- Button and Zipper Fly
- Zippered Thigh Pocket
- Front Slash Pockets
- Brushed Tricot-Lined Waist Band
- Low-Profile Waist Fits Under Harness
- Belt Loops
- Wind Resistant
Fit: Standard Fit
Fabric 86% ripstop, 14% spandex, stretch woven
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 8.0oz / 227g (34)
- Awesome shorts, long inseam for the style. (Review by Will)
First, if you hover between sizes, do yourself a favor and size down. They're stretchy shorts so if they feel perfect out of the dryer or in the fitting room, they will definitely become annoyingly loose if you're wearing them for more than just a day (backpacking, etc.). Also, I find the inseam too long as nothing annoys me more than having a hem tickling the back of my knee, so I cut off the bottom inch and a half and wear sweet soft shell jorts. You may not care.
Anyways, these are my favorite shorts and I am finally laying to rest my first pair after 6 seasons of field use. The zipper on the side pocket has finally died (maybe from picking up too much trash on trail). I love them so much that I might just sew the pocket shut and continue to use them in the non-work setting. Besides being fast drying, super stretchy (awesome for rock climbing and hiking up steep, rocky terrain), and lightweight, they are also ultra-durable. I have thought the fabric was going to tear for the last 3 seasons and it hasn't. Even extended contact with granite has left them without any holes. They certainly don't look new any more, but they are still solid which is where it all counts in the end. I can't speak highly enough of these shorts. It would totally be worth the money to get them hemmed if your length requirements are similar to mine.
(Posted on 7/19/14)