Free U.S. Shipping + Free Returns
shorts
select size
4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
175 Reviews

Machine washable, like everything we make.

Wrinkle and odor resistant.

9" (22.9 cm) or 10" (25.4cm) inseam.

9 total pockets, including signature waistband phone pocket.

3 anti-theft zippered security pockets.

EDC-friendly multi-tool utility pocket.

100% polyester.

Lightweight: 5.31 oz per yard fabric.

How do I care for my Ascenders?
Machine wash cold 86° F (30° C) with like colors. Do not bleach. Dry medium heat. Low iron, if needed.
How do I ensure my Ascenders always look their best?
Remember to remove immediately from washer and dryer. If needed, warm iron to remove creasing. In case a stain happens, we suggest using a mild dish soap to clean it.
Can my Ascenders be altered?
Yes, they can be altered as long as your tailor is comfortable working with the material.
delivery truck

Free Shipping in the U.S.

customer service representative

Top of the line customer service

package

Free Domestic Returns

Reviews

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 175 reviews
Customer-uploaded media carousel. Press left and right arrows to navigate. Press space or enter to open more details.
Slide 1 selected
FitRated 0.1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
175 reviews
  • Timothy G.
    Verified Buyer
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Desert Sage
    Reviewing
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Desert Sage
    I recommend this product
    Height 6' 4" & up
    Weight 200-210 lbs
    Size Purchased 35
    Size Typically Worn 35
    Length Purchased 10"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Yesterday
    Perfect Shorts

    These shorts are perfect. They fit really nice and color goes well with the Bluffworks Maritime Blue Threshold Knit Polo. Super comfortable and pack nicely for travel. I'll be ordering some other colors soon.

    FitRated 0.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
  • Louis T.
    Verified Buyer
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Voyager Grey
    Reviewing
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Voyager Grey
    I recommend this product
    Size Purchased 36
    Size Typically Worn 36
    Length Purchased 10"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Best shorts for travel

    These shorts are the best I have ever owned. I can wear them over and over and they look and feel great.

    FitRated 0.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
  • Pawel K.
    Verified Buyer
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Desert Sage
    Reviewing
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Desert Sage
    I recommend this product
    Size Purchased 32
    Size Typically Worn 32
    Length Purchased 9"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Pretty good.

    Pretty good - it's the third pair I bought in ~4 years. And I use them pretty much daily.

    Two small problems that prevent them from surviving 2+ years:

    - after some time the "belt line" stretches more than the material just below it. This results in the material pulling on the zipper, which then results in the fly opening ~30% pretty frequently.

    If you're reading bluffworks, this should be fixable via either stronger zipper, adding 0.5cm width at the zipper line, or making the belt line a bit less stretchy

    - I've managed to wear our holes in the back - the back pockets internal lining edge is so strong that it wears out the external fabric (inner upper, central corners of both pockets, mostly of the left for me)

    FitRated 0.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
    B Profile picture for Bluffworks
    Bluffworks
    1 month ago

    Thanks for reaching out and we regret to learn about the zipper. Someone from our Customer Service team will be reaching out to review.

  • Richard H.
    Verified Buyer
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Asphalt Black
    Reviewing
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Asphalt Black
    I recommend this product
    Height 5' 10"
    Weight 180-190 lbs
    Size Purchased 34
    Size Typically Worn 34
    Length Purchased 9"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Best travel wear ever.

    I have 4 pair Ascender shorts and 4 pair Ascender pants. Best travel wear ever. Always look great. Look just like my fine wool slacks (which I now leave at home) but just toss in washer. I was pickpocketed once and looked for pants with zippered pockets. Found Bluffworks and have been extremely satisfied. Have shirts and sport coat, too.

    FitRated 0.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
  • Sean
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Desert Sage
    Reviewing
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Desert Sage
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    5 Stars

    best shorts I have ever owned!

  • Alfredo C.
    Verified Buyer
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Desert Sage
    Reviewing
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Desert Sage
    I recommend this product
    Height 5' 6"
    Weight 140-150 lbs
    Size Purchased 30
    Size Typically Worn 30
    Length Purchased 9"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 months ago
    Casual traveler

    Worn in euro travel rain shine no issues and super comfortable

    FitRated 0.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
  • Pablo A.
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Aged Clay
    Reviewing
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Aged Clay
    I recommend this product
    Size Purchased 31
    Size Typically Worn 31
    Length Purchased 10"
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    3 months ago
    Great shorts, but...

    Love these shorts. I greatly appreciate the additional colors and the option for different lengths. However, I really wish you had kept the internal drawstring closure like you had before. When the pockets get weighed down, it's nice to have that option. I particularly like the drawstring option as it allows me to have a more casual look (sans belt) with all the other benefits of your great shorts.

    FitRated 0.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
    B Profile picture for Bluffworks
    Bluffworks
    3 months ago

    Hi Pablo, Thanks for the review. Please note the Ascender Shorts have never had draw strings, but our Helm Hybrid Shorts and our Rev Athletic Shorts do have drawstrings.

  • Alan S.
    Verified Buyer
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Aged Clay
    Reviewing
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Aged Clay
    I recommend this product
    Height 5' 6"
    Weight 140-150 lbs
    Size Purchased 31
    Size Typically Worn 31
    Length Purchased 10"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    Good fit

    It is a good fit for me . It will make a nice travel shorts with its zipper pockets. The cell phone pocket could be a bit bigger for the Max size phones, but it does work. I plan to order a second pair at a later date .

    FitRated 0.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
  • James W.
    Verified Buyer
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Matte Navy
    Reviewing
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Matte Navy
    I recommend this product
    Height 6' 0"
    Weight 190-200 lbs
    Size Purchased 36
    Size Typically Worn 36
    Length Purchased 10"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    Great Fit

    Excellent fit and they look great. I was looking for some shorts to wear in place of my usual cargo style shorts. These are an excellent alternative.

    FitRated 0.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
  • Joseph I.
    Verified Buyer
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Desert Sage
    Reviewing
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Desert Sage
    I recommend this product
    Size Purchased 32
    Size Typically Worn 32
    Length Purchased 10"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    Execellent fit and finish.

    A quality product that looks great and fits great

    FitRated 0.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
Reviews LoadedReviews Added

Product Notification Request

or CANCEL
Thank you! Your request has been submitted.
Notify me when this size is back in stock.
Notify me when this size is back in stock.