Reach for the summer sky.

Whether you're setting up a hammock in the backyard or setting up an anchored belay at the crag, the Kühl Krux Short helps you reach the day's maximum potential. Made with Über-Kühl bi-component oxford weave fabric, the Krux offers a lighter, stronger, and quicker-drying package than its peers.

  • Kühlair vent system adds comfort on steamy summer days
  • Articulated knees and gusseted crotch allow a natural fit and full range of motion for the final move of that boulder problem
  • 3D cell phone pocket helps you stay organized
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Favorite Short

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 32

These are awesome!
I love the tough material, it's great for biking, climbing, or casual wear. The only problem I have is over wearing them. Seriously I will buy more color as my budget allows. Not to mention the compliments I get wearing these out and about.

Great Active Shorts

    I love these shorts, especially for camping, hiking and sailing! Good for chores too. Durable, quick dry material and roomy fit. Kind of hard for me to pull off in social settings with my skinny calves, but awesome where I care about function over fashion. These are no damn capris, these are pirate pants!

    6'3" and these are a great length

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 35"

    Not sure how they would look on a short person but on a tall, non-overweight guy they are a perfect length. Just at the bottom of the knee. They look like "long shorts" more than a Capri pants or knicker. Also, I am one of those people who wears an odd size waist of 35". I often find myself wearing a little tight of a 34 as opposed to a huge 36. KUHL makes odd waist sizes and Backcountry is great for stocking the odd waist sizes! <not everyone does>

    Nice Shorts Way Too Small

    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 33

    Recently bought 3 pairs of Kuhl pants in size 33, including these 3/4 shorts. They are nice but ran way small. Other two ran true to size and fit great. Returning.

    Too small

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 36

    These were nutthuggers... returned them... Maybe you like that style?

    new front pocket size?

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

    I have owned and totally worn out several pair of these 3/4 shorts. I really liked them and just ordered a new pair. Unfortunately, the front pocket on the new pair seems to be smaller. So much so that I can't get my hand into them. I typically wear a L or XL glove. I don't ever recall the front pocket being small on my previous pairs. Strange.

    Excellent

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32

    Very quick delivery. Perfect fit and they feel very comfortable. I am tall and lean, and its very difficult to find the right length active shorts. Man...these are it! They fall right below the knee for me...not too high not too low. I am going to have to buy another pair for sure.

    Not Man-Pri's

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

    Extra length is much appreciate when tooling around in the backcountry!

    5 stars ONLY if you remove the Velcro

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 34

    Someone below said they loved these shorts but hate the velcro and find it a cost cutting measure. They were totally right.

    I love these shorts. Great for chilling, hiking, out and about. love the knee pockets, gets my wallet out of my back pocket. They are pretty thin but seem to be holding up well so far(have 4 pair, 3 survived a week long roadtrip/camping trip.
    Would recommend to anyone as long as you use a sewing tool to remove the velcro!

    Had to buy several colors

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    I bought a pair of these for my husband who is slim and has trouble finding shorts that fit correctly (29/30 waist), he fell in love with these shorts and they don't look like a potato sack on him, heavy cargo shorts can give you that look. The weight of the fabric is light weight but extremely durable, he has put them through the wringer from climbing to building the chickencoop in them.

    Quality control issues?

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 38

    I bought two pairs of Krux shorts just a little over a month ago, and both pairs are already falling apart! I had a pair that I wore the hell out of that lasted several years, but these are barely worn a month with velcro tabs and belt loops coming unstitched. Not too happy about it, especially for the price.

    Comfy knickas

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

    These shorts are identical in every way to my brown Krux shorts except that they are titanium grey.

    Best shorts I ever had

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 30 waistline

    These are the most comfortable shorts I've ever owned. I'm 5'10" and these shorts are almost knicker length. Just how I like 'em. I bought a pair of these about two weeks before a backpacking trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. I ended up wearing them every day for a week and even did a little indoor rock climbing in them. I knew I needed another pair for the trip out west and managed to get them on sale too. Comfortable, breathable, plenty of pockets and as an added bonus my gf likes the way my butt looks in them!

    Disclaimer : there is no guarantee every guy's butt will look good in a pair of Kuhl Krux shorts.

    Great shorts!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 34

    These are fantastic, good quality and confident they can handle any tough job.

    One negative is they run a size small, I got 34s and they fit like 32s

    Owned these for years

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have had a pair of these shorts for about 4 years now and I wore them ALL the time. Put some serious mileage on them and only recently did they begin to get a small hole I'm the crotch. They fit long and feel oh so good.

    Great shorts

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

    I wear these shorts quite a bit. They can withstand almost everything I throw at them. The are excellent. I highly recommend them to everyone.

    Exceptional performance and style

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

    I have lost count as to how many of these shorts I have owned over the years. Kuhl Krux shorts wear well, dry quickly, and provide the perfect balance between cool summer comfort and protection on rocks, against bugs, or in combatting brush. I love the below the knee design and find that the Krux is the perfect 3 season short.



    As others have stated, fit is dead on true. I like the 38 waist on my 200 lb 5'11" build.



    Buy two.

    Scott, since you've had a few pair like myself, have you noticed this years batch seems to run tighter? I've got a few pairs going back the last 5 years. All size 34 and this year, they are tight in the thighs and waste, compared to the generous amount of material from previous cuts.

    What is the fit? Exact, loose, tight?

    What is the fit? Exact, loose, tight?

    Best Answer

    I have found Kuhl's pants and shorts to fit pretty dang true to size. I am a size 34 waist in everything and like things to fit snug but definitely not tight and definitely not saggy. I always go with the 34 waist in Kuhl and am satisfied with their fit. They are meant to move in so they do have a touch of room, they fit like a relaxed pair of Carhart's or Levi's do after about a day of wear.

    How tall are you?? feet/cm ??

    Love these shorts!

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

    The material these shorts are made of is great! Lightweight, tough, and it gets softer with every wash. It can take a beating and still look like new. I have worn the 12 inch shorts, these shorts and the pants and I like them all. They are cut full to give greater freedom of movement. I would wear them everywhere if I could.

    Kuhl as the other side of the pillow

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

    Sorry about that. I have the standard shorts version of these, and they are bomb-proof. These are great, covering your knees and top of calves for hiking brush/cold weather/whatever. They flare out a little at the bottom, so prepare yourself to be jeered a little by your crew...I personally like the look. Also, the zippered pockets on both sides is HUGE. I am a total clutter ho, and the more stuff I can securely stash while camping/hiking the better. Great pants, warm, protective, lots of storage, typical Kuhl 5-star review.