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104198 - Force Relaxed Fit Lightweight Ripstop Short

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104198

The Force Relaxed Fit Lightweight Ripstop Short features:

  • 5-ounce, 95% nylon/5% spandex stretch ripstop
  • Rugged Flex® durable stretch technology for ease of movement
  • FastDry® technology wicks away sweat for comfort
  • Sits at the waist
  • Comfortable fit through the seat and thigh with more room to move
  • Comfortable, flexible waistband
  • Comfortable gusseted crotch
  • Front ledge pockets
  • Left cell phone pocket
  • Heavy-hauling reinforced back pockets
  • Stronger sewn-on-seam belt loops
  • 9-inch inseam
  • Imported

 

| DavidA205 27-10-2022 02:09

great product.. please don't discontinue.. packets are gret and the weight of the material is outstanding 8 inch inseam is always my first choice.<br />more colors would be nice

| Lieutenant 08-10-2022 22:22

New favs. I better load up before they discontinue.<br />More colors?<br />Lightest weight, stretchy, good pocket set up.

| Walter J. 22-09-2022 17:12

good shorts

| Robert V. 10-09-2022 20:11

Best shorts ever. Great phone pocket. Easy to get direct from Carhartt.

| Mark S. 08-09-2022 11:44

Great shorts. Comfortable,Lightweight and durable. I wish they had in more colors like black

| Brandy R. 04-09-2022 17:26

Not bad. Purchased on clearance. Measured according to listed chart. They are too big in the waist. Ordered 34 according to measurements and should have ordered a 32 I guess. They look nice but they are definitely noisy when walking. Quality for price paid ($24 on clearance) worth it. I wouldn’t pay full price.

| Michael M. 02-09-2022 19:40

I bought a pair of these because I needed a lighter weight short for a kayak trip. They have exceeded my expectations, they are sturdy, lightweight, and dry very quickly. I ordered a second pair, because my experience has been that if I find some thing I like it usually gets discontinued right away. Hopefully that won’t happen with this model, Carhartt please take note, I hope to order more in other colors in the future.

| Keith C. 01-09-2022 21:27

Phenomenal shorts 3

| Jonathan I. 30-08-2022 04:57

Only work for 2 weeks but so far so good

| zach j. 29-08-2022 19:08

These shorts are great. I have all 3 colors that have been available, wish there were more.

| Curtis A. 28-08-2022 19:08

These are the best! Fit is great, cool in the heat and good for work or for dress. Love the phone pocket. This is my third pair!!!

| Dan W. 21-08-2022 18:32

Really nice summer shorts that do not skimp on pockets

| Jesse W. 21-08-2022 12:00

I like these shorts even though they contain no cotton, 95% nylon, they are comfortable and set just above the knee, 9". It will be interesting to see how they wear over time. <br />My favorite Carhartt short is the all cotton canvas model #B144 8.5" It appears to not be available anywhere. I also really like the Force short Bs196-M it is 69% cotton , 31% poly.<br />Availability seems to be an issue , to find what you like these days, subsequent covid.

| Alex S. 04-08-2022 22:00

Very comfortable, durable, great fit, planning on buying a few pairs of these. Great for working outdoors or lounging around the house.

| Junior E. 04-08-2022 17:44

Fit great love it!!!!

| Thomas W. 10-07-2022 21:13

Awesome light weight summer time work shorts

| John S. 06-07-2022 14:39

Awesome shorts. If Carhartt had them in different color options they'd be even better

| Eric W. 11-06-2022 20:22

Love the side pocket

| Winston W. 30-05-2022 02:27

Great shorts. Work in them most days!

| Jason 18-05-2022 00:14

Awesome shorts I’m in and out of a utility bucket truck several times a day. Very durable and comfortable. Please make in a navy color

| Chuck S. 13-05-2022 17:40

Happy with purchase, I bought them more for leisure wear rather than work. I was looking for a light-weight fabric that would be comfortable in the Florida heat, be durable and something less than a heavy-duty cargo work short. The fit and quality was perfect for me, the shipping was fast and with the better than usual military discount, (THANK YOU CHARHARTT) I'd say I could not have done better. If they had some additional color options in the lightweight category I'd be buying more. I'll add that it's been hard to find shorts that were just what I've been looking for....these were it.

| Chris K. 12-05-2022 21:02

They are great

| Greg K. 29-04-2022 17:19

I have been trying to get in touch with someone for over a week about a exchanging . I got two pair and the one is way to small

| Jeff M. 26-04-2022 13:27

These are good shorts. they make you feel powerful. looks good too, people say "i like those shorts." but, They are very loud so it makes some danger for me. I need to be stealthy in my house because there are aggressive animals that are sometimes in here. because these are loud, I have to confront them more often than usual. <br /><br />If you don't need to be quiet, and need strong shorts, these are perfect! with many pockets

| Lisa 20-04-2022 00:02

Please restock!

