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In sickness and in health.

The Mountain Hardwear Canyon Short will accompany you in high places and in low. An integrated webbing belt eliminates the need to pack a belt, and a moisture-shedding DWR finish signifies that this may be the beginning of a lasting and beautiful relationship. Store expedition swag in any of the pockets, and enjoy a full inseam gusset for mobility during tricky ascents or descents. If said descents take you into a river, mesh drain panels have you covered.

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5 5

Great Versatile Shorts

So far I've used these shorts hiking around the State Parks in my area, walking around town, and coupled with cycling liners for training rides. They look great, have great freedom of movement, sturdy construction, and they keep me feeling dry. I liked my first pair so much I ordered two more.

3 5

Very Baggy in the Thighs

Good construction and materials. Comfortable fabric. I wear a 34" waist and got the medium. A little big but okay in the waist and butt, long in the rise, HUGE in the thighs and the fabric sticks out to the sides above the knee. So if you like that kind of look, go for it. Otherwise, try Patagonia GI III shorts which have a much trimmer fit.

5 5

My latest favorite shorts

Bought a dark green pair last fall and liked them so much, I bought titanium this Spring. Very lightweight, durable perfect for hiking (just finished a rugged 10 mile hike wearing them this weekend) and around town. The built in belt sometimes curls up a bit in the belt holder, but its a very minor annoyance. Overall the belt is a great feature. The pockets are adequate and having a zip pocket is very useful. The metal snap button seems fairly rugged and is essential. The canyon shorts a re on sale occasionally, and have seen prices under $20(!) in the off season so keep an eye out.

4 5

Good but pricey

I think $50 is pretty pricey for these shorts but well worth it when on sale. They do fit true to size and about the same as all my MHW stuff.

I haven't had mine long enough to comment on durability but they seem like they should hold up well.

They are lightweight and pack well. seem to dry pretty quick also.

5 5

Great summer wear

Light weight, good fit, integrated belt and pocket options. These shorts are excellent for hiking, camping, climbing and getting around. The quick dry fabric is light and breathable and the pockets are awesome. I like the vertical zip pocket's integrated key hook. Good security and peace of mind.

I'm taller so the 9" short is preferable, but the options for this short is also excellent forethought.

Im 5'8" with a waistline of 32, what size...

Im 5'8" with a waistline of 32, what size do you think i should purchase? i dont want them shorts reaching below my knee..thanks



They dry faster than my boardshorts. What else do you need to know?

5 5

Great shorts

I only have one pair and want to wear them EVERYDAY. Held up wonderfully on an extended backpacking trip. A little short on me (6'0" 155) but I'm not complaining. Have a nice fleece-like waist line on the inside which makes for a comfortable fit.

3 5

these get the job done but have their cons

These shorts tend to be on the longer side in terms of inseam length. They don't quite limit motion or flexibility but it is something that you can feel. The built in clasp/belt system seems to work but loosens up quickly and needs to be tightened frequently. The front pockets are incredibly shallow but the right thigh pocket is great for bulky items (built in clasp/hook for keys) and it zips shut. Overall they are ok and get the job done but there are more accommodating/more comfortable shorts out there.

4 5

Not bad at all.

I own one pair of these, and I love them. I just wore them on a multiweek backpacking trip in New Mexico, and they held up beautifully. Not a single sign of wear, which is unreal if compared to the rest of my gear. Super light, quick drying, very comfortable. Will be looking to pick up another pair.

1 5

sizing issues, no company support

MH must be catering to the growing waistline of the US. Own a dozen pairs of medium MH shorts. Recently received a pair of these for Fathers Day. Threw them in my bag for a trip without trying on. Put on while on the trail and they promptly fell to the ground. Oops. Mountain Hardwear says they are within spec, won't change them out. Beware of the sizing on these!!!! At least one size larger than previous MH shorts. Won't be buying anymore from MH due to this failed customer support. bummer.

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Write your comment here...IF you bought them at Backcountry you can always return them for a refund.

5 5

Mountain Hardwear Canyon Short - Men's

This is a super comfortable short. The brushed micro fleece lining in the waist sets these apart from other shorts on the market. The web belt also is a plus when you are wearing these day after day as your weight may fluctuate. I would recommend these to anyone who is looking for a quality pair of shorts. I am 6'3" 215lbs and normally wear a 34-36" waist and went with the XL

So the regular has 9" legs and the short...

So the regular has 9" legs and the short 7"?

fit, true to size? baggy leg openings or...

fit, true to size? baggy leg openings or tapered.

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Agree with Jeremy. This is not a slim fit short, but not baggy in the least. Crotch doesn't hang down past knees. Fit like a gentlemen's short should fit.

Right amount of room for climbing, hiking, and general comfort.

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They fit true to size, unlike some other brands that tend to be more baggy, e.g. columbia, white sierra. MH has a nice form fitting fit. You don't want those baggy shorts getting caught up in trees and brush.