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KAVU Chilli Lite Short - Men's

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$44.96 $59.95

Item #KAV0165

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Tech Specs

Material:
Force 6 cotton
Fit:
regular
Inseam:
8.5in
Pockets:
2 front, 2 back
Waist:
integrated nylon belt with elastic waist
Gusseted Crotch:
yes
Recommended Use:
climbing, hiking, running, backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

Where less is more.

With any activity like backpacking, hiking, climbing, or even casual use really, a heavy short that feels like a pair of drenched oversized denim pants with jars of mayonnaise in the pockets is less than ideal. Move easily and wear a stylish and durable short like the Kavu Chilli Lite Short.

  • Short shorts made for adventure
  • Cotton canvas is ruggedly durable and comfortably breathable
  • Double needle reinforcements ensure long-lasting durability
  • Integrated belt with partially elasticized waistband for a snug fit
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Dad Shorts for the Modern Rad Dad

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

I've been looking for a nice multi use short for a long time. These have just the right length with the inseam hitting me right above the knee. They are not so wide that they feel baggy, but not so narrow that they wont move with me. I have a 29 inch waist, and these seem a little loose on me but with my wide skier thighs they have a good overall fit. A great shot that seems to work with many different types of actives, so if you live in a van or like to keep your life simple these are a great addition.

Search is over

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

These shorts are hands down the necessity for the summer. Super comfy, water resistant and a good amount of flex. Also comes with a built in belt. The front pockets are super deep, good for phones. Ton of colors to choose from, very satisfied!

Chilli Lite Short

Loose fit, half-elastic waist short with logo shank button and fly zip, built in belt, half-moon pockets with right rear internal wallet stay, gusset, thick thread and double needle reinforced seams.

Chilli Lite Short

Chilli Lite Short

MOSS AND PEWTER

Chilli Lite Short

Chilli Lite Short

MOSS

Chilli Lite Short

Chilli Lite Short

Chilli Lite Short

Chilli Lite Short

MOON GEO

Chilli Lite Short

Chilli Lite Short

PRICKLE PERFECT

Chilli Lite Short

KAVU!

Unanswered Question

I just bought two new pairs to replace my old chili lites which I love. But the new ones have much shallower front pockets that can’t even fit my phone, what is the reason for changing the pockets and will this problem be fixed?

Good shorts but don’t dry quickly

First off, these shorts have very unique deep back pockets that extend completely over ones backside. They’re deep enough for a water bottle if you don’t mind all that weight in your trunk. I’ve soaked them to the bone swimming with my dog and while they didn’t dry even remotely quickly they weren’t uncomfortable to hike in wet.

Good shorts but don’t dry quickly

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Chilli Lite Short

Chilli Lite Short

KAVU Time!

Follow Up Review

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

This is a follow up to my previous (and more comprehensive) review.

I did in fact get another pair, just like I mentioned I might. I'm actually bumping my review up to 5 stars after having worm these for about a month. I wear them nearly everyday, and they have only gotten better. I still wish the rear pockets were shallower and the front ones were deeper, though. Also, I do have one more silly complaint. The velcro on the rear pockets is very strong. It does a great job of keeping my wallet from falling out. BUT it also does a great job of grabbing everybody's attention with the sonic boom-esk "KKRRRTTTTT" whenever I go to grab something from my back pocket.. Just kidding it's not that loud or that much of a concern, but if I'm in a quiet room I am generally pretty gentle with it.

That's about all I have to say about them. If you are looking for a great everyday short with a shorter inseam, these are them!

Perfect Length

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

I have been having heck of a time finding some shorts that are a good length. I prefer mine to be on the shorter side and these are perfect. When I'm standing they sit about 3 inches above my knee. For reference, I generally am a 31 pant inseam and bought the small in these. The material is pretty nice. A bit heavier than what I am used to with most shorts, but I really prefer that with these. They are good for when you're wanting to be more casual, but still great for hiking. I've worn them on my last few hikes and have no major complaints.

My one and only complaint is the pockets. The front pockets are rather shallow, maybe like 4 inches deep. While the back pockets extend down towards the bottom of the shorts. Totally backwards from how I'd prefer 'em. It's really weird feel your wallet pressing against your leg like halfway down the thigh when you're walking or sitting. Some people might also dislike the fact that the belt is built into the shorts, but that has not given me any problems.

All in all they're great! I will most likely be getting another pair!

Good shorts

  • Size Bought: Large

Great shorts! A little on the short side but that is the style these days. The wife loves me in them ; )

Saweet

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

These Kavu shorts are money. They are def cut short gearing towards a more outdoor style of short. Though they are made of cotton, I would still be comfortable wading the river in these since they sit just above the knee.

The front pockets are fairly shallow however the back pockets make up for it by being massive. Stoked to use these this summer hiking, camping, fishing, and boating

Bummed

  • Size Bought: XXL

Was super bummed that these shorts didn't work out for me. The waist was a perfect fit for me (a little loose), but the thighs were much too tight. I have tree trunks for legs from powerlifting, so I run into this problem a lot. Everything else about the shorts were money, but unfortunately have to return .

Kavu

Men's Apparel
 XSSMLXLXXL
Chest

37 - 39in

(94 - 99.1cm)

39 - 41in

(99 - 104cm)

41 - 43in

(104.1 - 109.2cm)

43 - 45in

(109.2 - 114.3cm)

45 - 47in

(114.3 - 119.4cm)

47 - 49in

(119.4 - 124.5cm)

Neck

14.5 - 15in

(37 - 38cm)

15.5 - 16in

(39 - 40.5cm)

16.5 - 17in

(42 - 43cm)

17.5 - 18in

(44.5 - 46cm)

18.5 - 19in

(47 - 48cm)

19.5 - 20in

(49.5 - 51cm)

Waist

30 - 32in

(76 - 81cm)

32 - 34in

(81 - 86cm)

34 - 36in

(86 - 91.5cm)

36 - 38in

(91.5 - 99cm)

38 - 40in

(96.5 - 101.5cm)

40 - 42in

(101.5 - 107cm)

Sleeve

35.5in

(90.2cm)

36in

(91.4cm)

36.5in

(92.7cm)

37in

(94cm)

37.5in

(95.2cm)

Inseam

32in

(81cm)

32.5in

(82.5cm)

33in

(84cm)

34in

(86cm)

 

How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Neck:
Measure loosely around the thickest part of your neck (near the base).
Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Sleeve:
Have a friend measure from your center back to your wrist.
Inseam:
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.