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Norrøna fjora Flex1 Shorts - Women's


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Item # NRA003J

Tech shorts for hard riding.

Tough, functional, and attractive, the Norrona fjora Flex1 Women's Mountain Biking Shorts have just the right blend of features to keep you riding hard without getting uncomfortable. The main body of the fjoras are made from 175D nylon, an abrasion-resistant fabric that's lightweight and quick drying. The articulated knees, inseam, and back are built from Norrona's Flex1, which is a stretchy and breathable softshell that lets you move freely without overheating. The fjora shorts also have mesh-lined outseam vents to help you cool down. The shorts are finished with a hook-and-loop Custom-fit waist adjustment system and three zippered pockets to keep key items easily accessible so you can gobble down a quick snack while you're on the go.

Tech Specs

[back, inseam, knees] Flex1 softshell, [body] 175D polyester
2 zip hand, 1 zip thigh
Custom-fit system
mesh-lined side zippers
Claimed Weight:
365 g
Recommended Use:
mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 years

Size chart


EU Size 36 38 40 - 42 44 46
Height 5ft 1in - 5ft 4in
5ft 3in - 5ft 6in
5ft 5in - 5ft 8in
5ft 7in - 6ft
5ft 8in - 6ft 2in
Chest 33.1in
34.6 - 36.2in
(88 - 92cm)
37 - 37.8in
(94 - 96cm)
Waist 26.6in
27.6 - 29.1in
(70 - 74cm)
29.9 - 30.7in
(76 - 78cm)
Seat 36.6in
37.8 - 39in
(96 - 99cm)
39.6 - 40.2in
(100.5 - 102cm)
Neck Size 13.2in
13.6 - 13.8in
(34.5 - 35cm)
14 - 14.2in
(35.5 - 36cm)
Nape to Waist 15.5in
15.6 - 15.7in
(39.7 - 39.9cm)
15.8 - 15.9in
(40.1 - 40.3cm)
Sleeve Length 22.6in
23 - 23.2in
(58.5 - 59cm)
23.4 - 23.6in
(59.5 - 60cm)
Inseam 29.1in
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Measure around the base of the neck.
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Nape to Waist:
Measure from the nape of the neck to the top of the waist.
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.
Measure from the top of the shoulder to your wrist with arms held out.

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  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

Since I went ahead and bought the turquoise color of these shorts, thought I would share once again how amazing they are as well as how awesome the bright Norrona colors stand out against gorgeous Utah fall colors.


My Norrona Problem is now a Bike one too

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: m

As if I didn't have a major Norrona gore tex problem in the winter, they just had to also make amazing mountain bike shorts. These shorts are great. The black is really more of a grey, and the fabric is tough yet breathable. I am 5 foot 7 135 with muscular legs and although my waist could fit in a small , I have to go medium in order to accommodate thighs and rear. The waist tabs are therefore very useful! The fit is loose without being overly baggy and the length is great. Will probably get more colors, a girl can never have too many mountain bike outfits!

My Norrona Problem is now a Bike one too

Sizing Info

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: small

Haven't tested these yet because I'm waiting for a broken hand to heal. For now here is sizing info and initial impressions.

In true Norrona style - these are the fanciest, most teched-out bike shorts I've ever laid eyes upon. Really impressed with the construction, features and fit. Especially loving the lengthy side zips and the fact that my bum doesn't look like a huge diaper with my chamois on. WIN.

I am 5'3" and 120 lbs and the size small fits very nicely. The waist tabs are very adjustable. I don't love the huge logo - but oh well.

The fabric is super comfy and not restrictive at all. I can tell it's going to most likely be very durable and abrasion resistant.

Norrona Anonymous

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Short - Freaking awesome, black is really quite gray, size large fits my size 12 thighs/booty, pocket placement is perfect.

TLDR - I have a Norrona short problem. I have a Norrona winter problem as well. It's just so functional! It fits, it's burly, and the colors! I bought these shorts with a bit of concern that the slim Scandi's wouldn't be down with my large lady thighs. I should have known though... I'm a size 12 in most pants (vanity fit will get me down to 10 once in a while) and I bought a pair of these in large. Plenty of room. Almost too much room in the butt if I was to run them without a chamois very often. They go past the knee and are comfortable pedaling in. Crotch fit is solid (not going to catch on my saddle), pocket placement is perfect and hidden, and the waist tabs work well. They're tall in the back so no sketchy southern exposure on those uphills!

Similar products - I have both the men's Fjora Lightweight short and the regular Fjora which is now the Flex1 in medium. These fit a bit looser than those two in the hips/thighs (too be expected).