Gear Guide 2012: Mountain Hardwear Rifugio Trek Shorts

These shorts are made to handle heat with a barely-there feel.


These wispy, nylon-elastane blend shorts have a barely-there feel—ideal for managing the desert heat of Utah’s Castle Valley, as our tester did. An incorporated belt ensures custom fit without rubbing under a pack belt. A brushed lining at the waist and crotch make going commando comfortable. Benefit? “AC!” $75; 7 oz. (m’s M);

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