The ‘Guide Pro’ adventure shorts are crafted using two-way flexion stretch technology that offers phenomenal mobility, so you don’t have to contain your movements whether you’re running a trail, climbing a mountain or portaging a canoe. As a bonus, the stretch doesn’t come with the compromise of ultra-shiny material, unlike many competitors shorts. Also, unlike many outdoor-focused shorts on the market, the ‘Guide Pro’ shorts’ are also exceptionally comfortable when you’re stationary and don’t get clammy and cause itchiness, a godsend for long drives, kayak trips or even sitting on the airplane. They’re also the ideal length – not short enough to unduly show off more thigh than anybody needs to see, but also not hanging low and tickling your knees while you walk.
These shorts have also been treated with StormRepel durable water repellent which sheds moisture so efficiently that you can use them as swim shorts in a pinch. The material also happens to be quick-dry, so you can rest assured that they’ll dry rapidly if you get caught in an untimely downpour or if you need to hand-wash your shorts at the hostel before moving on to your next locale. The shorts also stay fresh on multi-day trips thanks to the use of Polygiene odor control technology in the waistband, the area where shorts and pants are most likely to develop a stench. Another well thought-out design element is the side zipper pockets, that can easily be opened and closed with one hand and secure your valuables without looking corny like traditional cargo short pockets.
All said and done, the Eddie Bauer ‘Guide Pro’ shorts aren’t merely worth their $75 price tag but can be considered a bit of a steal, due to the consummate manner in which they blend performance, convenience, light weight and style points.
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