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Essential Shorts

34 reviews

Get cool comfort and versatile style with our Essential Shorts. They combine the natural performance of our superfine Merino wool with a classic look that’s laidback yet refined. Wear them on a hike--or on a yacht.

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Size 2828 3030 3232 3434 3636 3838 4040
Waist 2871 3076 3281 3486.5 3691.5 3896.5 40101.5
Hip 3486.5 3691.5 3896.5 40101.5 42106.5 44112 46117

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    You can return clothing that you purchased directly from unboundmerino.com as long as it is unworn, unwashed, and in the original condition in which it was delivered. We are happy to offer a full refund or exchange for any reason within 90 days from the ship date.

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    Timeless style meets superior performance.

    The only pair of shorts you need for warmer weather - anytime, anywhere. Superior performance that will keep you cool and comfortable in even the hottest and most humid of climates. Versatile and timeless style that will have you looking and feeling your best.

    + Antibacterial
    + Anti-wrinkle
    + Water Repellent
    + Hidden Back Zipper Pocket
    + 2-way Comfort Stretch
    + 48% MERINO WOOL 48% COTTON 4% SPANDEX
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    WHAT'S INCLUDED
    Merino Wool T-Shirt
    V-Neck T-Shirt
    Boxer Briefs
    Merino Wool Socks
    Merino Wool Crew Socks
    Pocket Tank Top
    Compact Travel Hoodie
    Long Sleeve
    Raglan Crew Sweatshirt
    Women's Merino T-Shirt
    Classic Button-Down
    Merino/Polyester T-Shirt
    Essential Shorts
    Merino Crew Neck T-shirt - 175
    Merino Beanie
    Long Underwear
    Polo
    Sweatpants
    Merino Wool T-Shirt
    Merino Wool T-Shirt
    • Moisture wicking
    • Odor resistant
    • Antibacterial
    • Anti-wrinkle
    • Core Temperature Control
    • Reinforced stitching
    • 100% ultra-fine 17.5 micron, 190g/m2 Merino wool
  • 100% Merino wool jersey
  • Ultra-fine 17.5 micron
  • 190g/m2
  • Wash in normal to cool temperature setting.
  • Lay flat to dry.
  • Do not tumble dry.
  • Odor resistant
  • Fast drying
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Temperature regulating
  • V-Neck T-Shirt
    Merino Wool T-Shirt
    • Moisture wicking
    • Odor resistant
    • Antibacterial
    • Anti-wrinkle
    • Core Temperature Control
    • Reinforced stitching
    • 100% ultra-fine 17.5 micron, 190g/m2 Merino wool
  • 100% Merino wool jersey
  • Ultra-fine 17.5 micron
  • 190g/m2
  • Wash in normal to cool temperature setting.
  • Lay flat to dry.
  • Do not tumble dry.
  • Odor resistant
  • Fast drying
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Temperature regulating
  • Boxer Briefs
    Merino Wool Boxer Briefs
    • Reinforced stitching
    • Comfort stretch band
    • Moisture wicking
    • Odor resistant
    • Antibacterial
    • 84% Merino wool, 12% nylon and 4% spandex
  • 84% Merino wool, 12% nylon and 4% spandex
  • Ultra-fine 18.5 micron
  • 180g/m2
  • Woven elastic waistband
  • Wash in normal to cool temperature setting.
  • Tumble dry low.
  • Odor resistant
  • Fast drying
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Temperature regulating
  • Merino Wool Socks
    Merino Wool Socks
    • One-Size-Fits-All for foot sizes 6 to 13
    • Made with a custom blend of Merino Wool (68%), Nylon (29%) and Lycra Spandex (3%) for comfort and durability
    • Odor resistant
    • Antibacterial
    • Core Temperature Control
    • Breathable vents
  • Made with a custom blend of Merino Wool (68%), Nylon (29%) and Lycra Spandex (3%) for comfort and durability
  • Wash in normal to cool temperature setting.
  • Tumble dry low.
  • Odor resistant
  • Fast drying
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Temperature regulating
  • Merino Wool Crew Socks
    Merino Wool Crew Socks
    • One-Size-Fits-All for foot sizes 6 to 13
    • Made with a custom blend of Merino Wool (64%), Nylon (31%) and Lycra Spandex (5%) for comfort and durability
    • Odor resistant
    • Antibacterial
    • Core Temperature Control
