Get into summer with Mountain Hardwear Women’s AP Scrambler Short

Mountain Hardwear Women's AP Scramber Short

Maybe the weather’s turned warm where you live. Maybe you’re planning a trip to a place that’s sunny and hot. Either way, if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is around the bend and it’s time to think about comfortable shorts.

If you’re anything like me, you want a pair Jill-of-all-trades shorts—something that’s comfortable, looks good, won’t fall apart on Mile 1 of a trail, and can be washed and dried easily. In my summer kit: the Mountain Hardwear Women’s AP Scrambler Short.

Made from 75 percent cotton, 23 percent nylon, and 2 percent elastane, these versatile shorts are a must-pack for outdoors adventures, whether it’s hiking, biking, climbing, camping, walking, or merely packing your body outside in nature to just watch. The shorts are lightweight, but still durable, so you don’t have to worry about getting a back-up pair for mid-way through the season.

But if you love them, I’m all for buying multiples. Missing out on getting multiples of my favorite clothing items is one of my greatest fashion regrets.

The large pockets are big enough to actually use without limiting your movement, and the length is somewhere between “way too short” and Bermuda. The waistband is soft on the inside, so it won’t cut into you uncomfortably. The back pocket has a zipper to keep cards and paper money safe.

The Mountain Hardwear Women’s AP Scrambler Short comes in shark (dark gray) and deep lichen, and lists for $65 on the Mountain Hardwear site. It’s also available at

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Jill Robinson is a freelance writer who lives in a small California beach town near the big wave surf spot, Mavericks. She divides her time between writing about travel, running a kayak business and trying to wring awe-inspiring adventure out of every day. Her articles have been featured in the AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Catch up with her adventures on and IG/Twitter at dangerjr.


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