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Backcountry - Olympus Lightweight Short - Men's

Backcountry Olympus Lightweight Short - Men's

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$52.46 $69.95

Item #BCCZ229

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Tech Specs

Material:
80% nylon, 20% spandex
Fit:
regular
Length:
knee
Pockets:
2 hand, 1 zippered stash
Waist:
elastic, adjustable
Gusseted Crotch:
yes
Recommended Use:
bouldering, casual, hiking, sport climbing, trad climbing
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Olympus Lightweight Short

A perfect companion for desert trails and dusty crags, our Olympus Lightweight Short features everything we need for warm weather outings. Built with lightweight, quick-drying fabric, it keeps us cool and dry during tricky ascents, and built-in stretch guarantees full mobility with every step.

  • Lightweight technical shorts for desert hikes and summer climbs
  • Quick-wicking material keeps you cool and dry in the heat
  • Gusseted crotch and stretch construction offer unrestricted mobility
  • Reflective hits add an element of safety when you're out late
  • Zippered pocket keeps smaller valuables from getting lost
  • Internal drawcord provides a secure, adjustable fit

Great for running

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: medium

Simple, light and comfortable. Only gripe is the zippered pocket is pretty small, I run with my phone in the pocket and it barely fits - iPhone 6.

Not as good as the original

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Large

At the top, note that most of the reviews shown (from 2019) were based on the earlier design of these shorts (including mine). These shorts are very similar in terms of quality but sizing is slightly different. I'm 5'11'' 170 lbs. I wear a medium in the previous design and ordered again in medium in the new blue but had to send back for a large. The waist and legs were too tight. The draw string is slightly different. The new ones have more reflective markings. I wish Backcountry just added new colors to the original design. I would still recommend these.

You nailed it Kevin....Original design was better. I wore a medium last season (2019) and just sent back the 2020's for the large as well. Hopefully the large are not too big... The new ones are tighter and less elastic then last year's. The waist band only stretches to a certain point and the legs are tighter as you mentioned. My favorite thing about these shorts was the versatility to go from the gym to backyard BBQ with the nice look and fux Fly....Now with the reflective marks it will make me look like I just wear my gym shorts everywhere... I appreciate the effort to improve but kind of bummed on the new design...

Light, Mobile, Comfortable

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: M

These are some great shorts for days out hiking, running, or anything active. They're nice and stretchy so you can easily move around in them while climbing, and they're very light and breathable for longer hikes and runs out in the warm summer sun!

The little reflective hits add a nice piece of safety for running out late, and the zippered pocket is large enough to hold whatever you need but isn't so large that things get lost or you feel it inside the shorts. Definitely will be adding a few colors of these to my wardrobe for the summer!

Back to order a couple more

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Large

Ordered these along with several other pairs of lightweight shorts to try. These are the ones I’m keeping and I’m ordering a few more pairs. Worn them for several days straight. Perfect amount of stretch, lightweight, wick away sweat. I’ve played basketball, lifted weights, taken bike rides, mowed and lounged around in them. Look great. Just wish there were more colors to choose from.

Fantastic!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Bought these for hiking in the summer and man are they perfect. Lightweight, unbelievable stretch, great fit, perfect length, wicks sweat and still looks good enough to keep on rocking them when your done. The drawstring does leave a lot to be desired but they fit me so great it doesn’t really matter. Came back to buy more colors...but not enough colors!! Other great uses for these... lounging, workouts, ballgame, climbing, sleeping, 3rd dates, kickboxing, optional black tie events... you name it!

A Solid Kick in the Ass!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I freekin love these! If I could get away with wearing these everyday I would. The material is spot on, it stretches every way you can imagine, I feel confident with whether I am on the rock climbing, hiking, walking the dogs, classy enough to come off the lake and hit up a BBQ with friends. Wicks a ton, dries in minutes. I bought these a size up all because I like em loose, 5"11, 220lb.

More colors!!!

Great product!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I’ve been on the search for light weight, durable shorts that look good, feel good, & don’t break the bank. Well these fit all of my needs. They are light weight & very breathable yet they are very well made. The only downside is that they only come in two colors.
10/10 would purchase again & again!

Outstanding Shorts!!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I purchased a pair of these the other week and wasn’t sure if I’d like them. I’m glad I ordered them because these are the best shorts ever. They are crazy light and almost feel like silk. They look good with a button up shirt or a tank top. I hope that Backcountry reads these reviews and doesn’t discontinue these. Maybe in the further they could come out with more colors?

