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Topo Designs - Cargo Short - Men's

Topo Designs Cargo Short - Men's

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$53.40 Original price:$89.00
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Item #TPO0068




Tech Specs

68% cotton, 32% nylon ripstop
2 hand, 2 cargo
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:

Cargo Short

When you're headed out with extra items and don't want to carry a pack, throw on the Topo Desgns Cargo Shorts. A cotton-nylon fabric blend is both comfortable and durable if you head out on a quick hike, and built-in waist adjustments help tighten up your shorts when the extra gear weighs your pockets down. A double layer seat gives you extra protection when commuting on your bike or sitting on rough rocks in the desert.

  • A classic cargo short with bonus features
  • Waist adjustment straps prevent sagging
  • Pleated cargo pockets hold larger items
  • Double layer seat adds extra protection to your rear

I Don't Usually Wear Cargo Shorts But...

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

Just to be clear, Backcountry sent me these shorts but the review will be my honest opinion regarding them.

The shorts are nice. Right up front I'll let you know that they run a little short. I'm 6' with a 32" inseam and they sit a couple of inches above my knee (which I'm okay with). They fit true to size as well. The material feels kind of funky at first. If I wear shorts, they're typically a little stretchier but the ripstop nylon these have incorporated makes them feel kind of stiff. That being said, I've grown accustomed to the feeling and they're actually pretty comfortable. I don't know if they're $90 comfortable, but I like to wear them and I wear them frequently in the Colorado heat. The waist has adjustable tabs and the fly is made up of buttons, not zippers. The shorts feel well ventilated and I don't find myself overheating or getting bad swamp-ass in them, so there's that. I can't speak to the durability of the shorts but I'd imagine the ripstop nylon would be pretty durable. I know I haven't torn them yet and I'm pretty hard on clothes.

I Don't Usually Wear Cargo Shorts But...

Topo Designs

Men's Apparel

35 - 37in

(73.7 - 94cm)

38 - 40in

(78.7 - 101.6cm)

41 - 43in

(86.4 - 109.2cm)

44 - 46in

(88.9 - 116.8cm)

47 - 50in

(96.5 - 127cm)


32 - 33in

(111.8 - 83.8cm)

33.5 - 34.5in

(119.4 - 87.6cm)

34.5 - 35.5in

(78.7 - 90.2cm)

35.5 - 36.5in

(81.3 - 92.7cm)

36.5 - 37.5in

(85.1 - 95.3cm)


28 - 30in

(87.6 - 76.2cm)

30 - 32in

(90.2 - 81.3cm)

32 - 34in

(92.7 - 86.4cm)

34 - 36in

(71.1 - 91.4cm)


Hip / Seat

36 - 37in

(76.2 - 94cm)

38 - 39in

(81.3 - 99.1cm)

40 - 41in

(86.4 - 104.1cm)

42 - 43in

(91.4 - 109.2cm)


How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Measure from the center of your back to your wrist with arms held out.