Skyline Trail Shorts

The Skyline Trail Shorts are engineered with a perfect balance of protection, versatility, and mobility. These shorts are designed for extended trips in the backcountry and all your outdoor adventures. 

  • Designed For The Trail: Unlike traditional running shorts or gym shorts, the Skyline Trail Shorts are specifically crafted for backpackers and trail runners. Offering durability without the weight and functionality without sacrificing mobility, they're perfect for covering miles in comfort.
  • Protective & Mobile: The 8-inch inseam provides protection from the sun and trail hazards, while still allowing for ample mobility above the knee.
  • Ultralight and Breathable: Weighing just ounces, these shorts are impressively comfortable and breathable. 
  • Enhanced Ventilation: With targeted diamond pattern mesh placement, the Skyline Trail Shorts offer excellent ventilation in the crotch and hips. The carefully honed fit allows for airflow without feeling overly roomy, ensuring comfort even during the most intense activities.
  • Quick-Drying and Odor-Resistant: Thanks to their quick-drying ability and moisture-wicking fabrics, these shorts prevent odor buildup, allowing you to stay fresh and comfortable even after long days on the trail. This will also help you avoid chafing.

Whether you're hiking, running, swimming, working out, or simply relaxing, these shorts are built to perform during your active lifestyle. Add them to your gear arsenal and conquer your adventures with confidence.

no liner: 4.4 oz (size Medium)

with liner: 5.4 oz (size Medium)


2 hip pockets - internal key/card pocket inside right side hip pocket

Full crotch gusset made with highly breathable jersey knit mesh

Side mesh panels for breathability

Elastic waistband with drawstring

Highly breathable jersey mesh brief lining

Angled leg opening profile - hem is slightly higher above the knee in the front, and is lower at the back of the leg


  • Main Fabric: 4 way stretch woven polyester - 96 gsm, DWR treated
  • Secondary Fabric: jersey knit mesh
  • Brief Liner: jersey knit mesh
  • Pockets: 2
  • Inseam Length: 8 inches (men's)
  • Color: black/black, stellar blue/black
  • Variants: no liner, brief liner
  • Gender: Male
  • Warranty: Outdoor Vitals Performance Promise

Cleaning: Machine wash cold

Layering Collection: Kinetic

Layering Category: Moving Set


Product Care

Your Skyline Trail Short is a high performance piece of gear. It needs some extra attention to keep it performing at the highest level.

Please read through the care instructions below to ensure that you care for it properly:

Before Washing

Never wash your Skyline Shorts in a washing machine that has an agitator.
If you cannot follow the prior instructions you should hand wash your product

The Wash & Dry Process

  1. Common laundry detergent is fine.
  2. Normal wash cycles are fine.
  3. Choose Cold Wash & Cold Rinse (add extra rinse if possible).
  4. Dry on low heat.

For more information on caring for your gear please visit https://outdoorvitals.com/pages/care-guide-faq


Skyline Shorts Features


Designing the Skyline Trail Shorts


Skyline Shorts Testing

Designed For the Trail


No restrictions

Mobility + Utility

The perfect blend of utility & mobility with pockets, an optimized above-the-knee cut, & targeted breathability.

recommended use

Outdoor Active Performance

While the Skyline Trail Shorts were designed for fastpacking, trail running, & hiking, they also excel when used in other active pursuits such as working out, swimming, running, or playing sports.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 41 reviews
Nicholas Williams

Skyline Trail Shorts


They fit perfect and they’re great for hiking

Best hiking shorts ever!

Like everything this company does!! 5 stars

My new favorite shorts

The cut and the fit of these shorts is absolutely fabulous. They are my new favorite shorts out on the trail and in the gym.

Comfort and super light

I enjoy having shorts which feel like you aren’t wearing anything. These are light, breathable, stretchable. They dry quickly but are also kind of repellent. Need 5 more pairs. This is first impression, just started wearing them.