Although sometimes I wear shorts in the summer while I hike, I often prefer running tights to protect my legs and keep keep my temperature regulated. The GTD tight is my favorite since they have breathable mesh ventilation panels behind the knees that wick moisture, and zips against the calf. The tights also include a rear easy-access pocket which secures my energy chews or chapstick on the-go. The streamlined design keeps me moving without the hassle of snagging material when I’m rubbing against trees, bushes or rock. Overall these pants are my go-to legging of choice.