I own several pairs and will be buying more. I work outdoors so I am always out in the heat, these are light weight and very durable. Only thing is that I am a size 34 but I had to get a size 36, which I find I need to do with all my carhartt pants and shorts.
I purchased these shorts as replacements for your style B 147. Unfortunately, the front pocket openings are too small. I have to force my hand into the pockets, and once in there I cannot withdraw my hand if holding onto car keys, pocket knife, change, etc. The flaps on the rear pockets are also difficult to use as the snaps are difficult to secure. Also, the phone pocket is positioned so far around on the back side of the leg that I end up sitting on my phone. Not the quality or fit that I have come to expect from Carhartt.
I liked these shorts so much I purchased a pair in every color available. They are perfect for hiking or casual wear around town. The shorts are just the right weight for summer comfort: not too heavy and not too light. There are ample pockets for cell phone and a reasonable amount or cargo.
These are great looking shorts, and feel good when your first put them on. I didn't notice it right away, but I had a saggy crotch after hiking a few miles. This is not good on a hot day. The shorts look great, and the ripstop is very durable.
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July 18, 2016
4 / 5
1 / 5
Great shorts, bad durability
I really like the material and fit of these shorts. The phone pocket is a major plus as I hate the sag of cargo pockets and the weight of my phone in a shirt pocket when working outdoors.
I'm no major outdoorsman and most of my wear was around the house and yard chores. After a few weeks of wearing these, holes started to show around the tops of both back pockets leading to larger holes and one large tear. There were no other signs of wear anywhere else, I don't usually have anything in the pockets except a wallet, and I have never had this happen with other shorts or pants.
I had planned to buy several more pairs of these in several colors but I'm worried about the next pair wearing out too soon. I will probably try a different type of Carhartt shorts but really like the phone pocket on these.