Choosing the Perfect Carhartt Shorts

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Choosing the right Carhartt shorts isn’t easy. With so many different materials, lengths and fits, it’s often hard to know exactly what will work best for you. This quick guide covers the different options available so you can find the perfect fit.

Material
Denim – Carhartt’s classic denim shorts are known for durability. Denim makes for a long-lasting pair of shorts, to be sure, but may be heavier than some prefer.
Duck – Another heavyweight material, duck fabric is a Carhartt staple. Duck shorts are extremely rugged and will stand up to whatever you throw their way.
Twill – For a more professional look, twill shorts are a great option. The midweight material is great for warmer days too!
Canvas – Lightweight and extremely comfortable, canvas shorts are easy to move around in.
Ripstop – Ripstop fabric is a great summer option. Gear made from this material is built to resist tears and snags without weighing you down.
Force Extremes – For really hot weather, reach for Force Extremes™. This material is made to keep your body at its ideal temperature and wick sweat to keep you working hard throughout the day.

Fit
Carhartt shorts are available in two different fits, loose-original and relaxed. The loose-original fit is Carhartt’s loosest fit with ample room in the seat and thigh, while relaxed fit shorts will be slightly slimmer and tighter

Length
Short length is often the largest factor customers consider when choosing what pair will work for them. Carhartt shorts are available in four different lengths. Below is an estimate of where each length with fall, but this may vary depending on your height.
8.5 Inch – Sits right above the knee
10 Inch – Sits at the top of the knee
11 Inch – Sits in the middle of the knee
13 Inch – Sits below the knee

Pockets
Cargo Pockets – Many Carhartt shorts are available with cargo pockets, which often include button closures to keep all of your necessities secure.
Utility Pockets – Shorts with utility pockets are made to house tools and include a hammer loop for convenient access.
Cell Phone Pocket – For additional storage without the bulk, many styles feature handy cell phone pockets.

Compare some of Carhartt’s most popular styles below to find a great fit for you!

Carhartt B147Carhartt B28Carhartt 100277Carhartt 100240Carhartt 101972Carhartt 101973

One comment

  1. Jeff Cupery

    I am short and i really like tour pants, wear them all the time. It would be nice if you offered a 6.5 or 7 inch inseam. Thankfully my wife can shorten them, but really doesn’t like to.

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