Best shorts ever

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

These shorts are super comfortable, the perfect length and have great front pockets. The material is soft and stretchy and unlike some other shorts with similar material, these shorts aren't crinkly. I'm 5'11" 170 lbs and ordered a medium and they fit great. I highly reccomend these shorts and just ordered them in red too. Please come out with more colors and I'll order one of each.

Great shorts

  • Size Bought: large

These shorts are made from a soft, stretchy material that makes them extremely comfortable. They wick moisture and keep you cool allowing you to wear them at work or on a hike.

Lightweight but classy

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

Nice stretchy material. Fits well and very lightweight. Great for hot humid days. My only gripe was no back pocket or wallet pocket, but the two front pockets are deep and have a third zippered pocket for keys or cash. Also, be warned: the red isn’t red in person, more like a burnt orange salmon.

Great shorts

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I was looking for a quality lightweight short to wear for every day casual wear during the summer month and these fit the bill perfectly and some. I'm extremely happy with this purchase. Fit comfortably around my waist and they keep me cool. I played 18 holes of golf in 80+ weather and had no issues. I've worn them to the gym and out to dinner with a polo shirt. I only wish they were available in additional colors (i.e. black) and perhaps 1/2 longer due to my height. Definitely recommend.

Love 'em.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

The shorts are nearly perfect. I went for a 10 K run in the heat yesterday, and they worked perfectly. They fit great and are well made. The waist band is soft and doesn't pinch. The fabric is the right weight: light enough for running in hot weather, but thick enough to feel durable. The range of motion is complete, and I'll be doing a Murph in them tommorrow. The length hits just above the knee on me, and I would call the fit tailored but not restrictive. The pockets, faux fly, and snazy red color make me feel like I can go straight from a trail run to a crab boil. I've already bought another pair.

Great shorts

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

These shorts are super stretchy and comfortable. I bought specifically for running, going to the gym, hiking etc... The one zipper pocket is nice for either keys or a phone. I like the tie waist, super comfy. Probably wouldnt wear them outside of working out as they do not have a wallet pocket or belt loops. Size seems true to fit, I have a 32" waist and the medium fits well.

Great Shorts for Traveling to Mexico

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I got these for my friend and he says they are very comfortable, breathable and stretchy. Only downside is there are no pockets in the back for a passport or wallet. In humid temperatures they do a good job of not sticking to the skin and are great for ocean fly fishing. Quick dry! The drawstring is also a loop, which not sure how to tie it.

Great Shorts for Traveling to Mexico

Multi use short for light travel

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: medium

I've had these shorts for a few days, and I've been really impressed with the comfort and versatility of the short. The 4-way stretch makes them both really functional, and really comfortable. These will be my go to travel short this summer because they have enough style you walk around town, but they have enough stretch & breath ability for a hike or a run. The only thing is that they run a little big. I got the Medium, but could probably go with a small. So, you might want to size down.

Backcountry

Apparel Sizing Guide
 SMLXLXXL
Chest

35 - 37in

(88.9 - 94cm)

38 - 40in

(96.5 - 101.6cm)

42 - 44in

(106.7 - 111.8cm)

45 - 48in

(114.3 - 121.9cm)

49 - 50in

(124.5 - 127cm)

Sleeve

32in

(81.3cm)

33in

(83.8cm)

34in

(86.4cm)

35in

(88.9cm)

35.5in

(90.2cm)

Waist

29 - 31in

(73.7 - 78.7cm)

32 - 34in

(81.3 - 86.4cm)

36 - 38in

(91.4 - 96.5cm)

39 - 42in

(99.1 - 106.7cm)

43 - 44in

(109.2 - 111.8cm)

Inseam

31in

(78.7cm)

32in

(81.3cm)

33in

(83.8cm)

33in

(83.8cm)

33in

(83.8cm)

Hip

35 - 37in

(88.9 - 94cm)

38 - 40in

(96.5 - 101.6cm)

42 - 44in

(106.7 - 111.8cm)

45 - 48in

(114.3 - 121.9cm)

49 - 50in

(124.5 - 127cm)

How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Sleeve:
Have someone measure from the center of the back neck down the arm, with arm slightly bent, to the wrist bone.
Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Inseam:
Measure from the crotch to the floor with no shoes.
Hip:
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.