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Cypress Shorts

$66.75 $89.00


The Cypress Shorts are a lightweight, must-have closet staple that are made from the same stretchy, quick-drying, and durable fabric as our best-selling Ponderosa Pants. Their summertime sibling, if you will. Boasting unique, deep, side pockets that can each hold a cell phone, beverage, or even a Kindle, plus a comfortable, elastic waistband, these shorts are ideal for your warm-weather adventures.

Different from our other offerings, the Cypress Shorts only come in one Fit Style. We know, we know. Our Fit Styles are what set us apart and help us provide a superior fit. But trust us when we say this decision was made after vigorous testing with two Fit Styles and then realizing that the elastic waistband allows for a more utilitarian fit. Try them and celebrate for yourself. 

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Size Guide

Elasticized waistband with belt loops for comfort.

9" inseam.

Two deep side pockets.

Quick-dry, breathable, and abrasion-resistant material.

UPF 40 for sun protection.

Fabric & Care

Easy-care, planet-friendly, abrasion-resistant fabric with two-way stretch and UPF 40 protection.

94% nylon / 6% elastane body; 86% nylon / 14% spandex waistband.

Made in a WRAP Certified factory in Honduras.

Wash in cold water with a mild detergent. Tumble dry on low heat or hang to dry. We don’t recommend ironing your shorts, but you can use the nylon setting (low heat) for a quick touch-up if needed.

Size & Fit

Available in only one Fit Style in sizes 1-5 with a 9” inseam.

We highly recommend checking out the size chart to find your best fit before purchasing.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Amazing Shorts

After recieving and initially trying the shorts on, I was unsure about them. Initially, they fit a little odd. This past weekend, I was out camping and hiking in them. These shorts are amazing!

Big pocket that fits my phone and the shorts are comfortable. There was no absolutely no thigh chafing. Perfect amount of stretch. I am ordering a second pair for the summer.

Comfy, move able shorts!

Love the fabric, fit, and high quality of these shorts! The zippers are a very tough ykk and hold up to the tummy pressure in different positions…I see more in my future!

Close to perfect

Fit-wise, they're pretty much perfect. (I have a 41 inch waist/51 inch hip, and ordered the size 2.) So many plus size shorts are ridiculously flared - or, conversely, uncomfortably tight - in the thighs, but these just have a nice close but not clingy fit through the hips and thighs, with NO waist gap! Two things keep them from being 5-star for me: 1. As another reviewer noted, the post on the denim "tack" style button is longer than it needs to be, making for an unflattering lump/bulge where the button sticks out if you wear your shirt untucked over it. 2. I'm also not sold on the pocket placement. I like how large they are, but the opening is awkwardly high on the hip given that they're located on the side of the leg. Personally I'd sacrifice a bit of the size for a lower, more easily accessible opening. (I take a lot of wildlife photos on my phone while hiking, so I like my pockets to be "quick-draw".) That said, I'm definitely buying another pair, because they're the most comfortable and best-fitting shorts I own.

Not quite right.

I ordered the size 3 and they were too small. I could button them but they were too tight. So I ordered a size 4 and they’re too big. Especially the waist band. So I fold the waist band over and it’s better but I shouldn’t have to do that. The legs are longer than I thought. Otherwise the construction and fabric and design are solid. I’m not sure what to do. I just have a weird body, I guess.

Hi! We're really sorry the Cypress Shorts didn't meet your expectations. Your body isn't the problem - we had to make some hard choices when it came to our shorts sizing, and it's not meeting the mark for you. Please reach out to and hopefully we can make it right!

Karen W
Really lovely shorts!I

I love the fabric, the elastic waistband in back, and the thoughtful placement of pockets. While it initially feels a bit weird not having front pockets, it makes so much sense! Just two complaints: The shank on the metal "button" is really too tall for thin fabric. It sticks out and doesn't lay flat. I'd much prefer a button or a couple snaps. Second, I bought one size and it was too small, and the next size up is a bit big. It's an issues with much plus sized clothing, especially things that are 1X, 2X, 3X, etc.

For the days that are long, we made shorts.

One Fit Style For All

These summer essentials have so much stretch in them that they're great for every shape!


Hitting just right

Designed to fall just above the knee, the Cypress Shorts give just enough coverage to keep you protected on the trail during your summertime explorations.

Get comfortable

With the same fabric from our award-winning Ponderosa Pants, the Cypress Shorts take comfort to the next level with a sturdy elastic waistband.