We designed The Hardcastle Short as an active short—you can run, hike, or climb in these shorts, thanks to a stretchy fabric and elastic waistband. But we also didn't want them to exactly look like running shorts. The Big Outside recently named these shorts among their favorites for hiking and running.
"When you need cool, comfortable shorts that can handle hard use in hot-weather activities, the Hardcastle Short shines like the sun. These shorts have become a favorite of mine for dayhiking and backpacking because they strike a nice balance between having pockets and durability without feeling too heavy or warm. They stayed dry, gave me complete freedom of motion, and never felt too warm as I sweated through hot days on two spring backpacking trips of four days and six days in the Grand Canyon (lead photo at top of story). They also look no worse for the wear, holding up better than many lighter shorts."