(USED) Skyline Trail Shorts

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Used Product Condition Levels:


Rock Solid- 

Rock Solid items are GRADE A USED items ranging from open-box returns to lightly used but still close to original quality. A very small repair, scuff or snag may be present in some cases but the overall appearance is like new.

Broken In- 

Broken In items are GRADE B USED items that are lightly to moderately used. They have been used and washed multiple times. There may be a noticeable repair, discoloration, snag or pick on the item that is in otherwise great condition.

Trail Worn-

Trail Worn items are GRADE C USED items have been well used but retain full functionality. Easily visible repairs or issues (that do not affect performance) are present. Dirt, stains, snags, or other wear and tear will be present but the item will get the job done.


Used Product Warranty Disclaimer- All Used Products sold by OV have been inspected for Manufacturing & Materials Defects and have been found to be free of any need for a warranty claim. Due to this inspection there shouldn't be any cause for claims inside of our Product Lifetime Warranty offered for New products.

Used Product Returns- Please be sure to inspect your Used Product purchase upon arrival, Used Gear returns are only accepted within 30 days.



Original Product Description

The Skyline Trail Shorts are the perfect balance of protection, versatility, & mobility. 

Some thru-hikers have opted to use running shorts on the trail. While breathable & lightweight, many of these running shorts offer little to no utility with things like pockets and aren’t very durable.  Usually they are incredibly short to offer great mobility, but leave your skin unprotected from the sun and hazards like thorns & branches.

On the flip side, no gym shorts are designed by backpackers or runners. While durable, most athletic shorts are also quite heavy & hold on to odor after just one use. They’re really not what you want to be wearing when you’ve got miles to cover.

We’ve developed a pair of shorts for extended trips in the backcountry. Introducing the Skyline Trail Shorts - perfect for the trail & ideal for all other active pursuits!  

While they shine especially bright for backpacking & fastpacking, you can run, hike, swim, work out, play, or just relax with these & never feel restricted or out of place.

The Skyline Trail Shorts are ultralight, comfortable, & breathable.  But despite weighing just ounces, they are impressively durable.

The 8 inch inseam of the shorts combined with a slightly lower back is enough to offer good protection from the sun and other trail hazards, while still giving you plenty of above-the-knee mobility.

With targeted placement of diamond pattern mesh, the Skyline Trail Shorts give you excellent ventilation in the crotch & hips. We’ve honed in the fit to allow airflow without being overly roomy & billowy.  When you combine this level of breathability with the incredible 4-way stretch fabrics, you get shorts that dry incredibly fast!  

Their quick-drying ability helps to prevent odor buildup so you can live with yourself at the end of a long day.

The Skyline Trail Shorts are built for performance, no matter where you're headed!


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



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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Great hiking shorts

Purchased these for a two day excursion to The San Gabriel wilderness with a summit to San Gorgonio mountain at 11,500. Comfortable and quick drying. Fell hard on some lose rocks and as luck would have it developed a small tear but these are still great shorts.

Richard Wheeler
A good pair of shorts.

Overall good shorts. I do think the waistline string is a little flimsy. They are very durable shorts.