Summers spent at high altitudes.
It's simple science really: the higher the climb, the cooler the temperatures. This theory proves quite helpful when summer's sun bakes down nearby crags, and you're forced to drag your climbing gear up long approaches for some shady respite. Luckily, the Mountain Equipment Men's Comici Short doesn't feel as sweaty as you do. On the contrary, its quick-drying softshell fabric feels ready for miles and miles of hiking followed by rough routes and wicked climbs. It's durable enough to climb offwidths and chimneys—if you're the type of climber who wears shorts on those kinds of climbs—and light and stretchy enough to wear at the gym when winter forces you back inside.
- light softshell short for summer climbing and hiking
- Exolite soft shell stretches and dries quickly
- Active fit for performance-oriented mobility
- Integrated belt assures a low-profile feel under harnesses
- All pockets are zippered to secure essentials on the climb
- Item #MEQ0061
- Q & A
Great Design & Function, Poor Durability
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 32
The fit, stretch, pockets and look are spectacular. But these got a giant tear in the butt on my first mountain bike ride ---
heard about that trail ripping me a new one all day from my buddies. For trail running and bouldering they seem tough enough, but not for backpacking, aggressive climbing or mtb duty. (They did patch up well with Gear Aid Tenacious Max Flex tape.)