Gear Geek: Top Summer Shorts

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Gear Geek: Top Summer Shorts

Record-breaking temps punished most of the southwest on the first day of summer this year, ushering in a season that promises to be very long and very, very hot. Combat those unavoidable high temps with these travel-ready shorts, which include everything from sun-protecting fabric to iconic profiles that have been in fashion for decades.

1. Lululemon Commission Shorts, $88; 2. Columbia Just Right II Capri Pants, $55; 3. Nau Acoustic Shorts, $130; 4. Icebreaker Terra Shorts, $140; 5. Royal Robbins Classic Billy Goat Shorts, $52; 6. Fjallraven Abisko Trekking Skirt, $110; 7. Fjallraven Ruaha Shorts, $85.

Nathan Borchelt is a gear-obsessed travel writer and adventurer whose collection of shoes, backpacks, jackets, bags, and other “essential” detritus has long-outgrown his one-bedroom apartment (and his wife’s patience).