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Mountain Hardwear
Hardwear AP Active Short - Men's

3.4 out of 5 stars
5 Reviews

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Why We Like The Mountain Hardwear AP Active Short

The Hardwear AP Active Short is our dream summer short—it looks nice enough to wear in town but features a light and stretchy material that's up for climbs, hikes, and everything in between. Belt loops and a functional fly add to the classic style, while the sturdy fabric withstands active wear.


  • Durable nylon stretch twill is suited for outdoor use
  • Hand and back pockets can stash essentials on the go
  • Articulated knees allow comfortable leg movement
  • Item #MHWZ9SO
93% nylon, 7% elastane
above knee
2 hand, 2 back, 1 side accessory
belt loops
Claimed Weight
casual, hiking, backpacking, climbing
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Overall Rating

3.5 based on 5 ratings

Review Summary

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3 out of 5 stars

May 29, 2024

Good shorts, terrible pockets.

I really like these shorts, they fit well and feel good. However, the pockets are atrocious. They are wider than they are deep causing my phone to fall horizontally and limit my movement both while standing, and sitting. I don’t know who or what was used to test the pockets but priority in 2024 should be to comfortably fit a smartphone.


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4 out of 5 stars

September 1, 2023

Needs Zippered Pockets

Please add zippered pockets like on my 2 pair of Chockstone shorts.

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1 out of 5 stars

June 4, 2023

Don’t buy

Stitching falling apart in the back after wearing for one day.

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4 out of 5 stars

May 10, 2023

Solid summer short

Excellent fit and cut. Maybe run a little tight in the waist and hips, slim through the leg. The new AP Active fabric is amazing. Its super soft, breathable, has great stretch. I am giving 4* because the front hip pockets are awkwardly short. I have a normal sized mobile phone and it won't fit in those pockets (or the rear pockets) vertically. Also, I wonder about the durability of the fabric long term. That being said, I am going to get another pair. I'd buy even more if these were a tad heavier and with 5 pocket styling.

Reid O.

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5 out of 5 stars

March 17, 2023

The go to short.

These shorts are great. I wear them while doing mostly everything. They are a nice strong material and a great fit! I got the 7 in inseam size 32. Im about 170 and 5 10.


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