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I'm one of these crazy people that tend to wear cargo shorts all year round, and do a lot of hiking and general outdoor activities in them. However, because of this they tend to wear out relatively quickly, and I haven't yet found some that last beyond a few months.

Has anyone any recommendations? I'm quite big (40" waist) which doesn't help! I'd also like ones with lots of pockets which narrows it down further.

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I've been using the same two pair of swimshorts for years now. They dry quick, they're lightweight, they're cheap. Mine are similar to these (with pockets, but not lots), but I got mine at Target.

The only downside is that sometimes the cheap thin string tie bites into my waist on really long summer hikes.

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Thanks for the suggestion - I've found a couple of problems though, like you mentioned I find the string is generally thin and bites quite a bit. The second is the lack of pockets (I've updated the question with this now.) – berry120 Mar 13 '12 at 23:43
Mine have pockets ;) – Russell Steen Mar 14 '12 at 0:16
And yours have withstood blackberry brambles most admirably. – Clare Steen Mar 14 '12 at 13:07

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