Move freely from crag to coast.
Seeing as there's no limit to your adventurous mindset, why hold yourself back with a restrictive short? The Kuhl Men's Renegade 8in Short breaks free from the confines of urban life with its free-ranging stretch that's ideal for long days at the crag and laid-back trips to the coast. The gusseted crotch promotes fluid motion when you're placing tricky footholds on route or pedaling to the water on your beach cruiser.
Tufflex fabric calls for rugged adventures with its sturdy construction that's resistant to abrasion and tears. It's treated with a DWR finish that beads off passing showers and outside dirt from soaking and staining. Another innovative feature is the Kuhlair vent, which employs a mesh-lined pocket cool air circulation inside the short. It even protects your lower body from harmful UV rays, as backed by its UPF 50 rating.
- Flexible freedom for crag-to-coast adventures
- Tufflex fabric is abrasion and tear-resistant
- DWR finish repels rain showers and stains
- Gusseted crotch promotes fluid flexibility
- Kuhlair vent for greater air circulation
- Seven total pockets, including phone storage
- UPF 50 maximizes protection from searing UV rays
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- Q & A
Modern Cargo Short for the Modern Man
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 30" (small)
- Height: 5'7"
- Weight: 135lbs
These are the new cargo short—without the appearance of bulky cargo. I own several pair and I love the modern, sleek, clean look of this smartly designed, super-comfortable short. The length is really nice (but for my height, I'd like to see a 7" or 6" inseam).
Its clean minimal cut makes it easy to dress them up for an evening out in warmer months, and they are my preferred go-to short for every occasion—whether I'm on the trail, on the water, or on a beach vacation.
The side pockets are very handy for quick storage of a cell phone or small sports wallet, and the secure side zip pockets provide the peace of mind that your pocketed valuables won't ever be left behind.
The shorter inseam gives a modern look and the mesh pockets provide a cooler wearing experience (just wore these every day for a month while backpacking the High Sierras for 222 miles). The fabric dries quickly (especially so in sunny, arid climates), and is surprisingly more durable than I expected it to be.
I did have one pair that become defective where the hand pocket seams began to unravel, which was disappointing because the seam runs across the outside of the short and, of course, the pocket was no longer usable. Most brands don't offer a waist size smaller than 30, but a 29 would fit me perfectly and eliminate the need for a belt.
This is an excellent, versatile short and I recommend it highly.
Love the length!
The fit on these are great! Used these on a canoeing trip and they were perfect! They dried super quick too!
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 165lbs
These are probably the only shorts I'll ever buy. I was delighted to see Kuhl didn't update much for this season except the colors, because why fix something that isn't broke? 8" inseam is a perfect length for me, ensuring my thighs get Vitamin D'd. There's a good stretch in the material making the waist comfy even after you're on Beer 7 and go back for a third plate at your buddy's 4th of July BBQ. The multiple pockets are super useful, whether you're backpacking for several days or out running errands and need to stay organized. They're also mesh which means the whole piece dries lightning quick if you need to ford a waist-deep river crossing. The pic attached is from the 2016 model, but like I said - nothing's changed but the colors.