Kaweah | Women's Bike Short
AVAILABLE IN SIZES 0-18
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 polyester/elastane 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.
Note: the Kaweah is a slightly slimmer cut with less stretch than the Freel, so when in doubt, size up!
The Kaweah prints bring some extra detail compared to the Freel with our popular Ranunculus print (an all-season print, not just for base layers) and mountain-town-Milky-Way-inspired Constellation (It’s back! Can you spot the Wild Rye mountains?)
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 loved all the fabric prints of these shorts (I bought Ranunculus Black) and wanted to support this women-owned business, but I am normally hesitant to order clothes online for fear that they won't fit. It's so deflating to have to return clothes that I was so excited to receive. After deliberating all summer I finally pulled the trigger on this purchase and I'm so glad I did! Prior to purchasing, I had scoured the reviews for feedback by someone my size, but didn't quite find a good enough match to guide me in my size decision. So, for the reference of anyone with my measurements (5'8"; 135 lbs; hips: 37.5"; waist: 26.5; thickest part of my thigh: 21") I ordered a size 6, and it's perfect! I admittedly haven't taken them for a spin yet, but they are soft with just the right amount of stretch and the fabric weight feels durable and breathable. I also love the length, which will work well with my knee pads, and it'll be nice to access my phone for navigation from the side pocket rather than having to take my backpack on and off. I'm very happy with my purchase! Now if only this New England fall rain would take a break...
I really like the color of these Poppy K shorts.. teal greenish . Looks good with the mustard yellow top too. I’ve purchased the Freel shorts in the past , but this is my first pair of Kaweah because I really wanted the Poppy ! I’m in between a 4 and a 6 in Freel so I sized up as recommended to an 8 in the Kaweah….They are too big. Size 6 would have been better. I got them on sale so I can’t return. I just have to wear my awesome belt ( also purchased from Wild Rye). I’ve worn them two times and I do like the feel of the fabric and they wash up great. Giving 4 stars because of the fit.
I love the fabric, print and large zipper pocket on right side of shorts. However, for those with larger hip to waist ratio, while the large fits my hips and buttocks, the waist gapes at the back and there are no adjusters to make this smaller. That would be a nice addition to the short!
True to size. Excellent craftsmanship, comfortable fabric in catchy designs. The style/cut is perfect and very comfortable.
Full disclosure, it says to size up. I sized up and those are even slim. Love the prints, pockets and length, but might consider a second size up next time.