LIVSN is flexing it’s design muscle with their new Flex Canvas Shorts

While there have been a few warmer days this Spring, we haven’t really made the turn into shorts weather – outside of running. To be honest, most days over 45 degrees can be shorts weather for me, but that’s a little abnormal. However, this past week has really flipped Spring on its head and shorts weren’t just recommended, but demanded with temps up near the 90’s. Thus, it seemed like a good time to break out LIVSN’s new Flex Canvas Shorts.

We have reviewed LIVSN before and honestly their shorts are essentially a direct correlation to their Flex Canvas Pants. They describe thee shorts as such (and we couldn’t agree more):

Our Flex Canvas Shorts are made with the same quality, durability, and intentionality as our Flex Canvas Pants. True to our approach to making versatile apparel, the Flex Canvas Shorts are built to excel in both the outdoors and the streets.

They’re made with our 7.3oz EcoFlex Canvas, a soft yet extremely durable fabric ready for any and all summer adventures and activities. The shorts have an 8.5-inch inseam for a tailored fit and discrete EDC pockets for functionality without looking overly tactical. The hem can be flipped up to reveal a reflective tape for enhanced visibility on night missions and bike rides. Zippered security pockets, a gusseted crotch, reinforcements on stress points, and ventilated pockets make the shorts comfortable, tough, and practical in the field.  

You can read our review for the fit and comfort of the Canvas Pants and we have found that the shorts are pretty identical:

…[t]here is flexibility and movement in the pants that are unlike many similar options. I was able to bend and move with ease without feeling constricted – something canvas pants aren’t necessarily that good at accomplishing… I was pretty much blown away by these pants. They are an active PNW’ers dream – versatile enough to step into any situation you need.

At the REVEAL event a month or so ago, LIVSN outlined some modifications – specifically the upper yoke being replacing by darts and the typical “five-pocket” style rear patch pockets have been widened and squared off (to avoid making “canvas jorts”).

The past few years I have been trying to clear out my closet to keep only items that I have an affinity towards and investing a little bit more in quality over quantity. I feel I don’t need new clothes if the ones I have hold up to the wear and tear that mass-produced items can’t. LIVSN’s Fair Deal Guarantee makes that a little easier as it includes a full warranty covering manufacturing defects with repair, refund, or replacement at no charge. Additionally, their repair and replacement program offers at-cost repairs due to normal wear and tear, or replacement at a steep discount for products that cannot be repaired. While it’s hard to imagine a $79 pair of short sometimes, just knowing that it is made strong up front and has the ability to be a long-term pair of shorts, makes the investment more worth it.

The Flex Canvas Shorts come in brown and olive (green).




  • Flex Canvas Shorts ($79)
    • EcoFlex Canvas is a 7.3oz duck canvas made from 58% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton / 40% Recycled Polyester / 2% spandex.

More about LIVSN:

Build durable and versatile outdoor clothing that encourages people to wear it more, keep it longer, and spend more time outdoors.

Sustainability through durability and versatility
Building long-lasting apparel is the most direct route to sustainable clothing.
A piece that fits well, works well, and lasts longer is less likely to be thrown in the landfill.

Do one thing well
Design one product at a time and continuously improve it.
Only create products that need to exist.
Design for decades, not seasons.

Intentional Minimalism
Live an experience filled life that prioritizes time outside with friends and family.
What you do own should bring joy, and more joy in taking care of it. Keep additive belongings that help you live an inspired life. Own less, live more. Keep what matters.

Hedonistic Sustainability
The concept that sustainability can and should be pleasurable.
A sustainable product shouldn’t sacrifice quality or performance.

Good corporate citizenship
Companies have obligations to their customers, stakeholders, and community to which they owe their existence. Community support and transparency are crucial for a company to stand the test of time.


Thank you to LIVSN for providing us with a review pair. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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