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Women's midweight 10-inch work shorts that are built to move.

A white-collar look with a blue-collar spirit. These women's work shorts are made of midweight fabric designed to fight stains and hold color. They're made with durable triple-stitched seams, plus enough stretch to give you a free range of motion on the job.
  • 8-ounce, 59% cotton / 39% polyester / 2% spandex
  • Built to move with Rugged Flex® stretch technology
  • Stain Breaker® technology releases stains
  • Carhartt-strong, triple-stitched main seams
  • Colorfast for a professional appearance wash after wash
  • Mid-rise sits just below the waist with a comfortable hip and thigh
  • Strong sewn-on-seam belt loops
  • Reinforced front slash pocket
  • Right-leg cell phone pocket
  • Two reinforced back pockets
  • Inseam: 10"
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Rugged Professional™ Series Women's Original Fit Short

$39.99

COLOR: Shadow


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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
Women's midweight 10-inch work shorts that are built to move.
A white-collar look with a blue-collar spirit. These women's work shorts are made of midweight fabric designed to fight stains and hold color. They're made with durable triple-stitched seams, plus enough stretch to give you a free range of motion on the job.
  • 8-ounce, 59% cotton / 39% polyester / 2% spandex
  • Built to move with Rugged Flex® stretch technology
  • Stain Breaker® technology releases stains
  • Carhartt-strong, triple-stitched main seams
  • Colorfast for a professional appearance wash after wash
  • Mid-rise sits just below the waist with a comfortable hip and thigh
  • Strong sewn-on-seam belt loops
  • Reinforced front slash pocket
  • Right-leg cell phone pocket
  • Two reinforced back pockets
  • Inseam: 10"
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4.3 / 5.0
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
these shorts seem to fit a bit lower than the cargo shorts, otherwise would give an overall 5 stars. Love the phone pocket on the leg, large enough I don't have to worry about it falling out. Great well constructed shorts.
July 22, 2020
Coggon, IA
Purchased
1 month ago
Age:
65+
Gender:
Female
Appearance
4 / 5
Durability
4 / 5
Quality
4 / 5
Functionality
4 / 5
I like the style of shorts and material durability but size is way off!!!
I am very disappointed with these shorts. I have purchased pants and shorts from Carhartt for years. I received my shorts thought they would fit like all my other pants and shorts and low and behold they are very tight. I realize perhaps I need to lose weight however I really did expect them to fit. These shorts are a size smaller than the size labeled. I am keeping them in hopes I will be able to wear them at some point and do not have the time to return them. I have never sent a review before but these shorts really annoyed me.
July 22, 2020
Honey Brook , PA
Purchased
1 month ago
Age:
55-64
Gender:
Female
Response from Carhartt
We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear this. Please feel free to contact us at 1 800 833 3118 if we can assist you in any way.
July 28, 2020
Susan F
Appearance
2 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Functionality
4 / 5
Get quality, not my favorite fit. Go for the rugged cargo shorts instead
I love Carhartt. Especially their work shorts. But I wasn’t thrilled with the fit of these. I ordered a size 4 like all my other Carhartt shorts but these were a little tight around my butt, a little loose around my waste, and I’m not a fan of how the leg opening flares out. I had been wearing the original fit until they came out with the rugged series and thought these would fit the same only tougher. But they don’t. Quality still 5/5
July 20, 2020
FL
Purchased
1 month ago
Age:
25-34
Gender:
Female
Response from Carhartt
We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear this. Please feel free to contact us at 1 800 833 3118 if we can assist you in any way.
July 28, 2020
Susan F
Appearance
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Functionality
5 / 5
To sum it up
The material is sturdy but not stiff. They don't wrinkle up even after gardening in them for a few days, just brush off the dirt & keep going. The style is as flattering as a work jean can get. I'm confident they will wear well, time will tell. I think you have a winner.
July 20, 2020
Chagrin Falls, OH
Purchased
1 month ago
Age:
65+
Gender:
Female
Appearance
4 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Quality
4 / 5
Functionality
4 / 5
Good
I love the sturdy quality of these shorts. However as with most apparel these days there is inconsistency in fit from pair to pair. I ordered two pair, one blue, one steel in the same size. The steel are a lot more snug. I’ve decided to keep both pair as somedays I feel thinner than others.
July 11, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Appearance
4 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Functionality
5 / 5
Perfect for the automotive industry.
July 3, 2020
LIVERPOOL, NY
Purchased
2 months ago
Age:
25-34
Gender:
Female
Appearance
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Functionality
5 / 5
Good fit but I prefer all cotton.
June 25, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Appearance
4 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Functionality
5 / 5
Great Quality
I love the durability and quality of these shorts. They were clearly constructed well. I also love the length of these shorts as it’s hard to find good work or hiking shorts that aren’t too short. My only complaint is the width at the bottom of the legs. The photos show them to be more tapered but the shorts I received were actually wider at the bottom than they are at the waist. Otherwise I love them, especially the phone pocket.
June 23, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Appearance
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Functionality
5 / 5
great shorts
My granddaughter loves them. She has 3 carhartt shorts now.
June 22, 2020
Alton, IL
Purchased
2 months ago
Age:
65+
Gender:
Female
Appearance
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
Functionality
5 / 5
Money well spent!
Previously I had purchased a pair of these shorts to see if I would like them. I was so impressed with the fit, comfort and durability that I had to have a few more pair. They look great and are so comfortable. I would suggest them to anyone.
June 19, 2020
OH
Purchased
2 months ago
Age:
55-64
Gender:
Female
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Where were these made?
Marianne G on May 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This style is made in India.
What is the inseam?
A shopper on Aug 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 10”

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