Backcountry Shorts

Our top requirement for shorts is – can they make it through a Utah slot canyon? Seriously. The abrasive sandstone will really test the best of shorts (and pants). I’ve killed a few pairs. Here’s a few of our favorite choices.

Royal Robbins Women’s Backcountry Short

Most likely this is one of the most sold models of Women’s shorts. Tough stitching with a comfortable fit. The pockets are easily accessible.

Royal Robbins Women's Backcountry Short

Royal Robbins Men’s Backcountry Short

The Royal Robbins Backcountry Short for Men is built with supplex fabric that is quick drying, wrinkle resistant and doesn’t retain odor. It’s pretty tough fabric and can stand up well to some abuse. The secure pockets are a nice touch.

Royal Robbins Men's Backcountry Short

Mountain Hardwear Men’s Wildlands Shorts

The ideal backpacking short with a DWR finish, the Mountain Hardwear Wildlands Shorts for men shed dirt and moisture.The micro-chamois liner and seamless conical waist eliminates pressure points for comfort under a pack.

Mountain Hardwear Men's Wildlands Shorts

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