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Backcountry Rambler Short - Men's

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sale $44.96 Original price:$59.95


Why We Built The Rambler Short

To make the most of long summer days, we engineered our Rambler Shorts to be every bit as breathable and stretchy as a pair of running shorts, but in a casual style that's fit for the office or town. 

  • Backcountry Exclusive
  • Technical shorts suited for summer office days or lunch hikes
  • DWR-treated fabric dries quickly and repels light rain
  • Stretchy and breathable feel is perfect for active lifestyles
  • Well-placed pockets secure essentials while you’re on the move
  • Active fit runs small, sizing up is recommended
  • Partially recycled construction for eco-friendly peace of mind
  • Item #BCCZ28H

Responsible Collection
85% recycled nylon, 15% spandex, DWR finish
2 hand, 1 coin, 2 rear
belt loops
Claimed Weight
[size 32] 6.5oz
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Great Shorts

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
6` 3"
210 lbs

I rarely write reviews, but I ended up buying a second pair of these because I liked them so much. They're super versatile whether you want to hike or wear out. A lightweight material that dries quick and makes for a great go-to option in the summer.

>Rating: 3

Shorter and looser than pictured.

I returned this product before using it
True to size
Size Bought
6` 0"
175 lbs

Contrary to the previous review, these shorts are true to fit, so I would go for your normal size or size down to compensate for soft shell stretch that seems to be inevitable over time. These shorts felt shorter than the 7 inches advertised and are also quite baggy in the crotch and hip area. They bunched up a lot when wearing a climbing harness. Seemed like they would be comfy shorts in warm weather. I returned them.

>Rating: 5

Ready for summer!

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
5` 6"
160 lbs

I can already tell these are going to be my new favorite shorts. Last year the Olympus short from Backcountry was my go-to, but this year I was looking for something a little less sporty and a little more dinner-party ready. I assumed my criteria was going to make my search a chore: ultra stretchy material, above the knee fit, medium width leg openings, enough deep pockets to hold my essentials (phone, wallet, keys) and not lose them if I'm on a bike, normal waistband (no elastic or drawstrings) and a solid color. These shorts 100% absolutely check all those boxes and more! For the most part, the detailed photos are accurate in terms of fit and color, although the medal bronze color is a little more muted and less yellow in real life (which is preferred). I'm generally a 31" waist so a 32" can be a gamble depending on specific fit. I went with 32 in these and they're about perfect, so I think they're on the slightly smaller end of a 32, which I'm stoked about! I'll likely pick up the other colors once it's officially shorts season!


What shoes is the model for the “medal bronze” wearing?

Hey Jeff, The model is wearing the Lems Trailhead V2 Sneaker - Men's, item number LEOA00C. Great combo!


Is there a fly zipper?

Hey Donald, Yes this has a zippered fly.


Can these shorts handle a day at the river?

Hey Raphael, Yes these are designed to be a jack of all trades. Size up if you order!