Built for the mountain, feels like sweatpants.
The Kuhl Men's Fuze Shorts might feel as comfy as your sweatpants, but that doesn't mean they won't function well in the mountains whether you're climbing or hiking. On the contrary, Kuhl's revolutionary design placed stretchy knit fabric panels in key areas across the woven body in order to give you the mobility and durability you need to climb or hike comfortably. Kuhl also added a gusseted crotch so you can high-step past technical terrain without a problem.
- Woven cotton, nylon, and spandex blended body
- Nylon and spandex knit blended panels
- Gusseted knit crotch
- Item #KUH000E
- Q & A
great shorts but..........
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: 32
I typically wear a 31 waist and since that is not offered I opted for the 32. Big big mistake. Maiden voyage was a 3000' power hike.....1 hour later I reached the top with both poles in one hand and having to hold up my shorts in the other. I love almost everything about this company......but definitely downsize!!
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 30
Kuhl pretty much nailed it with these -- I don't sit still well, and need a short that can be flexible to most any need -- from work to play -- and these certainly are. Flexible fabric through the inside of the legs and crotch ensure things never get bunched up, and help to maintain some airflow when I'm really putting them to the test. The seven pockets allow me to organize and protect most anything, including my phone on the side of the leg, which is key.
I'm typically between a 30-31 in most shorts/pants, and found the 30 to be perfect, especially as they stretched out a touch.
I'd give them five stars if they were a bit more tailored in the leg, and made a bit less noise when walking. It's not loud by any stretch, but it is noticeable.