Vintage Denim™ Explorer Shorts

Our women's cotton Vintage Denim shorts are just the right weight for summer.


Pre-washed for softness, our signature 8-oz. cotton denim shorts have roomy front patch pockets, two back button-through pockets, and button-detail belt loops. Fly-front closure. 100% cotton. Washable.
US Sizes: 14; 8" inseam.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.2 / 5 based on 93 reviews


78 of 93 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Finally! - 7/29/2014
    By: from Texas

    At last I've found a short with the fit I've been seeking for years. It sits nicely at my waist, not below, and the length is perfect. Most pants and shorts are cut to fit "slightly" below the waist but they won't stay up. I am constantly hitching up my drawers. Love these! Thanks, Orvis.

  • 5/5

    Very Comfortable - 7/16/2014
    By: from Austin, TX
    Top 250 Contributor

    These shorts are super comfortable because of the softened fabric. They look neat and are just the right length for me. I am 5'4", 112 lbs and ordered a size 6, which fits perfectly. They seem sturdy enough to hold up well and have good workmanship.

  • 5/5

    Vintage Denim Explorer Shorts - 7/10/2014
    By: from Panama City, FL

    My first pair of these shorts was spurred by a sale price promotion to buy these shorts and it was a good decision. I like these old fashioned shorts so much because they make me feel like a kid.

  • 5/5

    Well made, good pockets - 5/6/2014
    By: from NYS
    Top 500 Contributor

    These shorts are based on the older sizing, so they run small. I had to return the first pair I ordered but when the replacement arrived, they fit perfectly. The legs are rather wide but I think this will make them cooler to wear. (We are still waiting for shorts weather.)

  • 5/5

    well-made shorts - 5/3/2014
    By: from Austin, TX
    Top 250 Contributor

    These shorts are just right -- right length, right weight, right fit. They will see a lot of use this summer.

  • 5/5

    very pleased - 4/23/2014
    By: from California

    these denim shorts are great! Fit right out of the box. very nice. The look with the contrast stitching is nice. As Orvis usual, the quality is definitely there.

  • 5/5

    Explorer Shorts - 4/22/2014
    By: from NC

    I love these shorts. The fit is perfect and comfortable. They are well made. I have them in several colors.

  • 2/5

    disappointed - 4/21/2014
    By: from poland, Ohio

    The two pairs of shorts were both skimpy and small sized...disappointed in the fabric. Both returned.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Comfortable & Practical - 4/10/2014
    By: from Norwood, MA

    Great for casual wear walking the dog or gardening in comfort and style.

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