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    REI Adventures Shorts - Men's

    Named after our own travel company, the REI Adventures shorts offer quick-drying convenience and travel-savvy details that are a perfect match for outdoor lifestyles. See details

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    Named after our own travel company, the REI Adventures shorts offer quick-drying convenience and travel-savvy details that are a perfect match for outdoor lifestyles.

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    Named after our own travel company, the REI Adventures shorts offer quick-drying convenience and travel-savvy details that are a perfect match for outdoor lifestyles.

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    Named after our own travel company, the REI Adventures shorts offer quick-drying convenience and travel-savvy details that are a perfect match for outdoor lifestyles.

    • Lightweight peached nylon dries quickly to keep you comfortable when you're on the go; fabric has a soft, smooth feel
    • With a UPF 50+ rating, fabric provides excellent protection against harmful ultraviolet rays
    • Secure your travel and trail essentials in the side-seam zippered pocket; front hand pockets, a back welt pocket and a back zippered pocket provide additional storage
    • Hidden zippered pocket within the left hand pocket provides secure storage for sensitive documents
    • Gusseted crotch allows unrestricted range of motion
    • The REI Adventures shorts have a relaxed fit that allows for comfort and freedom of movement


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

    REI Adventures Shorts - Men's

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    REI Adventures Shorts - Men's is rated 3.2941 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic shorts, better than the prior I have 4 pairs of the prior version of these, and just bought my 2nd pair of the latest REI Adventure Shorts. I think REI did a great job with the update. They added a gusseted crotch, moved a zipper pocket inside the left hand pocket, added a loop for clipping items to near the back right belt loop, and made some other alterations. The fit is awesome on these. I've read other reviews saying otherwise, but for my size 32 pants, the fit is better than the original. They may be a little slimmer, but I prefer the fit. The gusseting is a good touch to the quality as well. There seems to be a lot of ire over the movement of one of the stealth pockets that used to be down low on the left leg (along with the still existing un-moved lower right side pocket). While I like the idea of having a hidden pocket, phones/wallets/keys in the down low on the leg location tended to wack you with every step if you ever had to walk even a bit briskly. Moving it inside the hand pocket is an improvement to me. I love these new shorts and wear them alongside my old ones. I recommend to not be afraid to give them a try.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from SMALL POCKETS These shorts are great, been wearing this style for years... Lots of Pros which is why I keep buying them. This year's model however has some POCKET ISSUES. I use these both for recreation and for work. I carry the usual items along with a few tools in my pockets. For some reason they've decided to make narrower openings on the back pockets, and shallower pockets in the front... I am not a happy camper. These shorts struggle to hold even a pen while seated in my vehicle. I've already lost 2 utility knifes and countless writing utensils. I also have difficulty retrieving my iphone w/ case from the back pocket. Looks like I'll have to break out the sewing machine until REI fixes this issue on next season's line.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable, great fit I purchased these for hiking around the Albanian Alps this summer. I have used them several times so far, and they have been incredibly comfortable -- a close fit but no chafing and plenty of pockets (but not too bulky). Last weekend, I got torrentially soaked on a beachside camping trip, and these shorts were the first piece of clothing to dry.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nicely adapted to urban adventure Bought these shorts and their pants counterpart for a month-long trip to SE Asia. Washed them out in the sink at night & they were dry by morning. Found the leg pocket perfect for my glasses in case. Kept big bills in the little zippered pocket and small bills in the bigger below. Figured a pickpocket could never manage that little zipper. Love the fit and look. I kept a bandana in the backpocket and that's it. To tell the truth I'm delighted this item doesn't have that cargo look whose pockets I find useless because they are leg bangers. I'm buying another pair in another color for my next trip. Remember these are advertised as "adventure" clothing, not backpacking. If your out exploring the world you can't do any better than these.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts I spent 10 days in Panama walking and hiking and needed some comfortable, casual shorts that I could both wear around town and wear on hikes. The breathable lightweight fabric was perfect for me. They dried quickly so I was able to wash them in my sink and hang dry them (after wrapping them in a towel to get excess water out). They were dry by morning. Plenty of small hidden pockets allowed me to stash cash and keys without worry. I wouldn't go for long runs in them (I swear by short in-seam running shorts), but that might just be me. Hiking was very comfortable. Short jogs were fine. And they were "plain" enough to wear out to casual restaurants. Great multipurpose shorts!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too Slim, Worse than Previous Versions I agree with the previous reviews that this season's (2013) version of these shorts represents a big change for the worse. I will likely be returning these. I have 2 other pairs, one from ~2009 and one from 2012 that are much better. They are more roomy and hence more comfortable, breatheable, and functional. The current version is too slim. That combined with the fact that the fabric is so lightweight makes you constantly wonder if you are going to bust these things at the seams (this is coming from someone who's not overweight). I understand that we are currently and unfortunately at the mercy of an unsightly male skinny-pants societal fashion trend, but what good do skinny pants (or shorts in this case) do for outdoor activities? These are not the times when you want to be worrying about whether your shorts will stay intact if you bend over. Furthermore, you can forget about carrying a wallet or phone in your pockets with these as the shorts are just too slim for that. The pocketry on these is also different than before, as others noted. However, as the others seem fine with the previous versions' pocketry, I think that both versions need improvement. It would be awesome if a nice cell phone pocket was added to the right leg, just to the posterior of the side seam. In my opinion, this is the best place for a cell phone on a pair of men's shorts/pants. Please update these shorts!! The previous seasons' shorts are my go-to shorts, and I was really looking forward to acquiring another pair this year. Unfortunately, it looks like I will have to find another go-to pair of shorts. And even more unfortunate is the fact that most of the other brands of shorts hanging on the racks in the REI stores are also being adversly affected by the ridiculous skinny-pants trend. So, it seems I may be out of luck until next season or until the male pants fit fashion oscillator reverts back to "normal" on its way to baggy again (who knows when that will be).
    Date published: 2014-04-03
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bad new idea... Used to be great pants/shorts for travel until REI removed left leg seem pocket and introduced ridiculous zippered pocket inside left pocket. Previously I always had iPhone conveniently in left seem pocket, US currency in right seem pocket, local currency in right pant pocket and passport in left pant pocket. Fortunately I still have several old style Adventure shorts & pants, but won't be buying any more until pocket placement again makes sense. Why can't they leave well enough alone?
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from REI lost it I have three of the previous model REI Adventures Shorts and I love them. Just like on the long Adventures pants, REI decided to change a great design by reducing pockets. Why? I use all the pockets and I love them for that reason. REI, please give us the old model Back!
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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