After failing to find a resilient pair of organic cotton shorts for summer biking and hiking we rolled up our sleeves and designed our own. Zipped thigh pockets keep smartphone, energy gel, car keys and sunscreen secure on a downhill ride. A gusseted crotch prevents ride-up when straddling a stile. And twin belt loops at front and rear deliver extra strength (single loops on the hips play nice with your rucksack’s padded waist belt).
Fun fact: when cotton is grown organically rather than conventionally, overall carbon dioxide emissions in its production are reduced by more than 40%.