Prometheus Design Werx

Shorts for
the Rough
and Tumble

Excellent quality of make, designed for EDC, the Raider Field Short (Werx) Canvas+ are made for those who live in shorts 365. Substantial, durable, rugged, and versatile, just like the men who wear them.


Made with our custom woven, 11oz cotton canvas with 2% Spandex for a touch of extra movement. The build quality starts with the finest in materials, custom made to our spec. Cotton canvas is not thermoplastic and will not melt. It does not build up static electricity, which is important in workshop environments, especially around combustible gases and liquids. Cotton canvas is also absorbent and has a high heat conductivity making it more comfortable in warm to hot workshop conditions. 

Designed for EDC

Not only are these shorts purpose driven in design, they also feature a long standing PDW tradition of carefully considered details to suit the discriminating user who is well versed in EDC. From the dedicated EDC tool pockets, to the custom made Delta-ring clip points, accessory welt pocket for smartphones, and more, the Raider Short covers the core and all in a clean, uncluttered appearance.

Built Tough
Built to Last

These shorts represent some of the last bastions of expertly made, American garment manufacturing. Made in small production batches, with industrial grade triple needle stitching, ample bar-tacks for extra durable reinforcements, and also a very high level of refinement and tolerances that have even impressed custom suit tailors. Built tough, built to last, built in the USA.

Details Make
the Design

"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts."
- Aristotle

PDW carefully considers and then applies a host of design details into the making of these shorts. From the angles of the pockets, double layers of materials to reinforce areas of highest wear, buttons that will never pop off from loose stitching, specifically assigned belt loop spacing, horseshoe gusset for freedom of movement, and more; all come together for a superlative, product outcome.  

Long Life

PDW has not nor will it ever subscribe to so-called "fast fashion". It's simply not within our DNA. First and foremost, our apparel designs are purpose built, form follows function. The "styling and good looks" are a natural consequence and byproduct of pragmatism, intention, and smart design. We build our garments to last for many reasons. We don't want to wear junk or garments that fall apart, we don't want to waste our money on things that are quickly disposed of; we want garments to wear day in and day out, and last season after season. Inherent value in a philosophy of durability, usefulness, and high function. 

DIY and

We build our garments for those who would rather do-it-yourself, because you can. You have the grit and determination to see the job, mission, and task, through to the end, and do so, by your own hand. You are also quick to lend a helping hand to those who need it, and show others how it's done.

Product Specs


  • 11oz, 98% Cotton Canvas / 2% Spandex
    • Please note that even with this pre-washed fabric, there is the common estimated 3% vertical shrinkage after your first wash and dry.
  • Pocket Liners: Brushed 100% Cotton Twill
  • YKK Nylon Coil Zipper w/Locking Slider
  • Custom Nylon Slotted Buttons
  • Custom Nylon, No-Twist Delta Rings
  • Poly Flat Lace
  • T40 Nylon Thread
  • Nylon Velcro® Loop


  • Regular Fit
  • 10" Inseam, Hits Above the Knee
  • Waist Sizes from 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40 inches


  • Dedicated EDC Tool Pockets for Today’s Folding Knives, Multi-Tools, and Flashlights
  • Hide-Away Pocket by Rear Waistband for Spare Cuff Key, Cash, Etc
  • Workwear Type Horizontal Hand Pockets
  • Coin Trap or Small Folder Pocket Inside Main Hand Pockets
  • Custom No-Twist Delta-Ring Clip Points
  • 2 Front Accessory Welt Pockets
  • 2 Side Accessory Welt Pockets
  • Custom No-Loss Parasmock Type Slotted Buttons
  • YKK Nylon Coil Zipper w/Locking Slider
  • Diamond Double Seat Reinforcement
  • Diamond Shaped Gusset Panel for Extra Mobility
  • 2 Buttoned Back Pockets
  • Double, Triple Needle and Bar-Tack Reinforcement Construction Throughout

Cut & Sewn In

  • California, USA

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Mark Ringgenberg
Raider shorts

Great shorts

Best shorts I've owned

Awesome product , lots of pockets! Heavy duty and very comfortable

Canvas field short

Love the raiser files short canvas edition.
The raider short is my go to for summer work, play and adventure! Thanks PDW for continuing to put out new versions of an excellent, top notch product.

Kenneth Crawford
Fantastic Shorts

Great pair of shorts, love the canvas material. Durable and good looking. Fit is perfect.

Fantastic Shorts

These fit perfectly. I wore them right out of the package to mow the lawn knowing they'd end up in the wash immediately after I finished. They were a little stiff and wrinkly when I pulled them out of the dryer but the wrinkles were able to be flattened out by hand. I expect them to get better with time and more use.

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