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SombrioSummit Short - Women's

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Item # SOM003N

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Item # SOM003N

Summit Short

Putting a foot down in a section you know you can clean is frustrating, but Sombrio's ultralight Summit Women's Short will give you a helpful boost during those techy climbs and hot trail rides. The Summit has a relaxed fit, generous 13in inseam, and ridiculously breathable Quattro Flex Lite fabric that stretches and helps you stay cool in the saddle. Sombrio also treats it with a DWR finish to repel water when those dusty summer rides turn into soggy fall shreds.

It's not all about the fabric, though. Sombrio ensures that the Summit has all the features you need for long rides, like four zippered pockets, hook-and-loop waist-adjustment tabs, and laser-cut ventilation at the thighs and back to help keep you cool. Finally, the low-profile snap closure is backed up with a hook-and-loop patch so your shorts don't fly open on the descent.

  • Ultralight shorts for hammering climbs and boosting rollers
  • Relaxed fit has plenty of room for your favorite liner
  • Quattro Flex Lite fabric stretches and breathes
  • Laser-cut vents at thigh and back keep you cool
  • DWR treatment sheds rain and mud on wet days
  • 4 zippered pockets have space for all of your goodies

Tech Specs
MaterialQuattro Flex Lite (4-way stretch), DWR treatment
Pockets2 zip hand, 1 zip back
Waisthook-and-loop tabs
Ventinglaser-cut perforations
Recommended Usemountain bike
Manufacturer Warrantylifetime


Women's Apparel
US Size(0 - 2)(4 - 6)(8 - 10)(12 - 14)(16 - 18)

31.5 - 33in

(80 - 84cm)

33 - 35in

(84 - 89cm)

35 - 37.5in

(88 - 95cm)

37.5 - 40.5in

(95 - 103cm)

40.5 - 43in

(103 - 109cm)


24.5 - 26in

(62 - 66cm)

26 - 28in

(66 - 71cm)

28 - 30.5in

(71 - 77.5cm)

30.5 - 33.5in

(77.5 - 85cm)

33.5 - 36in

(85 - 91cm)


34.5 - 36in

(88 - 91cm)

36 - 38in

(91 - 97cm)

38 - 40.5in

(97 - 103cm)

40.5 - 43.5in

(103 - 110.5cm)

43.5 - 46in

(110.5 - 117cm)


28 - 28.5in

(71 - 72.5cm)

28.5 - 29in

(72.5 - 75cm)

29.5 - 30.5in

(75 - 77.5cm)

30.5 - 31in

(77.5 - 79cm)

31 - 31.5in

(79 - 80cm)

How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Natural Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 3

Love these shorts but sizing issue

I've used it several times
Runs small
Size Bought
5` 7"
135 lbs

This is my 4th pair of these shorts, because I love them. But this time they seem to be smaller in the waist, so I measured and sure enough they are1 to 1 1/2 inches smaller in the waist then my other pairs. My other shorts were made in China and these were made in Cambodia, not sure if that is the reason??I will be keeping because a hope they stretch out a tad, but making sure I don’t eat six pies over the holidays ;-). I’m 5’7” 135-140 lbs, athletic build. Frustrating because returning on items on Backcountry is not always a pleasant experience.

>Rating: 5

Sombrio for the Win

I've put it through the wringer

Most comfortable shorts, best pockets, and durable as hell for descending or climbing all day everyday.

>Rating: 3

bunches in the back

I returned this product before using it

It's almost perfect... actually fits my girthy thighs but the adjustment makes it bunch in the back of the waist. If anyone has a suggestion for girthy thighs let me know!

>Rating: 5

Love of my Life

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
5` 4"
150 lbs

I have a surprisingly hard time finding shorts that fit. I have thigh and a butt from year-round biking and skiing. Ladies- you are not alone! There are perfect optimal movement in the waist for comfort and won't fall down, plus breathable!

>Rating: 5


I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
5` 3"
115 lbs

Something about Sombrio's shorts just keep me coming back for more! I already own two pairs, but in a different model, and these might be my favorite of the three! I love the lightweight fabric they use, combined with the 4 way stretch which makes these extremely comfy for long days in the saddle. The pockets are great! and the vent holes seem like they will come in handy once temps start to rise. They are a good length and the blue color is beautiful! The fit is true to size as well. No complaints!

>Rating: 4

Fit perfect

Size Bought
5` 8"
145 lbs

5'8" 145# +/- curvy with thighs. Fit great. Have the hardest time finding shorts. Will be tight with a higher profile chamois but I either don't wear one or a very thin one. I loved the Val shorts from Sombrio too. I got the large and they were huge.

>Rating: 2

Odd sizing

I returned this product before using it
Runs large
Size Bought
medium and large
5` 7"
165 lbs

As with the Sombrio Val, POC, Fox, Zoic, etc....... and all other shorts I have tried for MTB, they all have odd sizing variation. The medium is skin tight and the large is huge. I have simply resorted to riding in shorts too big which stinks for many reasons. I returned these since they were too expensive to have another pair of shorts in the fleet that do not fit right... The plum was beautiful, but they had to go back.

>Rating: 5

Thank you!

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
True to size
Size Bought
5` 5"
179 lbs

Ohh, Thank you Sombrio! Curvy girls love riding bikes, too! I just picked these up and tried them on, so I haven't used them on the trail yet, but I am SO impressed with the fit, that I had to leave a review immediately. I bought the XL, and most XL's in the bike industry fit like a medium. I am SO happy to say these fit, and they fit really well, and they don't cause sausage rolls in the waist, and they are even flattering on the backside. I generally wear a 14-16 bottom in women's sizing (depending on brand), and the XL is perfect for me. Needs a little adjusting in the waist, but this is why they offer the adjustment tabs. So it's great! The fabric here is a bit lighter overall and has a really nice stretch to it (perfect for being active and moving). And the waist has adjustment tabs on both sides for a custom fit. The pockets will easily fit ID and credit card, and the left front pocket has a lanyard hiding inside it. The pockets are a touch narrow, so not quite as ideal for a phone, but most phones will probably fit. They also have two pockets in the rear. One plain low profile zipper and one flap style. I think it's more for looks really, but they are both functional if you want to use them. I also tried on the V'al shorts. They are the same length, with a burlier fabric, and a similar fit, but I liked these Summit shorts just slightly better overall for my purposes (lighter stretch fabric, and overall fit). If you want a more abbrasion resistant fabric, check out the V'al:

First Ride Impressions: They were perfect. The light and stretchy fabric performed flawlessly, and that is to say they were never a hindrance while riding. I barely noticed them, and in my opinion that is the measure of a great bike short.

Update: more than a year going and these have held up perfectly, and have been my favorite go-to shorts. I frequently attach my car key to the pass lanyard in the left pocket, and ride with my phone in the right zipper pocket if I want to keep it handy.