You don't have to be in the desert to appreciate how great these shorts are. The DESERT SHORTS are also ideal for tropical climates and the summer heat of southern Europe. And if you happen to be enjoying a heatwave at home, you won't want to wear anything else. The shorts are made of NYLON STRETCH, a light, robust and stretchy fabric with a cotton-like feel. If your summer plans include a spot of hiking, that's not a problem. These shorts give you the full freedom of movement you need. And if it gets really hot, you can simply roll up the legs.