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American Defender Shorts 2.0 (Napalm)

Rated 4.8 out of 5
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Introducing the American Defender Shorts 2.0! We took our original Defender shorts and gave them a serious upgrade. They still feature the same awesome 4-way stretch, ultra-lightweight, quick-dry material that everyone loved about the first shorts, but they received the following upgrades (based on our own customer feedback!):

  • Reduced velcro on the fly closure (it only has a small piece of velcro at the end of the closure… the rest of the fly is comprised of low-profile 4-way stretch fabric)
  • 2 Discrete zipper pockets (1 on each side) for cell phones and other valuables
  • Reduced outseam length by 1″ to ensure shorts do not go past the knee
  • Removable drawstring inside the waistband (great option for MMA, water sports, and fast moving workouts when you want the shorts to be even more secure)

These will be your go-to shorts for the gym, beach, or sparring session!

  • Lightweight, Quick-Dry, moisture wick 4-way stretch technology
  • Low-profile zipper pocket on both sides, perfect for cell phone and other belongings
  • 92% Polyester, 8% Spandex for maximum mobility
  • 4-way stretch reinforced spandex crotch panel
  • 3-inch slits on each side
  • Low-profile velcro closure with removable inner drawstring (we included the optional drawstring because we know some people like that feature)
  • 100% sublimation printing to ensure longevity
  • Our men's board shorts fit true to size- We recommend ordering what you would normally wear in jean sizes. If you are on the fence between two sizes, we recommend going down to the smaller size.

COMFORT IN MOTION

Our shorts feature a lightweight, quick dry material that is perfect for your workout, sparring session, or a day at the beach. With a length that is cut above the knee and with 3-inch slits on each side, you will have maximum mobility for whatever the day throws at you.

DISCREET STORAGE

Our shorts feature a discreet zipper pocket on each side, which is perfect for securely storing your wallet, phone, and other valuables.

VERSATILE CLOSURE

Our shorts come with a removable inner drawstring and an adjustable, low-profile Velcro closure, which can be tightened or loosened based on the intensity of the activity.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Love Em !!

Very light weight and comfortable . Great for Crossfit. The pockets are discrete but durable . The American Defenders are my favorite workout shorts .

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R Vail - NH

I am an OCR athlete and I am highly active in all sorts of training regiments for races... As of now I have only worn these shorts for training... I have not yet had the opportunity to wear this brand in a race yet... But these are the Pros and Cons I see so far... Pros: The Defender series most importantly are light weight... The flexible and stretchy fabric is comfortable... They seem not to hold a lot of water weight and dry quickly... I love the multiple secure pockets... For the models I purchased I like the design/color combo... Cons: No real Cons at this point. But here are some concerns that may come to light once I get a chance to put them thru a few courses... Velcro closure doesn’t seem to have enough adjustment to cinch tight if your between sizes... Now with a little looseness in the waist band this might open possibilities of the drawstring tie getting caught on obstacles or other things when crawling, flipping, or rolling over/under/on too obstacles... Not sure this will ever happen but could be a potential... We will also see the Fabric durability over time... I have a good feeling they will hold their own... R Vail...

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Top notch company!!

Needed to exchange a pair of shorts not once, but twice, and the process was simple and easy! Shorts are great!

Love supporting such a great company!!

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Rated 4 out of 5
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Feel and look great

I love that they have two pockets. 4 stars in only because I haven’t had them long enough to see how they last

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Rated 4 out of 5
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Great shorts

Love these for just about everything. They are light weight and allow you to move but at the same time have pockets to wear to other functions.

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