There are so many different kinds of shorts available for mountain biking.
I would like to get a pair that is: durable, can have padding shorts (either insert or worn under), stretchy and flexible material, doesn't make a huge amount of noise when I pedal, lightweight, quick drying.
Usually I would wear just lycra but having done that last season and taken a couple of falls with no protection I'm looking for something a little more protective.
There are so many kinds of shorts out there though how do I know what is purely fashion and what is function? and is it worth wearing anything but lycra for xc?