our camp shorts are built to last season after season. from posh glamping to backcountry expeditions these will have you covered no matter where your adventures take you. two front expand-o pockets provide plenty of room for your trail maps and mix while two traditional rear pockets hold things down in back.
* a transverse tag was incorrectly sewn into the interior waistband. rather than delaying the release of these awesome shorts, we've decided to leave them in. please ignore the tag and enjoy the shorts!
- low waist in front to prevent your belt from digging into your gut
- higher waist in back to stay respectable and to keep you warm
- seamless diamond gusset for comfort
- no-stretch interior waistband for a perfect fit throughout the day
- high-quality YKK zippers throughout
- steel jean-style button
- burly weight (325 gsm)
- 55% Cotton, 38% Nylon, 7% Spandex
- DWR coating adds light water and wind resistance
- reinforced pocket entry for durability
- triple stitching in all major seams for superior durability
regular fit, 9" inseam
"what's so special about Durable Cotton" you ask? well...it's super tough and abrasion-resistant. it's made of cotton mixed with Nylon plus Lycra® for stretch. the Nylon content in the fabric not only works to make them super durable, it also allows the fabric to move sweat away more quickly from the skin. and the Lycra® adds 4-way stretch so you can move with minimal resistance for superior performance on climbing, biking, or doing anything else.
THE FINAL PRODUCT
mix our super durable and comfortable fabric with a ton of performance features, a time-tested design, and you've got your most functional and flattering shorts you'll love all summer long.
GENERAL NOTES ON FIT
for swrve bottoms, we strive to be as true to size as possible. most other companies offer vanity sizing, but with us, a 32 means the waist circumference of the garment is 32". we update our size guides to provide the current sizing per garment frequently.
if you have trousers of which you like the fit, measure the waist and that is the swrve size! to measure the waist, lay them flat and make sure the front and back of the waistband lay evenly across each other, then measure from side to side (fold to fold on the inside), multiply by 2 (there are 2 layers of fabric) and voilà, you’ve got your measurement.
for swrve tops, please note our fit is a slimmer European fit similar to American Apparel's fit
Los Angeles curbside pick up is a free option to come pick up your order at our Headquarters in Glassell Park :) We'll email you the moment your order is packed up with all info needed!
FREE Priority USPS shipping with your $135 order, or $5 shipping under $135.
for other options, shipping cost is determined by the package weight and destination.
for domestic (US) customers USPS Priority is usually the fastest, least expensive option. to get an accurate shipping cost, please add the items to your cart and enter your mailing address at check out, the system will give you an estimate for shipping with various USPS and UPS options.
for international customers we suggest using DHL as it tends to be the best deal. We offer $25 DHL shipping with your minimum $150 order. It will arrive at your doorstep, regardless of where you are in the world, within 5 business days, and you get to track it as it makes its way to you. USPS Priority and First Class Mail may be a bit less expensive, but they have a higher tendency to lose packages. Please note that we are NOT responsible for lost packages! UPS rates tend to be rather exorbitant and you may be faced with a custom brokerage fee NOT included in the shipping rate.
international customers: please note that you may be charged additional customs duty fees at delivery NOT included in the shipping rate. these fees vary widely from country to country and there is nothing we can do to prevent them.
attention Canadian customers! our system will offer you UPS as a shipping option that may seem attractive, but we suggest NOT using UPS for orders going to Canada as they sometimes present you with a separate and additional customs clearance bill (on top of the customs duty) for $50 or more. eek!
-returns for swrve men's outdoor apparel and accessories-
we are happy to accept all unworn and unwashed garments within 30 days of receipt.
please note that for sale items, we offer credit but no refunds. we are little flexible on this on reasonable requests; for example, you buy 2 of the same item to see which size works better, we will refund you for the one you send back.
to send a return or exchange, please start here to get your RMA number and get approved. then send unused and unwashed item/s with a filled-out RA form letting us know either that you want a refund or what you would like in exchange for your item/s. RA forms are found on the back of your receipt, or here
please note that all altered garments, including custom hemmed items are NOT RETURNABLE.
also note masks are a personal use item that are unavailable for return.
please obtain a tracking # from your shipper for all packages sent to us in the case the package gets lost in the mail. please note that we can't be responsible for items that are not delivered to us.
our mailing address is:
swrve RETURNS + EXCHANGES
3421 Verdugo Rd
Los Angeles CA 90065
Absolute favorite short
Durable cotton is a great material to pedal in. What really does it for me w/ these shorts is how the pockets are attached to the outside. With other shorts, with bulky things in the pocket, it pulls against the shape of the short, making it fit weird. W/ the pockets on the outside, the main shape of the short isn't nearly as affected, so bulky things in pockets feel less disruptive to pedaling.
when you want just a single pair of shorts
the virtues of minimalism is debatable, but after I got a pair of these, my other shorts have gone deeper and deeper into the closet, so I effectively have only one pair of shorts (similar experience with swrve jeans, mind you). ymmv on fit, but for me, with a larger than average booty, these were great. the construction quality is what you'd expect from swrve - the only scenario I imagine I'd retire these is from too many taco juice or ketchup and mustard drips on them at which point they'd be relegated to dirty activity shorts, and for that I know they'll last as long as I do.
This are amazing shorts for anything you do. The amazing amount of stretch is my favorite part, they never feel constricting.
Great shorts. I love the fabric and durability. The pockets on the camp style are awesome as well. Everything Swrve makes is super quality. I am mean to my clothes and have yet to put a hole in anything of theirs. A note on pants is they mean it on the waist sizes, no vanity and no stretch so be honest with yourself.
These shorts are the real deal! I wear them all the time on the bike and while climbing. Super durable fabric with just enough stretch to keep them from binding up while riding or making reachy moves on the rock. The fit is spot on too, a nice trim fit with a little bit of wiggle room through the legs for my sprinter thighs. These are way more abrasion resistant compared to my old daily drivers, the lightweight shorts, which I also love- but am gradually retiring after starting to get some holes after years of bikepacking and climbing trips. The heavier fabric is less breathable, of course, and slower to dry, but that's an expected tradeoff. Would heartily recommend these for adventurers looking for short pants that can be abused and will still look great.