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American Defender Shorts 2.0 (Thin Blue Line Police Edition)

Rated 4.9 out of 5
41 Reviews
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Introducing the American Defender Shorts 2.0 (Thin Blue Line Police Edition)! These will be your go-to shorts for the gym, beach, or sparring session! These Thin Blue Line shorts feature an awesome 4-way stretch, ultra-lightweight, quick-dry material that everyone loves and also feature the following:

  • Reduced velcro on the fly closure (it only has a small piece of velcro at the end of the closure… the rest of the fly is comprised of low-profile 4-way stretch fabric)
  • 2 Discrete zipper pockets (1 on each side) for cell phones and other valuables
  • Reduced outseam length by 1″ to ensure shorts do not go past the knee
  • Removable drawstring inside the waistband (great option for MMA, water sports, and fast-moving workouts when you want these police blue line flag shorts to be even more secure)

Product Specifications: 

  • Lightweight, Quick-Dry, moisture wick 4-way stretch technology
  • 9" Inseam on Size 34
  • Low-profile zipper pocket on both sides, perfect for cell phone and other belongings
  • 92% Polyester, 8% Spandex for maximum mobility
  • 4-way stretch reinforced spandex crotch panel
  • 3-inch slits on each side
  • Low-profile velcro closure with removable inner drawstring (we included the optional drawstring because we know some people like that feature)
  • 100% sublimation printing to ensure longevity
  • Our men's board shorts fit true to size- We recommend ordering what you would normally wear in jean sizes. If you are on the fence between two sizes, we recommend going down to the smaller size.
We created the American Defender 2.0 Shorts (Thin Blue Line Edition) to show support for our police officers who put themselves in harms way to ensure we stay safe. Recent events are a solemn reminder to us all in regards to the dangers our police officers can face on any given day. We hold a special place for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.  A portion of every sale will be donated to our partner charity, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), whose function is to lend support to the families of fallen police officers, including academic scholarships for their children, counseling services, and so much more. You can learn more about their honorable cause here.

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COMFORT IN MOTION

Our shorts feature a lightweight, quick dry material that is perfect for your workout, sparring session, or a day at the beach. With a length that is cut above the knee and with 3-inch slits on each side, you will have maximum mobility for whatever the day throws at you.

DISCREET STORAGE

Our shorts feature a discreet zipper pocket on each side, which is perfect for securely storing your wallet, phone, and other valuables.

VERSATILE CLOSURE

Our shorts come with a removable inner drawstring and an adjustable, low-profile Velcro closure, which can be tightened or loosened based on the intensity of the activity.

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average rating 4.9 out of 5
Based on 41 reviews
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Rated 4 out of 5
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Rated 4 out of 5
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41 Reviews
Reviewed by Lucas L.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

You'll love them

I am a career fireman in Arkansas and a gym rat whom is right on the edge of 40 yrs old. Everything I own doesn't have to have a maltese or a thin red line but these shorts I really like. Simple but expressive style and just some plain tough shorts. I love to grind out my workouts and these shorts are proving to be just as tough

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Hi Lucas, thank you so much for your service and for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to hear our shorts are proving to be just as tough! Please know that we offer a 15% discount to all military and first responders! All you have to do is sign up through ID.me at checkout to receive your discount! If you run into any issues or have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our customer service team. - contact@bornprimitive.com

Reviewed by Josh A.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Best shorts

These are the best. 2nd pair. Only slight disappointment is the color representation. I thought these were Gray/black...but have a brown tint. NOT A PROBLEM, just off a little

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Reviewed by Matt V.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Best shorts for Crossfit and Swim

Another great Born Primitive Product!

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American Defender Shorts 2.0 (Patriot Edition)
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  • Everyday Wear
Rated 5 out of 5
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Best shorts for Crossfit and Swim

Great shorts and always happy to support this brand!

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American Defender Shorts 2.0 (Multicam)
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Multicam Workout Shorts

Phenomenal. Enough said. Well worth the money. Quality made shit.

