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Justin wearing the TRANSVERSE trouser shorts in grey
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Justin wearing the TRANSVERSE trouser shorts in grey
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Justin wearing the TRANSVERSE trouser shorts in grey
Justin wearing the TRANSVERSE trouser shorts in grey
Justin wearing the TRANSVERSE trouser shorts in grey
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featured in The New York Time's Wirecutter as their "go-to pair for casual biking, mountain biking, or hiking."

a slim fit with 9" inseam our trouser shorts add a dash of style to your summer wardrobe. dress them up with a buttoned shirt, or down with a tee, these versatile shorts will accompany you on any adventure.

on errands across town or traveling around the globe, they will keep you comfortable, won't slow you down, and you'll stay looking, and feeling, ready for more.

- 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
- reinforced belt loops
- no-stretch interior waistband for a perfect fit throughout the day
- additional rear zippered pocket
- two front pen pockets by front hand pockets
- high-quality YKK zipper throughout
- steel jean-style button
- DWR coating adds water and wind resistance
- 272 gsm
- reinforced pocket entry for durability
- stylish trim fit for everyday use

high nylon content makes these super tough and durable. 4-way stretch allows for unrestricted movement while retaining their shape. French terry interior is soft next to skin and will wick sweat away. water resistant. quick to dry.

triple chain stitch on high-stress areas make them super durable. no-stretch interior waistband. reinforced belt loops.

regular trim fit. 9" inseam.

trouser shorts are perfect for spring and summer adventures. their flattering fit, double-welted back pockets, one back pocket has zipper for the important stuff, and 9" inseam 



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-

to process a return / exchange, please click here

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:

3421 Verdugo Rd
Los Angeles CA 90065

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David S.
United States
I recommend this product

Yep—I would get these again

Comfortable, easy cleanup, nice-looking and functional. Price is high but I’m getting every cent out of them.

Paul R.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Material not for me

I returned these. Fit was not great for me, I didn’t see them as “slim”, but it was more the material, shiny rip stop type, that wasn’t what I was looking for.

max m.
United States United States

Best shorts I've ever owned

very very well made and will soon be the shorts i wear most.

Rex H.

Best shorts ever!

Yes, these are the best shorts I’ve ever owned! I bought a pair in black a week before I left to Barcelona for 3 months, I wish I bought a 2nd pair. These shorts are versatile, comfortable and really well made. I found myself wearing these shorts day in and day out. The pockets are deep, well thought out, nothing falls out. Riding a bike to the beach, hoppin around town all day, put on a snazzier shirt for a museum and dinner; these shorts are chameleons they fit in everywhere and can be worn all day. Somehow the magical fabric hides any sign of dirt or wear as well, I’m sure black helped. I’m an urban casual dresser, NYC is home, bikes, subways, buses and my feet are how I get around. I was torn about writing this review, as the shorts are on back order and I worry more people buying will may it’s harder to get the shorts. That said, Swrve deserves recognition for producing an exceptional product. Please produce more size 32 in grey & black, I’m SO looking forward to adding to my wardrobe, thanks!

Eric C.


I love these shorts. I've bought so many of them and use them for a variety of occasions. Swimming, running, and casual wear. They are also perfect cycling.