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Stylish dudes everywhere have gone full Brother Nature lately, zipping up heavy-duty Gore-Tex jackets and trading in their rare sneakers for mountaineering boots. But what happens when the weather gets too warm for those gorpcore staples? You move on to easy, breezy hiking shorts—the kind made from tech-y fabrics that dry fast and wick away sweat, with plenty of pockets useful for weekends spent on the trail or in the city alike. They’re performance-minded, yes, but will fit right in with the rest of your casual wardrobe the way any normal chino shorts would (if not better). As far as off-duty summer uniforms go, any of the 15 pairs below will be about as relaxed and reliable a base as you’ll find.

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