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Women's lightweight 10-inch shorts designed to regulate your body temperature.

Stay cool on the job site. These women's shorts stand up to heat and sweat with a fast-drying design that helps regulate your body temperature. They're made of lightweight canvas, with enough flex for you to climb, squat or kneel without a problem. The stretchy, sweat-wicking waistband increases your comfort level on the move.
  • 6-ounce, 53% cotton / 25% polyester / 22% 37.5® polyester canvas
  • Force Extremes: Our fastest-drying, sweat-wicking gear built for all-day comfort
  • FastDry® with 37.5® technology makes this our fastest-drying gear
  • 37.5® technology fibers maintain your body's ideal temperature while attracting and releasing sweat
  • Built to move with Rugged Flex® stretch technology
  • Fights odors: Traps and releases them in the wash
  • Mid-rise sits just below the waist with a fitted hip and thigh
  • Rib-knit waist
  • Inseam: 10"
  • 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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Machine wash warm like colors. Do not bleach. Tumble dry medium. Do not use fabric softeners. Cool iron. Do not iron ornamentation.
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Force Extremes® Shorts

$37.49 $49.99

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Style #102439
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COLOR: Black


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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 warm like colors. Do not bleach. Tumble dry medium. Do not use fabric softeners. Cool iron. Do not iron ornamentation.

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4.4 / 5.0
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Love them!
I bought these shorts to wear to work; I work outside. Very comfortable, lots of pockets (which is hard to find in women's shorts), durable, and I like the thinner fabric. In the summer heat, it makes a huge difference. Need to purchase a few more pairs.

* I didn't realize you weren't supposed to use fabric softener. Someone mentioned above.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
August 24, 2018
Indianapolis, IN
Age:
45-54
Gender:
Female
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Love the Style/Shape don't love that you can't use fabric softener
I love the fit and function of these shorts however I do not love that they require separate washing from most of my other clothes since you cannot use fabric softener on them. When I asked about this in the store, one of the workers said that she had used fabric softener on a pair and they didn't last as long as the ones she did not use fabric softener on. Would be great if they could keep the style, but make them out of a slightly heavier/ fabric softener allowed fabric like some of the mens shorts.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
July 25, 2018
UT
Age:
35-44
Gender:
Female
Response from Carhartt
We appreciate your feedback and have sent your suggestions to our Product Design team.
July 27, 2018
BrendaL O
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
Great for work.
These are comfortable and durable; however, they don't hold up as long as the previous version that was made of a more durable material. Still a great pair of shorts.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
July 23, 2018
OK
Purchased
7 months ago
Age:
25-34
Gender:
Female
Response from Carhartt
Thank you for your feedback. We have forwarded your comments to our product design team for further consideration.
July 23, 2018
Tasha W
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Runs Large
Carhartt In Europe
Working great for me as I’m in Europe this week. Great! I’m in Europe and bought them specifically for this trip. They fit well and love the pockets.
July 8, 2018
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7 months ago
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Love them!
Love these shorts. I own many pairs. Very durable
July 1, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
Purchased
9 months ago
Age:
25-34
Gender:
Female
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5 / 5
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Perfect for work
I would highly recommend these shorts. They look great and are very comfortable. Definitely buying more
June 30, 2018
Oneonta, NY
Purchased
9 months ago
Age:
25-34
Gender:
Female
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
great I love them but next time I'll get them a little shorter to long for this short girl, will buy again
June 27, 2018
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7 months ago
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Love the waistband and my IPhone fits perfect in the side pocket.
June 25, 2018
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7 months ago
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5 / 5
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1 / 5
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Still looking for the perfect pair.
I bought these shorts for work shorts. Initial fit was good. After a few hours in the heat/sun they began to stretch out. Spent the rest of the day pulling my shorts up. Search is still on for moisture wicking cargo shorts for women that actually fit and stay put no matter the weather conditions.
June 24, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Response from Carhartt
We have reached out to the customer to ensure satisfaction.
June 26, 2018
BrendaL O
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Probably good shorts
These are probably good shorts, but they run small. Even using the provided size chart, the pair I ordered are too tight around the hips. Would like to exchange for a larger size
June 21, 2018
VA
Purchased
7 months ago
Age:
25-34
Gender:
Female
Response from Carhartt
We have reached out to the customer and shared the review with Product Design.
June 21, 2018
Therese S
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Is the waist band elastic?
A shopper on Aug 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but not the sort you may be thinking of. It's better in that it doesn't pinch. I love it. I hope this answers your question.
Are these Women's "Force Extremes® Short" wrinkle free (no iron)?
Brian on Nov 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These are a cotton-poly blend, but they aren't labeled as wrinkle-resistant. If you do decide to iron them, please be sure to use a cool iron and follow the garment care instructions on the tag.
How do these compare to the ForceLakota shorts you had last year - Fabric, fit, durability????
Pamela on Jul 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Both styles are made of 6 ounce fabric, the Force Extremes shorts feature our fastest drying technology (37.5) that keeps your body at an ideal temperature, they are also a slim fit. The Lakota shorts were a relaxed (bigger) fit and featured a FastDry technology that was similar, but did not keep the body at an ideal temperature since it did not have 37.5 technology like our Force Extremes shorts. They are both equally durable.
Is the material for these shorts similar to duck cotton?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure I know what duck cotton is but if it's what I think it is, it not woven like that but is a lightweight sturdy cotton. Not the slight sheen i think duck cotton has.
What is the inseam on these?? Thanks!!
littleitaly112 on Feb 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 10" inseam