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Women’s Flight Stridelight Short
With FlashDry™ to wick away sweat, a wide, ultra-comfy waistband and micro-perforations for breathability, the Flight Stridelight Short checks all the boxes for all-day comfort and performance.
  • Standard fit
  • Secure-zip center back pocket
  • Wide waistband
  • Reflective logo on right hem and reflective Flight Series™ logo on back-right hem for enhanced visibility
  • Internal drawcord
  • FlashDry™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Brief liner
  • FlashDry™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Integrated pocketing system
  • Perforated for breathability in key heat zones
Women’s Flight Stridelight Short
New Arrivals
Women's Motivation High-Rise Pocket 9" Short
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.
  • Durable FlashDry™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Compressive, high-rise fit for confidence
  • Two low-profile, mesh thigh pockets
  • Fitted
  • Heat transfer logo on left thigh
Women's Motivation High-Rise Pocket 9" Short
New Arrivals
Women's Aphrodite Skort
The luxe handfeel and finishes of our much-loved Aphrodite line have come to a new silhouette. The versatile Aphrodite Skort combines a skirt's range of motion with a trail short's coverage and durability.
Women's Aphrodite Skort
Women's Wander Short 5 Inch
The stretch-woven Women's Wander Short 5" features moisture-wicking FlashDry XD™, a water-repellent finish and a longer inseam for more coverage. Let the good times roll.
  • Standard fit
  • Durable FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Elastic waistband with internal drawcord for an adjustable fit
  • Concealed-zip pocket at side seam
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Stretch-woven fabric for increased mobility and durability
  • Drop-in hand pockets
  • Heat transfer logo on left thigh
Women's Wander Short 5 Inch
Women's Wander Short 5 Inch
The stretch-woven Women's Wander Short 5" features moisture-wicking FlashDry XD™, a water-repellent finish and a longer inseam for more coverage. Let the good times roll.
  • Standard fit
  • Durable FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Elastic waistband with internal drawcord for an adjustable fit
  • Concealed-zip pocket at side seam
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Stretch-woven fabric for increased mobility and durability
  • Drop-in hand pockets
  • Heat transfer logo on left thigh
Women's Wander Short 5 Inch
Women's Wander Short 5 Inch
The stretch-woven Women's Wander Short 5" features moisture-wicking FlashDry XD™, a water-repellent finish and a longer inseam for more coverage. Let the good times roll.
  • Standard fit
  • Durable FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Elastic waistband with internal drawcord for an adjustable fit
  • Concealed-zip pocket at side seam
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Stretch-woven fabric for increased mobility and durability
  • Drop-in hand pockets
  • Heat transfer logo on left thigh
Women's Wander Short 5 Inch
Women’s Printed Wander Short 5"
The stretch-woven Printed Wander Short 5" features moisture-wicking FlashDry-XD™, a water-repellent finish and a longer inseam for more coverage. Let the adventures begin.
  • Elastic waistband with internal drawcord for an adjustable fit
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
  • Standard fit
  • Durable FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Stretch-woven fabric for increased mobility and durability
  • Concealed-zip pocket at side seam
  • Drop-in hand pockets
  • Heat transfer logo on left thigh
Women’s Printed Wander Short 5"
Extended Sizing
Women’s Wander Short
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.
  • Elastic waistband with internal drawcord for an adjustable fit
  • Stretch-woven fabric for increased mobility and durability
  • Durable FlashDry-XD™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Durable FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Heat transfer logo on left thigh
  • Standard fit
  • Two drop-in hand pockets
  • Concealed-zip pocket at side seam
  • Drop-in hand pockets
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
Women’s Wander Short
Extended Sizing
Women’s Wander Short
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.
  • Elastic waistband with internal drawcord for an adjustable fit
  • Stretch-woven fabric for increased mobility and durability
  • Durable FlashDry-XD™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Durable FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Heat transfer logo on left thigh
  • Standard fit
  • Two drop-in hand pockets
  • Concealed-zip pocket at side seam
  • Drop-in hand pockets
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
Women’s Wander Short
Extended Sizing
Women’s Wander Short
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.
  • Elastic waistband with internal drawcord for an adjustable fit
  • Stretch-woven fabric for increased mobility and durability
  • Durable FlashDry-XD™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Durable FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Heat transfer logo on left thigh
  • Standard fit
  • Two drop-in hand pockets
  • Concealed-zip pocket at side seam
  • Drop-in hand pockets
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
Women’s Wander Short
Extended Sizing
Women’s Wander Short
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.
  • Elastic waistband with internal drawcord for an adjustable fit
  • Stretch-woven fabric for increased mobility and durability
  • Durable FlashDry-XD™ keeps you cool and dry
  • Durable FlashDry-XD™ helps keep you cool and dry
  • Heat transfer logo on left thigh
  • Standard fit
  • Two drop-in hand pockets
  • Concealed-zip pocket at side seam
  • Drop-in hand pockets
  • Non-PFC DWR finish for added protection
Women’s Wander Short
New Arrivals
Women's Aphrodite Motion Short
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.
  • Standard fit
  • Embroidered logo on left thigh
  • Packs into secure-zip back pocket
  • Ultra-comfortable herringbone fabric with four-way stretch for mobility
  • Drop-in hand pockets
  • Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50
  • Standard fit
  • Ultra-comfortable herringbone fabric with four-way stretch for mobility with FlashDry™ and non-PFC DWR finish
  • Packs into back pocket
  • Embroidered logo on back-right yoke
  • Water Repellent
Women's Aphrodite Motion Short
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