Corrugate Guide Shorts
4-Way Stretch Nylon with DWR

From the food plot to the trout stream, the Corrugate Guide Short delivers breathable durability in the heat of summer. Our ultra-durable 4-way stretch nylon is equipped with an exterior DWR to fend off water and brush without restricting range of motion. Configured with six low-profile pockets, both drop-style and zippered, this short can discretely and securely hold GPS units, tags and fly boxes away from your waist and out of sight. This piece is machine washable and will dry quickly over a branch or on a line. These features make the Corrugate Guide Short a versatile, summer style from the blind to the bar that will outlast your favorite hiking boots.



Product Details


  • True to Size: Purchase your normal size to wear over or under other layers
  • Actual Weight: 13oz (size large)
  • Durable nylon fabric
  • Inseam – 10 ¾” (size large)
  • Articulated fit and built-in stretch for complete range-of-motion
  • Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish for all weather capability
  • Side thigh stash pocket
  • All zipper, pockets and closures adjust quietly on the move
  • Covered by First Lite's Warranty

    • Sizes

      Available in men's sizes: SM, MD, LG, XL, XXL


      Machine Wash Cold and Hang Dry

      System Position
      Material Nylon
      Actual Product Weight Size MD
      Primary Usage Spot & Stalk, Tree Stand, Fishing

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    27 Reviews
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    Another Home Run
    Best Short you can buy hands down. Awesome material- great fit and comfortable as hell! I wear them everywhere- way better than a guide short you get from those wader companies that try to make "functional clothing." These things will hold up to anything- probably loose the lower half of your legs before these shorts go out!
    - Chaz A on 2/23/2018
    Perfect for warm hunting
    I bought these to try out for hot early bow deer season in Texas. I ended up wearing these shorts all the time! I even wore them on a cruise to Mexico! Super comfortable. Wish I had 5 pairs.
    - Tres on 2/7/2018
    Comfortable, Cool, Durable
    I just got back from my first hunting trip using my new guide shorts. I am a size 34 waist usually and the size large shorts were just a tad big but nothing a belt can't fix. We hunting on the island of Molokai, Hawaii and the shorts kept me cool and comfortable in the hot Hawaiian sun. The shorts got snagged a few times on some thorn bushes but after the hunt I noticed no signs of damage. The water repellant finish does make for a slightly more noisy material but nothing of concern enough to shy away from this product. All in all a great product that I will for sure continue to use.
    - Jarentee on 1/18/2018
    Better than Seersucker
    Couldn't ask for a better product for summer time in the Northeast. These shorts are very durable, breathable, and comfortable. From casual wear, food plot prep/maintenance, tree stand work or chilling by the grill working the evenings fare, these shorts do it all to perfection.
    - Joey B on 12/3/2017
    Good pair of shorts
    I really like these shorts. They stretch and are comfortable. The only reason I rated them 4 stars is because they are warm. The shorts are pretty thick which keeps them warm. I don't hunt in these but do a lot of hiking, fishing and just living in them. I'll continue to wear them until they fail and then buy a new pair!
    - Tom on 10/26/2017
    Rugged, Cool, and Comfortable
    I used these shorts on an early archery NM desert muley hunt. I was very impressed by the breathability and toughness of these shorts. Mid day temps easily exceeded 80 degrees and never once did I feel hot.
    The terrain consisted of sandstone and tall sagebrush and these shorts never snagged or ripped on anything. A very versatile comfortable rugged buy again pair of shorts.
    - NM Guide on 9/28/2017
    The. Best.
    These are the best damn shorts I ever wore. So comfortable..... great fit. I sure hope people think I have multiple pairs with as much as they see me in them. Would love to see some lighter/alternate colors.
    - Tom on 9/26/2017
    Preseason favorite
    My new favorite for scouting and checking caneras. Light and comfortable
    - Tony on 9/15/2017
    Great pair of shorts
    These shorts are light, durable and fit just right.
    I will definitely buying another pair or two.
    - Dave on 9/7/2017
    Just like the pants, these shorts are my go to for hiking and packing animals in the heat. Super comfortable and stretchy. The material is ultra durable. I slid a significant amount in steep, rocky surfaces and these shorts show no sign of wear. They are also great for everyday wear.
    - Tyler on 9/4/2017
    WOAH! Love these shorts
    Currently own a pair of Kanab 2.0s and ordered these shorts for hike training in the Oklahoma mountains (yes we actually have some) thinking they might get torn up a little bit with the stickers and thorn bushes...but I was wrong. These shorts took a licking and kept on ticking. I worn them for 3 days straight and never once had an issue. the burrs brushed right off and there's not a single tear or pulled thread. The weather was pretty warm during the day (95+ degrees and over 50% humidity) but the short didn't seem to care. When the sun finally went down a slight breeze picked up and the shorts dried very quickly and were comfortable for the entire weekend; I never once wished I had brought a second pair with me and thank God I didn't wear my cotton cargo shorts. I'll definitely be ordering another pair in the future and would recommend these to anyone.
    - SS_Hunts on 8/21/2017
    Rugged and Comfartable
    These are great shorts. I was a little concerned at first with the tapered fit. I thought they may be a little tight but after a few hikes I really like the fit. The tapered legs keep the shorts from catching on brush. The stretch allows you to move freely and with comfort. They are rugged and I have no concern of them catching on brush and being ripped.
    - Eric on 8/20/2017
    If you don't skip leg day these stil fit
    Been wearing these on and off for the past week and a half as often as possible and I got to say from wearing them casually, chasing my kids, and hiking around the Tetons they're my new favorite do everything shorts. I wear a 34" waist and these shorts leave a little room in the waist but still allow for a comfy and flexible fit in the seat and thighs for those of us who don't shy away from squats and deads, plus the elasticity in the fabric allows you to
    get your inner ninja on with little to no inhibitions. I'm a fan. If you're like me and loathe wearing pants in hot weather, don't skip leg day, and aren't afraid to hunt and hike like a kiwi, limey, or Aussie these are for you!!
    - Nickster on 8/18/2017
    The most comfortable pair of shorts I own!
    I have been wearing these all summer long and have to say they are the most comfortable pair of shorts I have ever owned. They stretch great, and the slim fit on my legs doesn't leave things too baggy like most shorts on the market. They also breath great and keep me cool on extra warm days.
    - Jeremiah on 8/15/2017
    Just what I wanted
    I really like shorts with that little bit of stretch that still fit a bit loose. This fit the mold perfectly. Material is excellent, fit is good, color is great. My only potential complaint would be the length is a bit longer than I prefer but I knew this was going to be a longer length short when I ordered it.
    - Keith on 8/15/2017
    These shorts are amazing! I wear them for my hot summer hunts and also backpacking adventures. I've falling in the water a couple times and they dry out fast.

