Despite the vast array of high-tech synthetic fabrics that have flooded the outdoor world, cotton is often still the top choice for climbing due its high abrasion resistance and soft next-to-skin comfort. Gramicci has paid due diligence to the fact, and the Men's Guide Short is a perfect example of the functional simplicity that makes cotton king.
In addition to being light and breathable, this durable cotton twill fabric provides a high level of abrasion resistance that is perfectly suited to rough granite off-widths and prickly quartzite slabs, especially when combined with the Guide Short's reinforced stitching. But the best feature is certainly the engineered three-piece gusset, which ensures you'll be able to drop-knee, high-step, and stem with complete freedom of movement.
I love these shorts. They fit well and they are heavy duty! If you're looking for a lightweight short for hot days this might not be it. If you want something that will hold up to abuse for years these are the ticket. Just what I'd expect from Gramicci!
These Gramicci Guide Shorts are great for climbing! Covering just over the knee to provide some coverage from rock surface, these shorts have become my new favorites. Deep pockets and comfortable fabric make this a great choice for any climber.