With warmer temperatures all around the nation, it’s officially ‘Shorts Weather’ in most parts. I’ve said this here on BroBible before but it’s something that is worth repeating today: I’m the type of person who thinks that it’s foolish to have two products when you could have one. For instance, I’m a huge proponent of carrying multi-tools versus single-purpose knives or pocket tools. Likewise, I think hybrid shorts are the future of men’s shorts compared to traditional cotton shorts and boardshorts being made separately.
Hybrid Shorts are shorts that are typically made from a multi-stretch fabric that’s both moisture wicking and quick-drying. They are designed to look similar to the shorts we’ve all been wearing for our entire lives but they are built to perform like bathing suits and board shorts. You can wear hybrid shorts in the water, at the beach, on the boat, or to the country club for drinks at the bar but only in the offseason, you need to respect that ‘dinner slacks required’ dress code during the high season.
I’ve pulled five pairs of Hybrid Shorts for you gentlemen to choose from. These are all from brands I know well, trust, and have worn pieces from throughout the years so check ’em out and pick up your favorite pair of Hybrid Shorts for Summer 2019!
First up is the Faherty Brand All Day Short which comes in five colors for you to choose from. I’ve gone with the ‘Spice’ color above. They have a hidden back pocket, side pockets, and DWR (durable water repellent) for super quick drying.
Next is the Free Fly 7.5″ Hybrid Short which comes in three colors but the ‘Olive’ seen above is an exclusive on Huckberry. This one has a metal button and zipper fly and is built to be worn in and out of the water all year long.
Third is the prAna Rotham Short I got a pair of these a month or two ago and I’ve been in love with them ever since. They are moisture wicking, have a stylish vintage fade, and the stretch blend makes them a perfect hybrid short for wearing every day in and out of the water.
The Roark Revival Layover Short has a 2-way stretch fabric that’s comfortable and quick-drying. Like the others, these shorts are designed so you can pack one pair of shorts on an overnight trip instead of two.
The last pair is the Howler Bros. Horizon Hybrid Shorts 2.0 which comes in three colors. They have a ‘firewall’ flap pocket on the back left in addition to the normal side pockets. These Texas-made shorts have a button closure and are perfect for boating or boozing.
 Faherty Brand All Day Short (5 Colors) [$98]
 Free Fly 7.5″ Hybrid Short (3 Colors) [$65]
 Prana Rotham Short [$69]
 Roark Revival Layover Short [$65]
I hope I did a successful job at putting some of 2019’s best hybrid shorts in front of you gentlemen and I trust that you’ll be able to find something that fits your needs and lifestyle. Just keep in mind that hybrid shorts are a perfect accessory on weekend trips or trips to the beach when you plan on going out for food or drinks afterward because you won’t need to change!
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