Bought two pairs of these shorts for myself, and now consider them a staple of my backpacking/climbing attire. Heres the down-low:
- These puppies are shorter than your average male shorts, and I am super happy about this. Men, your ridiculous cargo shorts dont need to be flopping around below your knees, ever.. You are presumably grown adults, step the classiness up a tad. I dont have to worry about the weight of these shorts pulling themselves down off my hip where they should sit, and I am able to hike, and climb without restraint from my clothing. very handy. Getting some sun on those thighs I work so hard for is nice as well. My girlfriend, and her friends approve of the length on these.
- The material is actually super tough, but the fit is so good that it isnt a knock on comfort. The material almost resembles tough canvas, but maybe a little more giving. Wipe climbing chalk on em, dry your hands on em, whatever... they wont degrade anytime soon, thats for sure.
- The Pockets are very deep, and the way they are integrated into the structure creates a secure pocket as well. I have been upside down climbing over hanging boulders and not lost my phone to gravity from my pockets.
- the fit is SUPERB: im 5'10", 170lbs, and the smalls fit me like a classy white glove you'd put on before handling fine art.
Conclusion? Let your legs step out of the deep dark cave you call shorts now0-a-days and put on some real shorts. The world deserves better than your 19 inch inseam..