Outdoor Research Women's Astro 4 Inch Short - Mountain Steals
Outdoor Research Women's Astro 4 Inch Short

Outdoor Research
Women's Astro 4 Inch Short

Outdoor Research Women's Astro 4 Inch Short is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 16.
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The Outdoor Research Women's Astro 4 Inch Short is a technical short for taking on weekend trail adventures. A hybrid construction brings you comfort, performance and durability in one lightweight, pull-on short. The front is a nylon and spandex blend, while the back features polyester and spandex. Not only are they breathable, moisture-wicking and quick-drying, they stretch for movement and hold up to sitting on rocks and logs, rock climbing and charging through uncharted trail.

Products on Sale are Discontinued Styles or Colors.

Product Description
Item No.   10519395

FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Women's Astro 4 Inch Short

  • Pull-on short with internal drawcord waist
  • Wide mesh-lined waistband with 1/2" interior elastic for better support
  • Waistband pocket at front right
  • Two drop-in slash hand pockets
  • Gusseted crotch
  • Breathable
  • Quick drying
  • Wicking
  • Movement-mirroring stretch
  • Hybrid-mapped construction
  • UPF 50+

Fabric Details

  • Front of Short: Bluesign Approved 84% Nylon, 16% Spandex
  • Back of Short and Waistband: Bluesign Approved 86% Polyester, 14% Spandex

Product Specifications
Primary Fabric: Nylon
Rise: Mid
Features: Moisture Wicking, Sun Protective, Quick Drying, Adjustable Waist, bluesign Approved
Sustainability: bluesign Approved
Shorts Inseam: 4 in
Weight: 5.3 oz
Eco Friendly: Yes
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Womens
Best Use: Climbing, Hiking
Fit Type: Regular Fit
Product Reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Seems amazing....but the waistband I wanted to love these so much because the material and color are amazing. And actual pockets on fitness shorts? Unheard of. But the fit is pretty bizarre. I own a lot of OR gear and I'm solidly a M in everything and everything fits perfectly. I've loved OR because I have wide hips and a narrow waist, it's one of the few outdoor brands that fits me. But the waist has zero stretch (unlike the rest of the shorts) and the waist is the quite small....I could hardly fit it over my hips (once they were on they fit perfectly....). If you have a straighter waist to hip ratio, then you will probably be fine but if you don't, I would strongly caution against buying these shorts. First time I've ever been disappointed by OR.
Date published: 2021-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Snug at first but fits like a dream. I was skeptical reading the one review talking about how it felt weird but these were right away hold for me. I am a very athletic build with wide hips, big butt. I often have a hard time finding shorts that will fit over my butt but still sit at my waistline. Initially it feels right sliding it on, but once it's on it's super comfortable and stays in place. Took it on a run immediately opening the package and it's my go to for trail running and hiking now. I wear a lot of black so it's an off black color but other than that I have no complaints.
Date published: 2021-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect adventure shorts I wanted shorts for backpacking that were breathable, quick-dry, and had a wide waistband that didn't slip down while wearing a heavy pack and hip belt. These shorts are exactly that! There is not a lot of stretch in the waistband so they're a bit snug to pull up, but once they're on they stay put! I typically wear a size 4 in most pants and size small in yoga pants/bike shorts. I ordered a small in these and seems like I'm probably right in between a S-M. I don't mind the snugness while pulling them up because they're really comfortable and fit/perform perfectly once they're on.
Date published: 2021-10-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Didn't work for my shape Unfortunately these did not work for my shape. I'm 5'5", 130lbs, some padding in the middle and somewhat square shaped with narrow hips. I'm normally a small or size 6 in most OR. I tried these in a Small & Medium. The smalls were a little too small and the mediums were too big and baggy. The small would work if i liked a snug fit and high waist (i like lower waist). I don't know what 'true to size' is anymore as it seems to vary so much. I bought the Astro skort and that fits great in the medium. Between the Astro short & SKORT, the sizing was not consistent (shorts ran big, skort ran small).
Date published: 2021-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shorts for backpacking Great sturdy material. Very large for an extra small. Wish the legs were more tapered - not super flattering, but I wore these for a week long trip in the Sierras and they held up well. Nice pockets. Waistband takes longer to dry than other clothes.
Date published: 2021-07-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad. The reviews on the waistband are accurate- frightening feeling putting them on then once they slip into place they're quite comfortable. Love that they don't have a liner- I hate those. Not the most flattering fit if you're shorter and curvy like me, but not bad either. I like them for how comfy they are, kinda meh in all the other departments.
Date published: 2021-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed I really like these shorts. They are casual and comfortable. I have used them for hiking, running, chilling, and even at work on a hot casual day. What everyone says about the hips being the tightest part of the short is accurate. I have narrow hips so no problem for me but anyone blessed with curves may want to size up. p.s. the pockets are so great!
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These shorts stay put! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I initially did not like these shorts because they do not stretch at the top, similar to what about reviewer said. I normally order everything medium in OR and these felt a little snug. After wearing these for a bit the seem to stretch out a bit and are awesome. I have muscular thighs and butt so it’s a challenge to find shorts they don’t ride up or are too big in the waste. These STAY PUT! I’ll be ordering more colors fo sure!
Date published: 2021-08-06
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Size Guide

Outdoor Research Women's Bottoms Size Guide

NUMERIC SIZE 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14
Waist 25" 26" 27" 28.5" 30.5" 32.5" 34" 36.5"
Hip 33" 34" 35" 37" 39.5" 41" 42.5" 44.5"
Inseam (Short) 29" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"
Inseam (Reg) 31" 31" 31" 31" 31" 31" 31" 31"
Inseam (Long) 34" 34" 34" 34" 34" 34" 34" 34"

Women's Outdoor Research Apparel Bottoms Size Guide

ALPHA SIZE XS Small Medium Large
Waist 24 - 26.5" 26.5 - 29" 29 - 32" 32 - 35"
Hips 33.5 - 36" 36 - 38.5" 38.5 - 41.5" 41.5 - 44.5"
Sleeve Length 31" 31.5" 32" 33"
Inseam / Pant Length 30" 30.5" 31" 32"

Women's Outdoor Research Apparel Bottoms Plus Size Guide

Waist 35 - 38.5" 38.5 - 42.5" 42.5 - 46.5"
Hips 44.5 - 47.5" 47.5 - 51" 51 - 55"
Sleeve Length 34" 35" 36"
Inseam / Pant Length 33" 34" 35"

WAIST: Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.

HIP: Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your leg.

INSEAM: Choose a pair of pants that fits well and true to size, hitting at the top of the foot. Measure the inseam from crotch seam to bottom of the hem.

TRIM FIT: Close-cut apparel that moves with the wearer.

STANDARD FIT: A looser fit for comfort in both technical and casual apparel.

NEXT TO SKIN FIT: Form fitting base layers worn under other garments.