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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 follow this link to go to our return center to get your RMA number and get approved. then send unused and unwashed item/s in to swrve hq. if you need to make a change to your return request once you have sent in your return package, please email in to orders@swrve.us to provide any additional information.

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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max m.
United States
I recommend this product

Love them

To no surprise, they are exactly what I was hoping for. Always been impressed with Swrve's products

Allen P.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Always awesome

Swrve never misses. Another addition to the wardrobe. Not quite black, still with the perfect fit.

Allen K.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Traverse Trouser Shorts

Excellent fit and stylish. Love ‘em.

United States United States
I recommend this product

Exceptional value and long-lasting

I’ve purchased five pairs of trouser shorts during the past eight years. Three of them are still going strong and have plenty of life left. In addition to literally living in them during the warmer months, they see anywhere from 50 to 100 miles in the saddle every day via my delivery job. One pair actually served as my primary riding shorts during a four month, 4k mile bikepacking trip that began in the upper-Midwest and ended at the bottom of Mexico’s Baja peninsula. That specific pair is among the three pairs I own that are still going strong. There are many reasons why I love Swrve’s creations, but the diamond gusseted, triple chain-stitched crotch on their shorts, knickers, and pants is the best feature for someone like me. Considering the length of time that mine have lasted, they are an exceptional value.

Matthew K.
United States United States

Great materials & quality, questionable fit

The shorts are great materials and quality throughout. Though I'm unsure how much these were prototyped prior to signing off on the design. For shorts of this price and intended caliber there are a few misses... The pen pockets of the right and left front pockets make the primary pocket too narrow thus is painful to get out hand in (I'm average-slim), which hurts the back of your hand/veins. The zipper on the back pocket starts late and ends early...again small opening and looks odd not making use of the hemmed opening by tucking the stops under as I e seen in virtually all other garments. The no stretch waist I can't see how this is a positive feature as advertised. There is no give therefore mobility is somewhat limited since the fabric doesn't give. Lastly the pen pocket is stitched down beside each front pocket and causes an unsightly bump out where it meets the leg of the short. Keep in mind all these observations are after wearing them a few days when received without washing. And a few days after first and second washes.