Unsolicited testimonial. Royal Robbins Backcountry Short

Royal Robbins back country short

Royal Robbins sells comfortable, outdoor clothes that look good and are indestructible. I’ve had a pair of their Backcountry shorts for over ten years, use them regularly at the gym, have worn them backpacking, rock climbing, hiking through deserts, and swimming. They still look new. There’s not even any fraying. I just ordered another pair in a different color.

Royal Robbins did the first ascent of Half Dome in Yosemite in 1957. He looked at the photos of himself and thought, my clothes look gnarly, maybe someone should create clothes for outdoors activities that have style as well as durability and utility. And that’s exactly what he did.

Royal and Liz Robbins back in the day
Royal and Liz Robbins back in the day


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