- January 25 2012
Great Travel Shorts
I bought these shorts for my 4 month motorcycle trip around the USA. The are light, take up very little space, and dry quickly. Didn't like the M,L,XL, etc sizes, had to return one pair as too small. I prefer actual sizes for ordering. Wonderful return policy.
- December 15 2011
great xmas gift
This item was purchased as a xmas gift. The order came quickly and was as described. Gift receipient owns a summer camp and therefore needs comfortable, quick drying, breathable clothing. This fits the bill!
- October 29 2011
Great all-around shorts
Love these shorts. They fit well and are very comfortable. Great for hiking and camping and dry quickly. Bought two and will buy more. Excellent choice of colors that go great with many different shirts. Ripstop material is cool and comfortable.
- October 15 2011
I just bought these to replace an identical pair I finally ripped. These shorts are fantastic. They are light and dry very quickly. They are well made and durable. I love canyoneering in southern Utah, and have squeezed through the tightest of slot canyons, swam through stagnant water pools, etc., and these shorts could not have performed better. I can't believe how much punishment they took before finally ripping on a bad rock. For the price, buy two!
- October 11 2011
Great shorts: light, quick dry.
Finally, a replacement for the Columbia shorts that I purchased about three years ago. I fell in love with those, and purchased about 10 pairs. They are now falling apart (due to much use, not due to poor workmanship) and need replacement. Of course, they don't make the same shorts anymore. These seem to be the closest replacement. What I like: 1. The fabric is very light and dries very quickly. I hate heavy fabric in shorts. When I want heavy fabric, I wear jeans. 2. The inseam (if you go with the 12" option) is long enough. I feel like a basketball player from the 70s when I wear shorts with a 9" inseam. 3. Actual belt loops! There is a belt included if you like, and it is actually OK. But I prefer my own belt, and these shorts allow me to remove the one that is supplied and use mine. 4. Zippered rear pocket. I travel and pickpockets have unsuccessfully tried to rob me because of zippered pockets like this. 5. Zippered front pocket. I like to know that my cell phone isn't going to escape. 6. Other pockets. OK, I don't really use them. But they are there. Normally I would hate the "flap" tops to the pockets because they would curl coming out of the wash (and I'm not going to iron shorts), but they don't curl because of the lightweight fabric. 7. Bathing suit? You don't need no stinking bathing suit! They look like regular shorts, but perfect for swimming. One less thing to pack. 8. I've only had these a little while, but I feel OK in rating the durability as they seem to be the same fabric as the other shorts I have. They lasted quite a while, but eventually gave up the ghost. But they took a lot of abuse along the way. So still a "5". One caveat: I normally wear a size "L" in Columbia shorts (my waist is around 35-36 inches). In these, the "L" was way too big. The "M" was perfect.