Icebreaker Women's Destiny Short
update to my update
I have last year's version of these shorts. Not sure if any changes were made to this year's version. I previously wrote about how much I love the fabric of these shorts. I still do. They have worn really well. The only drawback has been the large waist size - even on the 26. The drawstring never felt that secure to me. So I took it out and added elastic instead. This simple addition has made these the perfect shorts for me. Very comfortable, cute, and no worry that my shorts will start sliding off as I'm hiking/running around town. As much as I would love to own every color just because they are that comfortable, the grey and brown pairs I have really work with everything. I'm hoping perhaps pants with this fabric and loose yet trim fit will be offered this fall.
05 June 2015
wear and tear
Although I like the fit and feel of the shorts, I had only washed it 2-3x yet the material is already showing some thinning/tearing.
31 May 2015
Love these shorts. The fabric is soft and movements are unrestricted. The fabric feels thin but found it to also be very durable. Hiked 10 miles in them and on the Slick Rock Trail in Moab and they were comfortable the entire time. Sizing is relaxed around the legs, drawstring is handy if the waist starts to feel a little looser than you want.
06 April 2015
Destiny Shorts Will Travel
The Destiny Shorts are well tailored and very comfortable. As they fit me well, I was concerned that after washing they could shrink. To my surprise, they didn't! Great product. They are my hiking/backpacking go-to shorts.
14 March 2015
A bit big in size, for muscular legs
I really like the destiny capri, so I decided to try the shorts. I ordered both size 27 (WAY too big) and then size 26 (still too big in the waist & legs). I usually wear size 27 waist (in Terra shorts), or size 26 waist in destiny capri, or laurel pants. I'm 5'6", 118 #, 27 waist & 35 hips. I found these too wide in the waist, and too big in the legs for me. I think if you have really muscular legs, these would be perfectly comfortable for you. The material is lightweight for summer, and high quality. There's a tie to cinch in the waist, but they were just too big for me.
03 March 2015
Nice drape, fabric, and fit
These shorts have a lovely drape, not the stiff cotton blends typical of this style short. The wool cotton blend is lightweight, and virtually wrinkle-free, so they look great after wearing them multiple days before washing. I get multiple uses out of these shorts. They can be dressed up or down. I absolutely love the hand of the fabric. Be sure to size down. I am 5'7" and 127 lbs., and the 27 fit great. I bought a 28 as well. They fit too, but are baggy. I love them both. I wish Icebreaker made more styles of shorts.
16 September 2014
Worn every day
I love these shorts, as a matter of fact, I now own several pairs as I think they are being discontinued. The length and rise are perfect on my 5'3" frame. I love the wool blend -much better than synthetic materials!
14 September 2014
Lovely looking shorts that combine style and practicality
However, the shorts were a baggy small and there were lots of loose threads. For the price, I would expect a perfect fit and perfect tailoring. Shame as I loved the look of them.
23 June 2014