Men's Hiking Shorts
Are shorts good for hiking?
When the temperature gets high, there's no room for excess and unnecessary gear. That's where wearing men's hiking shorts makes all the difference. But not all shorts are created equal, and not all are adequate for hiking!
When browsing for men's hiking shorts, look for stretchy and breathable fabrics that will keep you cool and dry.
Discover our different designs which provide freedom of movement and secured pockets.
What makes the best shorts for men?
The best hiking shorts for men are stretchy and flexible, but durable enough not to snag in the outdoors. Add gusseted crotch and light, perforated fabric that breathes and dries quickly, and you got the new Upriser™ Short.
For more unforgiving trails, look for a durable, quick-dry short with lots of pockets such as Ramblr™ Short - constructed from ÜberKÜHL® Stretch, a blend of fabrics that provide flexibility, durability and rapid drying. The men's hiking shorts have as much as eight pockets (including zippered front pockets) for everything you need to tackle the trail.
Another important feature that all high-quality men's shorts have is versatility. Look for a short you can wear on every occasion – from casual evenings at your favorite bar to the most challenging trails. For all-round hiking shorts experience, there's a classic - Renegade™ Short.
A softshell short, cut from DURALUX™ - an original, two-way stretch, quick-drying fabric. The durable, comfortable shorts with a gusseted crotch and eight pockets can handle any situation you get into due to UPF 50 and DWR-enriched fabric.
What should a man wear hiking in the summer?
The answer is simple: men's hiking shorts that are as tough as nails. Our shorts are different by design: strategically placed pockets for tools or hiking gear, gusseted crotch for true freedom of movement, and FreeRyde™ waistband for optimal on-the-move comfort.
Our men's summer hiking shorts are also different by construction: from lightweight, stretchable, and quick-dry fabric, such as DURALUX™ that excellent UPF rating of 50, to FREEFLEX™: a highly elastic material without spandex for unrestricted movement.
How long should men's shorts be?
The length of shorts depends on men's height because it's measured along the inseam. Take a pair of your favorite shorts that fit well and measure from crotch to your desired length (knees).
Radikl™, our heritage-style men's hiking shorts, come in three different inseams: 8", 10" and 12". Consult the size guide for detailed instructions on how to choose waist and inseam.