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MT500, Durable Backpacking Shorts, Men's

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The perfect multipocket backpacking shorts: the best compromise between durability and light weight!

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Product Features

MT500, Durable Backpacking Shorts, Men's | Our team of passionate backpackers has designed these shorts so you can hike in total comfort in good weather.

The perfect multipocket backpacking shorts: the best compromise between durability and light weight!

A photo of the MT500, Durable Backpacking Shorts, Men's in use


Resistant fabric panel on the areas most exposed to friction

Freedom Of Movement

Hybrid design with a stretch fabric in high-stress areas

Quick Drying

Synthetic fabrics used for their quick-drying properties


Light, breathable fabric used in areas with low friction

Easy Maintenance

Machine-washable synthetic fabric, non-iron


These shorts weigh about 9.2 oz in size L


Dope-dyeing process that reduces water consumption

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MT500, Durable Backpacking Shorts, Men's,carbon gray

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Love them but had to take large when normally it's


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Hello Marc, thanks for your review. We always recommend to our customers to get the next size up than they usually wear as our sizes are European.


Quick and easy to order and delivery

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Fantastic shorts

These are my new favourite. Great fit and comfort.

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Men's Mountain Shorts

Lightweight and good fitting. Just the ticket. I went back and bought a second pair (different colour).

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Very comfortable

Quality shorts at a wallet friendly price, as good as any big names that are double the price

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Great Shorts

Good fit, lightweight and very comfortable

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Great walking shorts

Best walking shorts I've purchased so comfortable. Please introduce more colours.

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Good all round shorts

Plenty of pockets

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XL is not XL

Bought a pair of XL in the Cheltenham store yesterday as XL has always fitted me easily, however these are not a UK XL and now see while sat here at home (24.8 miles away from the store) that Decathlon XL is only a 36 inch waist. I now have a 49.6 mile round trip to make which with todays fuel costs is quite expensive, plus the parking charge when I get to the store to return them.

Summer Shorts

Great fit and very quick drying shorts .

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Usual Forclaz quality and design

Great mutli-purpose shorts for mountain or casual wear, even swimming. Plenty of secure zipped pockets and features. Light and quick-drying.

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Excellent summer walking shorts

Really good lightweight walking shorts at a great price. Excellent for warmer days, very comfy especially with the stretch panels, quick drying material.

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Excellent product. But the end user should visit the store and buy rather buying it online, because the size of decathalon can be misleading.

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Nice looking, can do easy movement,

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Main fabric

  • 100% Polyamide


  • 12% Spandex
  • 88% Polyamide


  • 100% Polyester cationic

How are the dark gray and brown models eco-designed?

For the dark gray and brown versions of the shorts, we used a bulk-dyeing process called "dope dyeing". This process incorporates the color pigments from the initial thread manufacture to reduce water consumption. As a result, we reduced the carbon emissions by 31.5% for the dark gray version and by 21.7% for the brown version.

Hybrid structure

Shorts designed with 2 different materials: - a durable fabric (7.3 oz/m²) on the areas that need protection from abrasion (seat). This fabric also has stretch properties. This gives you plenty of freedom of movement. - a lightweight and breathable fabric (4.4 oz/m²) on the rest of the shorts.


2 zipped hand pockets 1 zipped pocket on the left thigh 1 pocket with a flap on the right thigh and 1 phone compartment. Shorts sold with a belt.

Sizing information

Straight cut with stretch fabric used where needed to guarantee a high level of comfort on the move. Choose your usual size. Inside leg 11.7" in size L. Hem width: 10.3" in size L.

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The environmental impact of the product is calculated based on its entire lifecycle and using different indicators. An overall ABCDE score is given to help you easily identify products with the best environmental performance by comparing products of the same type (T-shirts, pants, backpacks, etc...). Decathlon is a voluntary supporter of this environmentally-friendly labeling approach. For more info:



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