The Womens Royal Robbins Backcountry Shorts are made for comfort as well as durability. Laundered fabric adds a measure of softness but still resists the elements and abrasions of the trail. Plenty of pockets on the Backcountry shorts make for extra cargo space, with large storage pockets in back and front and zip pocket to make sure that important items stay exactly where they're put. Front slash pockets won't gap open. All this in a short that is lightweight and takes up little space in a backpack. It's no surprise that Womens Royal Robbins Backcountry Shorts are among Royal Robbins most popular.