The North Face Alpine Shorts

Warm-weather rock shorts

$65; thenorthface.com

We gave these to a Tennessee tester, and the lightweight, stretchy, DWR-treated fabric proved extremely breathable day in and day out. “These shorts gave me excellent freedom of movement with just the right amount of stretch without being too baggy,” he said. They dried quickly after sweating and didn’t pick up chalk, a nice feature for going straight from the gym to the bar. “These will be my go-to shorts for deep water soloing and summer bouldering in the Southeast,” he said.


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