I love wearing shorts. I want a comfortable pair that I can lounge in, sleep, walk, hike, etc. Also, it must have a few regular pockets that I can fit a phone, keys, wallet, etc.
Everything I've seen online is underwear tights, or for running (which have inadequate pockets, such as Icebreaker) .
Does anyone know of any everyday wool shorts?
You can find them if you look on ebay... it will be high end fashion designers and thus fairly expensive. A couple months ago when I was looking for a new pair of pants, I saw some awesome wool shorts on ebay.
Thanks for the tip, Tynan. You weren't kidding about the prices. I saw one pair of shorts going for $490!!! OMFG! O.o
For these prices, I think I'm going to buy some Icebreaker running shorts & customize them w/ pockets. Or perhaps I can purchase some merino wool fabric & commission someone to custom make some travel clothing for me.
Now it's time for the one post that everyone's been waiting for. The 2010 Gear Post.
For a quick background: my method is to have very few items, all of which are as small as possible and as awesome as possible. The goal is to have a tiny bag but be prepared for absolutely everything. This year I've gotten closer to that ideal than ever before. You can see my 2009 packing list here to compare.
The Bag: Ortlieb Flight 22
I finally bought some clothes. At the beginning of the year I declared "In 2013 I'm not buying books or clothing."
The catalyst for this purchase was a gift certificate that accompanied a race packet from this past weekend. The certificate was disguised in an envelope which said that there were one of four prizes inside, but you had to make a purchase to open it. I headed to Dave's Running in Perrysburg to see what I had won and get some running shorts.
These shorts are nice. I had been running in normal athletic shorts, nothing special about them but also nothing wrong with them. I didn't feel like they added time or increased the effort, but they were nothing anything like these.
This new pair is light and smooth. They make the old pair feel like I was running in a heavy cotton dress more suited for raising barns and churning butter than logging miles.
But I bought something.