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7in Lightweight Ripstop Short - Men's

4.285714285714286 out of 5 stars
7 Reviews

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Why We Built The Lightweight Ripstop Short

After rolling out of the tent, we slip into the Lightweight Ripstop Short and grab a cup of coffee to get the day started right. We crafted these shorts with rugged ripstop fabric and a conveniently adjustable waist so we could feel comfortable from our breakfast prep all the way to the top of the trail.


Details

  • Sporty short for days on the trail and at the campsite
  • Rugged nylon construction with a touch of stretch for mobility
  • Lightweight ripstop from recycled materials for eco-friendly design
  • Integrated belt keeps fit secure while hiking, climbing, and more
  • Contrasting zippered cargo pocket keeps belongings stashed
  • Item #BCCZ2IT
Responsible Collection
Recycled/Repurposed
Material
61% recycled nylon, 33% nylon, 6% spandex
Fit
regular
Length
mid-thigh
Inseam
[medium] 7in
Pockets
2 hand, 1 zippered side, 1 zippered back, 1 back
Waist
integrated belt
Fly
zippered
Gusseted Crotch
yes
Claimed Weight
9.2oz
Activity
casual, hiking, climb
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 7 ratings

Review Summary

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5 Stars - 5 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

January 3, 2024

One of my 'go-to' shorts

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
M
Height:
5' 8"
Weight:
148

Great fit, I prefer this length. I use these shorts in town and when in the mountains. Great styling and versatile with the durable material that has a little stretch to it. Like all the pockets and the built-in belt.

Greg G
4 out of 5 stars

August 26, 2022

Quality Hiking and Camping Shorts

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
Medium
Height:
5' 11"
Weight:
160

I was given this product by Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion. I want to start off with sizing. I am 5’-11” and 160lbs and a medium runs true to size pretty much, but fairs on the slightly bigger side. The belt adjustment feature helps it fit more snug. We have been using the 7in Lightweight Ripstop Shorts on a variety of outdoor activities from paddleboarding, to hiking alpine lakes and summiting mountains to scrambling/climbing in rain, sleet, and hail. Yes we have had hail in August in Colorado. They are a little thicker than I expected when I used them for the first time, but I guess that's the tradeoff for pretty solid water resistance. The pants are made out of quality material and it just feels well made. It sorta feels like you are wearing a bathing suit but has fared well in all the climbing and scrambling maneuvers that I have put it through. So far it has held up all summer with no rips or tears and no distortion in the washer or dryer. It has one zipper pocket on the side which has been good for holding small things. I do wish the regular pockets on the side had some sort of zipper characteristic because I have had my phone fall out when climbing and I wish they came in a 5in length. All in all quality shorts for hiking, climbing, and camping.

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Jonathan S
1 out of 5 stars

July 29, 2022

Doesn’t fit like the pictures

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:
XL
Height:
6' 4"
Weight:
280

This short is high waisted, if you don’t wear at your natural waist the crotch will sag down and look terrible. If you are any bit overweight in the mid section you probably wear your shorts a bit below your natural waist and these will look like frumpy lumpy saggy pants. It was a great invention in the 90s to craft shorts with a shorter crotch for this purpose. The trend with historical styles has got companies making clothes that don’t fit well unless you are well fit. 1 star because i have to pay for return shipping - $7!! Just make all of your stuff a couple dollars more expensive, distribute the cost of return shipping and include free return shipping. I know math if you need help. Will not buy stuff from an online retailer who will charge to return it … too many variables in fit means returns are inevitable

Jacob N
Andrew AGearhead
5 out of 5 stars

June 14, 2022

Love these shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
Medium
Height:
5' 8"
Weight:
155

Fit well and feel great! These ripstop shorts actually have a lot of good stretch to them, making them ideal for working out, biking, days at the lake or just general use. Probably going to have to go back and get a second color as well...

John OGearhead
5 out of 5 stars

May 11, 2022

Best Camping Shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
Small
Height:
5' 8"
Weight:
135

These are great stylish shorts that are light and durable. I love the pocket layout with the zippered rear pocket so you don't loose your keys on a hike. The integrated belt and quick release low profile clasp alows you to easily adjust the fit of these shorts on the fly.

5 out of 5 stars

April 25, 2022

Love them

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
L
Height:
6' 3"
Weight:
220

Great short for summer. Comfortable, lightweight, looks great on; I’m totally happy with them.

Andrew D
5 out of 5 stars

April 5, 2022

Perfect outdoor adventure short

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
M
Height:
6' 3"
Weight:
185

Fit is true to the sizing chart. They are slightly more fitted through the thigh than similar shorts, which I really like since I have chicken legs. The design is really well thought out: zippered pockets so things don't fall out, low profile buckle that doesnt pinch when climbing or sitting, and a nice waistband. They remind me of Baggies, but with a better fit and more utilitarian features. Super comfy and awesome colors. Super impressed so far.

Nathan N