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Gear Review

5 5

Classic short

With out a doubt, these are the "go to" short for beating around in the summer if you're near water (or not). Patagonia used to tout these as "put them on in the spring, and you don't need to take them off until the fall, literally". While that sounds disgusting, as long as there's a shower involved occasionally, it's not too far from the truth (just wear them in the shower too so they get washed as well). While I have had a pair or 2 of these handy for at least 20 years now, the only thing I've noticed about them you should be aware of before getting them for the first time is that the mobility is just slightly limited when scrambling around, and if you're rowing a boat in them, watch out for catching the oar handles in the pockets and ripping them, but I won't drop a star because of that simply because they are one of my favorite shorts out there.