Product Highlight – Men’s Guide Shorts

1 comment May 20, 2022

The Guide Shorts were created for the professional guides in the industry but are also a perfect option for anyone doing long trips on the water. These shorts are great for anyone who needs a rugged, high-performance piece of gear that also happens to be very stylish.

Construction & Materials Highlight:

The Guide Shorts are constructed from a 94% Nylon/6% Elastane blend fabric. This nylon is durable, rugged, and quick-dry, while the elastane gives it a 4-way stretch that moves with you no matter the activity. These versatile shorts are packed with features that make them super functional.

Product Features:

  • The material is a quick-dry stretch Nylon fabric for ultimate comfort and mobility in and out of the water
  • These shorts have a YKK Zipper fly and a button-up front closure like a standard pair of shorts, but they also have a protective inner gusset made of a soft lycra material

  • Laser-cut meshed front pockets with zipper closure
  • One of the nicest features on these shorts is the low profile integrated belt. This lets you adjust the shorts to the right fit so you can focus on what you’re doing without having to worry about pulling up your shorts every five minutes!

  • We’ve included a yoke panel on the back for more coverage when bending forward. No more kayaker’s crack here!
  • 7.5” Inseam

Fit & Care Instructions:

The best way to find the perfect fit is to go to your local shop and try a few sizes on. Check out our dealer locator to find a Level Six dealer near you!  

If that isn’t a viable option, you can find the right fit by looking below at our size guide and measurement instructions.

Men's Bottoms Size Chart

If the fit really isn’t right Level Six offers a hassle free 30-day returns & exchanges window, for more details head over to our returns and exchanges page.

Care: Machine wash in cold water on a gentle cycle with like colours. Do not bleach. Hang to dry out of direct sunlight. Do not dry clean or iron. For best results, wash using a performance wash cleaner like the Revivex Pro Cleaner.


As lovers of the outdoors and a brand that has been built around being on the water, we recognize our role in creating a sustainable future. As industry leaders it is our responsibility to make changes in our manufacturing process that focus on sustainability and reducing our impact on the environment. Beginning in 2018 Level Six has taken steps to eliminate all single use plastic polybags from our operations. Last year alone we managed to cut 20,000 single-use plastic bags from circulation by rolling and tying our products using fabric trimmings left over from productions. In 2022 we will cut an additional 80,000 from our production cycle.

To further our sustainability practice, we continue our 1% for Watersheds Program in which we take 1% of our direct sales and donate to watershed conservation in Canada.

For more information on our sustainability practices and our future commitments to creating a greener future check out our Going Green Blog Post and the Paddling Life Interview with our Head Designer; Addison Dark. 

Other Items to Consider:

Take a look below at some of our recommendations for gear to pair with your Guide Shorts.

Men's Long Sleeve Coastal Top


Guide Shorts Reviews

We hope you enjoyed this deep dive on the Guide Shorts, if you have any questions after reading this please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can be reached via email (, Chat, or by phone (1-877-253-8356). You can also find us on social media through Instagram, FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter.

See you on the water!

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