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Men's Relaxed Fit, 11" inseam; Lightweight Cotton Ripstop Short That Fights Sweat & Stains

  • Lightweight, yet strong 7-ounce, 100% cotton ripstop fabric is known for its durability
  • FastDry® technology wicks away sweat for comfort so you can stay focused on your day
  • Stain Breaker® allows stains to wash out easily
  • Cargo pockets keep items close at hand while the right-leg zipper pocket keeps items secure
  • Comfortable gusseted crotch for freedom of movement while you work
  • Hidden hook-and-loop back pocket flaps and cargo flaps to keep items from falling out when bending
  • Imported

For over 125 years, Carhartt, Inc. has been committed to offering the finest workwear products and customer service available. We stand behind the quality, craftsmanship, and performance of all our products. We use only the finest materials and apply strict quality control standards to each and every garment and accessory that we sell. Our goal is to ensure your satisfaction with each purchase and provide you the best possible service for years to come.

Since all apparel has an expected service life, this commitment does not cover damage caused by normal wear and tear (including zippers and other hardware), misuse, neglect, or obvious abuse of the garment. Carhartt, Inc. assumes no liability for garments that have had alterations, embroidery, or other ornamentation added to the garment.

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Carhartt Force® Tappen Cargo Short

$39.99 – $44.99

Style #101168
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COLOR: Yukon


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Fit & Technology
    Force icon
    Carhartt Force®
    Keep your cool with sweat-wicking FastDry® technology.

    All Carhartt Force® gear wicks sweat thanks to FastDry® technology. Force also either fights odors, releases stains with Stain Breaker® technology, or both.
    Fast Dry technology has superior wicking action which makes perspiration a memory. The bottom line is that Force works harder, day in and day out, for hard-working men and women, at a price that doesn’t bring out complaints at the kitchen table.

    Fast Dry
    FastDry®

    Superior wicking action makes perspiration a memory

    Stain Breaker
    Stain Breaker®

    Stain fighting fabric stares down heat and grime

    Anti-Odor
    Anti-Odor

    Takes the fight to odor and wins in a technical knockout

WARRANTY

For over 125 years, Carhartt, Inc. has been committed to offering the finest workwear products and customer service available. We stand behind the quality, craftsmanship, and performance of all our products. We use only the finest materials and apply strict quality control standards to each and every garment and accessory that we sell. Our goal is to ensure your satisfaction with each purchase and provide you the best possible service for years to come.

Since all apparel has an expected service life, this commitment does not cover damage caused by normal wear and tear (including zippers and other hardware), misuse, neglect, or obvious abuse of the garment. Carhartt, Inc. assumes no liability for garments that have had alterations, embroidery, or other ornamentation added to the garment.

Please contact our customer service team for all warranty questions:

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Runs 2-3 sizes too small.
I wrote a similar review on their cargo pants and compared my 36 waist of different brands to their pants.

I had the same complaint about their pants as I do about these shorts. They run 2-3 sizes too small and are pretty much the same sizes as their cargo pants in the waist.

My current 36 waist pants are bigger than Carhartts 36 and 38 waist pant.

ther than that the appearance, durability, and function of the shorts seems fine.

It is made for a leaner build. But these waist sizes just aren't accurate.
I used to be very athletic, and still am being a former college athlete, but am more towards average now. I'm 6'8" and 260 pounds. I have really muscular legs so that may be part of the reason these don't fit so well on the upper leg, but the waist is definitely way too small. I can still manage to button them when trying them on, but it's pretty tight and not really wearable for my size.

