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Icebreaker Utility Explore Short - Men's


Why We Like The Utility Explore Short

Silky smooth and tough as hell, the Utility Explore Short is our go-to for both rainy day campground reading and overgrown trail exploring. We scramble, log hop, and stream jump with ease in the stretchy, relaxed fit. The anti-odor property of the wool fibers keeps us fresh even after day five of no-wash wear.

  • Laidback short for leisure treks and urban jaunts
  • Lightweight material provides breathable, wicking performance
  • Abrasion-resistant fibers increase longevity
  • Elasticized waist with drawcord for a secure fit
  • Item #ICEZ6EA

Cool-Lite (41% Tencel, 41% merino wool, 12% Lycra, 6% nylon)
7.87in (large)
2 hand, 2 back
elastic, drawcord
Claimed Weight
11.64oz (large)
Recommended Use
casual, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 3

Super comfortable, terrible pockets

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
5` 10"
175 lbs

After undergoing a hip surgery this spring, I found myself on the hunt for a comfortable and technical pair of shorts to wear around the house as well as around town once I got back on my feet. I was pretty excited when the Utility Explore Shorts launched. I was especially drawn to the unique ‘Flint’ color. Shortly after receiving them, it quickly became clear that pockets were in desperate need of a redesign. As soon as I sat down, anything that I put in my side pockets immediately hit the floor. I also found that after wearing them a couple of times, the material started to stretch and the opening of the side and rear pockets became droopy which significantly impacted the clean aesthetic of the shorts. If you value your valuables, you’ll need to pull them out of your pockets before sitting down or simply look elsewhere for shorts because these will be a letdown. If you don't mind the issues noted above, they are supremely comfortable and would make a great lounge short.

>Rating: 5

So Unique!

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
6` 0"
180 lbs

Plain & Simple...these shorts are sweet. An incredibly unique merino blend fabric that feels sporty & casual all at the same time. I workout in these, wear them casually, and even sleep in them. I work from home, and hands down these will be my go-to grab for the summer ahead.