Weight 11.64 oz / 330 g
Sportswear Material 100% Nylon 6.05 oz / yd



Best nylon hiking shorts I have worn. Love these shorts!

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $40


Best nylon hiking shorts I have worn.


  • Comfortable
  • Breathable
  • Quick drying
  • Fit


  • Price

Love these shorts! I have owned my share of hiking shorts over the years and these are my favorites so far. I bought these a few months ago on sale for $40. Otherwise, I would not have paid the $70 retail price. 

The problem I've had with many other shorts before is fit. They fit either too constricting or too baggy. The Marmot Bastille Shorts fit just right. The woven midweight fabric has the perfect feel, not too thin and flimsy or too heavy and stiff.

I also like that the back pockets don't have those annoying velcro closures or flaps. The side pocket flaps are sewn down on all edges, so you don't get that flap edge curl up like on other cargo style shorts.

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Marmot Bastille Short


The Bastille Short has been discontinued.


The Marmot Bastille Short is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen April 19, 2013 at Appalachian Outdoors.

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