| Jeaux 14-09-2021 20:53

These are by far the best work/casual shorts I have ever worn. Extremely comfortable and very durable no tearing at the seams, like many other brands of shorts. I hope that Carhartt is not really discontinuing these, I only have 2 pair and I would love to buy more.

| Ron C. 30-08-2021 13:55

We all want the B144 back! Having a side phone pocket on the right

| Dominic I. 30-08-2021 11:39

good good good

| MEL B. 20-07-2021 13:05

Love these shorts, however, I found that they are discontinuing them for unknown reasons. I live in and work in Florida, these are the only shorts that are lightweight and moisture wicking. SAD!

| Thomas G. 14-07-2021 01:58

Awesome shorts, great fit and incredibly lightweight and cool. Ordered one pair to try, came back for more and they have been out of stock since.

| Joseph1958 25-06-2021 19:45

I've been buying Carhartt shorts since 2004...starting with the heavy duck 8 1/2 inch shorts and more recently the Rigby Rugged Flex 10 inch. They have been great for outdoor work / other activities, I still use them for that and wouldn't think of using anything but them. Until now, however, I've had to go to other brands for something to wear for golf, casual gatherings, etc. Not any more. These 9 inch lightweight ripstop shorts look more refined than cotton duck, they hang with a nice silhouette and I can easily wear them with polos in addition to work gear. I know that's strange, huh....an uppity golf polo with shorts bearing a Carhartt label on the pocket...but so what, I can pull off that look with these shorts and still have Carhartt quality and fit. My golf buddies now want some. These look good, they fit me to a T and 9" is the perfect length IMO. They are very lightweight, feel great, and the waist band flexes enough to accommodate my middle aged waist variances from time to time. Need them in black, navy, and maybe a brownish / olive color....I'll buy those too!

| bob d. 14-06-2021 20:12

Don't like them at all. Even with a belt I'm constantly pulling these shorts up.. Terrible replacement for the fantastic B 144 shorts.

| John P. 25-05-2021 17:25

It'll be awhile before I put holes in these shorts. And stretch works well with my Covid 19!

| GreginMT 09-05-2021 23:50

Make some pants with this same fit and material. Make more of these shorts in other color options. 9” inseam is perfect for me and love the cell phone pocket. Belt loops are great. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars on durability is I haven’t had them long enough to know how durable they are.

| Eliot P. 06-05-2021 22:08

Very light weight shorts. Dry fast. Seem durable one week in. I carry screws in my pocket and a drill and drivetip in the other. No punctures yet. <br />Real cool in Florida hot weather. Nice an stretchy but hold shape well

| Mike B. 24-04-2021 17:03

Great fit now you need to offer more colors so I can order them.

| PAULA P. 24-04-2021 08:02

LIGHT AND VERY COMFORTABLE

| Robert C. 12-04-2021 03:23

Great pockets and moves with you as you work or play.

| Blake S. 01-04-2021 17:35

Nice! Picked up my first Carhartt in Copenhagen and love them!

| Sean J. 21-08-2020 20:34

Excellent look, comfort and durability. Going to order more.

| JohnH B. 14-08-2020 17:51

Great fit, stretch waist is very comfortable. The light weight has been great in the above 90 degree weather lately.my favorite shorts!

| Follis C. 13-08-2020 23:27

The only thing I would add is more colors.

| WILLIAM M. 13-08-2020 16:59

Nice lightweight pair of shorts. I went back and ordered two more.

| Chris R. 09-08-2020 13:50

The photo's on these shorts (as well as another pair of pants I bought) show 3 belt loops across the back for 7 belt loops total. The reality is there is only one belt loop in the back (in the middle) for 5 total. Why not as pictured?

| Jay C. 05-08-2020 20:25

Very comfortable!

| Phillip W. 26-07-2020 20:59

Great fit, does not hardly wrinkle.

| Jacob W. 26-07-2020 20:18

Excellent shorts, lightweight and cool, stretchy and comfortable. Oil stains come out with one wash. Just wish they were available in more colors

| Robert H. 25-07-2020 21:14

Item was exactly as described - a good fit and attractive appearance.<br />Cathartit products have always impressed me with their quality and competitive pricing.

| David R. 25-07-2020 19:39

Great shorts. Very comfortable. Quick drying.

| Alex F. 23-07-2020 00:42

The most comfortable work shorts/shorts in general I’ve ever had. Light weight and flexible. So far they’re extremely durable especially for being so light weight. They would be great for hiking or anything outdoors as well.

| Kristin C. 21-07-2020 18:37

I bought these for my husband and he LOVES them! He said they are lightweight and very cool on these hot summer days. They have just the right amount of stretch. The only down side, the cost. $49 is pretty expensive for work shorts but I’m hoping to buy more of them if they go on sale.

