I purchased these shorts with the hope that I could find a pair of rugged yet functional baggy shorts. Unfortunately, I was sadly disappointed and returned them immediately.
Pros: materials and overall build quality seem very good.
Cons: Pearl Izumi built these shorts without any elastic, drawstring, or belt in the baggy short! I prefer to have my shorts stay "up" while I'm riding. The plastic clips that connect the outer baggy short to the inner liner were the only things keeping these shorts from falling to my ankles (slight exaggeration).
5 stars for backcountry's service, 2 stars for a poorly-designed bike short.