You want shorts that can hold everything, but you don’t want shorts that look like they can hold everything. Enter the Silencr, which has seven pockets—two front, two back, two vertical zippered ones on the side, and one cell phone pocket on the right thigh—but a trim cut. “During a trip in Cuba, I stashed snacks for three of us while logging 15-mile days around Viñales National Park, so I didn’t need to tote a large daypack,” says a tester. The Silencr’s 80-denier polyester softshell is light but tough, so we took it bushwhacking with no issue.
m’s 28-42 waist, 8-12 inseam; w’s 0-16 waist, 5-11 inseam