For shorts you can actually get some serious work done in, look no further than the rugged yet fully-functional Arc'teryx Bastion Long Shorts. The cotton and nylon canvas makes them extremely durable but the multitude of pockets makes them functional for all types of activities and storage. Your elbow grease will be a lot more effective when you are working in the Arc'teryx Bastion Long Shorts.
Canvas 70% cotton / 30% nylon
Articulated patterning and gusseted crotch for ease of movement
Accessory pocket on leg
Embroidered BIRD logo