Swimsuit technology has yet to match that of outerwear, running shoes, or even underwear—probably because it doesn’t need to. A good suit must merely be lightweight, quick-drying, and comfortable; and the Sockeye Short by Kavu is all of these things. On a three-week river trip, I wore these shorts almost every day. They have two sizable front pockets and a Velcro back pocket as well as a comfy elastic waist. They’re simple, durable, and comfortable. They don’t breathe, read my mind, or make me jump higher—they’re a pair of shorts that look great and work just as well. Available at Chalet Sports. $55; kavu.com.