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  • Lightweight fabric and liner shorts wick moisture and dry quickly
  • Drawcord waist personalizes the fit and 2 zippered pockets stash accessories
  • 12 in. inseam offers modest coverage
  • Salomon Float Shorts for men offer a relaxed fit


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Best Use Trail Running
Fabric Polyester
Moisture Wicking Yes
Quick Drying Yes
Inseam (in.) 12 inches
Gender Men's

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Sizing notes

Measurements are stated in inches.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprised I was looking for shorts with zippers on the pockets. These have them. The pockets fall more forward than on the sides of your legs. I didn't think I would like these shorts because of their length, because of the pocket placement, and because of the fit. However, I have learned to really like them, and they have grown on me. Order a size bigger than you expect. Depending on the brand, I have a 32-34 inch waste. Anything smaller than a Large was too constricted when it comes to these shorts. However, the large fits well. Great for what they are. Super-comfortable, breathable, and lightweight. They also dry extremely quickly.
Date published: 2013-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts I purchased these shorts to wear during Crossfit; they are light and comfortable, and they stretch extremely well (no binding up around my hips during squats at all.) The material is pretty soft and doesn't seem to accumulate moisture. They're comfortable to the point where I wear them outside of workouts quite a bit, although the pockets aren't really adequate for carrying keys, a wallet and cell phone (without creating some visible bulges on my legs.) Fit-wise, they fit fairly close to the leg, at least for me. I'm 5'6", with a 33-34 in waist, short legs (28-29 in inseam,) and fairly thick thighs. On me, the mediums are loose (but not overly so) around my waist, snug around my thighs (without feeling constricting) and the hem hits my knees (which is a bit annoying, but nobody really makes shorts for short people.) PROS: Fit (at least for me,) comfortable, stretchy CONS: Pockets not really able to accommodate everyday stuff well, a tad too long (for me.) Definitely recommend these, although you definitely need to try a pair on, as the fit is pretty specific.
Date published: 2014-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable Running Shorts with Zippered Pockets I've run a marathon on the streets and I've run muddy trails with these shorts. They are great for either. I mainly bought them for the security of the zippered pockets but find myself wearing them even when I have nothing to carry. Very comfortable shorts. I'll be purchasing a 2nd pair of sure.
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Feel good I use these for climbing and crossfit workouts. The length is good for climbing, especially with a harness on, the length leaves room to be pulled up by the harness and remain modest. Good for crossfit workouts as well due to the coverage; they're just stretchy enough for squats, etc. I could see some people considering them too restrictive for crossfit though. This latest version of the Float shorts seem a bit slimmer than the previous two iterations of Floats. Having said that, I still wear a size small in them; I'm 5'11" 152lb and 30 in waist. Length comes to just at the knee. Similar length shorts generally don't have pockets in the normal pocket location, these shorts do. The pockets zip closed and stay very flat and contoured to the shorts when not in use. The pockets are well designed and allow you to use them when you need pockets but not notice the pockets are even there when not in use.
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable for hiking Good for hiking. Very nice material. Waistband rolls a bit-- wish it was narrower.
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting fit It just so happens that I'm wearing these as I write this. These shorts feel great and fit very nicely. I've worn them trail running and to the gym. In both cases they've been comfortable and stayed put. I only gave them 4 stars because the pocket orientation and the waistband are odd--not bad, just odd. I would definitely recommend these. I'm very likely going to wear these when I attempt the Maryland 40--40 miles of the Appalachian Trail in one day. I think they fit the bill.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts I've owned yet! So comfortable, you almost forget you're wearing them. Love the zippered pockets.
Date published: 2015-03-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't bother These shorts look great and are well designed with pockets in the right places.The fit is good too. After one wash the material started to shrink and get wrinkled. Not sure if it was the wash or the drying. I returned them and got the Nike.
Date published: 2016-01-10
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Is the liner the full length of the inside of the shorts?

Asked by: JoeB
The shorts are similar to a board short and do not have a liner going throughout the length of the shorts.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-08
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