You might be wondering what the difference is between the Kaweah and Freel. Well, we’re here to answer your questions! The two shorts share a lot in common: water repellency, a great fit, phenomenal style, and durability. The main differences you’ll find are in the fabric, the PRICE and a few simple style details. The Kaweah is a polyester blend, while the Freel is nylon. If you buy shorts from any of our fellow MTB-loving brands, you’ll be familiar with a polyester short. It’s the workhorse.