September 19, 2018
Elkhart, IN
Purchased
1 week ago
Age:
25-34
Gender:
Male
Response from Carhartt
We have reached out to the customer and shared this feedback internally.
September 19, 2018
Therese S
Appearance
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Nice shorts
A little snug but grey durability.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
September 12, 2018
Walbridge , OH
Purchased
1 month ago
Age:
25-34
Gender:
Male
Appearance
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Excellent
I really like these shorts. Roomy for thick thighs and a good length. Cell phone pocket works well. Lots of sturdy belt loops to keep them where they should be.
September 9, 2018
Kaukauna, WI
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Age:
35-44
Gender:
Male
Appearance
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Awesome stuff.
Some of the greatest cargo shirts one would ever try. Quality and style is there. Had to get me four!!
This review was collected as part of a promotion
September 2, 2018
Laredo, TX
Purchased
3 months ago
Age:
20-24
Gender:
Male
Check size
Probably would have been a good work short but they were sized small and I had to return them.
August 27, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Response from Carhartt
We appreciate your input and are sorry to hear these shorts were a bit smaller than you expected. Please contact us at 1 800 833 3118 if we can provide you with any further assistance.
August 28, 2018
Therese S
Great fit and quality
August 27, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Appearance
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
I will continue wearing carhartt shorts and shirts.
The only problem I have with the shorts is the waist fit. I have bought a 34 in carhartt shorts and a 36. The 34 is too small, while the 36 is too big. If y'all could make odd sizes, that could be useful.
August 15, 2018
Donalsonville , GA
Purchased
1 month ago
Age:
35-44
Gender:
Male
Response from Carhartt
We have reached out to the customer directly.
August 17, 2018
Therese S
Appearance
4 / 5
Terrific shorts
I have been a fan of the design of Carhartt cargo shorts, but a bit disappointed because they tend to rip after a year or two. I haven’t owned this pair of their ripstop shorts long enough to know whether they will last any longer, but I do like the cut and the pockets are incredibly deep. I was surprised how much I could put in the lower front pockets without a bulge being apparent.
August 14, 2018
Jackson, MS
Purchased
1 month ago
Age:
55-64
Gender:
Male
Response from Carhartt
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We have forwarded this review to our product and quality teams. Please feel free to contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-833-3118 with any questions or concerns.
August 16, 2018
Tasha W
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4 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Quality
4 / 5
Good But Snug Cargo Shorts
The Force Tappen are some great cargo shorts. Durable yet quick drying and comfortable with velcro-flap pockets. Great for work, travel or going to the beach. I wish they offered more colors (note the ones pictured are a shade darker than they appear online). Like other reviews said you may want to order one size up (the waist is snug) especially if you throw them in the dryer after washing or wear them over swim trunks.
August 14, 2018
Chicago, IL
Age:
35-44
Gender:
Male
Little overpriced but nice
August 8, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
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What happened to the digital camo?
Scott M on Aug 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The digi camo is being discontinued, but we do still have some stock left: https://www.carhartt.com/products/Carhartt-Force-Tappen-Cargo-Short-OUT-101168.
Do these shorts have any flex to them? I recently went to a pair of ripstop pants and feel like I can't move my legs more than enough to walk and have to pull them up to squat or move my legs in any real fashion, and I hate them. I want to make sure my next pair of shorts accommodates every-day movements.
Mark B on May 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I am very disappointed in these shorts. There is no flexibility and the seat is tight. Fine when you are on your feet but terrible sitting.
Will you ever offer these Tappen shorts in waist size 48 or 50?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We have forwarded this as a suggestion to our product team. Unfortunately, we do not currently offer size 48 or 50 in this style.
Do Force Tappen shorts shrink in the wash?
A shopper on Oct 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: As long as you follow the care instructions, they should not shrink more than 2-4% over the life of the garment.
Where dose the waist sit on these Carhartt Force® Tappen Cargo Short?
Perry P on Aug 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This style sits at the waist.
Does Carhartt have shorts that have a 29 inch waist?
Rowdy on Jan 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. For example, styles 100245, 100277, B147, B25, and B278.
Do they have flaps on the back pockets?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Our Force Tappen Cargo Shorts have hook and loop flaps on the back pockets.
Is this made in USA?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This product is imported.
What is the source of this product?
Anna C Staff on Jun 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This product is imported.