    • Breathable vents
  • Made with a custom blend of Merino Wool (64%), Nylon (31%) and Lycra Spandex (5%) for comfort and durability
  • Wash in normal to cool temperature setting.
  • Tumble dry low.
  • Odor resistant
  • Fast drying
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Temperature regulating
  • Pocket Tank Top
    Pocket Tank Top
    • Moisture wicking
    • Odor resistant
    • Antibacterial
    • Anti-wrinkle
    • Core Temperature Control
    • Reinforced stitching
    • 100% ultra-fine 17.5 micron, 190g/m2 Merino wool
  • 100% Merino wool jersey
  • Ultra-fine 17.5 micron
  • 190g/m2
  • Odor resistant
  • Fast drying
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Temperature regulating
  • Compact Travel Hoodie
    Compact Travel Hoodie
    • Odor resistant
    • Temperature regulating
    • Moisture wicking
    • Seamless pockets
    • Sleek black YKK inverted zipper
    • 97% ultra-fine Merino wool / 3% elastane for durability and stretch
    • 21.5 micron / 250 GSM
  • 97% ultra-fine Merino wool / 3% elastane for durability and stretch
  • 21.5 micron
  • 250 GSM
  • Matte black pull tab with sleek
  • inverted zipper
  • Seamless pockets
  • Wash in normal to cool temperature setting.
  • Lay flat to dry.
  • Do not tumble dry.
  • Light and breathable
  • Odor resistant
  • Fast drying
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Temperature regulating
  • Long Sleeve
    Long Sleeve
    • Moisture wicking
    • Odor resistant
    • Antibacterial
    • Anti-wrinkle
    • Core Temperature Control
    • Reinforced stitching
    • 100% ultra-fine 17.5 micron, 190g/m2 Merino wool
  • 100% Merino wool jersey
  • Ultra-fine 17.5 micron
  • 190g/m2
  • Wash in normal to cool temperature setting.
  • Lay flat to dry.
  • Do not tumble dry.
  • Odor resistant
  • Fast drying
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Temperature regulating
  • Raglan Crew Sweatshirt
    Raglan Crew Sweatshirt
    • Odor resistant
    • Temperature regulating
    • Moisture wicking
    • French terry interior for softness and comfort
    • 97% lightweight ultra-fine Merino wool for light packing and breathability
    • 3% elastane added for durability and stretch
    • 21.5 micron / 250 GSM
  • 97% lightweight ultra-fine Merino wool for light packing and breathability
  • 3% elastane added for durability and stretch
  • 21.5 micron
  • 250 GSM
  • Wash in normal to cool temperature setting.
  • Lay flat to dry.
  • Do not tumble dry.
  • Light and breathable
  • Odor resistant
  • Fast drying
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Temperature regulating
  • Women's Merino T-Shirt
    Women's Merino T-Shirt
    • Moisture wicking
    • Odor resistant
    • Antibacterial
    • Anti-wrinkle
    • Core Temperature Control
    • Reinforced stitching
    • 100% ultra-fine 17.5 micron, 190g/m2 Merino wool
    Classic Button-Down
    Classic Button-Down
    • Odor resistant
    • Light and breathable
    • Fast drying
    • 54% premium Merino wool
    • 46% organic cotton
    • 146gsm
    • Cross-woven for breathability
  • 54% Merino wool, 46% organic cotton
  • 146gsm
  • Cross-woven for breathability
  • Wash in cool temperature setting.
  • Hang to dry.
  • Light and breathable
  • Odor resistant
  • Fast drying
  • Wrinkle resistant
  • Perfect for packing
  • Merino/Polyester T-Shirt
    • Antibacterial
    • Moisture wicking
    • Odor resistant
    • Anti-wrinkle
    • Core Temperature Control
    • Ultra-fine 17.5 micron Merino/Poly blend
    • 56% Merino, 44% Polyester - 190g/m2
  • 56% Merino, 44% Polyester
  • 17.5 micron
  • 190g/m2
  • Wash in normal to cool temperature setting.
  • Lay flat to dry.
  • Do not tumble dry.
  • Odor resistant
  • Fast drying
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Temperature regulating
  • Essential Shorts
    Essential Shorts
    • Anti-wrinkle
    • Water Repellent
    • Hidden Back Zipper Pocket
    • 2-way Comfort Stretch
    • 48% Merino wool, 48% Cotton, 4% Spandex
    • 8 1/2" inseam length
  • 48% Merino wool, 48% Cotton, 4% Spandex
  • 8 1/2" inseam length
  • Wash in cool temperature setting.
  • Hang or lay flat to dry.
  • Do not tumble dry.
