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  • Lightweight, quick-dry nylon has a soft texture
  • UPF 50+ sun protection
  • Shorts have 1 side-seam zip pocket, 2 hand pockets, 1 coin pocket and 1 zip rear pocket
  • Center gusset extends the range of motion
  • Relaxed fit


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Best Use Hiking, Travel
Fabric Nylon
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
UPF Rating 50
Quick Drying Yes
Inseam (in.) 10.5 inches
Gender Men's

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Sizing notes

SHORT: Some pants are available in short sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 2.5 inches shorter than regular sizes. TALL: Some pants, shirts, jackets and parkas are available in tall sizes, which generally means an inseam that is 3 inches longer and a rise that is 1 inch longer, a shirt or jacket body that is 2 inches longer, a parka body that is 2.5 inches longer and sleeves that are 2.5 inches longer than regular sizes.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loyal customer has bought many of these I first bought a pair of the concrete and asphalt colors years ago. The first pairs I bought were the best. I bought a second couple of pairs about two years ago online. The quality of these were less, they ripped at the seams over time like several of the reviews state. The original two pairs outlasted these. I just bought two more pairs and they look to be the same quality as the second batch. I still rate these high because they fit me well and can be used for working out (I do Crossfit in them) or going out on a Friday night. They don't stain easily and dry quickly after kayaking in them. All around my go to shorts for an active lifestyle. I recommend them.
Date published: 2016-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Travel and Daily Use I bought these for a trip to Europe because I was looking for a breathable fabric that would keep me cool and dry quick when washed. Not only did they live up to both expectations, but the zippered pockets (one inside left pocket and one bottom of right leg) increased my confidence that my valuables would be secure from pickpocketers. Aside from the technical features, what I love most about these shorts are that they look like your typical chino shorts and can be used not only for hiking and traveling but a casual night out. The versatile style and technical features make these shorts a must have and my new favorite shorts. I will certainly be buying more of these in the other colors!
Date published: 2015-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts, perfect for anything active/outdoors Bought these pants to start the season off with some clean new gear. Having never worn REI shorts before I wanted to give these a shot because they are lighter than the Prana shorts that I typically wear for outdoors activities and they were quite a bit cheaper. After wearing these a few times I'm sold and will never go back to the more expensive brands. They are light, tough, and dry much faster than I anticipated. My only complaint is that the zippered pockets can be difficult to open/close because of the small zipper pull. I remedied this by running a short piece of ribbon through the pull.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light, comfortable, zippered pockets are awesome Just got these in mail and they are great, already considering buying another pair. Only a few minor things I would change: Biggest complaint is that only the left front pocket has a zipper on the inside lining of the pocket. There is a zipper on the back right pocket (wallet) and a zipper on the right side pocket (passport/tickets) so I would think that if there was going to be another zipper pocket it would be in the front right pocket for your phone. Perhaps this is for if you want to carry your wallet in your front left pocket which could be useful to avoid pickpockets or if if was uncomfortable in your back pocket because of a pack. Other complaint is very minor and cosmetic, I just personally feel that the 10.5 inch inseam is a bout half an inch too long- I would consider getting them hemmed but I am afraid the inside of the passport pocket might show if I do. I am 6' with long legs and they fit exactly like the picture so if you are shorter or have shorter legs they might cover your knees.
Date published: 2015-04-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Quick dry, great feel, poor durability I bought two pair of these at the beginning of June, and honestly they were my go to short for much of the summer. They dried quick when wet, were light weight and breathable but a little tight through the thighs. I've started to notice later in the summer that they weren't as durable as my Kuhl or Pranah shorts both pair worked a hole right through the thigh where they sewed the extra button to the pocket, seems like poor placement to me. Overall the fabric has really started to deteriorate and burr up and look a little on the dingy side. I'm ok with shorts that only last one summer as I usually put on a few extra lbs. through the Iowa winter anyway, but had I known these would be that way I would've bought cheaper shorts at Old Navy or somewhere. Needless to say if I'm able to keep my waistline down over the winter I'll still be wearing my Pranah and Kuhl shorts next year, these I will not be...
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Practical and Stylish for any occasion I bought one pair for a trip and loved them for their comfort, they are like boxer-shorts with technology. Totally durable. Pull them out of the washer and wear as they are basically dry out of the washer. Zipper pockets without the bulky cargo feel. I bought 3 pair last year on end-of-season sale, and actually may get more as I fear they will someday discontinue. Is it wrong to be this excited about shorts, probably.
Date published: 2015-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4 years, 2 pairs I bought two pair of these shorts 4 years ago before I left to travel. I've been traveling ever since and have worn one of the 2 pair everyday since. Just in the past few months have I had to get a seamstress to do a little work. They are tough, rugged and awesome. I have a friend flying out to visit me in a few months and will mail her a few more pair to bring me when she comes!!
Date published: 2015-05-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Two pairs ripped at seam I bought one pair of these shorts for everyday wear, and it tore at the seam on the side after only two weeks. Thinking that I just got a bad pair, I returned them for a new pair, only to have them rip in the crotch after just one week. I will never buy REI shorts again after this, and I have loved REI products for years.
Date published: 2015-08-26
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Do all the colors fit the same? I already own a pair and want to make sure they all have the same fit.

Asked by: Eric Cano
These Adventures Shorts are sized the same for every color within this specific style.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-16
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