The VersaTac line for summer! A whole lot of R&D went into their technical design. We developed them in conjunction with military professionals and outdoorsmen who are more the type to read Field & Stream rather than Men’s Journal. We’ve even found that U.S. Special Forces have taken a special liking to our VersaTacs. When your life is constantly in harm’s way, you want the ultimate protection in clothing. The Light Shorts are made with super tough yet lightweight 3-oz Duralite Nylon fabric (the same kind used in our Weatherpants), and features a gussetted crotch and double-reinforced seat. They sport the following: side cargo pockets with internal pockets to hold a flashlight, mag clips, and energy bars; vertical zippers on front cargo pockets that allow quick access while sitting, kneeling or driving a vehicle; and reinforced pocket openings to prevent abrasion against knife clip chafe. Front pockets close with Velcro and double-button closures, and two back pockets have flaps with Velcro and double-button closure as well. Additional Cell phone pocket now incorporated behind the top of both cargo pockets.
Reason for Being: We took our popular VersaTac pants and added an option for super hot weather. The VersaTac shorts have all the function and features of the pants without half the pant legs.
Fabric: 2 ply, 3 ounce duralite Nylon Shell, same as VersaTac Light Pants
Pockets: Huge cargo pockets with both button and Velcro closure. Additional side zipper for easy access to the pockets when sitting or kneeling. Cargo pockets have additional pockets inside for organization and a cell phone pocket behind.
RAILTEX Reinforcement: Railtex is the reinforcement nylon we put on most of our pants, similar to Cordura®. It is highly abrasion and water resistant and is a second layer of defense. The VersaTac Light Shorts have RailTex on the seat, along the bottom edge, and around the pockets.
Love these shorts. I've had a pair of (I guess) now discontinued RR shorts for over 10 years which have been my go-to shorts since I got them. They are still in great shape after 100s of wears on several continents so when I decided I needed a new pair of shorts RR was my first choice. No regrets. These shorts are also great
Jim D., Saranac Lake, New York
I don't know what voodoo RailRiders discovered while sailing the seven seas but my Versatac Light Shorts have survived earthquake wildfire pandemic and three children while wearing them nearly every day over the past three years. I'd consider donating them to the Smithsonian for the stories they'd tell but then I'd have nothing to wear since they have vanquished all other shorts from my drawer. One and done.
Jon ., San Dimas, California
These are the shorts version of the Versatac pants with the same comfort and ruggedness and the same easily-accessed and well-organized pockets. They are just the ticket for piloting in the summer heat
Tony V., Colorado Springs, Colorado