Men's Hiking Shorts & Zip-off Trousers
Hiking is becoming more and more popular nowadays. This concept has long gone beyond sports hiking on rough terrain and describes in general long walks in nature. Although not necessarily as demanding as hiking in a traditional sense, it’s still advisable to opt for clothing that offers comfort, quality and unrestricted movement.
Men’s Hiking Shorts
The best hiking or trekking shorts for men are typically manufactured from lightweight and durable materials that can stand up to the test of a range of weather conditions. Nylon is a popular material as it dries quickly and washes well. For optimal movement, choose medium-width pants that do not fit tightly around the thigh.
So how exactly do hiking shorts for men differ from everyday shorts?
- Special quick-drying or membrane materials. Hiking shorts should dry quickly, this is a great advantage over regular shorts if you inadvertently get caught in the rain. Today’s materials are designed to dry out even in conditions of high humidity, simply from body heat. At Fjällräven, we’ve developed our own quick-drying membrane materials that protect from moisture, wind and at the same time have good permeability, which allows the body to breathe.
- Comfortable fit. Shorts designed especially for activity, as a rule, provide enduring comfort in use along with freedom of movement. Details such as ergonomically tailored knees, different widths and lengths of shorts, varying heights and additional inserts made of a range of materials (in terms of elasticity and strength) provide optimal comfort for hikes and treks.
- Weight and volume are considered in their design so as not to take up much space in a backpack and weigh little. This is an advantage if you’re planning a multi-day hike when each gram of weight is given special importance.
- Pockets. Having a sufficient number of pockets, both internally and externally, makes life very much easier and allows you to keep all the necessary items at hand. The right shorts have all the pockets securely fastened by zippers so that the contents are not lost.
- Trust in the brand. As with the choice of any equipment, it is better to give preference to well-known brands. Fjällräven offers you full confidence in the quality and reliability of our products.