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    Default 6" 7" or 8" Inseam Nylon Hiking Shorts?

    Hey guys, I've been doing a lot of research for some simple nylon cargo hiking shorts. Nothing too elaborate, the main thing I want is a shorter inseam (6-8 inches) and side pockets for hands. Cargo pockets are not required and I could do without.

    I've looked at ExOfficio, Columbia and The North Face but almost everything I've seen has a 10" inseam! Any recommendations?

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    I bought cheap plain ones at Sam's club and hemmed them up an inch or two on my own. Only way to get real "shorts" these days. Other wise, they're actually "longs" and not shorts at all.

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    Found some short shorts last season at Cabella's on line. Bass Pro had similar cut shorts too.
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    Columbia Whidbey II - great shorts - Available in 6 or 8 in

    http://www.backcountry.com/columbia-...er-shorts-mens

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmac_in View Post





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    mountain hardwear men's canyon shorts have a 7" inseam. $45.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    I bought cheap plain ones at Sam's club and hemmed them up an inch or two on my own. Only way to get real "shorts" these days. Other wise, they're actually "longs" and not shorts at all.

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    Yeah, what's up with the long shorts that are for sale these days? I have to hem my running shorts. If I wanted something down around my ankles, I would buy pants. Even Patagonia Baggies are longer now. Manufacturers are catering to someone when they make these "longs". I just don't know who. I would love to hear from someone who does know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litefoot 2000 View Post
    Yeah, what's up with the long shorts that are for sale these days? I have to hem my running shorts. If I wanted something down around my ankles, I would buy pants. Even Patagonia Baggies are longer now. Manufacturers are catering to someone when they make these "longs". I just don't know who. I would love to hear from someone who does know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmac_in View Post

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    Seems these days so many shorts are of the long basketball type length. I like short shorts too! Go Lite makes some nice short inseam nylon hiking shorts. IMO, the cargo style shorts have WAY TOO MANY pockets, strings, zips, etc and long of an inseam for lengthy thru-hikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer Spirit View Post
    It's to satisfy the thug, gangbanger, hippy-hop, wearing my hat cockeyed, just-got-out-of-prison look crowd.
    THE UNOFFICIAL BIRTH OF HIP-HOP FASHIONWARE:
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    I like shorter than a 5" inseam - problem is they are very hard to find. Cabellas has some 5", but they are cotton. So I typically just wear runner's shorts with 2" or 3" inseam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer Spirit View Post
    It's to satisfy the thug, gangbanger, hippy-hop, wearing my hat cockeyed, just-got-out-of-prison look crowd.

    And you mean to tell me that they comprise enough of the market to virtually eliminate the functional types of outdoor wear? That's interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolshed View Post
    I like shorter than a 5" inseam - problem is they are very hard to find. Cabellas has some 5", but they are cotton. So I typically just wear runner's shorts with 2" or 3" inseam.
    Officer Dangle may have some suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nufsaid View Post
    Officer Dangle may have some suggestions.
    That's "Lt. Jim Dangle, SIR", To you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolshed View Post
    That's "Lt. Jim Dangle, SIR", To you.

    Lt. Jim Dangle may have some suggestions SIR. But you may want to add an inch or two to his suggested shorts. If you are asking deputy Jones you may want to subtract a number of inches.

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    Odd, I want longer shorts. That way with tall gaters, i don't have to rezip the pants legs on or put on rain pants when going through brush or fields.

    I also have a tall inseam.

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