Gear Review: Arc'teryx Tactician Short

Super-comfy quick drying shorts for hiking, riding, or climbing.

“The wide, seamless elastic waistband makes Arc’teryx’s Tactician Short the most comfortable I’ve worn,” reports a Colorado tester who wore them on mountain bike rides and a summer climb of 14,259-foot Longs Peak. The knee-length, climbing-tough nylon legs are surprisingly cool, too. Two zippered slash-pockets (one on each thigh) house quick-grab items as large as a granola bar or knife. $59; 4 oz. (M);