Last month when I was in a resale shop looking for warm-weather clothes I picked out a pair of khaki-colored shorts that I thought would be perfect for walking. I took them into the dressing room and tried them on. They fit well, so I decided to buy them. It wasn't until I was hanging them back on the hanger that I noticed the half zipper tucked under a flap on the hem and realized that the shorts had originally been a pair of travel pants with zip-off legs.
The lightweight nylon shorts have enough storage for an entire day's adventure. There are two deep front hand pockets, two front cargo pockets with flaps close to the hem (with a stash pocket behind each), two rear flap pockets, and a loop on the waistband to attach keys. Even though my outdoor adventures aren't long enough to need half that capacity, the material is perfect on hot, humid days.
This morning was a good example. I left the house after breakfast and walked a couple of miles through the neighborhood. All I had to carry was my cell phone, an MP3 player, and a lip balm. Three things for eight pockets. When I got home and took everything out I couldn't remember where I'd put the lip balm, and it was so small I had trouble finding it.
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