perfect fit, comfortable and flattering
These sit below the waist, but are still very comfortable, which surprised me. I have put on weight (mostly muscle from hiking) in my backside, but they are still very flattering. They are amazingly breathable during hot, humid weather. I now have four pairs and wouldn't trade them for anything.
Comfort is number one for me. I can't tolerate anything that is tight or pinches in the waist or hips. In addition, I am in between a petite and a regular, so I typically have a hard time getting pants that fit well. This style- as well as the full-length back beauty pants- are incredibly comfortable and fit like they were made for me.
Have purchased several
These shorts fit me well, don't stretch out during wear, and look nice. They run a bit snugger than the old compass shorts and don't have a belt, so the fit is less forgiving and may not fit all. The fabric isn't quite as nice or stretchy as the previous ones but they keep their shape better on hot sweaty days and for hikes. I have all three colors and am not as fond of the green as it is brighter than expected.
great fit, versatile, comfortable
I have a long rise but I don't like pants or shorts that fall right at my navel. These fit perfectly (about 1.5" below my navel), and they gap at the waist only enough to tuck in a shirt if I want to. I didn't have any problems with the zippers, as some mentioned, though you do need both hands to open the vertical zipper on the left side. I'm 5'5" and weigh 115 and the size 4 is just right.
Comfortable, cool, and flattering
I wear these for everday casual wear and they will be great for hiking as well, the fabric stretching with the movement of your legs. I like the simple, clean design of these pants....like the hem length.....and they flatter my rather straight, small hipped physique. I wish they were a little bit smaller in the waist. The 4 is too tight, and the 6 is a bit bigger than I need....but they are still wearable, feel good and look nice.
I ordered the Trailhead Shorts for a several reasons: I couldn't find hiking shorts in my size locally; I wanted hiking shorts in black; and hiking in Florida means wearing anything that wicks away moisture. That's what I found in the Trailhead Shorts. These shorts are great! They fit perfectly - exactly as described. They're stylish, so I could wear them to run errands if I chose to. I like them so much, I'll be ordering another pair soon.
PERFECT SHORTS FOR HIKING OR TOWN
HIKING AND IN TOWN
VERY COMFORTABLE AND BREATHABLE
HAD TO BUY A COUPLE SIZES BIGGER TO GET THE LOOSE FIT I WANTED, BUT FITS GREAT. I AM GLAD I HAVE AN EMS STORE NEAR ME SO I COULD TRY THEM ON. BOUGHT 1 PAIR AT THE STORE AND THEN 2 MORE ON LINE
I don't like clothes to be too big on me, and I like them to flatter my figure...these fit the bill. A lot of outdoorsy clothes are not feminine, but these look nice with a nice shirt, and they are suitable for outdoor excursions! Pack small, lightweight, great all around product.
Good for every occasion
The shorts wear great and look great. I wore them on vacation and they were easy to wash by hand and wear. They went from exploring caves and markets to dinner in a nice casual resturant. Now I wear them at home for work as a massage therapist.