These shorts from Berghaus have a nice cut, but there’s no elastic in the waist and, although they have belt loops, no belt is supplied. They’re good-looking and tough enough to take a few scrapes, but don’t repel rain well, and the cargo pocket is awkward to access.
Verdict: Attractive walking or travelling shorts that make good all-rounders.
Features: Belt loops, cargo pocket
Contact: 0191 516 5700; www.berghaus.com