• Norrona - Fjora Flex1 Shorts - Women's - Royal Lush/ Scarlet Ibis
  • Norrona - Fjora Flex1 Shorts - Women's - Royal Lush/ Scarlet Ibis
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Norrona Fjora Flex1 Shorts - Women's

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$63.60 $159.00

Item #NRA00CN
Past season color


Tech Specs

flex1 (nylon)
2 hand, 1 cargo, 1 mesh
Claimed Weight:
Recommended Use:
downhill, enduro
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years

Tech shorts for hard riding.

Tough, functional, and attractive, the Norrona Women's Fjora Flex1 Mountain Biking Shorts have just the right blend of features to keep you riding hard without getting uncomfortable. The main body of the Fjoras are made from 175D nylon, an abrasion-resistant fabric that's lightweight and quick drying. The articulated knees, inseam, and back are built from Norrona's Flex1, which is a stretchy and breathable softshell that lets you move freely without overheating. The Fjora shorts also have mesh-lined outseam vents to help you cool down. The shorts are finished with a hook-and-loop Custom-fit waist adjustment system and three zippered pockets to keep key items easily accessible so you can gobble down a quick snack while you're on the go.

  • Tough bike shorts for ripping up singletrack
  • Durable flex1 fabric can withstand wear on the trail
  • Softshell material is comfortable and breathable
  • Mesh side venting cools you off quickly
  • Articulated knees won't restrict mobility
  • Custom-fit waist for a snug fit
  • Zippered pockets stash a trail snack or two
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Super Comf

  • Size Bought: M

I own a lot of Norrona, reason being their stuff is top quality, well made, designed both aesthetically and functionally. I have some other bike shorts but they fall above my knee, which is fine with my knee guards but sometimes i have a small gap between the knee guard and short so i wanted something longer. I am 5ft4, 130lbs, bubble butt, small waist and i got Med. I could have gone small for a more fitted feel but i like the comfort of the Med. I dont feel like im wearing 90s baggy shorts-these have a good fit and style. they are incredibly smooth and comfortable. excellent stretch. good pocket placements. The shorts fall over my knee, when standing they are below my knee cap with nice coverage when in the saddle or off the saddle. Excellent room for knee guards without being dumpy. I do find when my seat is dropped and im in the saddle-the knees catch ever so slightly. Hasnt caused any issues, just a minor note.
I got the grey color-more subtle but i do love the splashy colors Norrona has to offer.

love 'em!

  • Size Bought: sm

I have a really hard time finding bike shorts that don't make me look like I am wearing a diaper and have stick legs! these are pretty cool

What is the inseam?

Hi Jami,

Sorry I can't find the exact inseam for you but Norrona has an awesome sizing chart that you can use to find the perfect size! Here is the link!


Haven't used yet - Just a fit review

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

So far these seem pretty rad - I'm excited to use them. I just tried them on:
I got a medium and they're baggy (I 'm not a wear-my-baggies-like-lycra girl, but I don't want to get caught on things either). According to the size chart, I'm pretty sure a small would be too small though, so I'll run these and see how it goes.
I'm 5'8" 135lbs, 37" hips, 26" waist, and I have plenty of room to put on 20 lbs, should I so desire :D

Great knee coverage, very comfy

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

I prefer longer shorts with knee coverage to help with the scrapes I'm prone too when going down on wet roots and logs . These give great knee coverage and are very comfy. If you are normal sized, fit should be perfect. For me, with a small waist and huge butt, the size small is snug in the butt, BUT I'm used to that. Wish they sat a bit lower on my hips, but that's always the case for me. I love these shorts.

Nice quality and fit

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

I returned the brighter pairs that I ordered as I refer a more subtle look on the bike. The logo running down the side is to subtle, but I can learn to live with it until it falls off.
I kept the black / grey pair. They put thought into these which I appreciate. Reinforced ass, bomb-proof fabric, over-the-knee length which is nice for cooler days and wearing knee pads. The double zip side vents with contrasting color is a nice touch. Multiple zippered pockets that are actually deep enough to put things in (every woman knows about getting short-sheeted in the pocket department).


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

They are my favorite mountain biking shorts and I have tried a few brands. They fit great, comfortable, and because they are high rise on the back, the pack doesn't cause any chafing. Also the zipper on the sides allows me to loosen them up to take my protective gear off with ease.

Norrøna Fjørå Flex1 Shorts

    Durable and fully featured mountain bike shorts, made of durable flexTM1 fabric. This technical product has a below-knee cut for protection as well as articulated knees, meshed side venting and stretch panels on rear and inseam. Accommodates padded Lycra shorts underneath. With all of its special features and good mobility we predict that this pair of shorts will become a favorite.

