Kaweah Bike Short
We don’t believe in compromise, which is why we made the Kaweah women’s mountain bike short: a do-everything, go-anywhere short that will keep you on the bike during those long summer evenings or chilly fall mornings. The Kaweah is designed with a durable 90% recycled poly/10% spandex blend to give you a breathable mountain bike short that wicks sweat while moving with your pedal stroke. A DWR finish ensures that even the muddiest puddles won’t dampen your style.
Now available in GIRLS sizing - shop Kaweah Girls now.
Note: the Kaweah is a slimmer cut with less stretch than the Freel, so when in doubt, size up! If you're looking for a short that accommodates a curvier body, we'd always recommend the Freel over the Kaweah.
(Don't see your size? Shoot us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. In many cases, we're restocking soon!)
Frosty Ranunculus: Bringing back a fan-favorite print with an all new colorway, Frosty Ranunculus is an exclusive collaboration print with our good friends at Title Nine and Skida!
Deco Birds: Inspired by our love of all things warm and tropical, our deco birds print will have you dreaming of pina coladas whether you're actually at the beach or just pretending in your local bike park parking lot.
Tie Dye: Throwing it way back with this bright blue tie dye. This print was lovingly and laboriously hand-dyed and then digitized to give it the most realistic "I'm back in the early 2000's" look possible.
Lilac Happy Hour: The happy hour print was inspired by our love of all things aprés. Here at Wild Rye we’re in full support of earning your turns, but we also like the idea that you can earn your aprés, too.
You might be wondering what the difference is between the Kaweah and Freel. The two shorts share a lot in common: water repellency, a great fit, phenomenal style, and durability. The main differences you’ll find are in the fabric and thus the price! The Kaweah is a polyester blend, while the Freel is nylon. If you buy shorts from any of our fellow MTB loving brands, you’ll be familiar with a polyester short. It’s the workhorse. If you're still not sure how to pick the best shorts for you, check out our new Kaweah vs Freel comparison chart, here.
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We offer a 30 day return / exchange policy from ship date. Final sale items are noted in the product description - these items cannot be returned for any reason. Full details here.
- Fabric Weight
- 220 GSM
- 90% poly, 10% spandex
I wear these shorts everyday for walking, hiking, biking and all casual occasions. I have 8 different prints. The fabrics patterns and colors are fantastic. I always get compliments!
I purchased these shorts and the Freels. I don't see a lot of difference in the shorts.
Because these were said to run small, I sized up but shouldn't have. They're quite roomy for me in one size up.
I quite like my shorts, the fabric, print and pockets. Although maybe having a second zip pocket would be helpful. But my main comment is that the sizing information is so confusing. There are lots of reviews about people who bought their regular size and the shorts didn't fit, were in fact way to small. A few that their regular size fit. Because I purchased an item on sale, I followed the suggestion from Wild Rye to go one size from what I usually purchase. I sew, so figured I could add some elastic or something if the waist was too big. Which it was. The size 14 had a waist circumference of about 36 inches. I basically added a belt made of 2 inch elastic threaded through the belt loops but then sown down close to the front closing, so that there is no bother with a buckle. Next time I'll know to order a smaller size. Just hope that the sizing doesn't change between now and then.
These shorts are so cute and durable. They are the perfect length and I love the colors and patterns they come in. I wear them almost everyday and I will definitely be buying more!
These shorts are so awesome. Love the fun colours and patterns they come in. Also love that the material feels durable, while also a bit stretchy.
Only thing to note - I would size up in these, they fit a bit small! Will definitely be buying more colours!