I live for the outdoors... Attracted to jobs in the "field" and now volunteer all my spare time helping others enjoy the outdoors and spend what little time I have left enjoying nature for myself. Camping, skiing, hiking, kayaking, biking, and just outright frolicking.
These are the longest shorts I own and I now look for 12 inch inseam plus shorts. These may convert you to long short wearing too. I was somewhat skeptical of the single snap on each cargo and rear pocket located on only one corner, but even after some long bike rides the pockets have been very secure thus far.
I will explain this for the backpackers. If you have not car camped in some time or ever, then it might be hard for you to understand that camping for some folks include damn near every creature comfort from home. The whole idea is to make the camping experience more palatable for the entire family. Well at these camp sites you have to clean your dishes somewhere and if bringing buckets is too much then something like this will do and save a little space.
This a great way to add water to ANY rig you may be traveling or adventuring with. The d-rings allow for attaching to the outside of anything: pack, boat, sled, cart, etc. Or throw it in your compatible pack for extra insulation.
These are great totes by themselves and the ability to carry three or four together is great. Color coordination is an easy habit to start and these totes making gear-heads stop spinning so much trying to locate gear. Buy an extra set, I'm sure you will end up using it or help a family member find a little organization.
These are great socks for use with light hikers and work style boots. I wear them practically everyday with my 3/4 mid Magnum work boots. From temps ranging from the 50 to 85f with great temp moderation and sweat regulation. These are great socks and when people catch a glimpse of the goat it always starts a conversation, and I get to praise Backcountry.com.