We’ve noticed an interesting trend in the outdoor space, and frankly, we don’t quite understand it: insulated shorts. From where we sit, those two things are incongruous. You wear shorts because it’s too hot to wear pants. You wear insulation because it’s too cold to leave skin exposed. So why then are outdoor brands leaning into this bizarre category? Is there a segment of the population that has extremely warm calves but cold thighs? Is there something we’re missing? If you’re interested in trying out a pair of these genre-bending outdoor oddities, below are the most interesting ones to check out.
2L Octa Short by Snow Peak $250
Burlap Outfitter x Englemann by Natal Design ~$212
Swisswool Piz Boe Shorts by Ortovox $150
Endure Shorts by Houdini ~$173
Keb Padded Knickers by Fjällräven ~$226
Atmosphere Shorts by Jack Wolfskin $70
HadanoM. Shorts by Maloja Learn More: Here