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Patagonia Men's Back Step Shorts - 10"

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  • Chambray: Feather Grey
    $59.00 CHFG
    Chambray: Feather Grey (CHFG)
  • Chambray: Ash Tan
    $59.00 CMAT
    Chambray: Ash Tan (CMAT)
  • Chambray: Pesto
    $59.00 CHPE
    Chambray: Pesto (CHPE)
  • Chambray: Shale
    $59.00 CHSA
    Chambray: Shale (CHSA)
  • Chambray: Classic Navy
    $59.00 CYN
    Chambray: Classic Navy (CYN)
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M'S BACK STEP SHORTS - 10 IN., Chambray: Feather Grey (CHFG)
M'S BACK STEP SHORTS - 10 IN., Chambray: Ash Tan (CMAT)
M's Back Step Shorts - 10", Chambray: Pesto (CHPE)
M's Back Step Shorts - 10", Chambray: Shale (CHSA)
M's Back Step Shorts - 10", Chambray: Classic Navy (CYN)
M's Back Step Shorts - 10",
M's Back Step Shorts - 10",
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Comfortable, multifunctional shorts in an airy, cool-wearing hemp/organic cotton fabric.

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Made from a soft and cool-wearing blend of 55% hemp/45% organic cotton, airy Back Step Shorts are lightweight and multifunctional. They have a zip fly with button closure, belt loops, front slash pockets and an inset welted rear pocket. Inseam is 10".
  • Made of a lightweight 55% hemp/45% organic cotton fabric
  • Zip fly with button closure; belt loops
  • Pockets: two front slash; one rear inset with welt
  • 10" inseam
  • 201 g (7.1 oz)
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Size & Fit
Model is 6'0" and wearing a size Medium
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4-oz 55% hemp/45% organic cotton plain weave

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Organic Cotton

In 1996, with an increased awareness of the dangers of pesticide use and synthetic fertilizers in growing conventional cotton, we began the exclusive use of organically grown cotton in all of our cotton products.

The quality of organic cotton is equal to or better than conventionally grown cotton, yet organically grown methods support biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, improve the quality of soil and often use less water. Growing organically takes more time, requires more knowledge and skill, and, for now, costs more. But it’s worth it.

To ensure we are buying cotton that is organic as defined by the USDA’s National Organic Program, we require numerous certificates issued by an accredited third-party certification body for every step of the supply chain, from farm to factories.

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Hemp is an alternative natural fiber that’s cultivated with low impact on the environment. It requires no irrigation, uses no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers, and is harvested and processed by hand. It’s one of the most durable natural fibers on the planet, and results in a fabric with a wonderful drape, comparable to linen.

Unfortunately, industrial hemp is illegal to grow in most parts of the world because government agencies continue to associate it with marijuana. We currently import our high-quality hemp from China, and continue to hope that it might someday grow freely again.

Patagonia makes garments with hemp alone or blended with other fibers like recycled polyester, organic cotton and spandex.

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Men's Back Step Shorts - 10" is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Shorts for Tropical Climates I have lived in Thailand for 4 years coming from northern latitudes. Living on the equator is a struggle for someone like me. I am covered in sweat the moment I step outdoors. I have tried every type of fabric to find the optimum in shorts, pants, and T Shirts. The Back Step shorts are by far the coolest shorts I have found and they are demonstrably lighter and more comfortable than anything I have tried. I have two pair which I have been wearing to the exclusion of any other bottoms. They are durable and dry relatively quickly. Drying a little bit slowly doesn't bother me, if I am caught in the rain, in such a sweltering climate and is a bit welcome given the cooling effect. I only wish that Patagonia offered the same fabric in a pant. (HEAR THAT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT) I am certain that a pant would be appreciated as there are no alternatives. This fabric is stronger and superior to linen.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shorts Awesome shorts! Very comfortable and can wear on hikes and nice events
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fitting, comfortable shorts. So far the Back Step shorts have been a great short for my day to day and casual down time. The fit is great, and they are the perfect weight for those hot Colorado days. Couldn't be happier with them.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super comfortable - wish legs were slimmer though These are the most comfortable (non-athletic) shorts in the world. My only critique is that I wish they were a little slimmer/tapered around the hem of the legs. They're very "casual" looking which is fine if that's what you're into, but would like a slimmer profile for a cleaner look.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love them Bought these on the spur of the moment, and happy I did! They are super lightweight and breathable, yet also sturdy enough to be active in. Fit is true to size and the hem comes just an inch or so above the knee. I love them!
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these! I wanted to buy three more pairs right away. So great in the heat and around the house.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and breathable These shorts are extremely light and breathable. They are ideal in hot weather and look great. Wear these to the beach or while fishing from the pier.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super light weight and durable! I really dig these shorts! They look great and preform well. This is one pair of shorts that I can wear to the top of the mountain and downtown.
Date published: 2017-05-15
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