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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.

Please contact our customer service team for all warranty questions:

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Machine wash cold with like colors, Wash inside-out, Non-chlorine bleac h when needed, Tumble dry low, Do not use fabric softeners, Warm iron if needed,
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Carhartt Force® Tappen Cargo Short

$39.99

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

OUR COMMITMENT

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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PRODUCT CARE

Machine wash cold with like colors, Wash inside-out, Non-chlorine bleac h when needed, Tumble dry low, Do not use fabric softeners, Warm iron if needed,

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4.4 / 5.0
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3 / 5
Great Shorts, but try them on first. Inconsistent Sizing
I own 3 pairs of these shorts, and multiple pairs of Force Ripstop cargo pants. I bought one pair to try and loved them, so i picked up 2 more pairs when i was out of town on a work trip. Didn't bother trying them on as they were the same size I already owned. Got home, took off all the tags and washed them. Went to put a pair on and they are a lot smaller than all my other Carhartt stuff the same size. I'm stuck with them now and cant return them size they've been washed. Bottom is ripstop pants, top 2 are these shorts, all in the same size.
November 6, 2018
Santa Maria, CA
Age:
35-44
Gender:
Male
Response from Carhartt
We have reached out to the customer to ensure satisfaction.
November 8, 2018
Tasha W
Appearance
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Great shorts! Great fabric!
This review was collected as part of a promotion
October 25, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Force Tappen Cargo Short Review
Great work short. Blood stain came right out after washing. Cargo pockets are great for wallet and cell phone to secure when working. The inseam is 11”. I would prefer this short in a 9” or 10” inseam.
October 14, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Appearance
3 / 5
Durability
3 / 5
Quality
3 / 5
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.

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September 19, 2018
Elkhart, IN
Purchased
1 month 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
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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
3 months ago
Age:
25-34
Gender:
Male
Appearance
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
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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
2 months 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
4 months ago
Age:
20-24
Gender:
Male
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Probably would have been a good work short but they were sized small and I had to return them.
August 27, 2018
Purchased
3 months 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
3 months ago
Appearance
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Quality
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
3 months ago
Age:
35-44
Gender:
Male
Response from Carhartt
We have reached out to the customer directly.
August 17, 2018
Therese S
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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?
pojp58 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.