Our Top 5 Walking Shorts
Regatta Women's Xert Stretch II Capri Walking Trousers
Ok, so they may be too long to be shorts... but they are too short to be trousers... The Xert Stretch II are in the capri-style and are lightweight & weather-resistant engineered with an ergonomic fit for the most mobility.
This is because they are made using Regatta's own ISOFLEX material, which features a DWR finish with a quick dry aspect. Comfort-wise, they have a part elasticated waist with webbing belt and drawcords at the leg hems. Front and rear zipped pockets mean there's also somewhere you can put stuff too...
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One of the few models and styles which are available in Women's and Men's versions, the Navigator 2.0 shorts are designed to be idea for hill-walking. Featuring a light, soft fabric which is kinder to the environment because it uses a PFC-free DWR. Need pockets? No problem - you can keep small items safe in a zipped security pocket and pack even more in with a zipped back pocket and a zipped patch pocket.
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Designed to be travelled in, the Royal Robbins Everyday Traveller Shorts feature a mix of spandex to make for a more comfortable and stretchy fit. There's a soft interior waist band feels great against the skin and wicks moisture away, helping keep you dry.
Pockets? If you want pockets, then you are in luck, as there's a zip-up side utility pocket, purpose-made for mobile phones and well as two rear pockets (one a drop, one with a zip), thigh zip-up pocket - also with drop-in hand pockets and added accessory pocket.
And with them being from California's Royal Robbins, they are made from quick drying fabric with integrated 50+ UPF protection.
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A new addition to the Regatta range, these Shoreway II Cargo Shorts are made from the company's naturally breathhable COOLWEAVE cotton, and are supposed to have a softer, broken-in feel. The are desiged to fit slightly below the waist - which might not be to every man's taste, but we're assured that fashion these days...
If the classic Parchment colour doesn't grab you, there's 4 others, including a rather bold red...
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They are made from 100% organic cotton, which uses 88% less water than regular cotton and 62% less energy to produce. The Elastane for stretch helps the fit and hand & back pockets provide a range of storage options.