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Looking for shorts with deep pockets.

I am looking for shorts that have deep pockets for an iphone/ with case. Suggestions?

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Hi @georgerobert,

This is a great question! Sometimes pockets are too short and sometimes phones are just too dang big!

A few brands come to mind, but I am also interested in other features you may be looking for. For instance, shorts come in a range of different lengths, were you looking for a certain inseam/outseam? Are cargo pockets a must for you? Then we can also talk about fabrics, materials & colors... I could go on and on...

Here are some of our customer favorites with deeper pockets. 

Honorable mentions, the REI Sahara Cargo & Columbia Silver Ridge, though sometimes the weight of a large phone may pull on their lightweight fabric.

I'd check these out at your local REI, or place an order with to see if they suit your needs. 



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@georgerobert I like the Outdoor Research Ferrosi, both pants and shorts.  They have a nice zipper-pocket on the thigh that easily fits my Samsung Galaxy.

@georgerobert I really love the Prana Stretch Zion.  An iPhone8 fits in the thigh pocket, but is tough to zip.  Just a tab too big.  I usually just leave it unzipped unless I'm doing something gnarly.