These well-priced pants check all the boxes: mobility, weather resistance, durability, and a sleek profile that easily transitions from hike to après. On a recent trip to New Hampshire, one tester crawled over boulders, stemmed chimneys while rock climbing, and waded through a bog while trying to get a good moose photo. “The Motion’s gusseted crotch, two-way stretch, and articulated knees didn’t restrict movement,” he says. The cotton-and-synthetic blend stood up to all that abuse and still looked good when he took his mother out for dinner. (Dry time is decent at a bit over an hour at 70°F.) Plus, a zippered thigh pocket is big enough to hold a smartphone and cash.