I was in need of shorts that could withstand rugged terrain, yet manage to be lightweight and be used as casual wear. Merrell has done just that with the Stapleton Stretch Short. Could not ask for anything better with SPF 50, water resistance, and ultimate fabric breathability in one. The water resistant fabric is great, just watch those water beads roll off leaving your short dry! Thank you Merrell for creating this awesome short. I will most likely purchase another pair, or even the pant version.