Dynamic dilemmas.

You spend your summers sprinting up and down trails when it's raining and rock climbing when it's sunny. Regardless of what the sky's up to, you'll reach for the Mountain Hardwear Women's Dynama 4in Short and a light tank top before you head out the door. This light, comfy, and incredibly stretchy short feels best when summer's at its warmest and you're still projecting cruxes and trail running until your heart jumps out of your chest. Mountain Hardwear treated the Dynama with a DWR to shed moisture and keep you comfier when wet weather threatens to spoil that perfect summer day.

  • Versatile shorts for climbing, hiking, or chilling
  • Durable, stretchy fabric promotes mobility
  • DWR treatment resists raindrops and light moisture
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Perfect shorts

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

I've been looking for shorts that were long enough to prevent chaffing on my inner thighs and short enough to look good on my short frame, and these are it! I took them out hiking and swimming at the lake, and they held up very well. They are stretchy, soft, and breathable. I hope they come out with more colors, because I definitely want another pair!

The perfect shorts

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

Most women’s outdoorsy shorts are hideous and frumpy, but these are perfect. They’re an attractive length and could not be more comfortable. I love the waist band and they look good enough to wear around town too. They also hold their shape after wearing for a few days. I love them so much I bought a second pair.

I'm so glad they are working so well for you! Thanks for the review!

Hiking Shorts

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

I love that these have some stretch so they are comfortable and move really well. They're just the right length (not too long and not too short) and have a flattering fit around the hips. It is great that they have a flat waistband, so strapping a backpack over your hips doesn't mean uncomfortable folds or creases. I have an athletic build and the size medium fits perfect. I like them so much I bought a second pair!

The best shorts EVER.

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

Winter has yet to lose its grip on Illinois, so I haven't worn these out an about yet. But, the material is lovely. The shorts fit well, no gaps at the leg. They should be great for adventures, but also nice enough for everyday wear.

Updated - fav shorts of the summer!

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

I wore these shorts hiking, biking, running, swimming in lakes, and everything in between. I even got a second pair in the green because they're so comfortable and cute! Highly recommend.

Updated - fav shorts of the summer!

Go-to shorts!

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

I bought these originally in the 6in inseam and loved them so much I picked up the 4in also. I've been pretty much living in them all summer to climb and hike. They dry super fast, are flattering, and have the perfect amount of stretch. I especially love the wide elastic waistband. They prevent the shorts from slipping down your hips, and look uber cute on.

If you have any further questions about this product I am happy to help! You can call me directly at 801-619-7488, or email me at kansari@backcountry.com.

Not bad, not perfect

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

I like these shorts a lot and wear them regularly since they are easy to go from hiking to in-town wear. I love the material and how quickly it dries, and the pockets are nice to have. The waist band is very comfortable. My only complaint is that they ride up easily. I find myself having to pull them down pretty often which gets annoying.

Perfect for hiking

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

These are cute and perfect for hiking! They run true to size and have an amazingly comfortable waistband. The length is perfect and they don't ride up like spandex does sometimes. So far, they seem to be pretty durable as well! I'll probably be getting a second pair because they're awesome.

Great hiking shorts

    I like the waist band of these shorts. Wore them on a hike and they were comfortable in movement. Going to buy other colors

    Comfy and Functional!

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

    These shorts are great! I purchased them for hiking, but have been wearing them as a board short and for climbing, as well. I was a little nervous that the material wouldn't feel as comfortable with the DWR finish, but I was wrong! The DWR is great for jumping in the river mid-hike and having dry shorts within minutes. They are a little short for a climbing harness, but with a little adjustment I made them work for climbing too!

    COMFY!

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

    Love these shorts! The material feels smooth and cool against the skin. They're a flattering fit, without being skin-tight. The pockets are a plus! Would be nice if one pocket had a zipper or snap. Great mobility - won't leave for a camping trip without them this summer!