Striking a balance between dedicated trail and cross-country shorts, the Pearl Izumi Women's Summit Shorts let you crush your favorite stretches of trail without soaking up passing showers. Treated with a water-shedding DWR coating, the Summit is a great choice for variable weather patterns often encountered in alpine environments. Its 4-way stretch ripstop stands up to regular abuse without restricting movement on the trail. And because it has a relaxed cut, you'll find there's plenty of room for dodging trail obstacles, such as rock gardens and root sections. Pair it with your favorite short liner for maximum comfort on longer rides where extra padding is needed.