Planet Earth Ultralight Shorts
Lightweight, highly elastic adventure shorts that repel water and dirt with biomimetic technology.
- Ultra lightweight weighing 195 grams
- Water and dirt repellent with fluorocarbon-free nanotechnology
- Extreme two way stretch
The Planet Earth Ultralight Shorts are part of a system of ultralight, highly technical all-weather clothing designed to take you across every climate, environment and terrain on the surface of Earth.
Each pair starts out with advanced material technology developed by Schoeller in Switzerland, before being assembled at a cutting-edge Portuguese factory that builds skin suits for elite Olympic athletes. Highly elastic, breathable and fast drying, they’re equipped with three zipped pockets, and repel water and dirt with engineered fibres that mimic the self-cleaning effect produced by plant leaves.
Water and dirt repellent with plant-based technology
The shorts repel water and dirt with microscopic technology borrowed from plants. If you look at the leaf of any ‘vascular land plant’ out in nature you’ll find it’s coated by a waxy protective layer called a cuticle. This super thin film prevents water and dirt from penetrating the leaf’s tissues, as well as protecting it from pathogens, fungi and uncontrolled evaporation. The material the shorts are made from mimics this natural mechanism to help them shed water and dirt with ease.
Fast drying and breathable
This same technology also helps the shorts to dry out fast when they do get wet. And while some water repellent coatings can affect breathability by clogging the pores of a material, the chain structure round the fibres means sweat vapour can still escape from the inside.
They come with extreme two way stretch
The shorts are constructed with 5% elastane for extreme horizontal two way stretch. They’re so soft, lightweight and stretchy you can move in any direction without feeling resistance. And their relaxed shape with side splits at the hem helps to keep you comfortable whether you’re running, climbing, or sitting on a long haul flight.
Two zipped side pockets
At either side of the shorts you’ll find two pockets that fasten with concealed zippers. The zippers lock into place and come fitted with grippy rubber pullers, so your fingers won’t slip even if you’re soaked or sweating hard.
A back pocket built for speed
At the back of the shorts there’s a top-entry pocket at the centre of the waistband. Just like you’d find on trail running gear the pocket is integrated into the waistband, so anything you’re carrying inside sits snugly and won’t shift up and down if you’re moving at speed.
An elasticated waistband and cord adjuster
The elasticated waistband tightens with a bungee cord and lock for speed and simplicity. Just push the button on the lock and pull the cord to tighten the shorts as much as you need. To loosen them simply push the button and pull the lock away from you to release.
Size + Fit
The Planet Earth Ultralight Shorts are designed with a regular fit.
|Fits waist||71 - 76||76 - 81||81 - 86||86 - 91||91 - 96||96 - 101|
|Fits waist||28 - 30||30 - 32||32 - 34||34 - 36||36 - 38||38 - 40|