconic Half Dome in Yosemite National Park with a classic comfy look, making the heavyweight Coordinates Short a style that might take you to a summit... or a couch. Your call.
 $69.00
More Details The versatile, lightweight Sightseer Short—made with recycled nylon—has stretch, durability and all-day comfort for traveling in style.
 $45.00
More Details Keep your lower half in climate-controlled comfort as you get after it. The light-yet-durable Movmynt Short features a 100%-recycled body fabric, FlashDry XD™ and a secure-zip pocket on the rear of the waistband.
 $75.00
More Details A refined twill fabric and sweat-wicking FlashDry™ technology make the City Standard Short, with a 7" inseam, an automatic choice in warmer weather.
 $40.00
More Details The Energy Fleece Short, made with a durable-yet-breathable fleece, has the comfort and versatility to be the right choice for a wide range of activities.
 $50.00
More Details The Women's Class V Belted Short is a classic, refined style for days in and around the water. With added stretch, FlashDry™ and 68%-recycled nylon, it has the features to keep pace with its timeless, relaxed style.
 $65.00
More Details The relaxed-fit Tech Short is purpose-made for Sunday missions and low-key adventures. With refined features like secure-zip pocketing and an encased-elastic waistband, this short will take you a lot further than your couch... if you want.
 $65.00
More Details The super-comfy Wander Short, with durable, wicking FlashDry XD™, is easy on and easy to love. These stretch-woven shorts feature a water-repellent finish and a secure zip-pocket.
 $45.00
More Details The super-comfy Wander Short, with durable, wicking FlashDry XD™, is easy on and easy to love. These stretch-woven shorts feature a water-repellent finish and a secure zip-pocket.
 $55.00
More Details The Motivation High-Rise Pocket 9" Short is a fitted short with light compression and FlashDry™ technology. Oh, and they have not one, but two low-profile thigh pockets.
 $45.00
More Details The stretchier and lighter Women's Class V Short provides all-day comfort while also delivering the UPF 50+ sun protection and moisture-wicking performance you need.
 $89.00
More Details The Women's Flight Stridelight 2-in-1 Short is a light, super-breathable, perforated short with a comfy liner for the coverage compression you need as you get after it.
 $69.00
More Details The versatile Women's Waist Pack Short is made with a moisture-wicking FlashDry™ fabric and features an integrated waist pack that is fully removable to be worn around the waist or slung over your shoulder.
 $35.00
More Details The Girls' Aphrodite 3.0 Short is the versatile, water-repellent, wicking short she needs for days spent making memories in-and-around the water.
 $40.00
More Details The stretchier and lighter Women's Class V Mini Short provides all-day comfort while also delivering the UPF 50+ sun protection and moisture-wicking performance you need.
 $40.00
More Details The Aphrodite Motion Short, featuring a soft, comfy herringbone fabric and four-way stretch, is the water-repelling, sweat-wicking, sun-protecting short you've been waiting for.
 $45.00
More Details The Women's Wander Short, with thoughtful features like an extra-wide waistband and drop-in hand pockets, and performance fabrics like sweat-wicking FlashDry-XD™, might just inspire your next great adventure.
 $89.00
More Details The Flight Stridelight 2-in-1 Short is a light, super-breathable short with micro-perforations for breathability and a comfy compression that delivers just the right amount of coverage and support.
 $55.00
More Details The quick-drying and wicking Women's Paramount Short provides UPF 50+ protection and stretchable all-day comfort on the trail.
 $40.00
More Details The Women's Motion Pull-On Short is a durable and endlessly flexible short that is made with 97% cotton for softness and breathability.
 $75.00
More Details With micro-perforations for breathability, FlashDry™ to wick away sweat, and a wide, ultra-comfy waistband, the Flight Stridelight Short, designed with input from our Athlete Team, will keep you laser-focused on the challenge ahead.
 $40.00  $24.00
More Details A durable, distraction-free running short for warm-weather training.
 $20.00
More Details No matter where he goes, his commitment to exploration will be on proud display in the soft, comfy Boys' Short Sleeve Graphic Tee.
 $55.00
More Details The Active Trail Dual Short is a durable, trail-ready short with a water-repellent finish and a compressive liner for uncompromised comfort and coverage.
 $45.00
More Details Made with a quick-drying, durable and partially recycled fabric, the Wander Short 9" is ideal for just about any warm-weather activity.
 $45.00
More Details The Aphrodite Motion Bermuda Short, with an ultra-comfortable herringbone fabric, has the style, coverage and performance features you need for everything in the summer outdoors.

Add a go-to base to your outdoor wardrobe with black shorts in a range of styles. Build on more than just leggings and joggers with running shorts and other sportswear.

Open up a world of adventure with durable black shorts

We offer accessibility to the outdoors with best sellers that are made to stand up to rougher trails. Our selection of bike shorts and active shorts are no different. Whether you just need something to throw on over your swimwear or you're looking for something to pair with your new trail running shoes, we've got what you need. We can offer the durability of cargo shorts with slim lines you'll love. There are plenty of styles with pockets for the trails and a comfortable inseam that won't rub while you walk. Our solidly-built shorts are made for the trail.

Give the gift of The North Face, even without knowing the giftee's size or preference. A gift card lets them pick their preferred black shorts for their next trip.

Men's and women's shorts styles

From the comfort of mid-rise styles to the smoothed lines of high-rise shorts, there's a style for everyone. Try on a pair of classic Bermuda shorts, fitted for the trail, or grab a pair with a versatile silhouette for runner or biker shorts. More versatile than brightly colored or print shorts, you can pair these black shorts with any active tops in your wardrobe.

We're adding more trending styles all the time, so keep an eye on new arrivals to see what other great fits we have for you.

Get comfy at home and on the go

Ditch the denim shorts and cut offs for casual shorts that pack in the comfort along with the style. Sweat-wicking fabrics help keep you cool and dry in the summer heat. Plus, breathability is a must-have for our shorts designs. Our drawstring shorts let you adjust the fit to you and we have small and large sizes to fit a variety of outdoor bodies. Check our extended sizes in women's plus size and men's big and tall for more sizing options.

The comfy fabrics of our cotton shorts and sweatshorts are great for everything from a day on the go to lounging outside your tent in the sun. Pair with your favorite t-shirt or hoodie to maximize comfort.

From a day in town to a backpacking adventure in the hills, these black shorts are ready to go with you on any journey you have planned.