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Men's relaxed fit 8.5-inch shorts that are durable, sweat-wicking, and built to move.

As rugged as they come, these men's shorts also offer the flexibility you need on the job. The ripstop fabric fights sweat and odor as you work. With extra stretch between the legs, it allows you to kneel or crouch down without a problem.

  • 7-ounce, 31% cotton/69% polyester stretch Ripstop
  • Built to move with Rugged Flex® stretch technology
  • Built with Force technology to wick sweat, dry fast, and fight odors
  • FastDry® technology keeps you cool for all day comfort
  • Comfortable fit through the seat and thigh with more room to move
  • Strong sewn-on-seam belt loops
  • Comfortable gusseted crotch for more stretch between the legs
  • Reinforced front slash pockets
  • Inset side drop in pocket
  • Heavy-hauling reinforced back pockets
  • Inseam: 8.5"
  • 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 warm like colors, Non-Chlorine Bleach, Tumble dry low
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Carhartt Force® Relaxed Fit Ripstop Short

$39.99

Style #104196
NEW
COLOR: Shadow


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Relaxed Fit

Comfortable fit through the seat and thigh with room to move

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Rugged Flex®

Carhartt Rugged Flex® technology moves and stretches with you throughout the day so that whatever you're doing, it's easier to do.

Rugged Flex® garments must meet the Carhartt's defined standards for stretch, recovery, and durability, so when you put on a Rugged Flex® garment, you know it won't let you down. You'll find Rugged Flex® in shorts, shirts, pants, jackets, and boots because you need gear that helps you move, not gear that holds you back.
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PRODUCT FEATURES
Men's relaxed fit 8.5-inch shorts that are durable, sweat-wicking, and built to move.

As rugged as they come, these men's shorts also offer the flexibility you need on the job. The ripstop fabric fights sweat and odor as you work. With extra stretch between the legs, it allows you to kneel or crouch down without a problem.

  • 7-ounce, 31% cotton/69% polyester stretch Ripstop
  • Built to move with Rugged Flex® stretch technology
  • Built with Force technology to wick sweat, dry fast, and fight odors
  • FastDry® technology keeps you cool for all day comfort
  • Comfortable fit through the seat and thigh with more room to move
  • Strong sewn-on-seam belt loops
  • Comfortable gusseted crotch for more stretch between the legs
  • Reinforced front slash pockets
  • Inset side drop in pocket
  • Heavy-hauling reinforced back pockets
  • Inseam: 8.5"
  • Imported
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, Non-Chlorine Bleach, Tumble dry low

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I love them!! I’m definitely going to buy more
September 9, 2020
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1 month ago
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Good fit. I wish the fabric was heavier.
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September 9, 2020
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2 months ago
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Consistency in quality . Had another pair a year ago and glad you did not change .
Fit perfect and are very comfortable
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September 8, 2020
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It’s a great quality product I have owned three pair but this is a replacement design but doesn’t fit the same way the previous product fitThe previous product was called the force relaxed fitAnd it seem to have more room overall these were also about an inch shorter
September 1, 2020
Duxbury, MA
Purchased
2 months ago
Age:
65+
Gender:
Male
Response from Carhartt
We're sorry this did not work out as expected. Please feel free to contact us at 1 800 833 3118 if we can do anything to assist you.
September 2, 2020
Susan F
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Great shorts
Would recommend. Sizing is accurate. Really like the 8.5 legs length.
August 30, 2020
Jamestown , IN
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2 months ago
Age:
65+
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Male
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4 / 5
Great fit!
I keep ordering this style of shorts-mainly for fit, durability and the drop-in (phone) pocket which is now more along the outseam so I am not sitting on the phone. The coin pocket, however, in the right front pocket is sooo deep that anything small put in it will be very hard to reach.
August 22, 2020
St. George, UT
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very nice shorts
very nice shorts. the material is very thin and breathable. they look very nice on as well. will probably buy another pair soon. worth the money although I believe carhart are a bit pricey
August 13, 2020
waubeka, WI
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2 months ago
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55-64
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Female
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5 / 5
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Good placement of the side pocket for cell phone.
I buy Carhartt because they offer t he shortest inseam I can find of all work-shorts on the market (that I can find).
I like the placement of the side pocket for cell phone.
Grease washed out completely with a little pre-treatment help.
Great lightweight shorts.
Looks good enough to wear as casual wear.
I would like these to be offered with a shorter inseam. I am 5'6" an like the leg to be higher above the knee.
August 11, 2020
Boston-Northshore, MA
Purchased
3 months ago
Age:
65+
Gender:
Male
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Comfortable and durable.
August 8, 2020
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3 months ago
Age:
25-34
Gender:
Male
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
They fit good and look great.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
August 8, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
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why do you discontinue the best pants and shorts you have, don't understand. B 144 were the best shorts made?
John E on Aug 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We apologize that the short you are interested in has been discontinued. Typically when we discontinue an item, size, or color it is due to lack of sales. Although an item may sell well in one region, if it does not do well nationwide we are forced to discontinue that item.
A question about CARHARTT FORCE® RELAXED FIT RIPSTOP SHORT, STYLE #104196: the description says they are "Imported". where are they imported from? Where are they made?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This style's country of origin's are Pakistan and Nicaragua.
What good is the side "drop-in" pocket? You can't use it as a coin pocket unless you have chimpanzee hands.
A shopper on Apr 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I carry my cellphone in it, or the PDT at work. It's deep enough to hold them securely, even when you sit down, but allows easy access to your device.
What is the purpose of the loop on the side of the short? The cell phone pocket placement below it negates its use for a hammer or other work tool.
Alexis K on Mar 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The loop works nicely as a tape measure holder.
When will these shorts be available in the other color other than the tan?
Jason on Feb 21, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This style will be offered in Shadow and Dark Khaki.

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