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Help Me Find a Pair of Shorts
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Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Help Me Find a Pair of Shorts on 07/31/2012 16:56:59 MDT Print View

I love my REI Sahara shorts - khaki color, size M (32-in waist). I like its Dupont Supplex material -- comfy to the touch, folds down pretty small, lightweight, quick drying and very long lasting. I also like having 2 side pockets, 2 back pockets, and 2 more pockets in the front.

But right now, I can't find any at REI, and they're rather pricey as well. So, pray tell, are there shorts that fit the above description -- bonus points for lower prices??

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Help Me Find a Pair of Shorts on 07/31/2012 17:00:46 MDT Print View

I've been catching some Royal Robbins Billy Goat shorts on SAC that sound a lot like that. Great shorts. You can probably find them on, and there is a 50% off coupon floating around somewhere.

Edited by skinewmexico on 07/31/2012 17:16:38 MDT.

Travis Brown
(jukebox) - F

Locale: Austin
shorts on 07/31/2012 17:01:43 MDT Print View

I doubt you have an Academy Sports Store in Cali, but they have their own brand called Magellan and they make some liqhtweight microfiber shorts. I have 3 pairs and I love them to death. They fit all of the above criteria.

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
make sure on 07/31/2012 17:58:37 MDT Print View

Make sure you get stretchy shorts, soo much nicer.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Help Me Find a Pair of Shorts on 07/31/2012 18:00:45 MDT Print View

Columbia Silver Ridge Cargo shorts: $25 at 12" inseam on the 32" waist.

North Face Paramount are good ones to look at. Mountain Hardwear, Ex Officio, Patagonia, and Outdoor Research all come to mind. None are cheap. +1 on the Royal Robbins, but still pretty steep on pricing.

I happen to know a guy who has some medium Cutter Tech Knickerbocker "long" shorts that are new without the tags. More like stretchy soft shell for biking, but would make very nice hiking pants. PM me.

drowning in spam
(leaftye) - F

Locale: SoCal
Re: Help Me Find a Pair of Shorts on 07/31/2012 18:00:59 MDT Print View

Check ebay. There's usually a couple pairs of REI Sahara shorts on there.

david delabaere

Locale: Northern VA
my shorts on 07/31/2012 20:54:01 MDT Print View

I have the same requirments as the OP. Essentially, quick drying shorts with pockets and stretch.

I rotate between 3 shorts
an older model, which comes from the convertible pants. lightest and fastest drying, unfortunately the most frageile and easiest to get dirty
has a zippered hand pocket , baggier fit, cheap, gets wet more easily
REI Venturi
only has one back pocket, but slanted zipped thigh pockets
heavy at 7oz
Arcteryx Rampart
my favorite, almost looks like it doesn't have cargo pockets. no velcro or zipper, just overlapping fabric to close it which works surprisingly well.
Also the tightest fit. I love being able to just slip in my hand and grab what I need without any noise or fuss.
It is the most expensive

Brian Johns

Locale: NorCal
GoLite on 08/01/2012 15:11:41 MDT Print View

I got three pairs from their running 50% off sale. 6 oz. hikers (12" inseam) and one each if the 9" and 5" runners. They are 5 and 4 oz respectively. The hikers may be sold out, all three and a few more are only $14.99 right now.