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    Olympus Lightweight Short

    A perfect companion for desert trails and dusty crags, the Backcountry Olympus Lightweight Short features everything you need for warm weather outings. Built with lightweight, quick-drying fabric, it keeps you cool and dry during tricky ascents, and built-in stretch guarantees full mobility with every step. A single zippered side pocket keeps small items secure as you move, with a drawcord cinch at the waist to dial in the perfect fit.

    • Backcountry Exclusive
    • Lightweight shorts for climbing, hiking, or everyday wear
    • Quick-drying construction provides breathable comfort
    • Four-way stretch with crotch gusset lets you move freely
    • Assorted pockets give you a stash for small essentials
    • Drawcord closure at waist offers a secure, adjustable fit
    • Item #BCC00DC

    Tech Specs

    Material
    60% nylon, 27% polyester, 13% spandex
    Fit
    regular
    Length
    thigh
    Inseam
    10in
    Pockets
    2 hand, 1 zippered side
    Waist
    adjustable, drawcord closure
    Fly
    faux
    Claimed Weight
    6oz
    Recommended Use
    bouldering, hiking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Back to order a couple more

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 210lbs

    Ordered these along with several other pairs of lightweight shorts to try. These are the ones I’m keeping and I’m ordering a few more pairs. Worn them for several days straight. Perfect amount of stretch, lightweight, wick away sweat. I’ve played basketball, lifted weights, taken bike rides, mowed and lounged around in them. Look great. Just wish there were more colors to choose from.

    Fantastic!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    Bought these for hiking in the summer and man are they perfect. Lightweight, unbelievable stretch, great fit, perfect length, wicks sweat and still looks good enough to keep on rocking them when your done. The drawstring does leave a lot to be desired but they fit me so great it doesn’t really matter. Came back to buy more colors...but not enough colors!! Other great uses for these... lounging, workouts, ballgame, climbing, sleeping, 3rd dates, kickboxing, optional black tie events... you name it!

    A Solid Kick in the Ass!

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

    I freekin love these! If I could get away with wearing these everyday I would. The material is spot on, it stretches every way you can imagine, I feel confident with whether I am on the rock climbing, hiking, walking the dogs, classy enough to come off the lake and hit up a BBQ with friends. Wicks a ton, dries in minutes. I bought these a size up all because I like em loose, 5"11, 220lb.

    More colors!!!

    Great product!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    I’ve been on the search for light weight, durable shorts that look good, feel good, & don’t break the bank. Well these fit all of my needs. They are light weight & very breathable yet they are very well made. The only downside is that they only come in two colors.
    10/10 would purchase again & again!

    Outstanding Shorts!!!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 178lbs

    I purchased a pair of these the other week and wasn’t sure if I’d like them. I’m glad I ordered them because these are the best shorts ever. They are crazy light and almost feel like silk. They look good with a button up shirt or a tank top. I hope that Backcountry reads these reviews and doesn’t discontinue these. Maybe in the further they could come out with more colors?

    Best shorts ever

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    These shorts are super comfortable, the perfect length and have great front pockets. The material is soft and stretchy and unlike some other shorts with similar material, these shorts aren't crinkly. I'm 5'11" 170 lbs and ordered a medium and they fit great. I highly reccomend these shorts and just ordered them in red too. Please come out with more colors and I'll order one of each.

    Great shorts

    • Size Bought: large
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 190lbs

    These shorts are made from a soft, stretchy material that makes them extremely comfortable. They wick moisture and keep you cool allowing you to wear them at work or on a hike.

    Lightweight but classy

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 220lbs

    Nice stretchy material. Fits well and very lightweight. Great for hot humid days. My only gripe was no back pocket or wallet pocket, but the two front pockets are deep and have a third zippered pocket for keys or cash. Also, be warned: the red isn’t red in person, more like a burnt orange salmon.

    Great shorts

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    I was looking for a quality lightweight short to wear for every day casual wear during the summer month and these fit the bill perfectly and some. I'm extremely happy with this purchase. Fit comfortably around my waist and they keep me cool. I played 18 holes of golf in 80+ weather and had no issues. I've worn them to the gym and out to dinner with a polo shirt. I only wish they were available in additional colors (i.e. black) and perhaps 1/2 longer due to my height. Definitely recommend.

    Love 'em.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 182lbs

    The shorts are nearly perfect. I went for a 10 K run in the heat yesterday, and they worked perfectly. They fit great and are well made. The waist band is soft and doesn't pinch. The fabric is the right weight: light enough for running in hot weather, but thick enough to feel durable. The range of motion is complete, and I'll be doing a Murph in them tommorrow. The length hits just above the knee on me, and I would call the fit tailored but not restrictive. The pockets, faux fly, and snazy red color make me feel like I can go straight from a trail run to a crab boil. I've already bought another pair.

    Great shorts

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    These shorts are super stretchy and comfortable. I bought specifically for running, going to the gym, hiking etc... The one zipper pocket is nice for either keys or a phone. I like the tie waist, super comfy. Probably wouldnt wear them outside of working out as they do not have a wallet pocket or belt loops. Size seems true to fit, I have a 32" waist and the medium fits well.

    Great Shorts for Traveling to Mexico

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    I got these for my friend and he says they are very comfortable, breathable and stretchy. Only downside is there are no pockets in the back for a passport or wallet. In humid temperatures they do a good job of not sticking to the skin and are great for ocean fly fishing. Quick dry! The drawstring is also a loop, which not sure how to tie it.

    Great Shorts for Traveling to Mexico

    Multi use short for light travel

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    I've had these shorts for a few days, and I've been really impressed with the comfort and versatility of the short. The 4-way stretch makes them both really functional, and really comfortable. These will be my go to travel short this summer because they have enough style you walk around town, but they have enough stretch & breath ability for a hike or a run. The only thing is that they run a little big. I got the Medium, but could probably go with a small. So, you might want to size down.