Helly Hansen Hild QD Short - Women's

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

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.

Cutie in the QD's

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

Love these shorts for hot day hikes and everything in between. It's really hard to find hiking shorts with the tech of having UV protection, stretch, and quick dry that aren't the typical "mom short" that goes to your knees and makes your butt look non-existent. These QD's are perfect at covering all the areas that need coverage (including hiding my cellulite at the base of my thighs) while still showing off my figure and allowing me to actually get sun on my legs. The top elastic band is great at holding my shorts up, without giving me a muffin top or stomach ache from too much compression. LOVE LOVE LOVE these!
Don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions on these shorts or any of the other Helly Hansen gear on the site!