If you were to ask anyone here at Allen Fly Fishing our favorite pair of shorts in our wardrobe, the unanimous answer would be the Walkabout Shorts. Perfectly suited on the poling platform, casting deck, beach chair, hiking trail, trout stream, first dates... Well, you get the idea. Our conceptualization stages called for a pair of shorts we would wear anywhere, and the Walkabout was born.
Posted by Jim on 25th Jul 2016
I absolutely love these shorts!! I wear them to work, fishing or a night out. Comfy, stylish, lightweight, and fast drying, they offer everything I'm looking for in shorts.
Posted by Trevor on 25th May 2016
I'm a college kid working my summers as the mate on a charter boat out of Ocean City, MD. I've been working the job since I was 14 (started with my dad), so it's been quite a few years now. I've always worn the classic Aftco shorts, but the moment I tried these on I knew they were my new go to. The material is lightweight and stretchy, kind of like a good boardshort. This material dries fast and keeps you cool. I've worn them hiking and wading in Pennsylvania, and they were awesome at that, too. Perfect length for me - just above the knee. Time will tell how they hold up - I've only had them a few months - but they seem to be very well made.
My only two suggestions would be that the mesh pockets might be made of a tougher material, and possibly a lined pliers sheath built in. But those aren't deal-breakers for me in light of how amazing these shorts are . otherwise. I'm sure I'll be recommending them a lot as the season continues.
Posted by DL on 2nd May 2016
I really like these shorts. They are comfortable and stylish enough to wear on the lake or to a brunch with some friends.
The only thing that I would change is the pockets. They are 100% netting which can be troublesome for ordinary wear. Key rings and such can get stuck on the netting. I'd prefer to have the pockets 50/50 or 60/40 material to netting. That way, if you get wet the pockets still drain, but are more practical for carrying everyday items.
Overall great shirts and I'd definitely buy them again. The company also has great customer service...fast and responsive.
Posted by andrew hill on 29th Apr 2016
light, stretchy, comfy. favorite shorts. glad i got (2) pairs!
Posted by Jim on 25th Apr 2016
The shorts are lightweight, comfy and look great!
Posted by Unknown on 20th Sep 2015
Posted by Richie on 28th Jun 2015
Ive used these shorts numerous times fishing the spring creeks. They work wonderfully in the tall grass. They dry very quick after the morning dew has collected from the trek in. Thanks!
Allen/Exterus gear is great!
Posted by Coops on 28th Jun 2015
these shorts are perfect, comfortable and well cut so as not to hamper movement. I've worn them every time I've gone fishing, and find them exceptionable,
Great value for money as is all Allen Fly fishing gear