Scraped up legs are the worst, but they are completely avoidable. Hikers and climbers alike know that random brambles and sharp granite do not mix with exposed knees and that's why Arc'teryx made the Rampart Long Short. Normally longer shorts sacrifice mobility, but the Rampart features stretchy fabric and a gusseted crotch, allowing climbing heel hooks and trail high steps without restriction. The lightweight TerraTex fabric drys quickly so post-climb lake dips don't leave you dripping and the barrage of pockets (hip, pleated thigh cargo, back, and thigh drop-in) let you tow along gadgets, bars, gel packs and whatever else your adventures require. Trade in your regular shorts for the climbing and hiking specific Rampart Long Short, great at the crag, on the trail, or out on the town.