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Helikon Men's Urban Tactical Shorts 8.5" Olive Drab
Helikon Men's Urban Tactical Shorts 8.5" Olive Drab
  • 100% Cotton
  • Hook and Loop closure
  • To fit waist (recommended): S 31"-33", M 33"-35", L 35"-37", XL 37"-39", 2XL 39"-41", 3XL 41"-43", 4XL 43"-46". To ensure that you get the right size, we recommend that you measure your waist and compare your measurements with our size guide. Don't trust the size you read on the label of your jeans.
  • A shorter variant of popular Urban Tactical Shorts. Designed for extremely hot weather conditions. Improved freedom of movement. YKK zippered fly
  • Elastic waist with hook-and-loop fastener for additional adjustment. Key loops, D-Ring or karabiner compatible. Two front pockets with strengthened edges for gear clips. Two wide back pockets with easy access (adapted for dump mag use)
  • Two composed slim back pockets for folding knives, flashlights, pistol mags. Two thigh cargo pockets with reverse zipper for documents and small accessories. Two hook-and-loop flapped thigh pockets for smartphone device or AR magazines
  • Classic jeans 'neck' shape. Inseam: 8.5" (21.6cm). Material: 2-way elastic Ripstop (60% Cotton, 37% Polyester, 3% Spandex)

To fit waist (recommended): S 31"-33", M 33"-35", L 35"-37", XL 37"-39", 2XL 39"-41", 3XL 41"-43", 4XL 43"-46". To ensure that you get the right size, we recommend that you measure your waist and compare your measurements with our size guide. Don't trust the size you read on the label of your jeans.

  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No
  • Package Dimensions: 16.54 x 12.99 x 1.81 inches
  • Item model number: SP-UTS-PR-32
  • Date First Available: September 1, 2015
  • ASIN: B014RGRC4Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #802,931 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry (See Top 100 in Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry)
    • #973 in Men's Cargo Shorts
    • #265096 in Men's Shops

    Pants fit well (At least for me)! So far, the material seems sturdy and comfortable. As others have posted, the front pockets are small and they do fit a little tighter around the thighs. Not much you can put in the front pockets that is bulky. I put the RATs tourniquet in the front pocket, but it was uncomfortable (Since the pocket is a little tighter, the tourniquet rubber against my thigh); better placed in the cargo pocket. I can do without the Velcro front waist fastener and would have liked a button or snap instead. The elastic is in the rear of the pants and do help. But does not extend as much as other cargos. The cargo pockets are perfect for what I carry; wallet, glasses, RATs, etc. and they don't blouse as much as others. The rear pockets have a separate internal sleeve on both sides to fit my folder and flashlight.The cell phone pocket does fit a Pixel 2; in my opinion, it would not fit an XL or Iphone +.
    It did ship internationally, but arrived way sooner than anticipated. I'm looking to purchase a few more, but still evaluating comfort and durability.

    Helikon makes a great short at a great price. Olive Drab is my second pair - I already have the tan version, and black is on its way. Material is high quality, stitching is excellent, and the pockets are well designed. Thigh pockets have a quiet zipper and are perfectly sized for a wallet on one side, and an iPhone 6S on the other. The pockets do not 'blouson' like most 'cargo' shorts' and I don't look like a pack mule hauling a month's supplies. They actually stay flat against the thigh. Sits at the waist, just above the hips (not to high, not to low). It ships from Poland, but they arrived in under a week, making for a very happy customer. Two things to consider: the shorts do have a velcro tab and not a button. I don't see it as a problem since I have a quality belt to wear with the shorts. Some reviewers did not like the velcro, and that may or may not be an issue for you. Second, I accepted the other reviewer's suggestions and ordered a size larger, and that fit perfectly. Thank you Amazon Reviewers!

    I highly recommend these shorts. Given the attention to detail, quality product, price and fast delivery, I will consider other Helikon product offerings in the future.

    Great pair of shorts. I just received my third pair. I love the cell phone (I phone 6 w/case) pocket on the front as well as the Velcro tab vs. button. The great thing about the Velcro is that you can adjust it....just in case you get a bit bigger around the mid section. Just secure the Velcro during the wash/dry cycle in the laundry or everything will stick to it. My delivery time varied... once it took about 2 weeks, the last time I had them in a week. Highly recommended.

