These Craghoppers Kiwi Makino shorts fitted well thanks to using a belt with loops. The technical cotton-feel fabric feels soft to walk in and is a good weight for general UK summer use. The fabric is highly water-, stain- and crease-resistant too, so will wash and dry effortlessly. Sensible mid-thigh cut and nicely designed pockets.
Verdict: Smart, stylish shorts that will do you proud for walking, travel, casual wear and, at £25, won’t wilt the wallet either.
Colours: Smoke, dragonfly, heather
Fabric: SmartDry (polyamide/cotton/polyester)
Key features: Five pockets, including two zipped rear, fixed waistband, belt loops
Men’s version: None
Contact: 0870 220 6601, www.craghoppers.com