Offering classic styling, the Royal Robbin Convoy shorts can go from the mountains to the dining room and everywhere in between.
By utilizing the Convoy triple fabric blend of cotton, polyester, and nylon, the shorts offer comfort, quick-drying and durability all wrapped into one package. The stone-washed fabric is quite soft and a subtle horizontal weave adds interest. Convoy shorts are wrinkle-resistant, lightweight and are rated at UPF 50 for sun protection. This classic four-pocket pair of shorts features a handy rear drop-in cell phone pocket. For added security, a hidden zippered pocket is supplied inside the right front pocket. The rear pockets feature a zipper on the right and a hook and loop closure on the left. Contrasting colored, double- and triple-stitching is used throughout the shorts for increased strength and styling. Belt loops and a metal button closure complete the shorts.
The Royal Robbins Convoy shorts were thoroughly tested during a month-long trip to Australia. The shorts can be ordered in six colors and are only available in even waist sizes, so the author moved up one waist size. They were true to size and a belt was needed for the shorts to fit properly. The shorts were soft to the touch and the leg length was right at the knee. The hidden zippered pocket was a nice feature, especially when traveling through crowds. The author really liked the rear cell phone pocket. Storing and retrieving the phone was simple. With the pocket at arms- length, no digging around was necessary. On numerous hikes in the bush or on the beach, freedom of movement was excellent. The Convoy shorts styling was equally at home in wineries, museums or in casual restaurants. When on the move from place to place having wrinkle-free garments was always a plus and the shorts performed that task well. Being under the Australian ozone hole, the UPF sun protection provided can only be considered a plus. After being worn for about twenty days, they still looked as good as new.
The Royal Robbins Convoy shorts performed well throughout the author’s trip. They were stylish enough to wear in cities and tough enough for the bush. The only shortcoming is they only are available in even size waists.
- Cost – $58.00
- Color – Brick, Deep blue, Desert, Light olive, Taupe, Light khaki
- Size – Waist 30 inch-44 inch, even sizes only
- Local retail stores
Disclosure: I received a sample of this product for purposes of this review, but the opinions expressed are my own.