Im looking for advice on climbing shorts with zippable pockets big enough to fit a large phone in as very few seem to have them. I like nice thin ones such as the prana super-mojo ones however these dont have zipped pockets.
If anyone knows of any similar ones please let me know.
Why do you need "climbing" shorts? I climbed for many years in cheap old Tesco's cargo shorts with ample stud fastened pockets, which were loose enough to give all the leg movement I needed without being "bulky" or likely to snag, and fitted comfortably under my harness.
Quechua MH500 shorts from Decathlon, the short version. Zipped hip pockets and a zipped rear pocket. (The longer/knee-length version of the shorts has a zipped thigh pocket but open hip pockets).
I was about to to recommend these exact shorts! Super lightweight, sizeable zipped pockets, stretchy enough for climbing and I could buy 3 pairs for the same price as one pair from 3rd Rock or E9.
you need something with a cargo-type side pocket as your phone is going to be a pain in a front or back pocket. Elasticated waist is probably no good as the weight of the phone will make them fall down. Can't advise any further as I don't climb with a phone in my pocket.
I've a pair of Mountain Equipment Comici shorts. 4 zipped pockets - very comfortable, lightweight etc. I don't climb in them though that's what they were designed for I guess
Arcteryx Lefroy shorts. Very comfy, stretchy, integral belt and a zipped pocket large enough for an iPhone XR or bigger.
These look so good I decided to get a pair. Only to find that the women's version instead of having 6 pockets, 2 of which are zipped have only 2 pockets - and no zips!!
Honestly, manufacturers! Please tell me why women aren't allowed to keep their stuff safe?
I’ve got a pair of Royal Mail Postie shorts. It helps if you know a postie as these aren’t available generally. They’re good. Two massive cargo pockets with zips and a ‘poachers pocket’ in each to hide the birthday cards with cash in. They’ve Kevlar inserts in the rear to protect against dog bites, but would also be useful on bum shuffling descents. They are truly 4 season shorts.
Should be something suitable here.