5-Pocket Shorts Long


¥13,200 Tax included


Longer Version of 5-Pocket Shorts

Our 5-Pocket Shorts have a slightly shorter inseam length than standard shorts to allow for easier leg movement during activities in the mountains, making them ideal for hikers.

This is the best length for hikers, we believe, and it is one of the reasons why they are supported by so many hikers but we have also received comments from some hikers that they want 5-Pocket Shorts that are a little longer in length.

Therefore, we decided to create the longer version of 5-Pocket Shorts by made-to-order to meet the needs of our customers, lengthening the inseam by approximately 3 cm with the tucked legs to allow for a greater range of leg motion, resulting in the same ease of leg movement as the regular 5-Pocket Shorts. They look great in the mountains as well as in towns.

Preorder Limited
Please note that this item has not yet been manufactured, and will only be sold at our online shop. We take preorders to avoid overproduction, so we are unable to accept any amendments to your order after the order period is over.

Order period: April 17, Monday, 2023 – May 7, Sunday, 2023
Delivery schedule: July-August

  • As they are completely made to order, please allow for ample production time.
  • Please note that we only accept a limited number of orders. We may close the reservation window if orders fill up quickly.

Shopping Cart Rules

Regular items, pre-order items, and custom orders cannot be purchased at the same time as they are shipped at different times. Also, please understand we are unable to ship items ordered separately in the same package.


Deep Cobalt
Glacier White
Deep Forest
Pale Lilac
Tawny Port
Dark Navy


Made in Akita, Japan

Taslan Nylon (100% Nylon) 120g/㎡
Water repellent:
YKK #3 Coil Zipper
180g (Size S)
187g (Size M)
193g (Size L)
204g (Size XL)
MEN | S / M / L / XL

Product Story

A Perfect Balance

Akira Natsume, Yamatomichi Founder

Since the launch of the 5-Pocket Shorts, we have always received customer feedback asking us to offer a slightly longer version.

However, I was already happy with the 5-Pocket Shorts, and I didn’t feel it needed any changes, so I never thought about making the product longer.

However, after selling them for a decade, I sometimes feel like wearing different kinds of shorts. When I launched the Trail Shirt via Yamatomichi, I wanted to wear more variety of clothes in the mountains and decided to make shorts with a slightly longer length, which had been requested for a long time.

I had in mind a pair of shorts that were not too thin, not too thick, not too long, and just above the knee with a beautiful shape. They also had to be easy to move around in.

No matter what we make, it is never an easy road as long as it is a Yamatomichi product. We took longer than expected to finish this product. Simply lengthening it the conventional way would just turn it into a pair of big shorts, which was not beautiful. However, making it sleek and thin would make it a hindrance to the legs, sacrificing mobility. We struggled to find a good balance.

After countless prototypes and repeated revisions, we finally found a perfect balance between mobility and beauty. The answer was to add single pleats. I hope you’ll pay attention to the silhouette and not just the length.

Compared to the classic 5-Pocket Shorts, this product’s longer knee-length gives it a slight clinging sensation to the legs, making the original 5-Pocket Shorts superior in terms of mobility. However, if you want to wear slightly different shorts, this version may be the perfect fit for you. (April 2023)

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Form and Function

Comparison with 5-Pocket Shorts

Compared to the regular 5-Pocket Shorts, 5-Pocket Shorts Long have a 3 cm longer inseam. The pattern is slightly narrower for better balance, but instead, we tucked in the legs to allow for easier leg movement.

Pockets for Smartphone and Maps

Yamatomichi 5-Pocket design can neatly store your map, snack, wallet, and other items you need during hiking, without interfering with your leg movement.

Especially, our smartphone pocket at the side is so well-positioned that it fits your phone while keeping it securely in place without bouncing around when running. The map pocket is large enough to store the water bottle.

1st pocket
Large enough for comfortable keeping your hands in your pockets while hiking.

2nd pocket
The 2nd pocket is perfect for your smartphone. The perfectly-allocated pocket just behind the hipbone secures a smooth leg lift, preventing your phone from bouncing around, and keeps your phone safe and intact when sitting.