    I'm glad I have a couple pairs.

    My only complaint, which is super critical, is the side pocket could be a little deeper or have a button to close the top. I put my cell phone in that pocket and would be nice to know it is safe from falling out.

    - Daniel on 7/27/2017
    Just as great as the pants.
    I bought these recently for a trip from IL to FL for a little vacation. I've had the Corrugate pants since they came out and I love them so I figured the shorts would be great too and I wasn't disappointed. Stylish enough to pass my girlfriends test I wore them on the plane and pretty much didn't take them off the whole trip. I'll definaltely be buying these in Fusion.
    - Seth T. on 7/17/2017
    New faves
    These really are nice shorts, comfortable, stretchy, I like the tighter fit around the leg than traditional cargo shorts. These are well made, nicely stitched. Very happy these
    - Ryan on 7/13/2017
    Mostly love....
    These shorts are super comfortable and move/flex with you just like the Corrugate pants. Love the material and pocket placement. My only complaint is that, with all the elastic in the waist, I have to size down to get them to stay up when you are hiking with a pack, but that makes the fit everywhere else a bit on the snug side. I still really like these shorts, but I prefer a specific sized fit rather than a S/M/L/XL range personally.
    - Gabe on 7/12/2017
    These Shorts are the
    To start off I prefer shorts because of my prosthetic legs; that way I can make adjustments on them. These shorts are so comfortable yet very durable. I love the pants too but Id have a hard time not wearing the shorts most of the time. The pockets are in perfect position and large enough to store loads of gadgets. Took them on a backpacking trip and they are so light that I used them for trail running. I'm planning on getting more.
    - Sidney on 7/6/2017
    My favorite shorts
    I bought these shorts in the dry earth color and couldn't be happier. I wear them mountain biking, out to the bar, and wherever else. Mine are about mid knee when standing. I wear a large in firstlite pants and the large in shorts was right on. I'm normally a 34-36* 32 in men's pants. Lot's of stretch and light/ breathe too.
    - Alex Sterling on 6/22/2017
    Awesome Shorts
    Super good pair of shorts. I have worn these a but already and there is nothing I would change about them. Worth every penny. The stretch is great and the fit is great. Took them out fishing wiping all sorts of garbage on them and just threw them in the wash and it all came right out. Bought 2 pair I like them so much.
    - Ryan on 6/21/2017
    Can't get enough of these shorts!
    Probably my favorite pair of shorts I wear. Just in time for the summer! I literally wear these shorts everywhere.. Hunting, camping, casual, you name it! I took these on a family trip to Zion Natl. Park and the only thing I regret is not buying more of these. They fit true to size, really comfortable to wear, and pockets are perfectly placed. Bottom line is these are a must! Buy a pair and you'll never regret it.
    - OutdoorsGeorge on 6/21/2017
    Very comfortable shorts.
    My corrugate shorts have really grown on me. Just like another reviewer, I'm just waiting on my size to be stock so I can order another. Love the stretch and feel of them. They are very comfortable and breath well. The only thing I wish was different is the pocket on the right leg. Just a little too small for some of the larger phones made these days.
    - wthomas333 on 6/13/2017
    best shorts EVER.
    I was at the Total Archery Challenge in San Antonio and saw the Hushin Crew in these, I didn't even know they made the guide shorts!! I ordered a pair soon as I got back. Another quality product from first lite, I'm going to need a couple more as they're my new every day shorts. Fishin, nice bbq with the family, scouting... best shorts you can get!
    - Jack on 6/8/2017
    Best Shorts Ever!
    I just got these in the mail and would order another pair immediately if the size/color I wanted was in stock. These are absolutely perfect, they just became my favorite pair of shorts and I'd been wearing the same other brand of shorts for years. Great for everyday, fishing, shooting at the range, .... The side pocket holds my phone perfectly. I'll be owning more of these soon.
    - TenkaraTim on 6/2/2017
    Best Shorts I've Ever Owned
    No joke, these are the most comfortable shorts I've ever used. Stretchy, just the right length and they seem durable. Loved these things on a recent Spring Bear hunt.
    - Guide Guy on 6/1/2017