Reach for the summer sky.
- 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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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.
Worth every penny.
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.
Hey guys, how's the fit on these?
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.
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!
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.
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.
I always wear a 30. Im returning these for a 32 as the 30 is far too tight... Definitely long enough though
I bought these shorts for my man. He looks great in them, and also finds that he can hike and climb in them. So, it's pretty much a win win for everyone.
To give you an idea how much I like these shorts, I own them in 3-colors. I like the longer length and how they are somewhat fitted so not super baggy and waving around your knees. The length is great for climbing and bouldering since it protects your knee from scraping on the rock. They are also my favorite, casual every day short to wear around town.
I'm 5'11" 180lbs and I wear a 32. They fit just right in the waist and the length comes down just below the bottom of my knee. Not so long to fall into the manpri territory, but longer than your average short.
Note: The white background on the backcountry.com website may make the khaki color look slightly lighter than it is. A picture of the Gunmetal, Khaki, and Brown side by side is attached.
Super light weight, and breathable. Protect your knees when you need it, slides over them for those crazy reaches. Couldn't be happier!
I've been wearing these shorts for over two years now, I own a few pairs. They are great for everything from everyday wear, to hiking, biking, Kayaking and climbing. They are durable, breath well and dry fast. They are extremely comfortable and fit great. My purchase from backcountry.com was a satisfactory experience as well, and shipping was fast.
I wear these to work, and then I can head straight to the crag. I love the articulated knees, so I don't have to worry about pulling them up during the crux of a climb. They are super durable too. I might just have to pick up another pair or two.
I've been using these shorts for a couple years now and love them. they are super durable and breathable. When i camp i basically live in them. great for bouldering, hiking.. pretty much anything out in the beauty of nature.
I love these shorts alot. Being a climber, light weight, flexible clothing is important to me and these shorts are just that. On the longer side, these shorts protect your knees and offer suprising durability and abrasion restistance. They aren't quite 3/4 long and aren't quite 1/2, which I love, its great because unlike long pants these shorts wont reach down to your feet and interfere with your footing on small holds. I love the breathebility and fit of these shorts, they are more centered for movement and athletic activities, but can still be worn around town and simpily all the time.
Near perfect and well worth the price. (especially for climbers!)
Hope it helps!
ive been looking for super long shorts/man capris, and i cant express how much i love these shorts. the fit is perfect!!
A friend of mine was climbing in the Krux shorts this weekend and said they were perfect because they kept him KÜHL while still protecting his knees while climbing. A perfect climbing short!
These are truly the best shorts I have ever had. I originally got one pair and then came back and got two more pairs to round out the whole collection. They are well worth the money. I wear them for nearly everything: Climbing, Mountain Biking, Working, and just plain Lounging.
The shorts are long with a 16" inseam. The front pockets are medium depth - just deep enough that things wont fall out when you sit down.The side pockets are zipped and also double as vents. The long vertical pocket (I think its what they are calling a cell phone pocket in the description) works perfect for sunglasses. There isn't a whole lot of pocket space on these as they are not cargo shorts.
Bottom line: A stream lined short that looks and feels as good cruising around town as it does on the rocks.
very comfortable. Fabric feels durable. Good length if you like slightly longer shorts. Highly recommended.
I've now had these shorts for only 5 days, so I can't speak to the long-term durability, but have had a very positive experience with them. I had a good experience both bouldering and gym climbing in them. In the gym, I appreciated the freedom of movement and the ability to keep a few bucks in the harness-compatible zip thigh pockets. While bouldering on (extremely) abrasive and sharp poured concrete boulders at a park in Cary, NC I appreciated having my knees covered.
The negative part: even though they're a lighter weight cotton/nylon blend, they're warmer than most shorts because they're longer. This isn't something I can really hold against the design, because I bought them to protect my knees while climbing rather than to stay cool. That being said, the trade off of being a little sweaty versus having my knees chewed up while climbing is worth it.