Cold Splinters
Campfire Shorts

Many years ago, while en route to a disastrous trip at Sand Dunes National Park, I was rummaging through the bins of a Colorado thrift store, looking for that special something. I found a handsome pair of hiking shorts, but after quickly trying them on, realized that they suffered from the same fate as most outdoor pants do: They were wide as can be and flared out to the point of no return. So, like any neurotic hiker, I bought them anyway, and a week later, upon returning home, I brought them to the tailor and had them taken in. But even after the sewing magic, the shorts were still flawed, and after a lot of time looking for the perfect pair, I told myself I should just make my own.

Over the past couple of months, I finally sat down and went through the rigorous sport of designing and manufacturing a pair of shorts that I believe will meet all of our hiking and camping needs. They’re MADE IN THE USA ¬†out of a 65/35 poly/cotton blend and I hope you buy a pair and enjoy them as much as I do. Wear them all spring, summer, fall and winter. And if you have any questions, please email and ask.

So, without further ado, just in time for your Memorial Day camping trip, I introduce to you…



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19 Responses to
Cold Splinters
Campfire Shorts

  1. twoeightnine May 16, 2011 at 7:40 am #

    So tempting. Wish I could afford them right now. Almost every pair of shorts I find is too flared and/or long for me. Luckily I found a pair of Arcteryxs on deep discount last year.

  2. Andrew Hampshire May 16, 2011 at 9:13 am #

    They look real fine

  3. Steven B. May 16, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    I wish I could afford not to buy four pairs of these shorts for my next camping trip I go on with three close friends which will probably happen next weekend or the weekend after that.

  4. jeffreythrope May 16, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    please do! thanks steven!

  5. jeffreythrope May 16, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    Thanks Andrew.

  6. ryan May 16, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    what is the length on the size large shorts?

  7. jeffreythrope May 16, 2011 at 11:01 am #


  8. ryan May 16, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    6.5 from the bottom of the crotch or waist band? thanks, sorry for the questions. by the way, i think they’ll be too short for my liking but these are killer shorts. keep it up.

  9. fkarcha May 16, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    Inseam would be from the crotch of the pants to the leg opening.

  10. Michael A May 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    Great shorts! I’ve sent you an email. Hope to hear back soon!


  11. Jane Fitzgerald May 16, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    Yes, Jeff, I am wondering what size you would suggest for a women’s size 10? I was thinking a medium. Look forward to your reply.

  12. Jane Fitzgerald May 16, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    Please ignore last comment. I went to order and see you have the waist sizes listed. Thanks. The shorts look great!!

  13. T.H. May 16, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    Great Shorts. Was just telling my wife about how poorly some hiking shorts fit for everyday wear. Love the pockets.

  14. john May 16, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    Looking good. a little bit out of my price range though…

  15. JB May 17, 2011 at 6:43 am #

    Disasterous is a stong word. I like to think of it as ill-fated or a series of unfortunate mishaps. Then again, my car didn’t die.

    Love the shorts. All the luck.

  16. Greg May 17, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    You’re some kind of god-damned genius.

    I hope there are still pairs available after the first of the month

  17. sean May 17, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    Small or medium for someone who wears 31 in waist ? :/

  18. cole May 25, 2011 at 1:49 am #

    soo good! love love love these


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