Quick-drying Ultralight Shorts let you spend more time exploring—and less time changing.

3.2 out of 5 Customer Rating
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  • Super lightweight nylon shorts
  • DWR coated for almost instant drying
  • UPF 50
  • Gusseted crotch and elasticized waist
  • Two mesh-lined zippered back pockets
  • Two mesh-lined front pockets
  • Extended sizes

The Story

In hot weather, wet wading, or any warm-weather pursuit, these lightweight Supplex® nylon Ultralight Shorts will dry almost instantly, thanks to the DWR (Durable Water-Repellent) treatment on the fabric. UPF 50 sun protection. Gusseted crotch and elasticized waist for comfort and mobility. Two zippered back pockets and two front pockets all lined with mesh for even faster drying and lighter weight. Available in extended sizes.

Nylon. Washable. Imported.


  • M(32-34)
  • L(36-38)
  • XL(40-42)
  • XXL(44-46)
  • XXXL(48-50)
  • 8½" inseam
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the coming heat I wore these for this first time today and they feel fantastic. They are so lightweight, it’s hats to describe. They will be perfect in this Texas heat. Hey, I never write reviews, but these shorts warranted it. I just wish they were one inch shorter.
Date published: 2021-05-02
Date published: 2021-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorites These are my favorite summer shorts, they have a great feel and fit, and the stretch is great. These are my second pair, I bought the first pair last spring and ended up wearing them a couple times a week..
Date published: 2021-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight, very comfortable, exact fit..... I wear them everyday! for everything. perfect short, would recommend to everyone.
Date published: 2020-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight Summer warm weather shorts, many pockets , packs small, no wrinkles
Date published: 2020-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit I love the fit of these shorts. Being a person who isn’t very tall the 8” rise was just what i wanted. They looked great when I put them on according to my wife.
Date published: 2020-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT SHORTS/GREAT PRICE! Similar to Jackson's at a much better price: great for swimming, etc... Grab a pair, or two, while you still can.
Date published: 2020-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfortable Great product. Fits great, ultra light for hot weather, in DC summer I am wearing it every day. Only drawback is that I would like to buy another pair but website says they would ship it next February!
Date published: 2020-08-01
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