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Men's 11" cargo shorts that wick away sweat.

When the weather warms up, swap out your favorite work pants for these cargo shorts. The men's relaxed-fit shorts are made of cotton ripstop for durability that won't weigh you down. Lots of pockets provide room for tools, and a zipper pocket helps keep essentials secure.
  • 7-ounce, 100% cotton ripstop
  • Built with Force technology to wick sweat and dry fast
  • FastDry® technology wicks away sweat
  • Stain Breaker® technology releases stains
  • More room to move with a comfortable fit through the seat and thigh
  • Cargo pockets
  • Back hook-and-loop flap pockets
  • Right-leg zipper pocket
  • Comfortable gusseted crotch for stretch between the legs
  • Inseam: 11"
  • Model height: 6'2"; Chest size: 40.5"; Wearing size 32
  • 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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Fiber Content: 100% Cotton, Other: Exclusive Trimming, Washing: Machine wash cold with like colors. Wash inside, Bleach: Non-Chlorine Bleach - When Needed, Drying: Tumble Dry Low, Drying: Do Not Use Fabric Softener s, Iron: Warm iron if needed, Fit Size for Bottoms: Relaxed Fit
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Carhartt Force® Tappen Cargo Short

$29.99 $39.99

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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

Fiber Content: 100% Cotton, Other: Exclusive Trimming, Washing: Machine wash cold with like colors. Wash inside, Bleach: Non-Chlorine Bleach - When Needed, Drying: Tumble Dry Low, Drying: Do Not Use Fabric Softener s, Iron: Warm iron if needed, Fit Size for Bottoms: Relaxed Fit

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Great with not staining and drys quickly
April 16, 2019
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2 weeks ago
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Good fit good lay out for pockets
April 7, 2019
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3 weeks ago
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3 / 5
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Inconsistent fit, same size, same item - can't give 5 stars for functionality or quality due to this!
I bought my husband two pair of the Tarpen Cargo shorts. Same shorts and same size. One pair fit well, the other pair was too small.
April 2, 2019
Brighton, CO
Age:
55-64
Response from Carhartt
We're very sorry to hear of this discrepancy in sizing. Your comments will be shared with Product Design. Please feel free to contact us at 1 800 833 3118 if we can assist you further.
April 2, 2019
Susan F
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5 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Quality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
Not true in size!
Shorts run small in width. I am a 38 in everything from jeans, slacks, shorts. I have room in a 38 but these shorts are tight with little to no room for comfort.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
March 31, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Tarpen Cargo Short
I loved the look of these shorts and really wish they would have fit my husband. But looks like they are made for a very slim man like the model. And run very small.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
March 14, 2019
Sarasota, FL
Purchased
1 month ago
Age:
55-64
Gender:
Female
Response from Carhartt
We have reached out to the customer and forwarded their comments to our Product Design team for consideration.
March 15, 2019
Tasha W
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Good stuff
Great fit. Wears like iron.
March 10, 2019
Urbana, IL
Purchased
1 month ago
Age:
55-64
Gender:
Male
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Time will tell
Appear To be good quality, husband says they fit a little small tho in the butt area. Hopefully they dont shrink
March 9, 2019
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1 month ago
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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
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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
6 months 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
6 months 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?
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.