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Women's Ferrosi Shorts - 5 in.


Un style léger et durable
FIT: Trim fit
COLOR pewter
SIZE: 14
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Le Ferrosi Shorts est le short de randonnée et de trek soft-shell idéal : léger, robuste, coupe-vent et hautement respirant. Extensible, il permet une grande amplitude de mouvement pour les longues marches. Ce short soft-shell reste invariablement l’un des préférés des athlètes ambassadeurs et des employés d’Outdoor Research, pour l’escalade, la randonnée et plus encore.
Fabric :
Tissage extensible 90D 86 % Ripstop
14 % élasthanne
Inseam :
5” / 13 cm
Weight :
6.6oz / 186g Avg weight for size 8
Fabric Performance :
Résistante à l’eau
séchage rapide
matériau extensible pour une grande liberté de mouvement
indice de protection solaire UPF 50+
Design Features :
Braguette à bouton et fermeture éclair
poche cuisse zippée
ceinture doublée en maille tricot brossée
Functional Details :
Taille adaptée au port du harnais
passants de ceinture


Wish they didn't change them :-/


These are my favorite shorts and I was so happy when I saw the recent sale I quickly bought my 4th pair. I'm disappointed they changed from the original style. My other pairs 5" and 7" have a side zipper pocket that easily fits my larger iPhone and also have a nice back zippered pocket. The new ones only have one zipper pocket and in the 5" it's vastly smaller. The sizing is also smaller than the older version too. :-/ I give the old ones a 5 star. Like the new colors!



My go-to for all things outside.


I bought the ferrosi shorts in both 5" and 7" lengths. I love the longer ones for biking and added sun protection while the shorter ones are slightly cooler but don't feel too short for hiking etc. I wore these as back-up board shorts for surfing and they beaded water for about 20 minutes until they starting soaking through (20 minutes of literal swimming in them). Once I was done, they dried within a half hour. BEWARE - they do fit smaller than other OR products. I have been a solid 6 in most OR bottoms, except I followed the advice of others and bumped up to a size 8 for both shorts. Perfect fit and yes they are a slimming more tight-fitting style. This does NOT hamper their performance, however. I am 5'9" and 155lbs, muscular build. I plan to buy them in every colour!!!!!

Rhode Island


I might be obsessed


I love the Ferrosi fabric - I have the skort and pants already. The shorts are somehow better. The only thing I don't super love is the size of the zip pocket, but all of the other pockets are roomy and wonderful (a unicorn in women's shorts it seems.) The length is great and I plan on getting more so that I can wear them at work. I have the curry color currently and I feel like it ups my coolness factor.


Great shorts!


These are great! I like the drop in pockets OR added on the back for these, they are big enough to hold a cellphone. I have put these into heavy rotation, even put them on wet from the wash today and they are dry 20 minutes later. I also love the color :)

Boston, MA




These are the most comfy shorts I own. They're flattering and the blue color is great.

Seattle, WA

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.




4.1 18






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.