Outlier New Way Shorts

Do-anything, wear-anytime shorts that double as a swimsuit. Stylish enough to wear out or to a nice dinner.

MSRP

$120

Technical Details

Material

F. Cloth (97% Nylon, 3% Elastane)

Water Resistance

yes, DWR treated

Quick Drying

yes

Pockets

2 hand mesh, 2 back mesh

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Functional
  • Stylish
  • Durable
  • Comfortable
  • DWR treated

Cons

  • Material attracts hair
  • Not super quick-drying
  • Expensive

Why We Like It

These shorts are essential item for any carry-on only traveler. Versatile enough to replace your swim shorts, stylish enough to be your everyday shorts, and comfortable enough to even serve as sleep shorts. The fact that the New Ways are "water-ready" is the biggest draw for me. When traveling places where it's unlikely you'll be hitting the beach, but there's still a chance you'll find a pool or hot tub somewhere, it's nice to have the option without taking up pack space with another item. Only drawbacks I've found is they trend to attract hair and they're not as quick-drying as a normal pair of swim trunks.

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