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On the Charge: shorts for Summer
Modeled on our hard-hitting Charge Trousers, the Charge Shorts follow the same durable and functional cargo design, re-purposed for hotter climates. Here, we explore the key features of our Charge Shorts and the stories behind the iconic camouflage patterns they bear.
All of our Charge Shorts are manufactured using standard issue MultiCam® patterns suitable for both military and civilian operations. These patterns were developed to provide maximum effectiveness across diverse operating environments with a minimum logistical burden.
The patterns all have distinct roles but are designed to work together as a system to meet the needs of nearly any operating environment, all while helping the operator do so with the least amount of kit possible.
The MultiCam Black™ pattern was developed to meet the unique requirements of law enforcement officers operating in high-risk environments.
It projects a distinctly authoritative presence appropriate for domestic operations. MultiCam Black™ is designed to complement an officer’s existing equipment and present a sharp, professional image for top-tier law enforcement units.
Constructed with hard wearing, high tenacity fabric for added endurance and durability whilst operating in adverse climates and pursuits.
The MultiCam Tropic™ pattern was developed to effectively reduce the visual and near infra-red signature of a person operating in dense jungle environments, areas that predominantly consist of lush vegetation that remains relatively unaffected by seasonal changes.
The MultiCam Tropic™ palette compliments and overlaps portions of the main MultiCam® pattern; so pairing MultiCam® gear with MultiCam Tropic™ apparel results in a well-coordinated concealment system.
Adjustable velcro waist band for improved sizing and comfort.
Forged for maximum discretion, dark as night and black like our souls. These shorts do not feature use of MultiCam™ patterns but bear all the hallmarks of a classic ThruDark design - fabric, functionality, fit - and they come in black.
The original MultiCam® pattern was developed to effectively limit the visual and near infra-red signature of a person operating across a wide range of physical environments and seasons.
Having been proven in combat, the original MultiCam® pattern became the official issue camouflage pattern of the US Army for all operations in Afghanistan.
Four-way stretch fabric crotch and thigh panels allowing for a range of dynamic movements and a highly flexible ergonomic fit.
The MultiCam Arid™ pattern was developed to effectively limit the visual and near infra-red signature of a person operating in desert environments that predominantly consist of open sand and rock.
The MultiCam Arid™ palette compliments and overlaps portions of the main MultiCam® pattern; meaning that original MultiCam® gear can be combined with MultiCam Arid™ for a well-coordinated concealment system.
Considered design intended for use in conjunction with climbing harness.
Shorts not suitable for the mission brief? Our Charge Trousers retain many of the design features that make the Charge Shorts ideal for Summer. With an emphasis on breathable, four-way stretch material at key areas and adjustable velcro straps around the waist and knees, the Charge Trousers will still keep you cool when needed. Although, do be warned - Charge Trousers are not leg-tattoo-compatible.
When temperatures rise this Summer, make sure you’re ready to go. Charge in and shop the range below:
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"Fit fantastic, very comfortable, but like the Multicam SF Hybrid, tough & durable. Look the dogs dangling bits, cracking design and construction."
Jamie Smith - ThruDark Customer