Review: Kuhl Renegade Shorts

I’ll admit, I fall somewhere between a Beefy Scourge and a Spotted Dirtbag, but the common denominator is a good pair of shorts. The Kuhl Renegade Shorts allow me to blend in equally well on the trails and at the bars. They’re breathable, sit snug above the waist—a biking essential—and with 8-, 10-, and 12-inch inseam cuts, are versatile enough to fit any summer occasion, from BBQ to R-Bar. I especially like the pocket design: there are two zippered pouches with just enough room for a credit card or a wad of cash. But unlike a cargo short, they’re sleek, and unless looking carefully, the outside observer would never know they exist. Pretty slick for the bars, eh? And not too shabby on a bike ride either—I frequently stash my phone in one of these pockets, or open them both up for ventilation. But the real icing on the cake is the butt pockets. Deep enough to nearly hide a 12-ouncer apiece, what you pay for with these shorts, you’ll quickly save in beer money in a few nights out on the town. Talk about a new go-to short. $80;