The Thursday Buy: Proof’s Rover Shorts are the Best Outdoor Shorts to Shop Right Now

Best spring and summer men's shorts.

Sometimes, it’s the most seemingly simple spring and summer style essentials that actually make the biggest difference in your wardrobe. Whether it’s your go-to pair of classic canvas sneakers or a breezy-yet-effective merino T-shirt, every guy’s wardrobe needs workhorse pieces that perform even better than they look — like the Proof Rover Shorts, part of some of the best new menswear arrivals on tap right now from the good folks at San Fran’s own Huckberry. If the Proof Rover Shorts sound familiar on the surface, that’s because, well, they are. At least, partially.

The Proof Rover Shorts are in fact a shorter version of the Proof brand’s famed Proof Rover Pants — those pants happen to be some of my favorite pants, and if you’ve tried them, perhaps you feel the same way. The aptly named Proof Rover Shorts share a lot of the same DNA, with a true work short build that’s built on a proprietary blend of Sorbek, cotton and lycra for stretch, durability and abrasion resistance. As the headline mentions, too, the Proof Rover Shorts are also the ideal outdoor shorts: For yard work, day hikes, grilling or patio beers, even. They really shine when it’s time to tackle tough projects, though.

The even better thing about the Proof Rover Shorts is that, much like the Proof Rover Pants, these stylish men’s shorts will only get better with time — Huckberry calls out the specially engineered pigment dye process that fades over time the more you wear them. And of course, you’ll certainly want to wear the Proof Rover Shorts as often as possible, especially in highly versatile colors like Dark Bronze Grey (shown above) and Light Olive. With black metal hardware and highly durable construction, plus a gusseted insert for ease of movement, the Proof Rover Shorts do a standout job at checking off all the little details you might not have considered in a pair of shorts.

Best of all might be the price. Sure, the Proof Rover Shorts clock in at just under $80, which is more expensive than picking up, say, a classic pair of chino shorts, but these shorts in particular are made to be worn into the great outdoors and beyond. It’s the same kind of versatility you’re getting with the Proof Rover Pants, of course, only that much more adept for spring and summer. Do yourself a favor and snag the Proof Rover Shorts — your new go-to spring and summer shorts.

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