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Wrangler Active/Outdoor Wear

I have long been fond of Wrangler’s signature pearl-snap button cowboy shirts for everyday use and for warm-season hiking and mountain biking because of the ease with which you can snap open a couple buttons and ventilate while on the move. I had no idea they had transcended the western-wear world and jumped into the outdoor recreation apparel market until this past fall. While I’ve yet to put any of the below garments through a full season of abuse, the quality, comfort and technical features have surprised me so far, especially given the under $20 price. All of these light-weight, breathable and solidly-constructed shorts will work well on everyday hiking, biking, camping and fishing trips where sweat, rain, sun, dirt and heat are a given. From Wrangler’s new “Performance” series, the Men’s Zip Cargo Shorts are 100% polyester with a water repellent coating with side elastic and a stretchy waistband with belt loops, plenty of pocket space, and super comfortable fit (MSRP: $17.99). For those who prefer durable cotton, the Wrangler Hiker Cargo Shorts are 100% cotton, featuring six pockets with snap button closures and an elastic waistband (MSRP: $17.99). Check out all of the outdoor recreation-oriented apparel offerings emerging from Wrangler at Wrangler.com. //

About Derrick Knowles

Derrick is the editor and co-publisher of Out There Monthly. He has spent more than 30 years exploring the Inland Northwest’s trails, mountains, lakes and rivers.