    These were purchased as urban bicycling shorts. So far, so good. I have a large cyclist lower body that tends to be disproportionate to my waist when fitting pants and shorts. These shorts were too large and billowy at first. I almost processed a return, then I decided to wash them Hot and tumble-dry the bejeesus out of them, they shrunk to my desired fit. The elastic band at the small of the back was strange, though once the shorts shrunk I warmed to that feature. In this way these are like mountain bicycling shorts of yore.

    Good shorts similar to the old issue US Navy UCT BDU shorts for dive/maritime ops. Well made product with first rate components and considerable detail given to pocket layout. There functional! only change id make is drains in the pockets. After purchasing I was a bit bummed to see the expected shipping date from Amazon but they got here in 8 days! being shipped from an OCONUS location (I'm assuming Poland). UPDATE, these shorts fit tighter in the crotch then the pants so might go next size up. I still like them and looking for another pair now.

    These shorts are great! I'm in the military, currently deployed to the middle east, and these are a God send. Very breathable and are made of a durable, stretchy material. If you like 511 brand clothing i would say these are on par if not better than those. I really like the velcro strap in place of where the button would be. I will say though, that the pockets are a little snug, not too much so that it bothers me.

    Nice pair shorts, you definitely cannot fit AR mag in the pocket. All in all very nice.

    Well made. However, don't buy expecting belt. Doesn't come with one. Runs somewhat small. Customer service seems to be out of touch. Got an email saying product was backordered with no date given when we might expect delivery, then received order next day.

    Too many pairs of shorts I've bought/tried-on are either designed for stick insects where the legs are so narrow, if you manage to get into them you cannot move, or the material they're made of is so thin they won't last five minutes. These shorts are a great shape, meaning they allow plenty of movement, are made from a very rugged material, and are of a brilliant design with more pockets than I'll ever need. Only problem I'm likely to have is finding in which pocket I've left what I'm looking for. These are a great pair of shorts.

    Great shorts but usual Helikon odd sizing still presents a challenge. For some reason XL equates to a 36" waist (ok for me, but a just tad neat) ... so this time I opted for the XXL, which equates to a 38" - and they are too big.

    Quality item but frustrated with this issue.

    Great pair of shorts. Excellent quality. Nicely presented in the packaging. Only downside is the 30 degrees wash, I have some other 30 degrees clothes it's nothing unusual, just a snag, but I find washing them a pain because I cannot put them in with 40 degrees washes.

    Great shorts, well made with loads of pockets. The only reason I gave a 4 star is the sizing. Maybe I took too much notice of other reviews. They came up a little larger than I hoped, but still very wearable. I am a shop size 38, but did the suggested size measurements and decided to go for the 3xl, when in reality the 2xl would be perfect. The 3xl says 40in on the label and the 2xl says 38.

    Fantastic shorts, so many pockets you'll run out of things to put in them eventually. Great fit with adjustable waist for when you've had one too many beers. Quite pricy but the material is very good quality and is worth the extra cash. 10/10 would recommend, I've already ordered a second pair.

    Comfy with pockets galore, practical and secure pockets.
    Have ordered a second pair as they have turned out to be even better than anticipated.
    These are the perfect length, hate the ‘ below the knee, Dad’s Army style’!

    Great shorts. Light and not bulky. Loads of pockets if required. The best feature is the velcro fastening on the waste band, perfect adjustment every time without the need for a belt.
    I would highly recommend these shorts and would buy again.

    Size guide says these should fit 38 to 42 inch.... however they are more like... fit up to 38 inch only. Still it gives me an incentive to loose some weight to fit into these shorts as they are a great design. They do make a bigger size however that size isn't sold byou the supplier on the Amazon store :(

    These are the best shorts and fit I’ve ever had to the point I now have two pairs and will order a third, great for wearing in UK or your holidays. Lots of pockets to safely secure your wallet, phone etc. I ordered my waist size and Fit was as expected, just remember to ensure the Velcro waist is secure prior to washing !

    Slight confusion when choosing the size. The size chart does not actually match the shorts so I went with what I thought was right (32/medium) and it was right. Fits perfectly and I'm very happy with the shorts.

    I've spent a fortune on shorts and I can honestly say that these are the best I've had to date. Great material, well thought out pockets and size when correctly advertised is bang on.

    The fit of these shorts is very good. With a few things in the pockets they look smart; with my usual every day carry they are still highly acceptable. Very hard wearing and wash well.These are now my go to hot weather wear.

    Good fit. Perhaps a little baggy in the leg

    Too small, very expensive for what you get. Poorly designed pockets and Velcro fastening scratches.

    So far so good. Worn two out of the three. Good fit, they seem very durable. Loads of pockets and I like the length and style. Highly recommended!!