These Men’s Performance Shorts are the Perfect Hybrid of Tactical and Tailored

These Men’s Performance Shorts are the Perfect Hybrid of Tactical and Tailored

5 days, 5 ways to wear them
mens performance shorts outfit with short-sleeve button down shirt and wide-brimmed hat

By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Apr 18 2024 | 4 min read

The day of the solar eclipse, it hit 60 degrees in Chicago, which I took as a cosmic cue to pull my warm weather wardrobe from hibernation. Feeling similarly inclined to ditch your winter gear once and for all (until next year, anyway)? I have one recommendation for your spring and summer shopping list: men’s performance shorts.

I know, I know. Plenty of performance shorts claim to be “wear everywhere” but look so technical you can’t imagine wearing them anywhere but a rock climbing gym. Not the Proof Equator Hybrid Short. This pair delivers adventure-ready durability with style to spare.

Made of stretch, quick-dry fabric with a mesh lining, you can wear these bad boys on a run or a swim, and then head straight to breakfast. They come in five incredibly versatile colors and three modern lengths (5″, 7″, and 9″), meaning there’s a pair out there for every guy, and every outfit.

Get ready to simplify your warm weather style with shorts that can handle anything you throw at them, making them the perfect pair to wear from now through Labor Day..

Below, check out five ways to wear these men’s performance shorts:

grey men's performance shorts set against a white background

Proof Equator Hybrid Short – 5″ in Slate Grey

  • Concealed zipper pocket stores valuables
  • Mesh pocket bags drain water and dry quickly, so you can wear these shorts in the water
  • Drawcord waistband helps you get a secure fit
collage image of men's summer outfit including a red and tan short sleeve button down shirt, tan shorts, a wide-brimmed hat, vans sneakers, and sunglasses

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Check your calendar: Memorial Day is barely a month away! Thankfully, I’ve got your summer lake or poolside uniform covered with the above.

A terry-cloth shirt looks cool and doubles as a cozy towel while these shorts work their quick-dry magic. And while the brim on that hat is extra-wide, be sure to apply SPF, too!

collage image of a men's warm weather casual outfit featuring a patterned short-sleeve button down shirt, t-shirt, grey shorts, sandals and sunglasses

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You know how we feel about Birkenstock sandals here at SG HQ – i.e., we love them and wish more men would wear them.

Like in an outfit as easy-breezy cool as this one!

casual men's shorts outfit featuring a knit polo, braided belt, shorts, slip-on shoes, and two bracelets

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Hot weather and a hot date lined up this week? Keep your look casually cool with a knit polo, leather slip-ons, and the perfect spring/summer accessories. 

men's shorts outfit featuring a tan t-shirt, cream-colored crewneck sweatshirt, dark baseball cap, lace-up shoes and copper-colored socks

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Aafraid a chill will creep in on your next night out? Opt for the most perfect outfit of all time: a long-sleeve shirt and shorts.

A clean, neutral palette with a color pop-sock will bring in all the compliments wherever you’re headed. 

men's casual warm weather outfit featuring a hooded long-sleeve shirt, performance shorts, moc shoes, sunglasses, and a tote bag

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Whether you’re the friend with a boat, or the friend of a friend with a boat, this is what to wear on it.

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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Gabi Meyers went from Team SG's first-ever intern to a trusted fashion editor and stylist. She currently lives in Chicago with a very cute dog.