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Aerostich Mid-Weight Cotton Shorts

SKU: 2859

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These comfy 100% cotton shorts are great for wearing under a riding suit or anywhere. And everywhere else, too. Hand-made quality using a mid-weight cotton twill that gets soft and more comfy with each laundering. An elastic waistband and adjustable front belt, and two side pockets to hold stuff. Black, Green, Khaki, Dark Blue or Grey. We make these ourselves, right alongside the Roadcrafters. M (32-34), L (34-36), XL (36-38), XXL (38-40), XXXL (40-42) Specify Long (9" inseam) or the risqué Regular (6" inseam). Made in USA

New 2018 design updates: Based on customer feedback and our use, these shorts now have deeper pockets and slightly narrower leg opening for greater functionality and comfort.

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Customer Reviews (7)

My new favorite shortsReview by bmwloco
For years I wore "brand X" shorts... that would fall apart pretty pdq. One summer, done.

Not these - I've found my new favorite shorts. Good for scooter sorties too... gotta have my "safety shorts" :) (Posted on 7/13/18)
Aerostich Quality / Pocket ProblemsReview by Dave Bnski
Pricey but well made. I am a 34 waist, ordered a large/long, they fit nicely. I washed mine 5-6 times before they softened up but still stiff. The pockets are too shallow to store anything of value in. Hopefully they fix this and re-issue or offer an option for a minimal front/side cargo pocket to keep keys/wallet in? (Posted on 8/16/17)
Twill shortsReview by Anthony
Too large, hope they shrink like prior twill pants I have had. Pockets too shallow, I like to have deep pockets to put stuff into.
Cloth feels sturdy, rugged, since it is new. Should mellow with a few washings. (Posted on 3/21/16)
Who wears short shorts?Review by Matt
$60 seems a bit much, but...
I just got back from a 240-mile (temps in the 70s/80s) ride wearing the 6" shorts for the first time. I barely noticed them. The only time I did was after a pit stop and felt the them hems were a little tight around my thighs. A brief stand-up on the pegs let them shift against my riding pants. My butt did feel a little more chaffed than usual, what with the cotton shorts rubbing against my cotton boxerbriefs. I hope a coupla washes will reduce that, or a change in undies. But for my usual NYC commuting, these should work great.
And who doesn't love the CBT/short shorts look? (Posted on 6/2/14)
Not Impressed for the moneyReview by Dallas
I've never been as disappointed in an Aerostich offering as these shorts. I think they were very overpriced for what they are. They ran much larger than my usual size. Look baggy to the point I'm embarrassed walking around in public in them. I give them props because I think they may have been attempting to make the leg openings as large as possible so you could step through with boots. But in the end there's nothing here that couldn't be replicated by buying something two sizes too big at a big box retailer and pocketing the extra $20. Sorry. (Posted on 5/7/13)
shorts reviewReview by tim
great construction and fabric. BUT, the pockets are WAY too shallow. They need to be about 2 inches deeper because when you sit down all the stuff in them falls out. Happened in the car, chair at home, on bike, etc. If they came down almost to the hem then they would probably do the trick. Won't get another pair unless this is fixed. (Posted on 10/5/12)
Aerostitch Coton ShortsReview by Van
Excellent shots...highly recommended. Lounge around or put under your over pants!!! (Posted on 10/3/11)


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The Easiest Fastest way to Soften New Mid-Weight Cotton Shorts

Before washing, these 100% cotton twill shorts are a bit stiff. They become soft, comfortable and incredibly long-use durable after a few washes. You may quick-start this by: A) Washing them a few times with other clothing items, then machine drying each time. Or, B) Soaking them and then slapping them against a tree trunk, railing or wood surface. All pre-softened cotton fabrics have a significantly shorter wear-life than standard (not pre-softened) cotton twill fabrics, as used in these shorts.