I can't even begin to express how much I love these shorts. First of all, they're the most comfortable pair of shorts I own that can really do it all. They've gone on short hikes, bike rides, camping, and floating down the Weber river. The DWR is holding up like a charm and I never have any issues with smaller items falling out of the pockets. For me they fit true to size. I usually wear a size 26-27 in pants and I ordered a size small. Loose fitting clothing is my thing, and I don't like shorts that are too short. These fit the bill perfectly. They're loose, comfortable to move in and the perfect length at mid-thigh. I plan on getting more in different colors, and they make great gifts too! If you're debating on whether or not to get these, debate no longer. They're stellar.