Mountain Hardwear Canyon Short

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These shorts by Mountain Hardwear are very lightweight…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $48

Summary

These shorts by Mountain Hardwear are very lightweight and are made with comfortable material. You don't have to worry about what comes at you in these shorts because they are easy to move around in, are quick drying, and feature mesh draining panels in the pockets.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable material
  • UPF 50 sun protection
  • Quick drying
  • Durable
  • Deep pockets
  • Built-in belt
  • Zippered side pocket

Cons

  • Strange fit (takes getting use to)

These shorts are great for time on the trail or around the campsite, especially if you know that there is a good possibility you'll be swimming or getting wet. They are so lightweight, coming in at a whopping 7.9oz (size large) and are comfortable to walk in all day long.

I love wearing these shorts on hot days because they are very breathable, have UPF 50 sun protection, and are great for jumping in swimming holes. The great thing is that you don't have to worry about being soaked the rest of the day and being miserable because these shorts will be dry before you know it. The waist has a micro-chamois lining which is super comfortable against your skin and dries quickly as well. 

I really like the deep front pockets and the straight up design of them because I don't have to worry about stuff falling out of them. There is also a side zip-up pocket that features a clip for extra security. You can easily clip your car key in here to make sure you don't have an unpleasant surprise when you get back to the trailhead. 

These shorts did fit a little strangely to me at first. They just fit different than all my other shorts, so it took a few times wearing them to get use to the fit. I love them now and love the way they fit. 

I recommend these to anyone who will be active on the trail and may have a spontaneous swim break! 

Front of shorts 
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Back of shorts
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Micro-chamois waist liner (perforated for breathability)
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Side zip pocket with key clip


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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Mountain Hardwear Canyon Short is the ultimate backpacking short. Quick drying fabric, optimal pocket storage space, and enough stretch to keep you mobile, these shorts can handle the hardest trips you can. Rotated seams at hip for comfort under a pack Integrated webbing belt with buckle closure for easy fit adjustments Hidden zip pocket with key clip inside right pocket Mesh drain panels in pockets for river crossings and spontaneous swims DWR finish sheds moisture UPF 50 sun protection Average Weight: 6 oz (179 g)

- OMCgear refers to the men's version

Mountain Hardwear Canyon Shorts for Men The Mountain Hardwear Canyon Shorts for Men are the perfect combination of performance, comfort, style, and attention to detail. Completely eliminate uncomfortable rub points when you re carrying a pack thanks to the rotated hip seams. River crossings, wading, and spontaneous swims are no problem for these shorts thanks to the mesh drain panels in the pockets and the DWR coating to repel water. The Mountain Hardwear Canyon Shorts for Men has an integrated webbing belt which is easily adjustable.

- SunnySports refers to the men's version

For a short truly designed with backcountry and desert wanderers in mind, look no further than the Mountain Hardwear Men's Canyon Short. The rotated hip seams eliminate uncomfortable rub points when you're carrying a pack with a hipbelt, and the mesh drain panels in the pockets keep the shorts light when you're wading through water-filled slot canyons. Plus, a DWR finish allows the shorts to dry quickly after you get back on the trail.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

On Sale. Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Men's Canyon Short FEATURES of the Mountain Hardwear Men's Canyon Short Integrated webbing belt with buckle closure for easy fit adjustments Hidden zip pocket with key clip inside right pocket Mesh drain panels in pockets for river crossings and spontaneous swims Rotated seams at hip for comfort under a pack DWR finish repels water The SPECS Average Weight: 6 oz / 179 g Inseam: 7, 9in. / 18, 23 cm Body: Canyon twill ii (100% nylon)

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

The lightweight and comfortable Mountain Hardwear Men's Canyon Shorts are ready to go where ever you are this summer. These backpacking shorts will keep you going on long hikes and backcountry trips. Seamless conical waist is comfortable under a pack and lined with brushed polyester for comfort next to skin. Integrated webbing belt has a buckle closure for a custom fit. Lots of pockets so you can securely store small items and mesh drain panels for river crossings and spontaneous swims. DWR finish sheds moisture and keeps you feeling cooler. UPF 50 sun protection protects you from damaging sun rays. Canyon Cloth nylon twill fabric is lightweight and quick-drying, plus it allows moisture to escape so you are less sweaty and cooler feeling all day. You can't go wrong with the Mountain Hardwear Canyon Shorts, from the custom fit to the lightweight, breathable material and the affordable price - these are great travel shorts!. Material: Canyon Cloth (Nylon). Inseam: 7 in.. UPF 50. Colors: Shark

- Tahoe Mountain Sports refers to the men's version