Reviewed by Brewup from Illinois on Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Well designed shorts but.the color pictured, the brown or bark is not the color you'll receive. I got a greenish gray color. STP said that's the right color. I disagree but kept the shorts, their nice.
Reviewed by Good Papa from Deep South on Monday, August 03, 2015
The pros are: Light weight, mesh pockets and underwear help it dry quickly. Zip thigh pocket on left holds cell phones. Pretty good value for the money
The cons: One or two wearing disclosed fraying of fragile material of the mesh fabrics. Not sure how durable they will be. The belt is sewn into both sides thus limiting travel of buckle. Thus, not much travel. You have to thread and re-thread with each time you take them off or go to the bathroom.
Reviewed by andy from colorado on Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The price is right but the short are not great. The sizing is off. My waist is 33" but the medium shorts have to have the "belt" tightened all the way, but the shorts still slip down. The belt itself doesnt keep its tension, and I'm having to continually tighten them as far as I can to keep them up. when the belt is tightened all the way, the top button above the zipper pokes out, making them look rather silly and much to big. Save you money and look elsewhere. the problem is good shorts like this are hard to find...
Reviewed by CoachRick from Austn on Friday, December 19, 2014
I picked these up on clearance to give them a shot...same light olive drab sage color as two pairs of Columbia shorts already in my closet. At just under 5'11", I'm not quite tall enough for these to be 'short'...they are below the knee cap. Not as many useful pockets as the Columbia shorts; but enough to get by for casual wear. These are 'water' shorts and are a fair bit less bulky compared to the Columbia. Belt is sturdy, non-elastic and the buckle holds pretty well. At the STP price under $20, I would add a couple more pairs if colors were available; but the longer inseam isn't my first choice. A high-quality, comfortable short at a fair price...just what I was looking for. They are 'waiting' to be washed; but I reckon they will fall into the 'hang to dry' category and look just fine without extra care. i don't run my nylon shorts through the dryer and these would likely dry faster than the Columbia shorts, so perhaps more convenient for water activities.
Reviewed by Monument hiker from Colorado on Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I bought these for my husband after I told him he couldn't wear his old White Sierra shorts anymore. He loved them, but after splitting the butt beyond repair, they were done for after 12 years. This was after I had already patched them. He loved them and would wear them on river trips, hiking and for daily wear. He was so happy when I ordered these. They look and fit perfect and I just hope they last as long. They aren't tight like a lot of men's shorts. They are great for sitting in an inflatable kayak all day.