Every year, you’ll hear someone say cargo shorts are out of style. That same year, you’ll hear another one say the darn thing is back in fashion. Truth is, cargo shorts (and even cargo pants) never went away. For the most part, they just started looking better like this Prometheus Design Werx Delta Cargo Short TRS.
Like the cargo shorts we all wore in the early 2000s, the garment gets a generous helping of pockets that you can use to stash a good load of stuff, making it viable for carrying gear, tools, and supplies. Unlike them, it looks slim enough for pairing with contemporary streetwear, all while coming in a rugged build that makes it suited for wearing during outdoor adventures.
The Prometheus Design Werx Delta Cargo Short TRS is made from the outfit’s technical ripstop (TRS) fabric, a tough and durable blend of high-tenacity nylon and spandex. Woven in a mini-ripstop with a quick-drying DWR finish, the material is durable enough to withstand the toughest expeditions while being submersible enough to stay comfortable even while you spend the day fly fishing, kayaking, or building out a shelter in the middle of the rain. Not only is the main fabric tough, it uses heavy-duty nylon thread throughout the garment, triple-needle stitching on major seams, and multiple bar tacks to reinforce stress points, so these shorts are built to withstand the outdoors from every angle.
The spandex blend in the main fabric gives it the necessary four-way stretch to let you move freely, whether you’re crossing rocks, descending down a steep slope, or climbing up a low cliff. They also threw in a horsehoe-shaped gusset panel for even more mobility, as well as a diamond-shaped double seat reinforcement, so you can plop down on rocks and dirt without worries about wearing down the fabric.
The Prometheus Design Werx Delta Cargo Short TRS gets a cargo pocket on each side for stashing large pieces of gear. Unlike traditional cargo pockets, though, these ones are low profile, being nearly indiscernible when they are empty. Each cargo pocket comes with a delta ring clip point for hanging tools, a loop panel for adding high-visibility markers, and a hook-and-loop flap closure. It gets horizontal hand pockets that you can access even while wearing a tool belt, along with dedicated EDC tool pockets above the cargo pockets sized to hold multi-tools, pocket knives, and flashlights. Other storage options include a coin pocket inside each hand pocket, a hideaway pocket in the rear waistband, and even welt accessory pockets.
It has a YKK NylonCoil zipper with a locking slider on the fly, as well as a custom slotted button above it. Other features include a polyester mesh lining, nylon hardware, a light weight of 12oz, and a regular fit that’s not as baggy as traditional cargo shorts without being too slim that it could be uncomfortable for outdoor adventures. It comes in three colors: gray, brown, and green.
The Prometheus Design Werx Delta Cargo Short TRS is available now, priced at $113.