KUHLKontra 11in Short - Women's

Double-duty junglewear.

Hiking through the jungle is hot and steamy work, but there are enough spiky, sharp, and stingy things that covering up with Kuhl's Konta 11in Women's Short is a good idea. The Konta is made with a super lightweight and stretchy cotton blend, designed specially for hot and humid environments, and is cut below the knee for extra coverage when you need it. When you don't, the cuffs roll up and secure at the knee with a button tab, and the contoured KuhlKurve waist and internal drawcord make sure the Kontra rides comfortably when you're swinging machetes or climbing up giant jungle vines.

  • Lightweight and stretchy cotton blend
  • Internal drawcord
  • KuhlKurve waist
  • Two hand and two back pockets
  • Roll-up cuffs with button tab
  • Reviews
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Kuhl Kontra

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great fit, super comfortable! I bought 3 pairs in different colors I loved them so much! I wear a size 4 in Kuhl and they were true to fit.

Stylish and comfortable

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

Ordered these for a present for my wife and from her comments wanted to write a little review. Right off the bat, fit really well but maybe felt a little stiff. After one wash they are spot on. The length is perfect for the just over the knee short. Pockets are very comfortable to access and even though they have a cargo pocket that usually feels a little bulky these don't seem to be too noticeable.

These shorts are awesome

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10

great fit & quality

Kuhler than cool

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: size 8

Right out of the packaging these are the nicest looking shorts I've seen in a long time. The literally are the type of shorts I would want to be in all day everyday. I didn't buy them for any activity in particular but would be fine for anything from hiking to climbing and are even nice enough to use as nice summer shorts. They do run just a tad small around the waist so keep that in mind when you order.

practical (long) shorts

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10

Size seems to match the size chart although the Carbon (dark gray) fit looser than the sage. Fluke? Different patterns in different factories? - dunno. I wore them around the neighborhood and the fabric eased up quite a bit. So, don't immediately give up if they're a bit snug (remember that awesome Backcountry return policy).

I wore these (the looser Carbon pair) hiking with a 25# pack in 80F weather. The waist band was comfortable under the pack and they weren't too hot. They got wet when I poured water down my back but they dried quickly. The pockets are reasonably useful (the gusseted cargo pockets fit a large phone and it's not uncomfortable to walk since they're on the thigh). Button back pockets... not so great for a phone, but good enough for a wallet.

Unroll them for extra knee coverage, roll them up over the tabs if you want to wear them shorter than intended.

TIP: instead of tying the drawstring, pull the string snug, then tie a bulky easily released Eastland knot (the one seen on boat shoe laces) to take up the slack on each side... now your shorts are snug but you can escape quickly if nature calls!

UPDATE: Wore these for 5 days hiking in the Tetons (yes, one pair for the duration). Cool, comfy, sturdy. Really liked them! But they do ease up nearly a full size...
UPDATE#2: Two yrs later, still love them. Still look like new despite my abuse.

My Wife Loves the Fit an Quality

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Purchased 8 Usually 6

Great Product, KUHL is a very Good Quality Brand

Perfect fit!

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

Bought these for my wife who says, "These are the shorts I've been looking for my whole adult life. I've always had trouble finding shorts that are comfortable and the right length. From the second I pulled them on, I felt that they were made for me. I am short (5'1", 112 lbs) but don't like super short shorts. These are the answer."

My de facto summer pants

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 14

Being on the shorter side of life, these "shorts" fit me like capris...approx. 5-6" below the knee. When rolled up and buttoned they convert to perfect-length shorts for biking, hiking, and urban adventures with my pup. I own four pairs of the Konta 11" style and can say the only issue I've encountered thus fair is the fabric wears out a lot more quickly than other styles. Depending on how often you wear & wash, you might be replacing them annually like me.

Jenn, I'm so glad you found pants you can rely on, year after year! Thank you so much, for this review~

Great Shorts

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

Love to wear them all the time. Positive feedback on style.