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Water repellent
  • 2-way comfort stretch
  • Odor resistant
  • Merino Crew Neck T-shirt - 175
    Merino Wool T-Shirt
    • Moisture wicking
    • Odor resistant
    • Antibacterial
    • Anti-wrinkle
    • Core Temperature Control
    • Reinforced stitching
    • 100% ultra-fine 17.5 micron, 175g/m2 Merino wool
    • 100% Merino wool jersey
    • Ultra-fine 17.5 micron
    • 100% ultra-fine 17.5 micron, 175g/m2 Merino wool
  • Wash in normal to cool temperature setting.
  • Lay flat to dry.
  • Do not tumble dry.
  • Odor resistant
  • Fast drying
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Temperature regulating
  • Merino Beanie
    Merino Beanie
    • 2X2 Rib
    • 7 Gauge Knit
    • Naturally Antibacterial
    • Rolled Brim
    • Moisture Wicking
    • 100% Italian Spun Merino Wool
    • Made in Canada
  • 100% Italian Merino wool
  • 2x2 rib
  • 7 gauge knit
  • Rolled brim
  • Dry clean only.
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Fast drying
  • Temperature regulating
  • Long Underwear
    Merino Wool Long Underwear
    • Reinforced stitching
    • Comfort stretch band
    • Moisture wicking
    • Odor resistant
    • Antibacterial
    • 84% Merino wool, 12% nylon and 4% spandex
    • Inseam length: 28 inches
  • 84% Merino wool, 12% nylon and 4% spandex
  • Ultra-fine 18.5 micron
  • 180g/m2
  • Inseam length: 28 inches
  • Woven elastic waistband
  • Wash in normal to cool temperature setting.
  • Tumble dry low.
  • Odor resistant
  • Fast drying
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Temperature regulating
  • Polo
    Merino Wool Polo
    • Moisture wicking
    • Odor resistant
    • Antibacterial
    • Anti-wrinkle
    • Core Temperature Control
    • Reinforced stitching
    • 53% Merino 47% polyester double knit
    • Recycled polyester buttons
  • 53% superfine Merino wool, 47% Polyester
  • 165g/m2
  • Clean finished back yoke w/ pleats
  • Mother of Pearl Buttons
  • 1/2 Placket
  • Wash in normal to cool temperature setting.
  • Lay flat to dry.
  • Do not tumble dry.
  • Odor resistant
  • Fast drying
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Temperature regulating
  • Sweatpants
    MerinoTencel Sweatpants
    • Reinforced stitching
    • Comfort stretch band
    • Moisture wicking
    • Odor resistant
    • Antibacterial
    • 68.5% Tencel. 29.5% Merino, 2% Spandex
    • Inseam length: 29 inches
  • 68.5% Tencel. 29.5% Merino, 2% Spandex
  • 320g/m2
  • Inseam length: 29 inches
  • Woven elastic waistband
  • Wash in normal to cool temperature setting.
  • Tumble dry low.
  • Odor resistant
  • Anti-wrinkle
  • Temperature regulating
  • What People Are Saying

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    4.9 Based on 34 Reviews
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    PG
    02/15/2021
    Patrick G.
    United States United States
    Only Shorts I Have

    These shorts (as well as the rest of the lineup) are the best. The fact that they don’t need frequent washing saves a ton of time. For that reason these are the only shorts I have for now. I also like not having to pick and choose what to wear each day.

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    KL
    02/13/2021
    Kurt L.
    United States United States
    Rocking shorts!

    I love these shorts! I tried them on and they feel great. (It's snowy here so I won't wear them until the summer!). They fit well and feel comfortable. They are slightly tight and I would have liked to seen a little bit of stretch added around the waist. In either case, I'll be looking forward to wearing this summer.

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    02/10/2021
    Marc C.
    United States United States
    Most comfortable shorts I own!

    Great fit and comfort! So great I bought a second pair!

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    AL
    02/05/2021
    Albert L.
    United States United States
    More Colors Please

    Why don’t more companies make mostly merino wool shorts . Love them

    JY
    02/02/2021
    Joseph Y.
    United States United States
    Super comfortable

    Very comfortable!!