Black Diamond FlatIron Short Review

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These are the men’s flat iron shorts from Black Diamond they come in three different colors storm blue, black, and blue. I am wearing the blue color in this review. they are offered in sizes small through XL and are great shorts for the gym climbing running anytime a lightweight movable short is desirable.

I really like how lightweight these shorts are with the elastic waistband and drawstring for customizing the fit the small pocket in the back works well for carrying small items like a key there are no hand pockets which I appreciate reducing the bulk of the shorts.

The shorts are coated with a PFC-free DWR  coating to make them shed water or quickly. they also have a side slit for increased Mobility as well as reflective trim on Black Diamond logos. there is an inseam gusset they are a regular fit that are slightly baggier on me. I am wearing a size medium and I am about 5 ft 10 weighing 165 lb.

These shorts are manufactured in Vietnam. They are made with 88% nylon and 12% elastane and also include the DWR Finish they are covered by a one-year manufacturer warranty and with a shorter inseam.

I’ve been wearing the shorts for a little over a month now in the gym, bouldering, and on a few short bike rides. The first thing I noticed is just how lightweight and comfortable they feel I do appreciate the small pocket on the back, I can store a credit card in there with a key but always find myself wishing I had a way to hold my phone. I do appreciate the absence of hand pockets on the side making the shorts less bulky. if you’re looking for a black diamond short that makes a great all-around running bouldering, gym short that can be worn anytime with the absence of a way to hold your phone these are the shorts for you.