Black Diamond Solitude Short - Men's
Black DiamondSolitude Short - Men's

Go It Alone.

Odds are that you won’t be all on your lonesome when you’re checking off the Joe’s Valley classics, but you’ll climb so fast in the Black Diamond Solitude Men’s Short that you’ll leave the crowds behind. The Solitude’s at home when you’re clipping bolts and plugging gear, too, so you’d be forgiven for forgetting to change from April through November.

  • Stretchy and light shorts that’ll take you from 5.8 to V17
  • Gusseted construction helps you make short work on huge high-steps
  • Quick-drying fabric won’t chafe after you back flop off The Angler
  • The back zipper pocket keeps your wallet from slipping out
  • Regular fit isn’t out of place when you hit Food Ranch for donuts
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Favorite Shorts.

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

These are my favorite shorts, they are super versatile. I use them for everything from climbing to swimming. These are my go to shorts for travel as I can climb, bike, and swim in them with comfort.

New favorite shorts!!!

    So I just picked these up, and after just two days of wearing them I’m in love! They’re incredibly comfortable and soft, and really stretchy too while still being good looking shorts. The inseam hits just above the knee for me, and the medium fits my 32” (probably 34” right now actually) waist perfectly. They’re great for climbing, biking, hiking, running and everything in between. These are perfect for the warm summer months, pick up a couple pairs now!

    Excellent pair of shorts but no pockets

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

    Purchased these for trail runs and evenings in the gym. Great shorts - comfy, lightweight, athletic fit, etc. but no pockets is the only drawback for me.

    Hey Jacob, I just got a pair and it had pockets. I wonder if you got a different pair.

    @Derek, I'm not sure what the deal was with my pair. I ordered another pair and they had pockets so it is possible I received a mis-shipment or even just a strange pair that got missed in Black Diamond's QA process.

    Favorite Shorts Ever!

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

    Stretchy, breathable, comfy, quick drying, perfect for everything! I have put mine through everything and they still look the same. I originally got them to take down to Escalante for a week long backpacking trip and they were perfect for that trip! Since then I have worn them for everything from school, to swimming in the Salt Water in BC.

    Bee's Knees

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

    These shorts are the bee's knees I tell ya. Whether I'm chilling with my pet gecko in the AC-less apartment I reside in during a humid Wiconsin summer, sending some sick routes at the crag with my boys, finding my inner zen during yoga, or just swinging by the local coop for some locally grown grub, these shorts are ready for it. Light weight and breathable, yet durable enough to hold up against bushwhack and rockwhack? Highly recommend. I'll be getting another pair right after writing this review. I'm normally a 30 in the waist, but I got size medium and they fit just fine, even without tightening the drawstring.

    Love these shorts

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

    These shorts are awesome! The light weight material keeps me cool. The stretchiness of the material gives me mobility on the wall. The pockets are a perfect size. They are deep enough to keep things from falling out and the zippered pocket is perfect for holding my ID/money. These shorts can be worn anywhere. I wish they sold more colors!

    The Breeze Between the Knees

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

    These shorts are fantastic. They're lightweight but not too thin, abrasion resistant but not technical. They're a simple pair of shorts that can be worn on a hike, climb or in town. Great pocket depth, too.

    Top Notch

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

    Love these shorts. Lightweight, and comfortable. They are my favorite shorts to climb in.