Beard Attack wrote a review of Outdoor Research Nobo Short - Men's on June 16, 2013
I bought these shorts looking for something that is durable and is worn above the knee. I think I found it. I haven't put it through a lot, but I have climbed and swam in them, to my pleasure. I am 5'5"and they rest right above the knee, also to my pleasure. They fit in a harness well and are very soft and comfortable for lounging. My only doubt is that they may not survive a lot of backpacking trips because they are pretty thin. But local crags and road trips and around town should be ideal.