Concerning long days at the sport crag, nothing provides comfort and durability quite like a quality cotton canvas, as the climb-savvy folks at Millet are well aware. Not only is the Men's Battle Long Short made with Armored Canvas Cotton, it also features a relaxed fit with a gusseted crotch for complete freedom of movement and a long cut to protect your knees from abrasive cliff faces. Plus, the stretchy flat waistband is designed to comfortably fit beneath a harness.
- Armored Canvas Cotton provides high level comfort and abrasion resistance
- Relaxed fit with a gusseted crotch allows you to move with complete freedom
- Long cut protects your knees from abrasive cliff faces
- Elastic flat waistband ensures a snug fit
- Flat waistband also fits comfortably beneath a harness
- Single zippered leg pocket stows a brush or tape
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Nice athletic fit
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I've been using Prana's Mojo shorts for climbing since before I can remember and I was always bothered by the "diaper butt" that invariably occurred when wearing a harness. I'm sorta lanky and my thighs are prima-white so I'd try to pull the Mojos down to my knees to get the right fit/look. But with a harness on, this always made me (and everyone else in them) look like they just took a dump in their drawers. The solution was to pull them up higher and blind the poor bystanders with my pasty legs. Enter the Battle Long shorts:
These have the perfect proportions. I'm not a fan of man-pris or tight clothes (read: skinny jeans) so I was a little worried how these would fit when I ordered them. But all for naught as these come down to the knee without a lot of excess fabric around the butt. They stretch just enough to climb well and fit snugly when wearing a harness. Other shorts are "do-it-all and suck-at-some" but these were MADE for climbing! I love them and have another pair ordered already.
My one complaint is the total lack of normal pockets (i.e., sides and butt); the only pocket is sorta small and on the left thigh. It's very reminiscent of Napolean Dynamite's "tator tot" pocket that gets kicked by that bully. On a plus, I always laugh when I use the pocket 'cause I hear "Hey Napolean, gimme one of your tots" in my head. It's big enough for a cell phone/camera but I'd like to have something else added so I can carry all that extra cash I have.
Careful drying these shorts, they shrink a little bit. I just air-dry mine.
Excellent Climbing Shorts!
These have a nice relaxed fit, and while they're not super stretchy like some climbing pants and shorts, they do give allow for a full range of motion. The fit is definitely relaxed, but not what I would consider baggy. The material is also very durable!