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ExOfficio Vent'r Skim'r Shorts - Men's

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  • Lightweight ripstop nylon fabric holds up to hard play in the outdoors; fabric is engineered to dry quickly and resist stains
  • With a UPF 20 rating, fabric provides good protection against harmful ultraviolet rays
  • Zippered cargo pockets stow essential trail and travel items; slip pocket above the right cargo pocket keeps a cell phone accessible
  • Single rear zippered pocket secures your wallet
  • 14 in. inseam covers your knees for protection
  • The ExOfficio Vent'r Skim'r shorts have an internal drawcord that fine-tunes the fit


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ExOfficio Vent'r Skim'r Shorts - Men's Specs
Best use
Nylon / nylon blend
14 inches
Fabric type
Inner liner
Sun-protective fabric
Moisture wicking
Quick drying
Side cargo pockets
Inseam (in.)

ExOfficio Vent'r Skim'r Shorts - Men's

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Rated 4.25/5 based on 4 reviews
Rated 2out of5
by fromVent'r Skim'r Cling'r Loved the length and the way they fit in the store. They're also very thin which is great for the hot Scottsdale/Phoenix summers. The trouble started when I brought them home and wore them the first time. After about 10 minutes of walking around they started static-clinging to my legs like wet tissue paper. Maybe it's the dry Arizona air, or maybe it's my electric personality, but either way these babies were so uncomfortable I have no choice but to return them. Too bad, because they looked cool when they weren't sticking and the pockets and fit are great. By comparison, the Columbia Omni-Dri series of shorts are also very thin and made of similar material (100% Nylon) but they never behaved this way.
Date published: 2012-05-20
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat shorts--homerun purchase Ex Officio is the premier manufacturer of functional clothes; the prices are pretty steep, but they are build to "use" not simply "wear." These shorts are no exception. They are made well and are constructed from amazing, light weight parachute material. Easily the lightest weight shorts I've ever owned, but they aren't skimpy--in other words, the public can see the outlines of what's underneath. When I opened the shipping box, I thought I had been fooled and that the shorts would fall apart they were so lightweight; not at all. These are well-made. There are two zip cargo pockets on the side and one in the back (right side). If I have a complaint, it's that there is no (none) left hand back pocket. Doesn't make sense to me. Anyway, there's elastic in the back and a draw string as well, so it's easy to jump in a stream or a pool with these on. I also have the roughiann cargo shorts, but they are very different. The cargo shorts are a heavier cotton blend while these are extremely light weight. I wear these shorts in mid-summer or heavy hiking weather to combat the heat, but the cargo shorts are best for cooler hikes/travel. I have two pair (lolden and ivory); love them both. You don't need a belt for these shorts (since there's a drawstring and elastic) and they are perfect for throwing in your suitcase just in case you free time on a business trip and want to explore.
Date published: 2012-09-25
Rated 5out of5
by fromLove the shorts Looks good and feels good on. Really like the light weight material. No problem with static cling as referenced by another review.
Date published: 2012-05-27
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat shorts Great shorts, extremely light, can double as swim trunks and a great pocket for smart phone.
Date published: 2012-08-23

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