For a versatile, lightweight shorts that provide stretch and comfort then the Comici shorts are a great option. They provide a surprising amount of durability and weather protection for such a light weight.
Mountain Equipment says:
Well fitting, stretchy and quick drying shorts for hot days of climbing and trekking in the mountains. Tough, stretchy and quick drying, Comici Shorts are perfect for sustained climbing and active use in warm environments. Our Active fit ensures you won’t be held back whether on a single pitch evening climb in the height of summer or carrying loads to a remote big wall.
Mountain Equipment's 2020 Comici Shorts use the same tough softshell fabric as the super popular pants. The Exolite 125 fabric has really good stretch to provide a comfy fit. This stretch means that they are versatile enough for climbing, a bit of trail running and general hiking. The integrated belt is easy-to-use and is a good addition to the shorts, it's also fully removable if you prefer to use your own.
The 4 pockets are all a useful size and they all have zip closures, something you don't always get on trekking shorts. The weight, stretch, comfort and durability are really well balanced resulting is a great pair of shorts for a range of conditions and activities.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear