Shorts you can take to the trail.

The Outdoor Research Men's Equinox Shorts are a classic pair of hiking shorts for hitting the trail with your friends or dog. If it should start to drizzle on you, the DWR finish repels light rain and wind, and a gusseted crotch won't hinder your movement when you scamper back to the car. And on those sunny days, the tightly woven nylon fabric helps to block harmful UV rays for some added peace of mind.

  • Nylon/spandex stretch woven fabric
  • DWR finish
  • UPF 50+ sun protection
  • Standard fit
  • Gusseted crotch
  • Removable belt
  • Zippered fly
  • Hand, thigh, and rear pockets
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Everyday shorts

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 32

I wear these shorts most days in the summer and I love them. Nice and lightweight and super quick drying as well. The front pockets are nice and roomy, nothing falls out of them into the sofa cushions or under your car seat when you sit back. I bought my first pair last year and liked them so much I ordered another pair that I just recently received. Like another reviewer, I’d like another half inch on the back pocket, it’s barely deep enough for a billfold, but that’s about it, all in all I think they’re great! I’m 5’11” and 175 lbs and the 32s fit well and come down to my knee caps when standing.
Cheers, Bill Dudley - OR Grassroots Athlete

Inseam Length

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

The inseam length on these shorts is 11". Thought it might help someone :)

Great shorts!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 34

Very comfortable, true to size. Good for hiking and casual wear. Light weight. I have two pair.

Picked up a 2nd pair

Stoked! Not that Washington is on fire and from 3 miles away Mt Rainier looks fake. But still stoked!

Picked up a 2nd pair


Sunny days at Sunrise

Sunny days at Sunrise

Summer uniform..

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 32"

Using lightweight and seemingly durable fabric these shorts cover a lot of bases in terms of hot weather clothing. The fabric has a softer feel then I expected while still being tough.
High hand pockets keep your change from dropping out yet can carry more than most OR pants\shorts. Zippered hip pocket is awesome for storing snacks or your keys while climbing. Keeping them out of the way of a climbing harness.
Fit is pretty standard, a little wide in the legs then some I guess.
All in all these have been a life saver this overly hot summer.
Great for climbers, hikers and casual wear. Running in them isn't bad either.
The only thing to watch out for is the waist belt buckles. The belt isn't hemmed and so the buckle can slip off in the wash or when unbuckled. I solved this by doubling back the webbing through the buckle.

what's the weight of these? Just wondering if its a nice breezy breathable style of shorts you can also swim in, or more a rugged n rough rock climbing style short?

Hey Snorske,

These shorts are 8.6 oz. They are more of an elastic breathable short more so than rugged and rough.

I find them more in the middle ground.

I like them so much I just got a 2nd pair. Very light feeling and nice to run in but still tough enough to handle rock climbing. Very much on the lighter side. Great for hot weather!

Watch the "belt buckle" when washing. The webbing isn't hemmed and the adjustable side can slide off.

I love them, great all round shorts!

What's the inseam on these?

Best Answer

I measured a 34 and the inseam was 11 inches.