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Royal Robbins Backcountry Short Reviews

22 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

82%Rated 5 stars

6%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

6%Rated 2 stars

6%Rated 1 stars

20 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 10/7/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Very light and comfortable. I've worn them partially submerged in the river while fly-fishing in Montana and walking down the street in San Francisco. Works great for both. They dry quickly, keep their shape, and are light without feeling like nylon. Very happy with them.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/18/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

The back pockets are surprisingly big and wide and secured by a small velcro patch. And deliciously inviting to pickpockets. And tend to spill whatever contents you have in them with the bend of a knee.

Additional 17 Backcountry Short Royal Robbins Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 25, 2012

Anonymous

from San Luis Obispo, CA

So far I like them very much. They fit well and are very light. I use them for light hiking/walking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 24, 2012

Brian M

from Olathe, CO

I had a pair of this style of shorts for years, they still look great after extensive wear, they are comfortable and much higher quality than other brands, it only made sense to buy again. They are perfect. Super fast shipping, I had my first order very quickly with no problems. This is a company that does everything they promise, I'm a Zappos customer for life now.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 17, 2012

Jane B

from Austin, Texas

My guy is a fit 6' 175lb. 59 yr old. This is the perfect bumming around short without being too long or too baggy. Light enough to shed water and sweat, heavy enough to wear as a short. He will wear it for years.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 18, 2012

Anonymous

 

The back pockets are surprisingly big and wide and secured by a small velcro patch. And deliciously inviting to pickpockets. And tend to spill whatever contents you have in them with the bend of a knee.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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August 8, 2016

Anonymous

 

These run small. I usually wear 36 or Large. Had to order XL in these. Good quality. Have several pairs. Highly recommended.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 13, 2016

Sophie A

from Chicago

Bought 2 of these for my husband to wear on a trip to Costa Rica. The fabric is perfect for street wear or even to use as swim shorts. That there is an elastic attached belt is a bonus. These were versatile. Since he is 5'6" the length wasn't too long for him. Just right! Sturdy but nice looking.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 5, 2015

Anonymous

from Bay Area

I live in shorts all year round. I had been looking for a replacement for the redesigned REI Sahara Cargo Shorts that I had purchased over the years and that no longer work for me in their current incarnation. These Royal Robbins Backcountry Shorts fit my requirements. Having worn them for awhile now, I can say that like them a lot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 27, 2015

Duane I

 

These shorts are missed sized to small after wearing the blue ones I bought at same time same size. Very disappointed, but love the ones that fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 12, 2013

Anonymous

from Providence, RI

Got the shorts in one color and loved them, ordered in another color and the waist is 2" smaller than the first... returning for another the same size hopefully as the first!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 26, 2013

John

from Grapeview, WA

It is hard to find light weight shorts with cargo pockets. We travel in warm climates and these shorts are perfect. I can carry everything I need for the day without using a fanny pack.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 25, 2013

Mary B

from Long Beach, California

My husband loves these shorts! He tends to wear his hiking clothes for everyday wear, and these look tidy, are lightweight and comfortable, and wash and dry easily. He says he would like the belt to be a little wider.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 11, 2013

David N

from Gold Coast, Florida

I recently moved to Florida and I'm looking for comfortable clothes that aren't cotton. These short are great! They look good and fit well but most of all they stay cool. There are lots of pockets too! I have a pair that I bought years ago that I'm still wearing now so expect them to last as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 19, 2013

Liz W

from York, PA

I bought these for my husband and he loves them. Good length - not too long and not too short. He also appreciates the comfort waist band and all the pockets.

Brands I'd also recommend: orvis, L L Bean, REI

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 28, 2012

Bryan L

from Hawaii

This is my second pair. My first pair is about 5 years old now. I use them for hiking the lava flows here in Hawaii and they have held up great. Excellent fit and feel fine in the heat of Hawaii. Like the rear slash pockets the best. Like the color too. These are the only hiking shorts I wear. Don't stop making them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 15, 2012

Anonymous

from Oklahoma City, OK

I finally had to replace the ones I bought for my husband 11 years ago! They are his favorite. A staple that wears very well!

Brands I'd also recommend: ice breaker, north face, patagonia, smart wool, birkenstock,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 4, 2013

Anonymous

 

Just purchased my 2nd pair of these shorts. First pair are several years old and have held up great. My only gripe with the new pair is that the "belt" is considerably shorter than the old one. It barely clears the buckle while the belt on the older pair reaches through the belt loop.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 13, 2015

Anonymous

from Bellaire, TX

Although the picture shows them to be short, they come well below my knees... guess I'm just too short! Gotta return them.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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