| Justin B. 19-07-2020 12:08

Excellent shorts. Lightweight, quick dry, more breathable than ordinary carhartt shorts. GREAT for shorter guys sine inseam is 1” shorter than other shorts. Will be buying more

| Hans H. 13-07-2020 22:40

Best work short I’ve ever owned. Super comfortable and yet tough. <br />I’ve been working in 100 F weather and these shorts are fantastic. Functional pockets a big plus and extra belt loops help the fit. <br />Going to buy another pair.

| Tim H 11-07-2020 21:46

Perfect fit, comfortable and phone pocket is very convenient

| Paul G. 11-07-2020 17:16

These shorts are perfect for summer hiking! Fit, materials and construction are first rate. The 9 inch length is ideal and the flex in the tough nylon fabric makes them so comfortable. Five stars!

| Ronald C. 07-07-2020 18:28

very happy with these shorts,comfortable ,light weight

| Tom B. 04-07-2020 21:21

These are great shorts. Quite a bit lighter weight than the last rip-stop shorts I bought a few years ago so I was a little surprised. The length is really nice...just above the knee so they don’t catch my kneecap when I bend my knees. That’s a positive for me. Nice big phone pocket.

| Wax 03-07-2020 17:34

They fit perfectly and comfortable.

| Marlana F. 02-07-2020 18:29

Great material and comfortable

| RobertAJr K. 02-07-2020 01:42

Very light feel, which I want in shorts. Gray called asphalt, good color. <br />I’d like a small pocket on the left Thigh for my ever present sharpie, But, not in these.

| Matthew W. 30-06-2020 22:34

I bough one pair first to try them out - fit and quality. Both fit and quality are true to the Carhartt brand. I specifically love the cell phone pocket on right side and embedded zipper pocket on left side (well hidden with seam). I've since bought two more pairs.

| Gary T. 27-06-2020 19:08

Great fit and feel

| PETER F. 26-06-2020 11:12

I think they need a small knife pocket on the left side

| Jerry A. 14-06-2020 21:21

Light weight, stretch material is great. Love them in this hot weather.

| Aaron A. 14-06-2020 17:20

Great shorts

| David P. 04-06-2020 17:01

Comfortable and handy pocket wise

| Chris W. 31-05-2020 01:47

Perfect!!!!!

| shawn s. 30-05-2020 20:42

Excellent fit, light

| Daniel D. 30-05-2020 01:42

Best pair of shorts I have ever owned for casual use. Not sure about working in them. I might give it a try. I would like to see more colors.

| Karl L. 25-05-2020 21:37

Perfect short.Light weight and comfortable.Pockets for everything you need.

| stephen s. 20-05-2020 18:03

like my shorts

| Brian B. 18-05-2020 02:50

I was so excited to get these shorts because I had purchased the cotton ripstop shorts in the past and after 5 years of daily wear they've all finally wore out. Carhartt must have decided that no one wants the cotton ripstop shorts without cargo pockets because I can't find that design any longer. Instead, they went with the performance fishing gear fabric that Columbia tends to use (or a fabric that's similar). I'm sure they're functional but this type of material is UGLY. I have thick thighs so it looks like I turned a pair of polyester skinny pants into some shorts. Bring back the cotton rip stops without cargo pockets.

| Dorcas E. 15-05-2020 21:52

They are great!!

| David K. 29-04-2020 18:11

So far so good. Stitching is not perfect, but product is lightweight and stretchy (as advertised). Price is good for this style. I wish there were other colors. I would buy them again

| Joel P. 24-04-2020 16:57

Real nice and light shorts. Ready for the summer.

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| DavidA205 10/27/22

great product.. please don't discontinue.. packets are gret and the weight of the material is outstanding 8 inch inseam is always my first choice.<br />more colors would be nice

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| Lieutenant 10/08/22

New favs. I better load up before they discontinue.<br />More colors?<br />Lightest weight, stretchy, good pocket set up.

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| Walter J. 09/22/22

good shorts

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| Robert V. 09/10/22

Best shorts ever. Great phone pocket. Easy to get direct from Carhartt.

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| Mark S. 09/08/22

Great shorts. Comfortable,Lightweight and durable. I wish they had in more colors like black

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| Brandy R. 09/04/22

Not bad. Purchased on clearance. Measured according to listed chart. They are too big in the waist. Ordered 34 according to measurements and should have ordered a 32 I guess. They look nice but they are definitely noisy when walking. Quality for price paid ($24 on clearance) worth it. I wouldn’t pay full price.

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| Michael M. 09/02/22

I bought a pair of these because I needed a lighter weight short for a kayak trip. They have exceeded my expectations, they are sturdy, lightweight, and dry very quickly. I ordered a second pair, because my experience has been that if I find some thing I like it usually gets discontinued right away. Hopefully that won’t happen with this model, Carhartt please take note, I hope to order more in other colors in the future.

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| Keith C. 09/01/22

Phenomenal shorts 3

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| Jonathan I. 08/30/22

Only work for 2 weeks but so far so good

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| zach j. 08/29/22

These shorts are great. I have all 3 colors that have been available, wish there were more.

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