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4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
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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.
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4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 218 reviews
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218 reviews
  • Mike F.
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    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Desert Sage
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    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Desert Sage
    I recommend this product
    Height 5' 10"
    Weight 170-180 lbs
    Size Purchased 33
    Size Typically Worn 33
    Length Purchased 10"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 days ago
    After four years, still amazing shorts (but please fix the zipper tab)!

    I bought my first pair of these shorts back in early 2020, thinking that I'd use them for summer travel. As I reported in an earlier review, the Covid outbreak killed the travel thing for that summer, but I wore those shorts all that summer, anyway. Since then, these shorts have been stellar. I wear them pretty much every day at home during the summer, whether I'm hiking, doing lawn work, or just hanging around. As for travel, things have improved significantly since 2020, and I've worn these things on cruises and on several trips to Europe including a 100 mile walk along the Camino de Santiago. And that same pair continues to look brand new. They are the ideal shorts - they're comfortable, they clean up easily with nothing more than a damp towel, and they look great. The pockets - particularly the cell phone and passport pockets - work very well. The only issue I've had is with the zipper pull. It came off a couple of years ago and although the zipper works fine, it's a little harder to use without that zipper tab. I've recently bought two more pairs of these and nothing has changed with the new ones. I can't recommend these highly enough.

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  • Bill Rodie J.
    Verified Buyer
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Aged Clay
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    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Aged Clay
    I recommend this product
    Size Purchased 33
    Size Typically Worn 33
    Length Purchased 9"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Great fit and great look

    Exactly what I was looking for in a pair of shorts for travel

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  • Nicolas S.
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    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Voyager Grey
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    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Voyager Grey
    I recommend this product
    Height 6' 3"
    Weight 210-220 lbs
    Size Purchased 35
    Size Typically Worn 35
    Length Purchased 9"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Great shorts for travel

    The shorts are comfortable and has plenty of zippered pockets to keep my belongings safe.

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  • Floyd N.
    Verified Buyer
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Aged Clay
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    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Aged Clay
    I recommend this product
    Height 6' 0"
    Weight 180-190 lbs
    Size Purchased 35
    Size Typically Worn 35
    Length Purchased 9"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Great shorts

    These are terrific shorts. They are true to size and a great length. Love the fabric which is extremely comfortable

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  • Mark I.
    Verified Buyer
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Desert Khaki
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    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Desert Khaki
    I recommend this product
    Height 6' 1"
    Weight 190-200 lbs
    Size Purchased 35
    Size Typically Worn 35
    Length Purchased 9"
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Ascender Shorts

    The fit is great just like the pants. They are just too long. Need an 8” length.

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  • Brad T.
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    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Matte Navy
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    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Matte Navy
    I recommend this product
    Size Purchased 36
    Size Typically Worn 36
    Length Purchased 9"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Ascended Shorts

    These shorts are the same great quality as the Ascender Chino pants I own (6 pairs!). I needed shorts with real security for travel and the inside left pocket zipper (opens bottom to top) is perfect. No other shorts I looked at had the zipper that way, which makes it even harder for pickpockets. My only suggestion is that they make these in a slim fit, like the pants.

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  • Jason M.
    Verified Buyer
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Aged Clay
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    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Aged Clay
    I recommend this product
    Height 6' 1"
    Weight 190-200 lbs
    Size Purchased 34
    Size Typically Worn 34
    Length Purchased 9"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Simply the best travel shorts

    It's all about the clean look and pockets for me. I can dress these up or down and still carry everything I need without looking like my 20-year old self backpacking in cargo shorts and havaianas. I now have multiple pairs and won't look back

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  • Kenneth W.
    Verified Buyer
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Aged Clay
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    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Aged Clay
    I recommend this product
    Height 5' 6"
    Weight 170-180 lbs
    Size Purchased 34
    Size Typically Worn 35
    Length Purchased 9"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Like them

    Bought for travel security but also good all around shorts

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  • Renee B.
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    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Aged Clay
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    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Aged Clay
    I recommend this product
    Size Purchased 32
    Size Typically Worn 32
    Length Purchased 9"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 weeks ago
    Fantastic

    I love these shorts. Comfortable, classic and with a ton of pockets. The fabric is cool and stains simply wash out. I have been waiting for this color for a while - so glad they finally released it!

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  • Manfred N.
    Verified Buyer
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Desert Khaki
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    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Desert Khaki
    I recommend this product
    Size Purchased 34
    Size Typically Worn 34
    Length Purchased 9"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 weeks ago
    Ascender Shorts Regular Fit - Desert Khaki

    Perfect fit, very light, nice color

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