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Men's Guide Lite Short
Men's Guide Lite Short
Men's Guide Lite Short
Men's Guide Lite Short
Men's Guide Lite Short
Men's Guide Lite Short
Men's Guide Lite Short
Men's Guide Lite Short
Men's Guide Lite Short
Men's Guide Lite Short
Men's Guide Lite Short
Men's Guide Lite Short

Men's Guide Lite Short

2-Way Stretch Nylon with DWR


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When temps rise, reach for First Lite's new lightweight Guide Lite Short. Constructed with the same ultra-breathable, 37.5 stretch nylon as our Guide Lite Pants, these shorts are perfect for outdoor pursuits in the heat of summer. This lightweight material dries quickly and actively works to keep you cool. The shorts feature 3 mesh-lined pockets and a knife clip gusset to keep your gear and electronics organized. Whether you're hitting the local trout stream, sharpening your wing shooting skills, or just hitting the bar, these shorts will be your new summer go-to.

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Men's Guide Lite Short Details

Layering Position

  • Next To Skin


  • True to size: Purchase your normal size 
    • Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology 
      • Exhausts moisture and maintains core body temperature 
      • Traps odors (human signature) and releases them when laundered
    • Our lightest weight short for active pursuits
    • 2 mesh-lined pockets with knife clip gusset
    • 1 mesh-lined zippered rear pocket
    • Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish
    • Inseam Length: 10 inches

    How It's Built

    • Material: 2-Way Stretch Nylon
    • Cut: Athletic
    • Primary Uses:
      • Fishing
      • Lifestyle
    • Weight: 8.5oz.

    Where to Use

    • Temperature Range:
      • 60F - 80F
      • Above 80F

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 48 reviews
    Rob W
    Product Size: 34 x 35
    Height: 6’1"
    Weight: 190
    Waist Size: 34
    Inseam Length: 35
    Draw Length: 31.5
    Best shorts you will ever buy

    These are the best shorts you will ever buy.
    Stretchy, Durable, and almost impossible to stain.
    I am wearing them as I write this.
    I will be buying all of the other color ways soon!
    Do your self a favor and pick up a pair!

    Kyle Krump
    Product Size: XL
    Height: 5’10”
    Weight: 240
    Waist Size: 36-38
    Inseam Length: 32”
    Location: Fishing


    Product Size: L
    Height: 600
    Weight: 205
    Waist Size: 33
    Inseam Length: n/a
    Location: camping/boat/everyday use
    Great Shorts

    Light, comfortable and durable. I've been running these for about a year now and I'm impressed.

    Tim Durfee
    Product Size: M
    Height: 5,9
    Weight: 173
    Waist Size: 34
    Inseam Length: 30
    Location: Michigan backcountry
    Primary Use: Fishing, hiking, climbing,
    Guide life shorts

    The new 2 way vertical stretch is a nice improvement over the older horizontal stretch.
    I do miss the rubber material in the waistband. Overall very nice improvement over the old design

    Thomas Rohlck
    Product Size: L
    Height: 6'3
    Weight: 185
    Waist Size: 34
    Inseam Length: 34
    Location: SD
    Primary Use: Casual wear and fishing
    Cant Go Wrong With These!

    The best and most comfortable shorts out there!! I got rid of all my other shorts and bought multiple pairs of the Guide Lite shorts. They are perfect for casual everyday wear and for fishing.
    I am 6'3 and ordered size 34 and they fit great.

    Johnnie Danner
    Product Size: L
    Height: 6'1"
    Weight: 210
    Waist Size: 36
    Inseam Length: 34
    Draw Length: 30
    Location: In the field
    Primary Use: Everything
    Awesome Shorts

    Love these shorts, planting fields, scouting, or trout fishing these are my go to shorts. Only inconvenience is no back left pocket (typically keep my phone there), which gives me a better reason to leave it in the truck.

    Elijah Vincent
    Product Size: L
    Height: 6’2”
    Weight: 220
    Waist Size: 38
    Inseam Length: 33
    Draw Length: 30
    Location: Midwest
    Primary Use: Casual wear
    Perfect shorts

    Really great shirts, very durable yet lightweight.

    Timmy Clark
    Product Size: 32 x 32
    Height: 6’0
    Weight: 170
    Waist Size: 32
    Inseam Length: 33
    Location: On the boat and on hot days
    Primary Use: Fishing, hiking, and casual events
    Guide light shorts

    Best shorts I have ever got

    Joe Zuger
    Product Size: L
    Height: 6’2”
    Weight: 190
    Waist Size: 34
    Inseam Length: 36

    Men's Guide Lite Short

    Product Size: XXL
    Height: 6’2”
    Weight: 270
    Waist Size: 40”
    Inseam Length: 34”
    Guide light shorts

    Great quality like any first lite product. Just the right length, falls at the knee. I sized up based on other reviews and wished I wouldn’t have. I’m in my fat version of me now after a COVID winter, and they’ll be too big here pretty soon as I start getting in shape for elk season. That’s no reflection on FL, and these shorts are worth all the money!