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Women's Ferrosi Shorts


Lightweight, Durable Style
FIT: Standard fit
COLOR black
SIZE: 14
Infinite Guarantee
The Ferrosi Shorts are ideal hiking and backpacking soft shell shorts: lightweight, rugged, wind resistant and highly breathable, with ample stretch for smooth movement during long strides. Outdoor Research Athlete Ambassadors and employees invariably turn to these soft shell shorts for hiking, backpacking and more.
Fabric :
86% nylon
14% spandex 90D stretch woven ripstop
Inseam :
13” / 33 cm
Weight :
6.6oz / 186g 
Fabric Performance :
Movement-Mirroring Stretch
UPF 50+
Design Features :
Front Jean-Style Pockets
Zip Thigh Pocket
Zip Back Pocket
Brushed Tricot-lined Waistband
Dual-Snap Zipper Fly
Functional Details :
Belt Loops
Harness-Compatible Waist


Love! Love! Love!


I love the length of the Ferrosi shorts! I'm 41 and 5' 11" so I prefer a longer length not only because of how active I am but also because they cover my aging legs! Lol. I had purchased a pair in 2015 when I worked for Eastern Mountain Sports. I thought them to be expensive, at the time, but was able to use my employee discount. Fast forward to July 2018 and I purchased another pair at full price because I loved them so much. The quality of the shorts and how they wear is amazing. I use them hiking, kayaking, to the gym and even for swimming. Less is more when I travel so when it came time to study in Lugano Switzerland, in July, I knew I had to take them with me. The university suggested we don't wear shorts (Europeans dress up all the time) I brought the shorts anyway because it was hot, I was amongst hundreds of other tourists who were wearing shorts and I considered the look of the short to be flattering, anyway, especially in black! I spent a few times swimming in Lake Lugano and wore the shorts swimming and by the time I walked into town they were dry. My older pair from 2015 recently had an issue with the zippered pocket coming apart at the zipper. The zipper did not appear to be stitched in but perhaps glued and that glue has come undone. Hoping to get that fixed because they're in excellent shape.

Lancaster, PA


Best Shorts


I have multiple Ferrosi shorts in different colors. Best on the trail, nice enough for casual occasions and comfortable for travel. Love them.

Hudson, NH


Great shorts!


These feel great for hiking, lightweight and stretchy. I bought 2 pair, a 10, which is my usual OR size, and an 8 because the 10s in black were sold out. The fabric gives a little so the 8s are actually a better fit. I like the way the waist rises in the back—they keep my butt covered when I bend over. I tried on the Ferrosi capris but didn't like their fit as much.

Boulder, CO




Perfect longer length with a great cut! High quality fabric that shouldn't pill.

South Dakota


Size 2 is too Big!


I tried these on in the store an size 2, which I normally wear is TOO big. If that's your smallest size, you should offer a size 0 and 00. I'm 5'6" so we're not talking petite. Very disappointed because the fabric and quality seem amazing.

Manhattan, NY

smallest size 2 is Too Big!


I ordered the size 2 thinking they would fit, but sadly it is huge..I love the shorts but cannot wear them..remember, avid hikers and runners are also lean, making sizes xs or slim would help!

new york

Love these shorts


These are the best shorts. I wear them all the time. Great fit and look good casual or with a nice top.

Tampa FL


Go to Pants!


Now have a complete OR wardrobe. What's not to like!



Great, professional shorts


I have to wear green pants or shorts at work and often, shorts are too short or tight to look professional. I really like the modest length of these and their fit. The side pocket is better than the pant version because it has a horizontal zipper. The pockets were deep and loaded up well when I needed to carry things in them. These have been great for hiking in the heat, as well as practical for work functions like kneeling/sitting in the dirt, and wearing multiple days without washing without staining or stretching out too much. I'll be interested to see how quickly I blow them out since the material is pretty lightweight and I expect to wear them a lot this summer.

Grand Canyon


Very functional


I wore these into the boundary waters canoe area. I traveled 16 miles the first day and they were very comfortable. They kept my knees covered from the sun and dried quickly between portages. The worked well in the morning with 42 degree temps through the afternoon in the 70s. I kept my iPhone 7 in the zippered pocket and it stayed dry from random splashing. I had 50-60 pound packs against my lower back and it was never uncomfortable because of the shorts. I even washed them in the lake and they dried quickly. They did absorb some copper color (grey fabric) with the lake water, but I'm sure if they were washed in a machine they wouldn't.

Rochester, MN


Women's Ferrosi Shorts

4.3 33






Size & fit guide

Dress & sportswear bottoms

Measurement shown in:
  2 4 6 8 10 12 14
WAIST 25”64 26”66 27”69 28”71 29½”75 31”79 32½”83
HIPS 35”89 36”91 37”94 38”97 39½”100 41”104 42½”108
INSEAM/ REG 29½”75 30”76 30”76 30½”77 31”79 32”81 32”81
INSEAM/ LONG 31½”80 32”81 32”81 32½”83 33”83 34”86 34”86
US to German Sizing Conversion :
US 2 = 32 | US 4 = 34 | US 6 = 36 | US 8 = 38 | US 10 = 40 | US 12 = 42 | US 14 = 44