Tess Short

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From hike to hangout, the Tess short is our go-to everyday organic cotton canvas short with just the right amount of stretch.
  • Organic cotton stretch woven "Tess" canvas
  • Front and back patch pockets
  • Style with hem rolled up or down
  • Size 4 = 5" (12.7 cm) inseam
  • Mid-rise
  • Relaxed fit
Fabric details
  • 97% Organic Cotton / 3% Spandex
Minimum Purchase Cost Est. Delivery
Free $99.00 Free 5-7 bus. days
Standard None $8.00 5-7 bus. days
Expedited None $20.00 3-4 bus. days
Express None $32.00 2-3 bus. days

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Tess Short is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 362.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only shorts I own I needed something that could be used for traveling, hiking, and climbing. The Tess shorts nailed it! They fit true to size, 6 fits perfect (5'8'', 140lbs) for me. The cut is really flattering. i like to wear them rolled for around town and hiking, but it was a game changer to be able to have a little extra length for rock climbing and traveling in more conservative countries. I first wore them on a 22 mile hike and felt great. no weird rubbing/riding up problems. it would be nice to have a drawstring in the waist again. I hate wearing a belt while hiking/backpacking and i like the security of a drawstring keeping things where they should be.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Elasticity wears out over time I bought these shorts a few years back in the striped "Silver" color (white/grey). They held up pretty well for awhile. A few years down the line here are the cons: The silver color shows dirt easily so I feel like I have to wash them after every use and it's still hard to get them back to their original color without resorting to chlorine bleach (which I try to avoid). Also, the hems at the bottom of the shorts have gotten really saggy and wrinkly, which is weird. Unfortunately I don't wear these much anymore because I feel self-conscious with the wrinkly material. May try to exchange for a different pair or try a different style. Too bad as the color and style are cute.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So in love with these perfect shorts! I just bought these shorts and I LOVE them! I work in outdoor education and it's difficult to find clothing (especially shorts) that work well whether I'm sitting at a desk catching up on e-mails, networking with donors, or standing knee deep in mud teaching kids about aquatic invertebrates. I feel like these shorts can do all that and more. They're the exact right length and have the perfect amount of stretch. Plus they're incredibly cute! I also love the tomato color but I hope to buy them in every color available! Thank you Prana for my new favorite shorts, I intend to wear them all summer long, or at least until I can get my hands on another pair.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite shorts ever I have a couple of pairs of these and they're my favorites. They look nice enough to wear in my (casual outdoor company) office with a cute top and for drinks afterwards, but they also work well for adventures. I've worn these hiking after work, over a swimsuit to climb up a creek-bed, and for days without washing on a 2 week trip through jungles and beaches in Costa Rica getting wet, sandy, covered in bug spray and sunscreen, and they still held their shape and didn't smell! For reference, I wear a size 6 and I'm 5'7" 140lbs with a skier's bum and athletic legs.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They run small but are just what I'm looking for! I have trouble finding youthful, sporty shorts that don't give me a saggy butt or make me look like a park ranger. The Tess Shorts are really cute. The 3" inseam is the perfect length. I am 5'3" and 118 lbs and a little curvy in the hips. I usually wear a size 2, but I had to size up to a 4 in these. I bought them in two colors. I also like that there's no drawstring that will stick out under my shirt. The pockets are big enough to hold my phone.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It depends I ordered these in my typical size 4, in the gravel and the white. They were both pretty tight, but the white felt more snug. It was uncomfortable enough that I was going to return the whites just based on fit, but then the fabric was also very thin. You could see right through it. The gravel was less see-through, and felt just enough bigger that I double checked to be sure I had ordered the same size. All the information says I did. I am keeping the gravel and returning the white.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The shorts I have been looking for! This shorts are amazing. They have a little it of elastic "give" which makes them just so so comfy in the waist. It's not elastic, just that the material is stretchy. I completely love the back pockets, the 5 inch length is conservative without being frumpy. I am 5 foot 1, and I just love this length. I put these shorts on when they came in the mail today and just have not taken them off. I am back on the website looking at the other colors that I want to order. These are WELL worth the price paid! LOVE THESE SHORTS
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these! These are great! I got these for my trip to Greece in a few months, but of course I've worn them. They are very comfortable and don't wrinkle much, which is great for travel. I am 5'4" and 130 lbs and I got a size 4. They may have stretched out a little, but I prefer looser-fitting clothing so that doesn't bother me. I just wish they came in fun, bright colors! I would buy them all! They're a little long but I cuff them, and I like that if I need more coverage I can unroll them.
Date published: 2019-05-29

Which inseam is the model wearing and how tall is she?

Asked by: Natalie
I measured mine and have 7 pairs as we hike all over the world and they hold up great and easily washable by hand and dry overnight in some places. 2 night max.Just measure 5" down your leg from your crotch and you can determine where the hem will be on your leg.I am 63 and my skin is a bit crepe like so I won't wear anything shorter.Hope this helpsThe shorts fit great and size is spot on!
Answered by: SUSIE S.
Date published: 2019-06-24

Is the picture of the Tess short showing the model wearing the 3" or 5" inseam?

Asked by: Anonymous
I am not sure but looks like 5". i bought several shorts in the 3" and they are more of a short fit. Very comfortable.
Answered by: Delia
Date published: 2019-06-24

Which pants are styled like these Tess shorts?

Asked by: T-short fan