Men's Kuhl Freeflex Short

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Luxuriously soft mechanical stretch moisture wicking softshell
UPF 50+
Total of four pockets: Front on seam zipper pockets, single set on back pocket and stealth cell phone pocket
Wide pull on waistband with external drawcord
"Bottom leg opening 20 5/8"

50%, Polyester, 50% New Polyester. 152 GSM

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Customer Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
Great material, not too baggy. Love them.
November 4, 2020
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Rated 3 out of 5
A Good Short That Could Be Better.
I was drawn to the FreeFlex Short as a possible more durable alternative to my LuLuLemon Pace Breaker Shorts. Starting with the positive: 1) the FreeFlex short seem very durable while still offering a great 4-way stretch material, 2) These shorts are a great option for the gym or while on the trail. 3) the material is quick dry and will function well while wet wading or while taking a quick swim. 4) the 10 inch inseam falls nicely just above the knees. What could be done better: 1) I found the FreeFlex shorts to have an unusual fit. I originally bought the XL which were bellowing and exchanged them for size Large which feel a little constricting. 2) the waist band is wide which feels uncomfortable when seated for long periods of time (think working from home). 3) the thighs would be more comfortable if they were cut a little wider. 4) the main pockets would be more functional if they were slightly bigger/deeper. In conclusion, while not as comfortable as my PaceBreaker shorts, I expect the FreeFlex shorts to perform well when participating in more rigorous outdoor activities where both comfort and durability are necessary.
October 28, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great shorts
I bought these shorts in two colors and am really happy with them. In fact, they are my go-to when headed to the gym. Great quality, comfortable, and I love the cell phone pocket.
October 27, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
The best shorts I've ever worn.
I bought these as work out shorts but the second I put them on I knew I had underestimated them. They look clean and professional. They fit amazingly. They move with any exercise you want and the zippered pockets keep all your stuff safe. The only hint that these aren't dress shorts is the elastic waist band and drawstring. So as long as you don't tuck in your shirt you are ready for any activity or setting that shorts are suitable for. I've weightlifter in them, jogged in them, gone on dates, and sat on the couch for marathon stretches and the freeflex shorts performed admirably in every situation. I've seriously been living in these shorts all summer, I love them. I need to buy more colors. I have other Kuhl shorts and they've taken a support role, really only coming out when I need more pockets. And these are some of the more affordable shorts Kuhl makes. Buy them.
September 30, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect shorts
I live in these.
September 22, 2020
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Rated 4 out of 5
Feel great, but a little long
Shorts feel great and functional, but wish they were a little shorter. The shorts come just above my knee and when exercising or hiking, I prefer a little shorter for mobility. Other than that, they are great quality.
September 21, 2020
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Rated 1 out of 5
First disappointment from Kuhl
I purchased these shorts in my usual size (large). Unfortunately, the elastic band is very soft; moreover, the drawstring is narrow, string-like and overly elastic. Consequently I am unable to get them tight enough to keep them from slipping down. I has also made it impossible to carry weight in the pockets, such as a cell phone. I bought a pair of pants of similar construction and have the same problem. This is the first time I have been other than delighted with a Kuhl product.
September 18, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect comfortable fit.
September 10, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great Travel Shorts
These shorts wore very well, really love the fit and the fabric. Only small knock is that the angle/depth of the pocket is such that things can fall out fairly easily. They have a zipper so it’s not a major concern, but you probably want to keep them zipped most of the time.
September 9, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Comfortable, look great
Comfortable, look great
September 7, 2020
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