If your outdoor activities often include wading into streams or crossing rivers, you need shorts that will dry pronto. Made of a four-way-stretch polyester/spandex material covered in DWR, the Mako resisted splashes of water and dried within minutes on a 75°F day of kayaking and hiking in Mammoth Lakes, California. A drawcord waistband felt soft against our skin and didn’t fold over itself beneath a full pack, and two front hand pockets, one with a smaller zippered interior pocket, each fit a wallet or phone. Options abound: The Mako comes with poly/elastane jersey undershorts for $10 more, and with a 7- or 9-inch inseam.

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