Designed to complement Sweet Protection's Supernova Dry Top, the Men's Shambala Paddle Shorts offer warm-weather whitewater protection and performance for summer river runs. The DWR-treated polyamide shell sheds water and blocks out heat-robbing wind, while the neoprene liner holds in warmth and offers flexibility. Lycra panels in strategic areas increase stretch where you need it most, and the curved hem covers your lower back while you're in a seated position. The adjustable waist provides a secure fit and an articulated fit allows comfortable movement. The Shambala also sports a drainable, zippered thigh pocket for easy access to snacks and other small necessities while you're on the river.
- Polyamide shell
- Neoprene liner
- DWR coating
- Lycra panels
- Articulated fit
- Curved waist
- Hook-and-loop adjustable waist
- Item #SET001V
- Q & A
Broken front snaps on two pairs
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These Shambala shorts are awesome for paddling... with one exception. There are two snaps that close the top of the shorts. On two different pairs of shorts, one button has broken off. My first pair broke after about a month of use. Backcountry was happy to send another pair. The new pair arrived and I went to un-snap them and a snap broke in my hand. This second pair still has the tags on it. Backcountry has invited me to exchange them for yet another pair. Maybe the third time is the charm?
Backcountry has been incredibly helpful and willing to solve the problem. Thank you for the help!
Sweet Protection on the other hand has ignored/not returned any emails or phone calls that I have made. I'm saddened that a company like Sweet Protection will not contact customers who are having issues with their products.
Other than the snaps that keep breaking, I love the shorts. I just with they were more durable and that Sweet Protection would actually provide some level of customer service.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
love the shorts.. super comfy when I'm in the boat all day and hiking for scouting stuff! would rate them higher if they were a little cheaper. great shorts. not so great price