The KÜHL SPLASH™ 5.5 SHORTS feature ÜBERKÜHL STRETCH™ fabric. This performance cotton blend dries faster than cotton and stretches for great comfort and freedom of movement. Be ready for summer, mountain lakes and hiking in the Bernese Oberland.
KühlKURVE™ fit makes the SPLASH 5.5 short extremely comfortable, and Kühl’s Free Ryde™ waist contours to the shape of your body. Five pockets provide plentiful storage.
- Fabric: main body: UBERKUHL STRETCH 68% Cotton 29% Nylon, 3% Spandex | 5.2 oz/sq. yd; 176 GSM
- UPF 50
- Performance Cotton blend with stretch
- Quick dry
- Advanced wicking properties
- Free Ryde™ waist contours to body
- Five pockets
- INSEAM: 5.5"
- Hugs higher in the back and dips slightly in the front for a perfect fit
KühlAir™ Vent System
Keeps skin kühl
- Mesh pockets and zippered openings allow you to regulate airflow or lock down your stash
KÜHL® User Reviews
I have a couple or pairs and these shorts and a pair of the longer version 11s. I love them, they are my go to shorts for getting out and about hiking or just walking the beach. They are a great fit, look flattering and are really well wearing. I have had my pairs for over two years now and they still look great. I run a sea kayaking expedition tour company so spend a lot of time camping and hiking on our beautiful tropical islands. These shorts definitely get my vote of approval.
Posted by Attie on March 31st 2016
These shorts are nice but why don't they have cargo pockets like the Splash 11?
REPLY FROM KÜHL®: Maybe it's because the Splash 11 has 11" inseam and the Splash 5.5 has only a 5.5" inch inseam where the cargo pocket would go?
Posted by Inquiring mind on July 12th 2015
The shorts are very comfortable and true to size. I loved the first pair (sage) so much I ordered another in khaki.
Posted by Bren on July 08th 2015
Like the splash 11. I know they will fit ~ Free People does it with shorter ones.
REPLY FROM KÜHL®: We will pass you comments (and any like them) along to design to consider your requests/ feedback. Are you sure a two star review of a short is a fair assessment even when it clearly does not come with the cargo pockets you wanted? Thanks for the feedback.
Posted by Bigfoot Lives on June 16th 2015
Great shorts, but why are they not available in black? And .5 inch additional rise would help the fit greatly.
REPLY FROM KÜHL®: We will forward your comment of the fit to design. Thank you. The colorways in each style vary according to sales reports from previous years. We hope you see your favorite colorway choices in the near future.
Posted by Murray Murray on June 07th 2015
I had been searching for a pair of hiking shorts and found these! What a surprise. I am larger than a 10 but smaller than a 12 and these fit perfect because of the fabric. I bought them in the khaki and will be another pair along with the splash pants because they fit so well. There are a variety of colors, but I wish there was a light gray.
Posted by Cathy on July 07th 2014
Independent Reviews by eKomi46 Total Reviews
These are really comfortable and nice flattering length. They don't gap at my waste like other shorts.
Size not consistent
My daughter bought these shorts for occasional camping and hiking. They fit great and are holding up well. \n
I use this product for work.\nI love the quality of this product.