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Women's Ferrosi Shorts - 5 in.


Lightweight, durable style
FIT: Trim fit
COLOR fatigue
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% ripstop 14% spandex 90D stretch woven ripstop
Inseam :
5” / 13 cm
Weight :
6.6oz / 186g Avg weight for size 8
Fabric Performance :
Movement-Mirroring Stretch
UPF 50+ Sun Protection
Design Features :
Button and Zipper Fly
Zip Thigh Pocket
Brushed Tricot-lined Waistband
Functional Details :
Harness-Compatible Waist
Belt Loops


My all time favorite


Love these shorts ! They stay put as I rode my bike and hiked all day long and they dry very quick after jumping in a creek! Love just love these



Love the tight fit...


Despite other negative reviews of the new update on the short.....I LOVE THESE. I love love love the tight fit...they are so cute. I am a flight instructor and work outside most of the day, in a very hot airplane with little ventilation. These shorts make the sweat dry easily and quickly, and look really good with the rest of my uniform. People always me where I get my shorts from. I love that i can fit my keys in the small side pocket and I can fit my phone in my pocket too, I have an iPhone 7 Plus and the phone fits completely in the pocket. Im also an avid clumsy coffee drinker and constantly seem to be spilling coffee on myself. These shorts handle coffee spillage quite magnificently. The coffee beads up and I can just swipe it right off and thats that. So wonderful. I would not recommend these to someone who doesn't like a tight fit. These shorts are basically skin-tight.



New version is good, but not as good as old version.


Agree with other reviews- I purchased the old version of these shorts (2018) and this version (2019) is different. I was a 4 in the old shorts and a solid 6 in this version. I agree that the loss of the large zipper pocket is not helpful- the new pocket will fit chapstick or credit cards but not much else, and it's so hard to find good pockets in women's clothing. That said, the front pockets are still massive and easily fit a phone with room to spare. There just aren't any large pockets with a zipper and the front pocket is not as ideal for a phone which you're active. Back pockets are standard, meaning I wouldn't trust them to keep things from falling out while you're moving around. The material feels the same as the old shorts, so I'll assume they work well when they're wet and dry quickly. I often wear the 2018 shorts while kayaking or wading similar wet activities. After a year of wear, the old shorts can pill if you're not careful about brushing up against rough material (like rock, etc.) but otherwise hold up well. The fit feels trimmer in the thighs compared to the 2018 version, which may be uncomfortable for those with muscular legs even with the ample stretch in the material. However, for me, this means the legs don't ride up, which is a good thing. The waist hits my belly button. The drawstring is annoying for me, but could be helpful if someone needs to size up for extra leg room. I am 5'6", 135-140 lbs, and wear a 6 in this 2019 version. I am typically a 4 in prAna, a small/6 in Patagonia, and a small in OR.

Golden, CO


Disappointing remake


Have been a long-time fan of the Ferrosi line, so I was excited that they updated the look and added new beautiful colors. In the old Ferrosi's, i was always somewhere between a 6 and 8, depending on the time of year. I felt like a 6 would be good for me now, and in any other brand, style, etc I'm ALWAYS a 6. HOWEVER, the strange sizes that OR chooses to produce once again disappoint. These new shorts were abhorrently too small in a 6. Even with some slight stretching, I would never wear them in public. Should have read the reviews before purchasing! Back they will go, and I am on the fence if I will get an 8. The side zip pocket is so tiny and wouldn't be useful for anything except maybe a key and chapstick. BRING BACK THE CELLPHONE-SIZED POCKETS! The peacock color is just so beautiful, so I am just really bummed.



Not all updates are successful


I was a big fan of the Ferossi. And I am pleased with the updated color choices. The new shorts have the zipper pocket on the right thigh but it is now too small to hold a cell phone. I count that as a loss. Plus, the new shorts are cut much smaller - they are more form fitting and in my hot climate that's uncomfortable. If you want the older fit - size up. Lastly, the waist is bulkier. It feels thicker and now includes an elastic safety tie Incase you lose your button. Please bring back the bigger zip pocket.



Best shorts I've ever owned!


I work outside at a nature center. I love love these shorts! Stretchy, comfortable and very cute. I can wear these to work, hiking, camping, to the beer garden or any place else.

Milwaukee, WI


Poor Quality Control


I had 5 pairs of shorts purchased 2 years ago and recently lost weight and purchased two in every color in size 2 and 4. Not one pair fit the same. I received one pair of 2 that was the same size as my old 6. One 4 that was smaller than any of the 2s and one 2 where the legs were weirdly very tight on the thigh, though the waist fit. Overall they are just terrible and very frustrating. This is so disappointing and frustrating that there is zero control. So disappointed in OR. Clearly I need to find another brand that takes more pride in their product. I don't recommend unless you have the time and money to purchase multiples of each shorts or can try on in a store. Moving on from OR.


I love Ferrosi


I love the fabric of the Ferrosi line. It is extremely comfortable and great for fieldwork! Sizing can seem to run a little small. I usually wear a size 6, but I moved up to a size 8 in all of my Ferrosi pants. (5'2", 140lbs)


Great fabric and comfort, unreliable sizing


I discovered the Ferrosi line last year, and I wore these shorts for my entire season of fieldwork! I work long days hiking in heat, and need lots of flexibility in bottoms that I wear. This fabric was perfect - breathable, flexible and quick dry. I am 5メ5ヤ, 130 lbs, 29ヤ waist and 38ヤ hip. I have these shorts in two pairs of size 8s, which both have a waist measurement of 33ヤ and fit well. This spring, I ordered a new pair in size 8, which turned out to be much too large for me around the waist. I reached out to customer service regarding this size discrepancy with size 8. Let me just say- customer service was AWESOME! The guy I exchanged emails with went above and beyond helping me with questions and concerns. Ultimately, I learned from him that size 8 in these shorts should be a 33ヤ waist, but my most recent pair was a 34ヤ. I also have a friend with multiple pairs of size 8 shorts with waists that measure at 34ヤ, and size 6 shorts with waists of 31ヤ (when they should be 32ヤ). The variability of waist sizes leaves me guessing if sizes I buy will be the proper fit- so Iメm not sure I would buy these shorts again.


Nearly Perfect


I love almost everything about the Ferrosi line, and these shorts are my favorite. I do a lot of field work in hot weather, and these are perfect. They are lightweight and keep me cool, super stretchy and I love the little side pocket on the leg. I am 5"6' 135lbs, 38" hips and 27" waist. Some days I like the size 8, some days I like the 6. It probably depends on your preference, but the 6 can feel a little snug for me in the booty area, and on really hot days, that is definitely not what I am looking for. But with the 8 I always have to wear a belt because the waist is a little big. Also, while I appreciate the idea of the microfiber waistband on the inside, sometimes it gets bunched up and you have to dig around your waist to smooth it out.



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Size & fit guide


Measurement shown in:
  0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14
WAIST 2564 2666 2769 28.572 30.577 32.583 3486 36.593
HIPS 3384 3486 3589 3794 39.5100 41104 42.5108 44.5113
INSEAM/ SHORT 2974 2974 2974 2974 2974 2974 2974 2974
INSEAM/ REG 3179 3179 3179 3179 3179 3179 3179 3179
INSEAM/ LONG 3486 3486 3486 3486 3486 3486 3486 3486
BUST 30.578 3281 33.585 3589 3794 3999 40.5103 42.5108
SLEEVE LENGTH 307 30.577 3179 31.580 3281 32.583 3384 33.585
*All sizing is based on your body measurement.
We adjust the garment for intended fit and intended use.