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Royal Robbins Backcountry Short Reviews

102 reviews
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Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

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February 17, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love the fabric, the zipper pocket, and the fact the hand pockets are separate from the zipper one. I wish the other pockets (front and back) had zips instead of the more bulky velcro. I usually wear a 12/14 and the 14 just fits: I would need a 16 if I wanted to carry anything bulky in the pockets. But, I love that the waist fits with minimal gap.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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December 14, 2011

Anne r

from denver, colorado

I have only tried on these shorts and have not worn them for an extended time at this point, but so far, I really like them and this is why: the fit is true, the pockets are deep, and the fabric is stretchy, but maintains its shape. All good stuff!

Brands I'd also recommend: exofficio, rei

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 8, 2011

Anonymous

 

I bought these shorts for a Disney trip figuring I would wear them in the summer too. They are great quality. Like the material. Nice fit too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 30, 2011

Kim F

from Lafayette, Colorado

I usually can't find clothes to fit me right away but I love these shorts. I ordered in both colors. They wear well, look great, and are the perfect length (not too short and not too long).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 10, 2011

Catherine W

from PA

As always the order arrived promptly. They were exactly as described, unfortunately, I have very thin legs and am petite so even a 4 was quite large on me. I suspect I needed a 4P or smaller.

Brands I'd also recommend: Prana

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 25, 2011

Anonymous

 

These are the absolute best shorts that I have ever owned! I bought a pair in each color. They fit well, have cleverly designed pockets hold a lot. The fabric is tough but soft. These are wonderful!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 10, 2011

Margaret B

from Flemington, NJ

This is my second pair of these Royal Robbins shorts, and they are terrific. Size is true and the pockets are invaluable great without the (to me) ugly look of cargo shorts/pants.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 13, 2011

Anonymous

from Friendswood, Texas

These shorts are great and I highly recommend them. The fabric is very lightweight and sheds water. Comfortable waistband. There are several pockets, including very deep ones that could hold something large like a pair of sunglasses, phone, map, etc. For utility-type shorts, the style is nice too. Not only are they great for long walking trips such as when you're on a trip, they're also great for just being at home. When you don't want to carry a purse around, these will likely hold all of your essentials.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 30, 2011

Debra

from Houston, TX

These shorts are great. I bought my first pair while on vacation. I eventually bought 2 more in different colors. They are great for travel, for running around and they always look nice.

Brands I'd also recommend: DKNY, Lole, Prana

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 13, 2011

Anonymous

from new hope pa

Very nice, cool and comfortable for Grand Canyon hiking. Has belt loops, which is important to me--I'm not comfortable in shorts or jeans unless the waist feels secure. I'm returning the black but will keep the beige-colored ones.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 10, 2011

Barbara O

from Topeka, Kansas

I love Royal Robbins. They are extremely comfortable, true to size and wash well. Plan to take them to Spain. I wish they had more colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 26, 2011

Leslie G

from San Antonio, Texas

I couldn't believe how fast the shipping was...wonderful! The shorts are a perfect fit...love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 2, 2011

Jaime

from Valley City, North Dakota

I was very happy with these shorts. They almost have a waterproof feeling material. My sister and I each got a pair and love them. The waist does not stretch, they run a bit small I thought compared to other shorts in the same size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 21, 2010

Anonymous

from Colorado

Love the way these shorts fit, plus they wear very well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 1, 2010

Anonymous

from Michigan

These shorts are perfect. Relaxed waist, but a nice, trim fit. Nylon dries quickly after rain and sports. I live in them all summer!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 28, 2010

Lori

from Rocklin, CA

Love these shorts...lightweight and comfortable, quick drying and lots of pockets! Great fit. Perfect for hiking or just wearing around town. Loved Zappos exchange program too. Easy to switch sizes without additional fees.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 11, 2010

Anonymous

from Rock Hill, SC

This is my second pair of these shorts in a different color. I use them as my walking shorts in South Carolina (hot and muggy). They are cool, roomy, have lots of pockets, and the material sheds dirt.

Brands I'd also recommend: ?

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 5, 2010

Anonymous

from Helena, Arkansas

I loved these shorts - ordered them right before I left for Hawaii and as always, Zappos took care of me. Felt true to size. Ordered size 4 and I wear a 4 sometimes a small 6. Fit perfectly!

Brands I'd also recommend: columbia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 25, 2010

Lois F

from Pittsburgh, PA

Fabulous and flattering! These are terrific shorts. I bought a pair to wear to my gym in the morning. (I find that shorts with a gathered waist are quite unflattering on me.) These were amazing: I bought 4 more pairs! Although I am only using them to go to my *inside* gym, I can see how great they would be for hiking: nice deep pockets, some with zippers; some with velcro closures, etc. Plus, the length is great: not too long or too short. I’m so glad I found these! I usually wear size 4 in dress clothes -- but for these, I ordered a 6 and it was perfect! I could not be more pleased.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 30, 2008

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

Great utility shorts - I use them everywhere. I love all the pockets, I could get away with no handbag if I wanted to. The fabric is cool and comfortable. The color is neutral and goes with everything. I use it to go grocery shopping, walk around town, doing chores at home and of course for the great outdoors. Pair it with a nicer shirt and I've even dined in them. Great for travel. I appreciated the slightly higher waist; everything nowadays seems low cut.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 2, 2008

Carol

from Texas

Flattering shorts - These shorts have a great fit and are very flattering. I bought the black and they can be dressed up or down. They also run true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 21, 2007

Anonymous

from New Jersey

Comfort in a basic style - This is a comfortable, basic pair of shorts that will see you through any situation. Sizing runs a little large, so order a size down from what you normally wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 12, 2007

Anonymous

from New Hampshire

Perfect Fit - I love the fit of these. I ordered a size 10 and that is what I wear. They are not so low your rear end hangs out but low enough to be modern looking. I am 50 so this is important to me. No low riders here. I wish Zappos carried more colors in this style. I bought both this color and the black.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco Receptor Sandals

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Carlisle, PA

I like to have room in hiking shorts and prefer them a little roomy so always order a size up. Although I am petite and small the Size 4 were not too big. The waist is a low waist in the front which makes these different from shorts that come with a belt. These are standard Royal Robbins quality products. I have been wearing other clothing for 14 years and it has always been durable, comfortable and easy to care for. I ordered both the khaki and the olive and great colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: Columbia, North Face

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 29, 2011

Anonymous

 

They were nice, but not fantastic. I could have gone up a size. They wrinkled really bad after a day's wear too.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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