Surfwashed Sailcloth Cargo Shorts

Our casual cargo shorts for men take summer style to new levels of comfort.


Rugged, pure cotton sailcloth canvas makes these shorts breathable and comfortable; our exclusive Surfwash process gives them a broken-in look and feel, perfect for summertime exploration. Slash front pockets with secure front-button closure; flap-secured rear pockets. Roomy flap-closed bellows cargo pockets. Contrasting interior waistband. Jumping-trout button-front closure. Washable.
Even waist sizes 32-44. 9" inseam.


Overall: 4.4/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.4 / 5 based on 40 reviews

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34 of 40 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Good, but overcomplicated - 7/24/2014
    By: from Grand Junction, Colorado

    I basically like these shorts but find the overall design and detailing to be a bit fussy. The nonfunctional little leather triangles serve no purpose and one is already coming unstitched, The drawstring is of dubious value, though perhaps it has some utility in the absence of a belt but has to be dealt with everytime the shorts are worn.

  • 1/5 stars 1/5

    Too thin, Too flimsy - 7/21/2014
    By: from Texas Dallas

    This is nowhere near sail cloth. I expected a thick, stiff, material like a real sail. This is NOT sail cloth.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    well made - 7/14/2014
    By: from long island ny

    the best made cargo shorts i have ever worn and i wear them all the time....

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    The sail cloth shorts I just purchased turn out to - 7/11/2014
    By: from Henderson,NV

    The sail cloth shorts I just purchased turn out to be of better quality then I expected. Goes to show that you get your money's worth with Orvis!!!

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Well-designed and comfy cargo shorts! - 7/9/2014
    By: from Alexandria, VA

    Great material--sailcloth! Fit and finish are quality and stylish (as far as style goes with casual clothing). The pockets and buttons are very easy to access and use--strong ergonomics.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Surf Washed Cargo Shorts - 7/9/2014
    By: from Hutchinson Island, Florida

    Received a pair of surf washed sailcloth shorts as a gift. ( Wife knows anything from Orvis is always welcomed.) Over the years have gone through many pairs of shorts. None even come close to the quality, feel, fit and comfort of these. The material is unique. Lightweight yet extremely durable. Great looking and certainly the best shorts I have ever owned hands down. Don't think twice, buy yourself a pair... you'll be very happy you did.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Surf washed Cargo Short - 6/17/2014

    Second pair because they're such great shorts. Look nice, high quality you expect from Orvis, great fit too...

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    shorts to sail - 6/13/2014
    By: from Germantown, TN

    My husband loves these shorts. They are expensive looking with a casual, light feel. Can dress up!!

  • 3/5 stars 3/5

    Could be better - 6/10/2014

    Nice lightweight, but apparently durable material. Cargo pockets are adequate; would be improved if an extra inside pocket was added for a cell phone. Should be offered in waist sizes such as 35 or 37 inches, though the drawstring partially compensates. Current version is overpriced when compared with other similar Orvis products.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Excellent Details - 5/28/2014
    By: from Putney, VT

    These shorts have a great feel when I'm wearing them plus I keep finding more little details about the way they were made that make me say, "Yup---these are from Orvis."

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