I recently purchased the GoLite Waterton Travel Short to serve as an all purpose short for around town, mountain biking, traveling, and even some backpacking. In the month that I’ve owned these shorts, I’ve put them through the paces. Unfortunately, I’m not thrilled with them.
The Waterton Shorts live up to their intended purpose, excelling as travel shorts. They obviously work well with your favorite synthetic t-shirt, but can also manage with a casual button-up. Perhaps the best feature of the Waterton Shorts, they’re comfy like cotton but dry quickly like a pair of synthetics, meaning you can rock them all day every day. Get a little dirty grabbing some single track on your way to the coffee shop, brush it off, and keep going.
Unfortunately, the Waterton have one major issue - you better be able to pull off the skater kid look. Extending to my knee, these shorts are a few inches too long. I’m active. Long shorts slow me down. And they’re dorky. I would have expected GoLite to get this.
If you need a pair of shorts to do it all, the GoLite Waterton Shorts are a good choice. Just be ready to trade in your Merrells for some Vans, brah.
- Feels like cotton, dries like synthetic
- Ample pocket space (including a zippered pocket)
- Too long