I've taken the Talus to summer parties and gotten comments on the good looks of it. In addition to being good looking shorts, they are comfortable and light. The stretchy fabric gives added comfort when in action on the hiking trail. I have even taken these shorts mountain biking (wore them over a liner with padding) and they performed well.
The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars, was because I would have liked some back pockets, it only has 4 pockets but all 4 are in the front, other than that, the Talus are awesome shorts. I like the fact that all pockets have a zipper to keep things in.