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EMS Women's Trailhead Shorts, 9 in.

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  • EMS Women's Trailhead Shorts, 9 in.

    For the ultimate in stretch mobility, along with moisture-wicking, quick-drying comfort, our 9 in. shorts are a great choice for adventure on and off the trail.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Nylon and spandex fabric with a soft peached face
    • Quick-drying, abrasion- and wrinkle-resistant fabric with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish to shed light moisture
    • 2-way stretch promotes freedom of movement
    • UPF 30+ for sun protection
    • Inside waistband made from polyester and Sorona stretch polyester for moisture-wicking, quick-drying comfort
    • Zip and button front closure
    • Belt loops at waistband
    • Two front hand pockets with lightweight mesh liners
    • Right side cargo pocket with zip closure
    • Left side thigh pocket with hidden vertical zip closure and lightweight mesh liner
    • Two back pockets with hidden zip closure
    • 1.5 in. wide inseam gusset for freedom of movement
    • Rise/front: 8 in.; back (including gusset): 15 in.
    • Inseam: 9 in.
    • Made in Vietnam

    Fiber Content: 94% nylon, 6% spandex
    Country of Origin: Imported

  • EMS Women's Trailhead Shorts, 9 in.

    EMS_Sale Yes
    Fit Semifitted
    Inseam 9 in.
    Rise Regular
    Fabric(s) Synthetic

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Eastern Mountain SportsEMS Women's Trailhead Shorts, 9 in.
 
3.7

(based on 19 reviews)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (13)
  • High quality (12)
  • Breathable (11)
  • Flattering (11)
  • Versatile (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual wear (14)
    • Hiking (3)
      • Waist:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        76% 

        (13 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        81% 

        (13 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual dresser (14)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Terrible

    By Nor'easter

    from Northeast

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable

    Cons

    • Falls Too Low Below The Waist
    • Irregular Fit

    Best Uses

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Trailhead Shorts, 9 in.:

      I too was looking for a Compass Short replacement and was directed to the Trailhead. Everything that was great about the Compass shorts is missing. Every spring I would buy the Compass shorts because they were perfect for hiking but dressy enough to go out in. The rise of the Trailhead is much too short- they ride very low on the hips. They may look more stylish to some people this way, but from a utility standpoint they fail. Wake up call to EMS- you're an outfitter for enjoying the outdoors, not just another place to buy everyday clothes. I don't like the zip pockets- I have to have both hands free and articulate the zipper with fingers. With the Compass shorts, the Velcro strip held the pockets closed very nicely and I could reach into my pockets by just pushing one hand in and breaking the Velcro tab open. Over all the years I wore the Compass shorts, I never lost anything out of my pockets no matter what strange positions I was sometimes in on the trail. I also don't like the waist of the Trailheads at all- it is not adjustable thus uncomfortable and as I mentioned, the rise is way too short and the "waist" sits on my hips like low riders. With the Compass shorts I could adjust my waist very nicely with the belt provided and the shorts sat at my waist. With the Compass short, when I was on the trail and would bend over or be in other awkward positions you didn't have to worry about revealing your bottom. With the Trailhead, showing one's bottom while bending over is a sure thing. It is just not a hiking/outdoor short like the Compass Shorts AND pants were. I strongly urge EMS to bring back the Compass series.

      • Waist:
      • Feels too small
      • Length:
      • Feels too short
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not the fit I was hoping for.

      By PB49

      from Bradenton, FL

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • High Quality
      • Nice Color
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Falls Too Low Below The Waist
      • Fit Not As Expected
      • Rise too short

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Trailhead Shorts, 9 in.:

      I thought these shorts were very well made and nice to look at. Unfortunately, I had to return them, because the waist was too low and the rise too short for my comfort. I am looking for a short to replace the Women's Compass Shorts 9", but these were not as comfortable for me.

      • Waist:
      • Feels too small
      • Length:
      • Feels too short
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Poor Substitute

      By multi sports

      from NH & Fla.