    One of a kind

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

    Thank you Norrona, for making the best mountain bike shorts a lady can buy! These shorts are everything I could've asked for. The longer length on them is perfect for downhill or days at the bike park, and there is absolutely no gaper gap between the shorts and a set of kneepads. They're also made of a great durable yet lightweight fabric, with exceptional venting for pedaling in the heat. I ordered a size small, but found that they are a bit loose, but I am hesitant to order the XS as I'd rather they be a bit loose than too tight. I hope they are available in more sizes and colors next spring!


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

    Since I went ahead and bought the turquoise color of these shorts, thought I would share once again how amazing they are as well as how awesome the bright Norrona colors stand out against gorgeous Utah fall colors.


    My Norrona Problem is now a Bike one too

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

    As if I didn't have a major Norrona gore tex problem in the winter, they just had to also make amazing mountain bike shorts. These shorts are great. The black is really more of a grey, and the fabric is tough yet breathable. I am 5 foot 7 135 with muscular legs and although my waist could fit in a small , I have to go medium in order to accommodate thighs and rear. The waist tabs are therefore very useful! The fit is loose without being overly baggy and the length is great. Will probably get more colors, a girl can never have too many mountain bike outfits!

    My Norrona Problem is now a Bike one too

    Sizing Info

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

    Haven't tested these yet because I'm waiting for a broken hand to heal. For now here is sizing info and initial impressions.

    In true Norrona style - these are the fanciest, most teched-out bike shorts I've ever laid eyes upon. Really impressed with the construction, features and fit. Especially loving the lengthy side zips and the fact that my bum doesn't look like a huge diaper with my chamois on. WIN.

    I am 5'3" and 120 lbs and the size small fits very nicely. The waist tabs are very adjustable. I don't love the huge logo - but oh well.

    The fabric is super comfy and not restrictive at all. I can tell it's going to most likely be very durable and abrasion resistant.

    Norrona Anonymous

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

    Short - Freaking awesome, black is really quite gray, size large fits my size 12 thighs/booty, pocket placement is perfect.

    TLDR - I have a Norrona short problem. I have a Norrona winter problem as well. It's just so functional! It fits, it's burly, and the colors! I bought these shorts with a bit of concern that the slim Scandi's wouldn't be down with my large lady thighs. I should have known though... I'm a size 12 in most pants (vanity fit will get me down to 10 once in a while) and I bought a pair of these in large. Plenty of room. Almost too much room in the butt if I was to run them without a chamois very often. They go past the knee and are comfortable pedaling in. Crotch fit is solid (not going to catch on my saddle), pocket placement is perfect and hidden, and the waist tabs work well. They're tall in the back so no sketchy southern exposure on those uphills!

    Similar products - I have both the men's Fjora Lightweight short and the regular Fjora which is now the Flex1 in medium. These fit a bit looser than those two in the hips/thighs (too be expected).


    Women's Apparel

    5ft 1in - 5ft 5in

    (156 - 164cm)

    5ft 3in - 5ft 6in

    (160 - 168cm)

    5ft 5in - 5ft 8in

    (164 - 172cm)

    5ft 7in - 5ft 9in

    (168 - 176cm)

    5ft 8in - 5ft 11in

    (172 - 180cm)


    30.3 - 32.3in

    (77 - 82cm)

    32.7 - 34.6in

    (83 - 88cm)

    35 - 37in

    (89 - 94cm)

    37.4 - 39.4in

    (95 - 100cm)

    39.8 - 41.7in

    (101 - 106cm)


    29.9 - 32.3in

    (76 - 82cm)

    32.7 - 34.6in

    (83 - 88cm)

    35 - 37in

    (89 - 94cm)

    37.4 - 39.4in

    (95 - 100cm)

    39.8 - 42.5in

    (101 - 108cm)


    33.9 - 35.8in

    (86 - 91cm)

    36.2 - 38.2in

    (92 - 97cm)

    38.6 - 40.6in

    (98 - 103cm)

    40.9 - 42.9in

    (104 - 109cm)

    43.3 - 45.3in

    (110 - 115cm)

    Arm Length

    22.4 - 22.8in

    (57 - 58cm)

    23 - 23.2in

    (58.5 - 59cm)

    23.6 - 24in

    (60 - 61cm)

    24.2 - 24.4in

    (61.5 - 62cm)

    24.8 - 25.6in

    (63 - 65cm)

    Inside Leg Length

    28.5 - 29.5in

    (72.5 - 75cm)

    29.7 - 30.9in

    (75.5 - 78.5cm)

    31.1 - 31.9in

    (79 - 81cm)

    32.3 - 33.1in

    (82 - 84cm)

    33.5 - 34.3in

    (85 - 87cm)

    How to Measure:
    For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
    Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
    Measure your hip (waist band) around your hip bones.
    Measure your seat around the widest part of your seat/butt.
    Inside Leg Length:
    Measure from top of inside leg at crotch to ankle bone with straight legs.
    Arm Length:
    Measure from the top of the shoulder to your wrist with arms held out.