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Sizing Chart
Men's Tops Men's Bottoms Women's Tops Sports Bras Women's Bottoms Unisex

men's tops

measurements in inches

SIZE CHEST
XS 34-35"
S 36-37"
M 38-39"
L 40-41"
XL 42-43"
XXL 44-46"
3XL 47-49"

Measuring Tips:

For the most accurate measurements, we suggest measuring as close to the skin as possible.

Chest Measurement:

Wrap the measuring tape around the widest point of the chest starting at the front and center of your torso.

men's bottoms

measurements in inches

SIZE HIP THIGH WAIST
S 32-36" 18-21" 28-29"
M 36-40" 20-25" 30-32"
L 40-43" 24-28" 33-34"
XL 43-46" 27-31" 35-37"
2XL 46-49" 30-34" 38-39"
3XL 50-53" 33-37" 40-41"

Measuring Tips:

We have determined that your waist measurement will most likely dictate your size. Secondary to waist size, if you notice your thighs exceed the limit on our chart you may need to go up a size.

Waist Measurement:

Measure around the smallest part of your torso, keeping the measuring tape as horizontal as possible.

Thigh Measurement:

Measure around the widest area of the thigh.

Hip Measurement:

Measure around the largest area of your hips, encapsulating the roundest part of your gluteus.

women's tops

measurements in inches

SIZE BUST
XS 28-31"
S 32-33"
M 34-36"
L 37-39"
XL 40-42"

Measuring Tips:

For the most accurate measurements, we suggest measuring as close to the skin as possible while wearing a non-padded, non-compression bra.

Bust Measurement:

Wrap the measuring tape around the widest point of the chest starting at the front and center of the torso.

sports bras

measurements in inches

SIZE 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
A XS XS S M L L XL
B XS XS S M L XL XL
C XS S S M L XL XL
D S S M M L XL XL
DD S S M L XL XL XL
E - M M L XL XL XL

Measuring Tips:

For the most accurate measurements, we suggest measuring as close to the skin as possible while wearing a non-padded no compression bra.

Bust Measurement:

Wrap the measuring tape around the widest point of the chest starting at the front and center of your torso.

Chest Measurement:

Wrap the measuring tape around the ribcage just below the bust starting at the front and center of your torso.

FIT GUIDELINES:

Every bra serves a different purpose for different activities and we recommend referencing each specific bra product description to determine the best bra for your body and sport. Our bras should generally fit snug. Wearing the bras too loose will not likely provide adequate support.

***Please note, a majority of our sports bras are medium support and medium coverage. If you are looking for the highest impact support that we offer; check out the X-Factor, Intensity or Moxie Sports Bra!

women's bottoms

measurements in inches

SIZE HIP THIGH WAIST
0-2 | XS 34-36" 19-21" 24-27"
2-4 | S 36-38" 21-23" 27-30"
4-6 | M 38-40" 23-26" 30-33"
6-8 | L 40-43" 26-28" 33-36"
8-10 | XL 43-46" 28-30" 36-39"
10-12 | 2XL 47-50" 31-33" 40-43"

Measuring Tips:

We have determined that your waist measurement will most likely dictate your size. Right on the edge between two sizes? You can utilize your thigh and hip measurements as secondary guidelines to help you find the perfect size.

Waist Measurement:

Measure around the smallest part of your torso, keeping the measuring tape as horizontal as possible.

Thigh Measurement:

Measure around widest area of the thigh.

Hip Measurement:

Measure around the largest area of your hips, encapsulating the roundest part of your gluteus.

Unisex

measurements in inches

SIZE CHEST
XXS 32-33"
XS 34-35"
S 36-37"
M 38-39"
L 40-41"
XL 42-43"
XXL 44-46"
3XL 47-49"

Measuring Tips:

For the most accurate measurements, we suggest measuring as close to the skin as possible.

Chest Measurement:

Wrap the measuring tape around the widest point of the chest starting at the front and center of your torso.

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