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Trailhead Shorts, 9 in.:

            They have taken a wonderful product , the Compass line and replaced with a product with inferior details.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Have purchased several

            By Shelly the hiker

            from Orlando, FL

            About Me Casual Dresser

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Flattering
            • High Quality
            • Stylish
            • Versatile
            • Washes Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear
              • Hiking

              Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Trailhead Shorts, 9 in.:

              These shorts fit me well, don't stretch out during wear, and look nice. They run a bit snugger than the old compass shorts and don't have a belt, so the fit is less forgiving and may not fit all. The fabric isn't quite as nice or stretchy as the previous ones but they keep their shape better on hot sweaty days and for hikes. I have all three colors and am not as fond of the green as it is brighter than expected.

              • Waist:
              • Feels true to size
              • Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              PERFECT SHORTS FOR HIKING OR TOWN

              By HIKER WITH BIG DOGS

              from Concord, NH

              About Me Casual Dresser

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Flattering
              • High Quality
              • Nice Color
              • Stylish
              • Versatile
              • Washes Well

              Cons

              • Not True to Size

              Best Uses

              • Casual Wear

              Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Trailhead Shorts, 9 in.:

              HIKING AND IN TOWN
              VERY COMFORTABLE AND BREATHABLE
              HAD TO BUY A COUPLE SIZES BIGGER TO GET THE LOOSE FIT I WANTED, BUT FITS GREAT. I AM GLAD I HAVE AN EMS STORE NEAR ME SO I COULD TRY THEM ON. BOUGHT 1 PAIR AT THE STORE AND THEN 2 MORE ON LINE

              • Waist:
              • Feels true to size
              • Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Comfortable, cool, and flattering

              By Claygirl

              from Syracuse, NY

              About Me Casual Dresser

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Flattering
              • High Quality
              • Nice Color
              • Stylish
              • Versatile
              • Washes Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Wear

                Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Trailhead Shorts, 9 in.:

                I wear these for everday casual wear and they will be great for hiking as well, the fabric stretching with the movement of your legs. I like the simple, clean design of these pants....like the hem length.....and they flatter my rather straight, small hipped physique. I wish they were a little bit smaller in the waist. The 4 is too tight, and the 6 is a bit bigger than I need....but they are still wearable, feel good and look nice.

                • Waist:
                • Feels too big
                • Length:
                • Feels true to length
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great fit, versatile, comfortable

                By arlingtonian

                from arlington, VA

                About Me Casual Dresser

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Flattering
                • High Quality
                • Versatile
                • Washes Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear

                  Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Trailhead Shorts, 9 in.:

                  I have a long rise but I don't like pants or shorts that fall right at my navel. These fit perfectly (about 1.5" below my navel), and they gap at the waist only enough to tuck in a shirt if I want to. I didn't have any problems with the zippers, as some mentioned, though you do need both hands to open the vertical zipper on the left side. I'm 5'5" and weigh 115 and the size 4 is just right.

                  • Waist:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Length:
                  • Feels true to length
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Not as comfortable as last years style

                  By LW

                  from waterbury, VT

                  About Me Casual Dresser

                  Pros

                  • Nice Color

                  Cons

                  • Not comfortable

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Trailhead Shorts, 9 in.:

                    Haven't tried it yet

                    • Waist:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Length:
                    • Feels too short
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great shorts!

                    By outdoor girl

                    from Vermont

                    About Me Classic Dresser

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Flattering
                    • Versatile
                    • Washes Well

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Casual Wear

                      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Trailhead Shorts, 9 in.:

                      I searched for shorts this summer that would have some stretch, be great for hiking or any outdoor wear and could also be worn around town. i found these shorts (sadly, not until August!) and they fit the bill. My favorite thing about them is the length is not too short and not too long.

                      • Waist:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Length:
                      • Feels true to length
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Very COmfortable

                      By AW

                      from NH

                      About Me Casual Dresser

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • High Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Casual Wear

                        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Women's Trailhead Shorts, 9 in.:

                        The color choices are'nt great, but otherwise it is made of good quality

                        • Waist:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Length:
                        • Feels true to length
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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