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Reach for the summer sky.

Whether you're setting up a hammock in the backyard or setting up an anchored belay at the crag, the Kühl Krux Short helps you reach the day's maximum potential. Made with Über-Kühl bi-component oxford weave fabric, the Krux offers a lighter, stronger, and quicker-drying package than its peers.
  • Kühlair vent system adds comfort on steamy summer days
  • Articulated knees and gusseted crotch allow a natural fit and full range of motion for the final move of that boulder problem
  • 3D cell phone pocket helps you stay organized

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5 5

Great shorts

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I wear these shorts quite a bit. They can withstand almost everything I throw at them. The are excellent. I highly recommend them to everyone.

5 5

Exceptional performance and style

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have lost count as to how many of these shorts I have owned over the years. Kuhl Krux shorts wear well, dry quickly, and provide the perfect balance between cool summer comfort and protection on rocks, against bugs, or in combatting brush. I love the below the knee design and find that the Krux is the perfect 3 season short.

As others have stated, fit is dead on true. I like the 38 waist on my 200 lb 5'11" build.

Buy two.

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Scott, since you've had a few pair like myself, have you noticed this years batch seems to run tighter? I've got a few pairs going back the last 5 years. All size 34 and this year, they are tight in the thighs and waste, compared to the generous amount of material from previous cuts.

What is the fit? Exact, loose, tight?

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What is the fit? Exact, loose, tight?

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I have found Kuhl's pants and shorts to fit pretty dang true to size. I am a size 34 waist in everything and like things to fit snug but definitely not tight and definitely not saggy. I always go with the 34 waist in Kuhl and am satisfied with their fit. They are meant to move in so they do have a touch of room, they fit like a relaxed pair of Carhart's or Levi's do after about a day of wear.

5 5

Love these shorts!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

The material these shorts are made of is great! Lightweight, tough, and it gets softer with every wash. It can take a beating and still look like new. I have worn the 12 inch shorts, these shorts and the pants and I like them all. They are cut full to give greater freedom of movement. I would wear them everywhere if I could.

5 5

Kuhl as the other side of the pillow

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Sorry about that. I have the standard shorts version of these, and they are bomb-proof. These are great, covering your knees and top of calves for hiking brush/cold weather/whatever. They flare out a little at the bottom, so prepare yourself to be jeered a little by your crew...I personally like the look. Also, the zippered pockets on both sides is HUGE. I am a total clutter ho, and the more stuff I can securely stash while camping/hiking the better. Great pants, warm, protective, lots of storage, typical Kuhl 5-star review.

5 5

I found My Shorts!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

These shorts are awesome! While I am 6'2" and the shorts fit me like any shorts would fit a shorter person these are just flat out comfortable and awesome! They have a great assortment of pockets and get the job done no matter where I go. They are beyond comfortable as well.

5 5

Best I've ever had.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Maybe it's cuz I'm almost 6'2", but most shorts are just a little too short for me. These are just the right length without being lurpy. The fit, comfort, and quality are awesome. I have two pairs and could gladly wear them every single day. Wish they had a little better color selection. Not baggy at all--unless you're looking for the spandex biking experience.

3 5

Too baggy

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

Way too baggy and loose for my liking. Bought a 36 and it looked like it could fit a 38. Too much material around the legs. Looks better in the pictures than it does in real life.

5 5

Best long shorts I have ever seen.

Other long shorts I've seen are too baggy or too short, but this one is much better. The length covers my knees ( my inseam is 30 inches and I bought a size 30), which is what I like in order to keep my legs warm and my ankles feeling airy. It is also very light.

5 5

very cool....

one of the best shorts i have purchased. the light and tough material makes it very conformable casual wear and it just looks cool!! i just purchased another pair.

5 5

Love the Kuhl Brand!

Bought this short for my 6'6" son for casual wear. He loves the comfort and length of the short. They are good looking on and he now owns almost every color. Colors are off a bit, but the short is a hit in spite of that. Great purchase! Agree with others, if in doubt of size, order up, they are slender fitting.

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the gunmetal looks to be pretty brownish....

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the gunmetal looks to be pretty brownish. Is that true to life?

5 5

no more sun burnt knees

I've had these shorts for a couple of years, they a perfect for long days of fishing on lakes, either on boats or on shore. The extra length keeps you knees covered while sitting still.

3 5

Great short, but not durable for climbs

I'm a bit surpised by the positive feedback from many of the climbers here. I've had two pairs of these for the last two seasons. I immagine for bouldering or for face climbing and sport climbing these are OK, but for trad, especially on granite they are not. One day climbing cracks, chimneys or anything where you're really be testing the durability of the short is all it will take to put little holes in them. After one day climbing Empty Overgo (which includes a chimney), One Hand Clapping and Bourbon Street at Donner Summit I had left small tears and abrasions on the knees and on both my rear pockets and the cargo pockets of one of my pairs. You can see in the pictures the areas that look like discoloration (lighter) - these are areas where the majority of the fabric has worn away leaving small tears and very thin fabric in its place.

I love these things for casual wear (five stars), but the material is just not tough enough for any type of real climbing (2 stars) - so 3 stars is all I can do on these. For tougher Shorts suitable to any rougher climbing, the Arcteryx Spotter, Rampart Long, and Aristo Long are far more durable.

Great short, but not durable for climbs
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I couldn't agree more. These shorts are by far some of the most comfortable I have ever owned. That being said, the material is one of the reasons that they are so cozy and nice to wear all over, all the time. I can't see them standing up to alot of abuse such as you mention, but for backpacking, fishing, lounging, drinking your favorite IPA with your favorite friends, or making the stroll through the mall, these are a mans best friend. I'll be buying another pair soon. they are a little more $ than the run of the mill shorts at JCPenny,but they are worth it.

Hey guys, how's the fit on these?

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Hey guys, how's the fit on these?

Responded on

Just about spot on. If anything, I would say they are at the small end of the size ordered. I would not order a size up, as they are not tight or small for the size ordered, unless you regularly feel squeezed into a certain size and dont want to admit your caboose needs to breathe.

5 5

Simply Awesome

These were my first purchase from Backcountry.com and I couldn't be happier. I wear these almost every day, for running, hiking, hanging out. The fit is great and I love the articulated knees. They are very comfy and I'll definitely be purchasing another pair soon. I was a bit hesitant about the price, but after receiving them and wearing the shorts for a few weeks, I couldn't be happier with this purchase. I ordered the Khaki color and actually love it!

4 5

Not bad, but color?

Am I the only one that thinks the "khaki" color has a distinct green tinge to it? Makes it hard to match shirts to it, if that matters to you.

In my opinion, the length is a tad long, maybe 1-2". I want my knee covered, but just barely. Otherwise it can start to rub you calf or looks like a dress. Not quite that bad, but it would be better slightly shorter.

In short, comfortable, but the color is off.

btw, 30" fit me well being 5'11" and 147lbs.

5 5

Great Shorts!

I'm 6'2" and not a fan of shorty shorts so I love the extra length on these. Wife digs the look. Pockets are deep enough that my stuff doesn't slip out occasionally. 34 is usually on the roomy side for me, but these fit perfectly--so they're sizing is probably a bit small.

4 5

Order up 1 size

I always wear a 30. Im returning these for a 32 as the 30 is far too tight... Definitely long enough though

Responded on

So I got the 32. The "Italian" snap still pops open all the time, but I really like the shorts. I probably could even pull off a 34 in these which is unheard of. Plenty long enough (I'm 6'3"). I'd recommend these. The Khaki color is totally green.

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