With the heat of summer on the horizon, you’ll want some shorts that can keep you cool while you’re active on those hot days. For the avid outdoorsman, here are our five favorite shorts to help you brave the heat and get outside. 


Columbia Men’s Silver Ridge Cargo Short – $45

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These Columbia shorts are Amazon’s top seller for men’s hiking shorts and it’s easy to see why. Made from 100% important polyester with Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection and Omni-Wick moisture management, these shorts will protect you from the sun’s harmful rays while they wick away your sweat. And with 2-way comfort stretch, you’ll be more agile than ever.


prAna Men’s Brion Shorts – $45

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These comfy prAna’s won’t bite, not with 3% Spandex to give you improved mobility when you’re on the go. These shorts are homegrown right here in the US of A and are durable enough for all of your outdoor adventures, and also offer style for a casual night out on the town. Take these shorts with you on all of your adventures on the trail or downtown.


Mountain Hardwear AP Scrambler Short – $65

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Whether you’re climbing, mountaineering, hiking, or just lounging around the campground, these shorts from Mountain Hardwear are your new favorite do-it-all shorts. Another product made her in the States, these lightweight shorts are surprisingly durable given how stretchy they feel. Great for any outdoor activity and good-looking to boot.


Columbia Men’s Hybrid Trek Shorts – $45

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These hybrid trek shorts are built to get wet, making them perfect for outdoor adventures in the heat, when you know you’ll be sweating a ton. You can even jump in the water at the end of your hike to cool off and these shorts will dry up on the walk back to the car. They are super lightweight and easily packable for your next adventure. Or just throw them on!


ExOfficio Men’s Sol Cool Camino Lightweight Quick-Dry Cargo Shorts – $75


The most pricy shorts on our list come from ExOfficio, but the quality of these shorts makes them worth the higher price. They’re super lightweight for your outdoor adventures and stain and water-repellent. You’ll love their heat-releasing/cooling Sol Cool technology to keep you dry and comfortable in even the worst heat. The UPF 50 fabric even protects you from the sun’s rays. Throw these shorts in your bag and jetset to your next bucket list item ASAP.

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