Even at altitude, summer temps in the Alps can push above 25 degrees. And if you’re not climbing or scrambling, you don’t need the full coverage of trousers. That’s why The North Face created the Impendor Alpine Shorts. They’re made from a durable, yet stretchy ripstop weave that’s tough enough to be worn day-in, day-out, but stretchy enough not to restrict your movements. They feature FlashDry technology on the back that wicks away sweat and they’ve been treated with a durable water repellent so they don’t suck up water during summer showers. Silicon detailing on the waistband helps them stay in place even when wearing a backpack.