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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

$85.00 USD $59.50 USD

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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. A silicon printed interior waistband keeps the shorts right where you want them, while 3 mesh-lined pockets and a knife clip gusset 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

Features:

  • 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
    • Silicone printed interior waistband helps prevent a sagging fit
    • Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish
    • Size/Inseam Length (in): 30 (10), 32 (10.5), 34 (11), 36 (11), 38 (11.5), 40 (11.5), 42 (11.5)  

    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 19 reviews
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    Matthew S
    Fit:
    Product Size: 36 x 32
    Height: 69in
    Weight: 220lbs
    Waist Size: 34
    Inseam Length: 34
    Draw Length: 28.5”
    Location: Everywhere
    Primary Use: Everything
    Take my money!

    Just got 2 pairs of these shorts in. There so light and comfy it’s amazing. I generally wear a Medium in FL pants but I had to size up from a 34 to a 36 for these shorts, 34s were just a tad too snug

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    Erik Mocogni
    Fit:
    Product Size: 36 x 35
    Height: 6’ 4”
    Weight: 205
    Waist Size: 36”
    Inseam Length: 35”
    Location: Summer everywhere
    Primary Use: Summer everything
    Best Hot Weather shorts!

    The lightest and most comfortable shorts I own! Breathable and light material that does not feel flimsy. Great deep pockets. No elastic stretch in the waistband like the Corrugate shorts have, so make sure you size appropriately. I ordered same waist as all my pants (36”), fit perfect.

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    Mike V
    Fit:
    Product Size: 34 x 32
    Height: 6’0”
    Weight: 195
    Waist Size: 33
    Inseam Length: 32
    Location: Everywhere
    Primary Use: Casual, hot weather hunt, fishing, etc.
    Great Shorts

    Well made with deep pockets and zippers on back pockets help secure valuables, like my tags. Light and durable. Dries quickly and they are comfortable. When ordering, the size says perfect fit. Even though I have 33” waist I usually order mediums or fit in 32”. I ordered 32” and they were WAY too small. When I got the 34” it was on the verge of being snug but fits well. No, I didn’t gain the covid 19. All my other pants still fit. Great shorts all around.

    K
    Knights of the Apex
    Fit:
    Product Size: 32 x 32
    Height: 5' 10"
    Weight: 175
    Waist Size: 32
    Inseam Length: 32
    Favorite Pair of Shorts

    I live in Florida and well, my balls was hot. The Guide Lite shorts are breathable, stretchy, and fit perfect and I'm as comfy as can be in them. The material is lighter, more durable and dries quicker than the Corrugate Guide line. I got some pilling on the inside of the thighs (I will concede I do have larger legs) but not so with the Guide Lite. Great shorts!

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    Ryan
    Fit:
    Product Size: L
    Height: 6’1”
    Weight: 202
    Waist Size: 35
    Inseam Length: 32
    Location: Daily wear
    Primary Use: Daily wear.
    Phenomenal Shorts

    Let me start by saying I seldom write reviews. That’s being said, these may be the best shorts I own! I took these to Africa where I would see temps in the 120’s and they were the best thing going. As someone that prefers to be in athletic shorts all day anyways these fit the bill as an extremely light weight short. I live in virginia where it is frequently extremely humid and I wear these shorts daily, literally everyday! The grippy material that is in the waist band works well. If I were to have a gripe it would be the length as they go a touch past my knee.

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    John D
    Fit:
    Product Size: 32 x 32
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 140 lbs.
    Waist Size: 32
    Draw Length: 27"
    Location: PA
    Primary Use: Summer outdoor activities and casual events
    Guide Lite Shorts

    Awesome! Great warm weather shorts for summer activities. Fit is perfect. I love that FL offers them in specific waist sizes instead of the usual S, M, L, etc. Fabric is very breathable, fast drying, and light weight. I like the EDC knife carry design/reinforcement in both front pockets. Deep pockets with mesh sides. Waist band has s silicone treatment to keep them up on your waist. My first pair was missing the zipper pull on the back pocket, but FL exchanged it quickly. Ok FL, let offer them in more colors.

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    Patrick Ray
    Fit:
    Product Size: 32 x 32
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 179
    Waist Size: 32
    Location: Alabama
    Primary Use: Fishing, Every Day Wear
    Love 'em

    So I think I got a little ambitious on sizing. I have regular shorts that are 32's and 34's. My 34's are way too big and my 32's fit well. This pair is a bit snug. They also don't have any stretch in the waist in case someone thinks they may. Now that's out of the way I'll say that these are great. They're thin and breathable and the knife gusset is awesome. I'm planning on wearing these on a coastal fishing trip later this summer, especially after I knock a few pounds off. If you're on the fence, buy them. I'll be buying more.

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    Alex
    Fit:
    Product Size: 40"
    Height: 6 foot 4 inches
    Weight: 275
    Waist Size: 40
    Location: EVERYWHERE
    Primary Use: Anything but the pricker brush
    What a garment

    The search for a perfect summer short is finally over. While most others are light enough to dry quickly and be comfortable theu look absurd and are reallllllyyyyy only half a step above swim trunks and wear our/ tear easily. The flip side is your stuck wearing a pair of shorts so thick and heavy once dashing across a river or wading out a bit for the perfect cast they may never actually dry.... Ever. These shorts manage to be light as air, flexible, seemingly impervious to staying wet and have the perfect fit all while looking like a normal pair of shorts. Once the weather finally turned to shorts weather in Maine I put these on and may peel them off around September some time. They've been in the canoe, fishing, swimming, waking the dog, to the store, about town and reallllllyyyyy whatever else I've done. They stay perfectly on place thanks to the rubberized text on the inside of the waist band which for those of us lacking in the booty department is a godsend. Even on my taller frame they hit perfectly across the knee. The zippered rear pocket keeps the wallet secure. The only fault I've found with them is the pockets are a touch shallow and thus your phone can easily slide out due to the slickness of the fabric, I'm going to chalk that up to phones getting to big as I've been blinded by love for these shorts.

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    Adam
    Fit:
    Product Size: 36 x 32
    Height: 5’ 10’
    Weight: 195
    Waist Size: 36
    Location: Around the house and around town.
    Awesome short

    This is a really awesome short! Lightweight material, 3 pockets so perfect if you don’t need to carry a bunch of stuff. They don’t get In my way at all, or feel baggy. Love the fit.

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    Adam
    Fit:
    Product Size: XXL
    Height: 5’8
    Weight: 250
    Waist Size: 42
    Draw Length: 30
    Location: Southwest
    Primary Use: Everyday warm weather use
    Great summer short

    Super light and great for any warm day. Material dries quickly. I immediately ordered two more pairs after a day trip with these.