Here at outdoor Look we have a great range of outdoor clothing for women, and with summer on the horizon that includes a wonderful choice of shorts and ¾ trousers that will certainly fit the bill. But what needs to be considered in choosing the right pair, here’s a couple of things to think about.

Waist – Look for a stretchy waist, with a belt as this gives a measure of adjustability, and some shorts even have a soft lining for extra comfort.

Stretch – Some manufacturers are using stretch fabric (two-way and four-way) for extra comfort and freedom of movement. However, if the cut is good, stretch in one direction is fine, and shorts with no stretch can be comfortable too, if they are well-designed for your body shape.

Ventilation – This allows you to cool down so look for mesh-lined pockets to increase airflow.

Pockets – It can be useful for some pockets to have zips to keep items safe, and one that can accommodate a map or guidebook is always an advantage. Always useful with the amount of stuff I seem to carry.

Materials – For hill walking a fast-drying synthetic material, such as nylon or polyester, are worth considering as cotton will tend to soak up water and is slow to dry. With the changeable British weather, must remember this one.

Durability – Worth considering a heavy-duty fabric, and look for double lines of stitching rather than single.

However, for the ladies then the look and styling need to be thought about too, so remember that since shorts cover only from the knees up, they can appear to add bulk to the upper half of your leg. The baggier the shorts, then the bigger your thighs and behind can look.

So when it comes to having shorts for your outdoor clothing for women it can be a difficult choice, but at least you know you will get the best products at the best prices from us when you do make that choice.