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Style# 73322

Switchback Short

Average rating of 100%
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Purpose Built

Made from 100% cotton twill, Switchback Shorts provide rugged durability and superior comfort in a classic look and feel, and feature bartacking, double-stitching, and the pockets you___ve come to expect.

Features and Benefits

  • Durable, comfortable, professional shorts
  • Classic look and feel
  • Ideal for professional and recreational activities


  • 100% cotton twill
  • Bartacking at major seams and stress points
  • Double-stitching
  • On-seam cell phone pocket
  • YKK® zipper
  • Imported
Product Reviews

Ratings and Reviews

 5 average rating

(based on 4 reviews)

100 %

Perfect Shorts

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Micah


If I could custom make a pair of shorts, these would be it.

There are no unnecessary/tactical (visible) pockets, the side pockets are deep and don't come out with your hand, and the fit is a perfect middle ground. Although I don't use them, the AR mag pockets in the back are actually quite convenient and efficient.

These shorts also last a really long time. Not counting washings, I was pretty always wearing these shorts from October to late February/early March. That's approximately a 100 days of nearly continuous wear, and I'm a somewhat active person. These shorts broke after that time, but they hadn't really faded, except for where my keys go.

All in all, these shorts are worth every penny. Well done 5.11.


 Rated 5.0 stars

From Michael


These shorts feel great are the best I have owned.

perfect all-around pant

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Chris


These are my summertime go-to shorts, perfect for just about anything. I really love the cellphone pocket on the left thigh, it's discreet (unlike cargo pockets) yet gives me quick access to my cellphone and yes, it fits even the phablet-sized smartphones (like the iPhone 6s Plus or Samsung Galaxy Note 7). The only improvement I can think of is for this same style to be available in a regular long pant.

Great! Buying a couple more pair

 Rated 5.0 stars

From Glenn


I bought a & now I'm back for a couple of other colors. They fit great, make it easy to conceal carry the lightweight fabric make them great for Spring/Summer.

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