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.
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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.