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Men's MH500 Hiking Short Shorts

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Men's MH500 Hiking Short Shorts is designed for Fast mountain hiking. Freedom of movement and lightness, for going the extra mile.

The shorts you forget you’re wearing! Testing these lightweight shorts offering optimal comfort, thanks to their bi-stretch component that wicks away perspiration and dries rapidly.

Freedom of movement

2-way stretch fabric. Semi-elasticated waist.


The fabric absorbs moisture from the body and transfers it to the outside


8.5 oz in size M (1.2 oz of which is the built-in and removable belt).

Quick dry

Synthetic fabric provides breathability and reduced drying time.


3 secure pockets: 2 hand pockets and 1 zipped back pocket.

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Men's MH500 Hiking Short Shorts,black
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These shorts were good to walk in hot weather - they also dried quickly. Sizing was accurate.

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Brilliant shorts

I love these shorts and so I have them in various colours. They are really stretchy so they are great for many activities like cycling or hitting the gym. They dry really quick so they are even good for swimming. I have flexibility issues and these shorts are really light weight & flex so much that they don't get in the way. If you wanna carry stuff in your pockets then you need to wear a belt because they can fall down otherwise. I don't use the belt they come with as I prefer the under armour stretchy belts. If you're not sure on size then I'd say go a size smaller if you don't want to wear a belt.

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These shorts are ideal for those with a short inside leg. Great for normal wear and holidays.

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MH500 Men's Short Mountain Walking Shorts

Comfortable. Great for outdoor activities.

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Hi Jenny, 

Thank you for taking your time to review our MH500 Men's Short.  We are delight to hear that you like our product.

In Decathlon, we endeavour to provide our users with excellent quality products at low price every day, staying true to making sports accessible for the many. Do check out our full range of Hiking products at . We look forward to seeing you in our store again. 

Your helpful mountain guide
Fantastic value and comfy

Fantastic value shorts good quality and comfortable. My 2nd pair and love them!

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Not comfrtable

Even i have purcahsed of my size but not comfrtble

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Hello Pankaj,

Thank you for your feedback on the Helium Shorts. These ultralight shorts are made for hiking at much faster pace in the mountains. Therefore it has an athletic, fitted cut with 2-way stretch fabric to enable complete freedom of movement. Kindly revert back to me with your usage so that I could help you with the right product or you can visit our stores to have it replaced with a product of your preference:

I am available for any further queries :)

Varun Nair
Passionate Trekker
Forclaz 500 Mens Hiking Shorts

A good fit and a great price. Excellent shorts for those who want above the knee length.

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Forclaz 500 shorts

Love these shorts, had a pair before in grey, still going strong, so when I saw the black pair at only £10! I snapped them up, if this material was on cycling shorts u would pay £50 easily, 4 way stretch make them really comfortable, would be great for any sports activity. GREAT BUY.

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Hiking shorts

Great fit, lightweight & comfortable

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excellent shorts

excellent pair of shorts I'm a postman and wear them every day super comfortable and dry quickly for those wet days. the only problem is i have 4 pairs and now they are starting to show lots of wear. and you don't make them anymore so can't order new pairs

Good short and good value

Short in-seam; nice stretch material. Size is very tight - I would expect normally to fit an M but the L/M was too small so I changed for L.

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Ideal walking shorts

My previous pairs bought 5 years ago have served my very well and it was time for an uodate

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most comfortable shorts I've ever owned!

purchased these for work and are delighted with them !!

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Just the ticket

A great buy. I bought these because I already had a pair, but in a different colour.

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Great shorts but order at least a size up if not 2

I'm a 34 in waist and ordered size large and they are a bit snug! I will order xl next time.

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Additional Product Information


Main fabric

  • 85% Polyamide
  • 15% Spandex

Main lining

  • 100% Polyester cationic

Sizing and fit information

These shorts have an athletic fit close to the body. The use of a fabric that stretches in both directions provides perfect ease of movement. You can therefore select your usual size. Length: length comes to just above the knees. Crotch: 7.5" in size M.


2 zipped hand pockets and 1 zipped rear pocket. Sold with a removable belt.


The drying speed measures the capacity of a fabric to dry quickly after being wet, according to a standard protocol.

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All our models are tested by users representative of our target market in conditions identical to those you encounter yourself when using them. We believe that carrying out 'real-life' testing is the only way to design and continuously advance the technical relevance and design of all our Quechua products.

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