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Day Construct Short
Ultra Light Lichen Ripstop

Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 16 reviews

Regular price $84.00

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Day Construct Short
Ultra Light Lichen Ripstop

Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 16 reviews

Regular price $84.00

Size
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Now with ReTooled Fit!.
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Inseam

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

FIT

Relaxed Leg

Mid-rise

Pockets10

Stretch

FABRIC WEIGHT

Ultralight

Women’s Tough Work Shorts

  • EZWaist™. Give and take.
  • Double-button waistband. Stays put.
  • Higher back. Mind the crack.
  • Reinforced front pockets. Double down.
  • Zip pocket. Don’t lose your shit.

Lose length, not strength. Tough work shorts are here.

Our beloved Day Construct pant got a summer chop, but chill – we kept the pockets! Packed with purpose, these are the ultimate in women’s tough work shorts. Durable. Quick-drying. In Lichen Green, so you can be at one with nature. Like our Day Construct pants, these work shorts have full booty protection via our Crackminder™ technology (aka a higher back rise). Bend, crouch, squat easy. Because the only crack we like to see is dawn’s!

So light, so strong. Ripstop for the win.

  • Ultra lightweight ripstop cotton
  • Fabric weight: 7 oz
  • Fabric content: 90% cotton/ 8% nylon/ 2% spandex
  • Light stretch
  • Stain-resistant. Get dirty, wash clean.
  • Water-resistant. Shake it off.
  • Quick-dry. No sweat.
  • UPF 50. Throw shade.

These shorts are super lightweight so you can work in the heat and keep your cool. Does lightweight mean wimpy? Hell no. This is Dovetail, people. Ripstop shuts out the sharp shit. A touch of stretch means you can bust your moves in comfort.

You got 'em dirty, now get 'em clean.

  • Turn inside out.
  • Wash cold.
  • Hang dry. If you must tumble, tumble low to damp dry.

We get it's tempting to wash those dirty shorts in hot water and tumble dry the hell out of them. But like any high-quality tool, this one will last longer with TLC. Heat messes with our special stretch sauces and secret weatherizing potions. And it can shrink, warp, and otherwise damage the fine fabrics that make Dovetail Workwear sturdy, comfortable, and tough on the job. So for a long life, wash cold, and hang dry or tumble low. The planet will thank you too.

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RETURNS

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average rating 4.7 out of 5
Based on 16 reviews
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94% of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
Fit:
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Too Small, 0 is Perfect and 2 is Too Large
Quality:
Rated 4 out of 5
Functionality:
Rated 4 out of 5
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16 Reviews
Reviewed by Catherine W., from United States
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Size you most often wear in pants:
10
Size you wear in this product:
10
Inseam you wear in this product:
  • 32"
Height:
5'6" - 5'7"
Body Shape:
Athletic
Waist (measure in inches around waist at narrowest point):
  • 32" - 33"
Hip (with feet together, measure in inches around fullest part of your hips):
  • 41" - 42"
Size you most often wear in shorts:
10
Preferred inseam (measure in inches the distance from inner thigh to preferred length)
  • 9"
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Day construct shorts

Love ‘em!

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Reviewed by Bonnie B., from United States
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I recommend this product
Size you most often wear in pants:
12
Size you wear in this product:
14
Inseam you wear in this product:
  • 32"
Height:
5'6" - 5'7"
Body Shape:
Slim
Waist (measure in inches around waist at narrowest point):
  • 34" - 37"
  • 34" - 35"
Hip (with feet together, measure in inches around fullest part of your hips):
  • 41" - 44"
  • 41" - 42"
Size you most often wear in shorts:
12
Preferred inseam (measure in inches the distance from inner thigh to preferred length)
  • Longer than 11"
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Seem Great

I haven’t worn them yet, because it’s been too cold, but they seem great. I can’t wait for warm weather, so I can wear them. I’m waiting to save up for some more shorts.

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Reviewed by Alice P., from United States
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I recommend this product
Size you most often wear in pants:
6
Size you wear in this product:
6
Inseam you wear in this product:
  • 28"
Height:
5'2" - 5'3"
Body Shape:
Petite
Size you most often wear in shorts:
6
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Excellent

Comfortable and great fit

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Reviewed by Tracy
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

5 Stars

Very light material. I love all the pockets.

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Reviewed by Beth J., from United States
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I recommend this product
Size you most often wear in pants:
2
Size you wear in this product:
2
Inseam you wear in this product:
  • Shorter than 28"
Height:
5'3" - 5'5"
Body Shape:
Athletic
Waist (measure in inches around waist at narrowest point):
  • 22" - 25"
Size you most often wear in shorts:
2
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

My go-to summer work shorts

I bought these shorts after purchasing your workpants, which I’ve worn obsessively during the colder months as I do gardening, landscaping, and chicken chores. Their reinforced knees and general quality are superb. I’ve been just as happy this warm-weather alternative. The shorts fit true to size, with some stretch in the waistband. They stretch and move as I do, leaving me feeling comfortable and unconfined. The pockets are fabulous — see photos below. In #3 I’m using the handy tool pocket, and in #4 one of two skinny pockets which are just right for a lip balm. My iPhone13 fits well into the front pocket, and the zippered pocket at the back is great for car keys and other valuables. In all, I’m very happy to have discovered the Dovetail brand and will expect to keep coming to you for more tough, well-made work wear!

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Rated 5 out of 5
Functionality:
Rated 5 out of 5
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