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Topo Designs
River Short - Men's

4 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews
Current price: $35.55 Original price: $79.00
55% off


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Why We Like The River Short

The Men's River Shorts are the ultimate do-it-all short for any activity. Thanks to a 2-way stretch nylon fabric, you can swim, bike, climb, or hike with unrestricted movement. A DWR treatment resists water and dries quickly when you decide to hit the river after a week in the desert, and a built in adjustable belt keeps your drawers up after living off of energy gels and campfire meals.


  • A lightweight and comfortable short for any activity
  • 2-way stretch fabric aligns with an active lifestyle
  • DWR treatment resists water and enhances dry times
  • Adjustable T-Lock belt keeps shorts from sagging
  • Zippered rear pocket keeps wallet or keys secure
  • Item runs small, so we recommend sizing up for best fit
  • Item #TPO006B
100% nylon, DWR finish
2 hand, 1 zippered rear
adjustable belt
Claimed Weight
[medium] 8oz
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

4 based on 2 ratings

Review Summary

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3 out of 5 stars

January 12, 2024

Look great but not very comfy

I've used it several times

These run a full size small. I have a 31in waist and the L fits but it fits like a medium. Especially if you have even moderately muscular legs. Size up. They seem very durable and look fantastic but they just don’t offer enough movement for anything other than lounging around. You can’t really do much anything higher intensity. They will do for a hike maybe but there are just better options. Also the fabric is fantastic which redeems them somewhat.

David A

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

April 20, 2021

Second favorite shorts

I've put it through the wringer

These were my favorites until Topo put out the lightweight version. Now they are my second favorite.

Ben A

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com