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Wild Rye
Freel Short - Women's

4.75 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews
$62.00 - $139.00
Up to 50% off


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Why We Like The Wild Rye Freel Short

Tech-packed shorts don't have to look boring, and Wild Rye drives the point home with their Freel Shorts. These sturdy shorts are ready for a berm-blasting good time, thanks to their four-way stretch nylon fabric that withstands mud, scuffles, and sun fade. A lengthy 12-inch inseam gives ample coverage for the thighs and just enough room to toss on knee pads if needed.


  • Enduro-ready baggies that bring fun to the singletrack
  • 4-way stretch fabric moves with your on the bike
  • Durable nylon breathes, wicks sweat, and resists abrasion
  • Lofty pockets have enough space for even plus-sized phones
  • Gusseted crotch boosts durability and free range of motion
  • Get the coverage you need with 12-inch inseam
  • Stay sun savvy on the singletrack with UPF 50 protection
  • Item #WRY0001
[size 8] 12in
2 hand, 1 zippered side
UPF Rating
Claimed Weight
[size 4] 8.1oz
Manufacturer Warranty
[zippers and buttons] limited 1 year
mountain biking

Overall Rating

5 based on 8 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
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4 Stars - 2 reviews
5 Stars - 6 reviews

Fits True To Size

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5 out of 5 stars

May 17, 2023

Does not run small

Totally disagree with the reviewers that say this runs small - I’m typically a 4 or a 6 in Athleta / Lululemon, and even a 6 can be pretty snug in Lulu specifically. I ordered a 6 in these and am debating returning - they stay up, but the waistband gaps a ton. 5’4 125 pounds for reference 5 stars otherwise because they seem great quality, and I ordered a size too large due to these reviews, not the company

Alissa E

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

4 out of 5 stars

April 14, 2022

Fun Patterns and Pocket Fits a Phone

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

My criteria for buying a new pair of bike shorts was that it would hold my iPhone where I could get it out easily. I am normally biking with my kids and like to have easy access to it to snap a photo or check trail forks. I haven't been out with them on the bike yet, but the pocket fit my phone and seemed easy to get to! Sizing... I typically wear a size 4 or 6 pant/short or a Size Small. I was struggling to get a grasp on sizing based on reviews so I ordered and 4 and 6. The 6 fit way better, especially with a chamois. The 4 was a but snug around the hips and thighs. I would say it probably runs pretty true to size given that I wear a 4 or 6. But I would err on the side of caution and order your larger size if you also wear two differnt sizes.

Jami R

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

December 15, 2020

My absolute favorite shorts

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 9"

I really love these shorts. The fit is perfect -- not too baggy (like some shorts I own) but not constricting either. I love the four-way stretch. I found that they run true to size. My usual size 4 fit perfectly, though if you want them to fit a little looser it might be good to size up. And I'm all about the patterns -- who doesn't want sloths on their bike shorts?! I'd recommend these to anyone and I plan to give them as gifts to all my MTB lady friends.

Kara J
5 out of 5 stars

November 5, 2020


THESE ARE THE SHORTS WOMEN HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR!!! They are SO CUTE, so easy to clean, so comfortable, and 100% for mountain biking. I'm obsessed. (Yes, I should've been wearing a helmet in my photo - I forgot it. I'm sorry everyone) XD

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Kelli S

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

4 out of 5 stars

September 11, 2020

Love the fit but returned

I've put it through the wringer

I ordered the geo dot pattern thinking they were black. They are not black, so I returned... But I do love the fit of these and have them in other colors :)


Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

July 7, 2020

Cute, stretchy, comfy, flattering

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I saw these shorts and decided to take a chance on them. I read the other reviewers' reviews to get an idea on sizing. I was between sizes on the Wild Rye Size Chart. I am 5' 100lbs. I ordered both the 2 and the 4. When I tried them on, the Size 2 fit me much better than the 4 which was too big everywhere. I have and use both compression and baggy shorts when I mountain bike. I usually do not look great in the baggy look. I am petite and tend to look overwhelmed or lost in them. When I tried these on, I was quite pleasantly surprised. They actually looked good on me. I think it is because they have a different profile or outline to them from most of the baggy mountain bike shorts out there which I think are designed for men . They are not that wide in the thighs and quads, but then flare out a little around the knee. The nearest thing I can liken them to is a capri/knicker bell-bottom or flare pant. Additionally, the length of these shorts in the size 2 was just right for me even though I am short. It hit at the knee. Most of these baggy shorts are usually way too long on me. The material is four way stretch, an improvement over most other mountain bike shorts which are only two way stretch. There is no adjustment for the waist either on the outside or the inside of these shorts. So, they either will fit you or they won't. Fortunately for me, they fit. I usually take anywhere from a size 2 to a size 6 in most pants/shorts, so ending up with the Size 2 is in the ballpark.

mypesq551090 m

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

June 18, 2020

Love them!

I've used it several times

These are so cute, so comfortable and super flattering. They are really stretchy which makes them great for any ride. I love the pattern too - really fun! They have a nice zipper pocket and front hand pockets. I feel like these do run small, as I usually wear a 0 or sometimes 2 in most things, and I got the 4 in these. You may want to consider sizing up a size.

lisah l

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

May 30, 2020

Love them!

I first ordered a 6 given the reviews but sent back for the 4 (my usual size in most brands, but Patagonia/Prana wear 6 -slight loose better than slight tight). They are very stretchy and as other reviewer said they stretch out. 6 would still have worked and 4 a little tight at first but they stretch out (I am 5'8" 139 more broad shoulders and slimmer thighs if that helps anyone).

Linda W

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com