Macpac Drift Shorts — Men's


Macpac Drift Shorts — Men's, Vetiver, hi-res



Macpac Drift Shorts — Men's

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Why we made this
Lightweight, comfortable and fast drying, the Drift Shorts have a UPF 50+ rating for excellent sun protection while travelling or hiking.
  • Product Description
    For those who demand versatility from their gear, the Drift Shorts are designed to be practical and hard-wearing — whether you're hiking, travelling or wearing them around town. Offering the perfect balance of comfort and function, these shorts are made from a bluesign® approved nylon/elastane blend which means they're lightweight, durable and fast to dry, making them ideal for river crossings or on-the-go travel washing in your hostel bathroom sink. With elastane for stretch and a UPF 50+ rating for excellent sun protection, the Drift Shorts are made for outdoor adventures.
  • Design features
    Fast-drying and stretchy nylon/elastane blend — bluesign® approved fabric
    UPF 50+ for excellent sun protection
    Tested to AS/NZS 4399 standard for sun protection
    Multiple zipped pockets
    Regular fit

  • Product Specifications
    Main Fabric94% Nylon, 6% Elastane — bluesign® approved
    Main Fabric Weight (g/m2)118
4.1 / 5.0
9 Reviews
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Bought them for my husband and he lives them
April 10, 2020
Almost perfect
Comfy fabric. Excellent cargo pockets. If the front hand-pockets were larger, I’d give five stars.
February 28, 2020
Great shorts for travel as dry fast and no need to iron.
February 10, 2020
Second pair.... Says it all!
Excellent shorts and quick drying
February 6, 2020
5 months ago
Good service and great product
January 17, 2020
Drift Shorts
They're very comfortable, however the zips are a bit stiff and there are a few loose threads on them.
December 21, 2019
Almost great
Bought the Drift shorts in Medium 3 weeks ago for general wear and to roadtest for backpacking later this year. I have worn them day to day, on a short hike and running.

- The fabric is light and 'sits' well, unlike other ultralight fabrics that tend to 'hug' the lower body a little too intimately; it dries very fast.
- Stitching and general quality is, as expected, top notch.
- Pockets are a good siz; cargo pockets are slimline but fit most modern phones, main pockets fit my hands comfortably. The rear pocket (right side) is large enough for a phone/wallet.
- The cut is great, complete freedom of movement but looks smart enough to dress up with a collared shirt. I would be comfortable going from crossfit to the pub in these.
- Med fit me perfectly initially (176cm, 80 kg, waist 89/hip109cm).

- The waist band feels like the same material as the rest of the shorts doubled over and has become very loose to the point that carrying anything in the pockets i.e. a phone or even car keys drags the shorts down over my hips (and yes I have hips, it would be worse if you have narrow hips).
- Effectively this means I have what would be my favourite shorts with pockets I can't use and I am concerned about longevity (stretching further) as time goes on.
- For reference I've only washed these 3 x on a cold gentle cycle.

Almost the perfect all-rounder short, let down by an overly pliable waistband. If MacPac were to reinforce/elasticise the waistband, I would not hesitate to give it 5 Stars
March 14, 2019
Nice and light but...
Great lighweight hiking short. I thought I was on to a good thing until I sat on a rock to rest, shifted my weight to get comfy and, put a hole right through them. They're just not made to go the distance. Good idea poor quality.
January 8, 2019
Great shorts
Zippered pockets galore, light weight comfortable. Couldn't get a better pair of shorts design wise.
No problems with material hiking/walking in them but not gone down a slippery slide in them.
March 18, 2016
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Could you please tell me the inside leg measurement of the XL size ,I am tall and need a longer leg ? Cheers Kevin
Cathy M on May 2, 2020

This measured at the 30cm from the inside of the leg.

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The Macpac Team!