Splash 5.5" Short
In my experience, KUHL shorts for women run small. I am a size 14 but I purchased a size 16. They fit nicely. Neither tight or loose. I love the fabric, feel and look. They are slimming and comfortable. I would buy more if they were available in more colorful colors.
Vikki from Roswell, GA on June 14, 2019
I really wanted to love these. The fabric and length seemed perfect; however, the waist was way to big. The shorts fit fine through the hip and leg, and were a great length, however there is no adjustment ability to the waist, and so it gaped out about 2-3" in the back. A simple bit of elastic, or a drawstring, or some other adjustment would have been great. As is, the snap closure in the front would probably pop open when squatting, not to mention the huge gap in the back. Not sure why manufacturers put so much extra fabric in the back of the waist area. I have similar shorts by LLBean, North Face, and Columbia that did not have this problem.
Pam from Pasadena, MD on May 30, 2019
Size runs small so have to order 1-2 sizes up. Fits my larger athletic thighs/hips and smaller waist. Like the Splash over the other models of shorts with Kuhl. Fabric is better and does not wrinkle with the Splash.
Zappos Reviewer on May 28, 2019
These short are perfect. I have several pair of Kuhl pants and thought I would try out their shorts. These are perfect. They are dressy enough that I can wear them with a nice shirt to work. (I am a teacher in Hawaii.) and sporty enough to wear hiking or riding my bike. I have an athletic build and usually can’t find pants and shorts that are small enough for my waist and large enough for my rear end and thighs. I know every time I order Kuhl shorts or pants they are going to fit.
Zappos Reviewer from Hawaii on May 26, 2019
I wanted to love these shorts but they don't work for me. I'm very active, 5'5 and 125 pounds with a relatively big butt and big thighs. These shorts were fine for my thighs but too tight across my butt. I'm certain that going up a size would make them way too big everywhere else. I don't like tight clothes and tend to buy things a little big, but these were too snug in the backside even for someone who likes more fitted clothing. It's kind of a weird tightness and I had trouble figuring out where it was coming from. Maybe it's the stitching that makes them a bit binding? Whatever the case, I'm sure they'd be great for someone with a smaller booty, but they're a return for me. They seem to be solid quality with nice, athletic styling.
V on May 20, 2019
These are nice shorts, but I returned them because some of the other kuhl styles fit me better.
Thistle on May 11, 2019
Cute short If you got big legs (I don't) these should be cut wide enough in the legs for you I was hoping for a narrower legs but good length nice fabric and comfy
Zappos Reviewer on May 03, 2019
These are cute but the other reviews are right. The sizing is totally off. These were about 2-3 sizes smaller than the size I ordered.
Zappos Reviewer from Philadelphia on May 01, 2019
LOVE THESE! Bought them in 2 colors and cannot beat the Zappos price point for a pair of Kuhl shorts! I am 125 lbs and have to get an 8. Size up (as always with Kuhl most things run small!)
Kim from nj on April 12, 2019
I disagree with other reviewers about a need to size up. I’m a 4 or 6 in other brands and the 4 fits me. Admittedly Kuhl’s sizing has been very inconsistent over the years which is too bad, because they have great clothing.
HC on April 08, 2019
These are great shorts! Not too short but not old lady! For those of us who don’t want to show it all! They run small. I always order up a size in Kuhl! Love these!
Kim from NJ on March 29, 2019
I love these! As is typical size UP! One or two sizes. I typically wear a 4-6 and ordered an 8. These are a great length as well! Not so short. Well made.
Kim from New Jersey on March 22, 2019
Pink color is much more purple in person. Not a fan, but shorts fit well.
Zappos Reviewer on September 17, 2018
As other reviews have noted, the sizing of these shorts is very inconsistent. I ordered a pair in the Carbon color, size 10 (which is a size larger than I normally wear) and loved them so much I decided to order them in another color. Received the Emerald Sea color in the same size and I can barely button them, the legs are very tight, and they have the dreaded gap in the waist. Such a bummer because I absolutely love the fit and style of the Carbon pair!
Zappos Reviewer on May 30, 2018
I love my 3-year-old pair of these, loose but not too loose in my normal size 10. Ordered more this year in size 10 and they’re 1-2 sizes too small! I am bummed out that I cannot trust Kuhl sizing.
Zappos Reviewer on May 20, 2018
The size was exactly what was expected. The style is substantially better than other brands. The feel, weight and comfort is perfect for travel. Great jacket!!!
Craig from Nashville on May 03, 2018
I’ve been wanting this jacket for quite some time and it’s even better than expected!
Craig from Nashville on April 27, 2018
Tee on March 09, 2018
These shorts were a little long on me, which was ok for my purposes (hiking and backpacking). I returned them because of the fabric - it was really heavy and I had concerns that it wouldn’t dry quickly and would feel heavy and wet if they got wet from sweat, water, etc. I needed something I could feel confident that would dry quickly.
Katrina from Birmingham, AL on November 05, 2017
LOVE these shorts! I'm 5'2" and 120 lbs. The size 6 is perfect! Ordering more after I write this. Cute enough for casual daytime or at night with a top. LOVE!!!
Amoi from Florida on October 07, 2017
I love these shorts! Purchased the plum pair in the spring while on vacation and have worn them all summer. I just bought two more pairs. I'm 5'6 and 130 lbs with an athletic build. Size 6 fit me well but the 8 felt roomier and more comfy. They're slightly baggy but are very flattering and the length is perfect.
Zappos Reviewer from Salt Lake City, Utah on September 15, 2017
Love these shorts. These are my second pair. They move with you and are great for everything from hiking to shopping to around town. As noted, they do fade over time which I love as it adds character to their look. They also dry fast if you use them for a walk on the beach or a water ride at an amusement park!
Zappos Reviewer from Michigan on September 03, 2017
I love the Kuhl splash shorts and pants but the indigo seem to run a little smaller than the grey and black.
Dawn from Texas on August 28, 2017
Very comfortable, good design.
Zappos Reviewer on August 21, 2017
I love Kuhl,and these shorts are just another example of why I can't get enough of this brand. The fit is fantastic and these shorts are very comfortable. I ordered a size 6, which is my normal size and they fit well. I could go up to an 8 and probably still be fine with them. There are a few styles in Kuhl where I have to size up, but these run more true to size. I bought the indigo color and they are a very rich deep blue. Now I'm just trying to decide what color I want to order next!
Zappos Reviewer on August 10, 2017