Mountain Hardwear Right Bank Scrambler Short - Women's
Mountain HardwearRight Bank Scrambler Short - Women's

Up you go.

Leave civilization behind for a weekend of hiking, scrambling, and general adventuring in the Mountain Hardwear Right Bank Scrambler Short. This light, breathable short will move with you when you're high-stepping through fields of loose boulders en route to dazzling alpine lakes, and it's prepared to wick moisture and shield your skin from the sun as you put one foot in front of the other on multi-day journeys to the very top of faraway peaks.

  • Make this short your summer-long adventuring partner
  • Regular fit cut to move with you as you hike and scramble
  • Durable, stretchy polyester fabric wicks moisture
  • Multiple pockets provide space for trail snacks
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Pucker Up.

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

Pros: the material is just as described: extremely light, cut well, and handles exterior moisture well (inasmuch as I could test). The mesh band is a nice feature, was also pleasantly snug around my waist, preventing 'the gap' that some women dread. On top of all that, the rum raisin color is very flattering, if I do say so myself.

Cons: These shorts are ill-advised for anyone with wide-ish hips. The material puckers and pulls awkwardly, creating an optical illusion at the crotchal region. Yikes. Plus, when fabric is this cinched, it restricts your stride and is likely to put undue wear and stress on the garment. Therefore, not a strategic purchase. Should I have ordered a large? A: not according to the fit guide. The scrambling short search continues.