Utility Work Short - American Made Quality, Fit & Performance - 1620 Workwear, Inc


Utility Short

Utility Short


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Dermitasse Brown
Hunter Green
Uniform Blue

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  • Made using Stretch NYCO™ Cordura fabric that is tough as nails
  • Functional Hammer Loop on right hip
  • 10" inseam
  • PFC free durable water repellent finish
  • Extra-large back pockets with angled top for ease of entry
  • Right Side Utility Pocket with additional Zippered pocket for valuables
  • Left Side Utility Pocket Split to fit tools and a pencil
  • Left hand watch pocket compatible with XL size mobile device
  • Military-spec shank button, YKK zipper, 3/4" wide belt loops
  • Modern fit
  • Fabric woven in the USA | Pant sewn in the USA

  • Up to 10X more abrasion resistant than 100% cotton duck
  • Proprietary development by 1620, inspired from US military BDU’s
  • 14 oz plain weave
  • PFC free water repellent finish
  • Meets NFPA1975 no melt/no drip thermal property
  • Dries 2X Faster than Cotton Duck
    We take pride that our products are hand crafted right here in the USA. As such, we stand behind the quality and workmanship of our products. 1620 Workwear, Inc. warrants its products to the original owner against defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. Our warranty does not cover any damage caused by neglect, improper care, accident, or normal wear and tear. If your product fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship, we will repair or replace it, at our discretion.

Customer Reviews

Based on 54 reviews
Hazel Down
Even Better Than The Cargo Shorts

I left a glowing review of the cargo shorts and they really are great but the Utility Shorts are even better. The pocket design is literally perfect. Same deep back pockets for stashing gloves without having to sit on them. The space for pens allows me to keep markers, a pencil and a flashlight handy. The zipper pocket is perfect for ID'S and CC's. (Anyone else had Cordura related debit card cracking?). Plus a hammer loop! These are freaking perfect!


Bulletproof shorts, gotta break in the stiff fabric but that’s part of the fun.

Michael Hester
Utility Shorts

A great product as usual, this is my fourth pair of utility shorts. I ripped one pair which I sent back for repairs and bought another pair while I await their return. My first two pairs had zippers on the rear pockets and 32 waist fit me pretty well. The second two pairs don’t have the zippered rear pockets and seem to be cut a little different, they’re a good bit bigger. I gave one of the older/larger pair away and returned the newer ones for a 30 waist and they fit great.

Best shorts ever

The khaki shorts are the fifth pair that I have purchased. I have never found a pair of shorts that could compete with these. If you are in the trades and your employer allows shorts then get these. If you just cut grass and drink beer on the weekends here’s your shorts. Want to go out to dinner with the family here you go. They look great last forever and are extremely well laid out. There is not a pocket on these that doesn’t belong. Particularly if you are right handed. The length is about one inch longer than what I was accustomed but that took about two wearings to acclimate. I never realized how fatiguing ill fitting clothes could be until I started wearing 1620 pants and shorts. They are not baggy but they fit snug where needed and roomy everywhere else. American made just seals the deal for me.
I only wish that I saw your products being worn in Georgia. I’m certain this is a target rich environment for your marketing efforts. I’m doing my part. Keep up the great work.

Utility shorts

Being a journeyman carpenter these are the perfect shorts and I will be purchasing more in the future

Heavy-Duty Cordura Fabric Utility Short

Our stretch NYCO cordura utility shorts are tough as nails! The BDU-inspired military spec shank bottom, hammer loop, extra-large pockets, and modern fit make this pair of work shorts unlike any others. Your work shorts should be as good as your other tools, and work just as hard - and these made in the USA utility shorts can do the job!