Hiking shorts are essential for trekking during hot summer days. They provide an enjoyable freedom of movement and great walking comfort. Loose fitted models offer unmatchable airflow and you can find triple stitches as well as abrasion resistant fabrics for enhanced durability. Some shorts are water repellent to protect you from water in case of a light rain, others have an elasticated waistbelt for efficient stability and comfortable adjustment. A gusset can be found at the inseam to improve the mobility and some fabrics offer UV protection. As for many hiking apparel, more and more shorts are designed with the environment in mind and use organic cotton, recycled materials or are based on natural fibres, such as Tencel, which is made out of wood pulp. As an addition, the hiking skirts provide an elegant and functional alternative for women who love hiking.