About The North Face Class V Cargo Shorts - UPF 50 (For Men)
Closeouts. In the wild rapids of life, you need apparel that won't leave you washed up -- that's where The North Face's Class V cargo shorts come in, fortified with UPF 50 sun protection and a quick-drying, water-repelling DWR finish.
Treated to provide UPF 50 sun protection
Brushed, quick-drying fabric with water-repelling DWR finish
Built-in inner briefs
Durable webbed tunnel belt with composite buckle
Mesh-lined slant hand pockets
Mesh-lined cargo pockets (one touch-fasten, one zip)
Reviewed by MTtrailrunner from MT on Friday, August 10, 2012
I wear these a lot, especially if there's any chance to be going in the water. Really comfy liner in these, and a very soft material to the short. I've actually had multiple compliments on them, which kind of surprised me given their sort of casual design. I usually wear 33-34 waist or mediums, and the medium here fit well. Be aware, there is no fly on these, so more a bathing suit type thing when nature calls. Makes them a bit worse for casual wear, but better for a board/water short. Love the flapped cargo pockets..lots of versatility. Only one is zipped for whatever reason, but no matter..very useful pockets on these shorts. They are slightly beefier than I expected..kind of thick feeling even, especially in the waistband and upper area. Not bad, just a bit thicker than I thought they'd be. Maybe the price to pay for the big elastic waistband, I dunno. Honestly you could wear this short for just about anything..definitely the kind of short you could throw in the overnight bag when you don't have room for a lot of options and versatility is key. Look good enough for the pub or bistro, and perform well in the river or lake..gotta love that. Belt is a bit long..after a while you don't notice it, but it's kind of funny at first. Also, a full elastic waistband with an integrated belt is a bit rare..I kind of like it, but could see how some would not..kind of forces you to cinch up the belt at least a little to not have it dangling awkwardly loose. On the plus side, it adds a touch of good looks, for that pub you hit later in the day you know.
Reviewed by JB Trekker from Rochester, NY on Sunday, July 15, 2012
These short's are fine but it seems like North Face products feel cheaper and cheaper each year. I know the bottom line is important but in business school I learned that if you don't listen to feedback about your products then you are headed for disaster.
Best Uses: Backpacking, Casual Wear, Running/Hiking