Paired with a chamois, the flattering Carter is a tour de force mountain biking short. The tough, breathable fabric has enough stretch to handle hours in the saddle. As a stand-alone, the Carter excels under a climbing harness or over a swimsuit. The long inseam sits above the knee and a zippered thigh pocket fits your phone or peanut-butter pretzels. A versatile tech short that’ll accommodate three-sport days no problem, we like the Carter because it simplifies things—no outfit change necessary. Wear it as the perfect-fitting women’s mountain bike short or as a durable, do-everything kit for summer’s best days.