Bergans of Norway Moa Shorts

quick-dry clothes

Brand: Bergans of Norway

Model: Moa Shorts

If you’re ever looking at a 12-hour plane ride followed by a 14-mile hike with the possibility of an impromptu swim, these shorts are ready to go. That’s what one of our testers put them through between trips to Yosemite, Turkey, and Colombia. “In warm temps (90°F and above), they went from wet to dry in less than 30 minutes,” said another tester after a week of hiking and swimming in Costa Rica. “The material doesn’t soak up water, even in high humidity.” An Oregon climber found the four-way stretch material (87 percent polymide/nylon, 13 percent elastane/spandex) very light and highly breathable. There’s plenty of room in the crotch for high stepping over fallen logs, but the lines are sleek enough that you won’t look like a lost thru-hiker.

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