3rd pocket
The 3rd pocket is positioned high for wallets, etc. The long zipper tab allows for easy opening/closure of the pocket.

Key Loop
You can attach keys or a small carabiner to the long key loop. It’s also handy when you hang the pants to dry.

4th pocket
The lower part of the pocket liner is made of polyester mesh for drainage should the pants get wet.

5th pocket
The 5th pocket is made to fit the size of the normal hiking map. It is also perfect for a large-screen smartphone, compact digital camera, and even a water bottle.

Fast-drying and Durable

In the pouring rain, even water-repellent finished clothes will unavoidably get wet. Also, even the highest-spec rainwear gets soaked from the moisture caused by sweat during intense exercise. Hence, what we prioritize is how fast the fabric can dry after getting wet, rather than making a lot of effort to keep them completely dry.

Generally, the thinner the fabric, the faster it dries. It is true that fast-drying property matters for hiking, but at the same time, a certain level of durability and strength are required.

The cotton-like Taslan with 120g/㎡, the material used for the Shorts, is lightweight, fast-dry, and durable.

Moisture Content after 15 mins of Spin Dry

As the fabric is very light it dries in no time! See below for details of just how fast these pants dry compared to other fabrics.

The below chart compares the moisture content in the fabric of the 5-Pocket Shorts with synthetic base layers and normal cotton after a 15 minutes spin cycle.
The lower the moisture content, the faster the fabric will dry. As can be seen on the above chart the 5-Pocket Shorts are almost completely dry with a moisture content of only 1% after a 15 minutes spin.


Cotton-like Taslan Nylon

The Taslan nylon fabric is made of “air-textured yarns”, the filament yarns using compressed air.

Unlike the general nylon fabrics, which are often shiny, the Taslan nylon has a matte and soft texture. It is a high-density material made of “air-textured yarns”, achieving both durability and lightweight.

The nylon material is fast-dry and its unique uneven texture keeps you comfortable in various conditions without sticking to your wet skin.

Taslan Nylon (100% Nylon) 120g/㎡
70d/48f x 160d/144f

Tear strength measured by JIS L 1096 D (In-house test)
Vertical: 7.6kg, Horizontal: 4.4kg

Tensile strength measured by JIS L 1096 A (In-house test)
Vertical: 102kg (or more), Vertical: 79kg

Breathability measured by JIS 1096 A (In-house test)


  • Hide 178cm-68kg
    Size L (Pale lilac)

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      Size L (Pale lilac)

      推奨サイズ / Recommended Size

      Size S M L XL
      体重 / Weight
      52~61 59~69 67~78 76~85
      ウエスト / Waist
      70~80 74~84 82~92 90~94

      製品サイズ / Product Size

      *Waist is measured when the rubber is not stretched.
      **The hip is the width measured at the largest part of the waist when placed flat.

      Size S M L XL
      パンツ丈 / Pants Length 44.5 46 47 48
      股下 / Inseam 17 18 19 19.5
      ウエスト / Waist 64 68 72 77
      ヒップ / Hip 53.5 55.5 58 60.5
      裾巾 / Hemline 30 31 32 33

      Slight size differences may occur due to fabric shrinkage and sewing variations.


      Notes on Ordering

      • We take preorders to avoid overproduction, so we are unable to accept any amendments to your order after the order period is over.
      • As they are completely made to order, please allow for ample production time.

      Feel free to contact us for details via the following link: CONTACT

      Care Instructions

      • Machine wash below 40°C.
      • Use laundry net or wash separately.
      • Line dry in the shade.
      • Tumble dry below 60°C.
      • Do not bleach and do not use fabric softener.
      • Iron on low without steam.
      • Do not dry-clean.
      • High temperatures may cause shrinkage.


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      • We accept the following Credit Cards: Visa, Master, American Express, and JCB.
      • To download your receipt, please click the link included in the Dispatch Notice, which we will send by email as soon as the items are dispatched.



      We accept repairs for all of our Yamatomichi products. For inquiries on repair services including patching the holes, repairing with extra components, or fixing the items damaged over time, please feel free to contact us from the “Repair” section of the SUPPORT page.