Traverse Short

From $98.00

Traverse Short

From $98.00

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Nothing Extra

Designed to remove any excess bulkiness, these shorts use fewer panels and sport a decoy fly for a balanced look.

For Every Body

High stretch comfort waist band make the Traverse shorts a great fit for a wide range of body types.

Carry On

For all your toting and carying needs, these shorts have 4 strategiclly-placed zippered pockets.

Trail Versatility

If you were to only buy one pair of women's mtb shorts, the Traverse would be it. Burly enough for all-mountain riding but lightweight for longer trail days, these shorts were born to ride with its high stretch comfort waistband.

Traverse Short

From $98.00


Construction Polyester with nylon chassis
Inseam Length 32-34cm (12.5-13.5in)
Other High stretch comfort waistband
Pockets Zippered hand pockets, zippered back pockets

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Great fit but bad pockets

I tried this on at the store, and the Traverse in the XS were the only style that actually fit me. All the other styles in the same size are way to baggy on me. I would have bought them, but the pocket size and location is not great…. Barely could fit my iPhone in the pocket, and when I do it’s on my leg front too close to the hip… would make it uncomfortable while pedalling.

Tammy DeRovira
GREAT for women w hips

I have a smaller waist and a big butt. These were comfy, slid on great and stayed in place on a rough two hr ride. I'm 5'4 153 and these were true to size xl perfect for my 44 inch hips. Pockets for my phone, keys, chapstick and tissues. I'll Def be getting another pair.

Putu Duff
Great service, nice quality, but strange sizing

Great customer service on the shorts, nice material, but they are way too small. I had owned a pair of M race face shorts in the past that fit perfectly. However, I ordered a L based on the sizing chart, but they are still too tight around the waist and become skin-tight around the thighs when I ride. Sadly, I won’t be able to wear these. I’m surprised they fit this way, given all my clothes are size M.

Hi Putu,
Thanks for the feedback! We're looking closely at the Traverse sizing for 2021, so hopefully should have our fit dialed in again on these shorts for the new season arriving in the next month or so.
In the meantime, if you did want to exchange or return these shorts, please reach out to us at, and we'd be happy to set that up for you.
James @ RF

Michelle Cederberg
I love these shorts

The fit and feel of these over shorts make them my first choice when I head out for a ride. They're light weight but super durable and the zippered pockets are big enough to hold your phone, keys or a snack for the trail. I'm ordering a second pair.

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