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Does it stand for quickdraw?

You aren't too sure what the QD in the Helly Hansen Women's Hild QD Short means, but you don't really care because the short is a super comfy choice for climbing. Its light, durable, stretchy fabric assures freedom of movement for high-stepping, and it has the sun protection needed to enjoy all sorts of summer activities.

  • Summer short for climbing, hiking, and all things sunny
  • Durable, quick-drying, stretchy fabric for unimpeded mobility
  • UPF 50+ sun protection has the highest rating available
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  • Q & A

My Go-To Shorts

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

Since buying these, they've become my favorite shorts. I climb, hike, and lounge in them and they work great for everything. The waistband has stretched slightly over time and it's really comfortable and I think flattering too. Great length and I haven't found they ride up at all. I definitely recommend giving them a try!

I really wanted to love them

    I bought the h se shorts because the reviews said they didn’t ride up on inner thighs. They do on my my athletic thighs. 5’6”, 155, size 6. returning

    Wife's Favorite

      I bought my wife a second pair of these because she likes them so much. They are a perfect length for her-- somewhere between super short and unstylishly long. She wears these every time we hike. Loves the light and durable material, hand pockets, and bomber construction.

      Unanswered Question

      What is the inseam length?

      Unanswered Question

      Do the legs and leg openings have a relaxed enough fit to comfortably accommodate larger thighs, or are they more of a slim cut? (I have big quads from cycling.)

      Best Short for Summer in the Mountains

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: M

      Design meets function on these bad boys. The wide waistband is so comfortable AND flattering. The pockets are a great accent to give the shorts a "look", but also make for a great spot to stash my phone for a quick pic while hiking. The length is long enough and the material is such that they don't ride up into your lady business (who has suffered the constant pulling down and readjusting shorts when they slide up your thighs and bunch up? Not with these shorts!), but they also are short enough to be cute- I wear them everywhere. On two hikes this summer I went swimming in them and within 45 min back on the trail they were dry!! I wear size M at 5'10'', but I am a longer, leaner body type so I think these are "true to size" for the regular woman. Couldn't recommend these shorts more!

      Go to shorts!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      These are my go to hiking and everyday shorts. They are so comfortable and stretchy. I love that they have pockets and the thick waist band is great. They looks super flattering as well.

      Really good

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium

      I got a medium and my first impression is that I really like them. I wish the waist was adjustable or went in a little for a more athletic fit but it's just a minor detail. I can tell that my legs will be happy with me even after a day of hiking- I love that they don't ride up in the crotch area like most women's shorts do. I have climbed in them and could probably run in them if I had to. It's a perfect mix of materials.