Paul H.wrote a review of The North Face Better Than Naked 3.5in Split Short - Men's on January 19, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
I tried a pair of the PRIOR model BTN shorts in the longer length but had some issues with chafing. That said, I love the fast-drying material. I had been using Patagonia Strider Pro shorts b/c I love the pockets. The pockets on the BTN were a bit wimpy in comparison (cant fit a phone or a balled up shell. Again, this was the previous model version.
On to the new 3.5 BTN. These are close to perfection. Pockets are updated with one that is large enough to hold a iPhone 6 (just) or a balled up shell (I use an Arc'teryx Incendo). I first wore these on a rainy 9mile technical trail run (steep hills, creek crossings, logs, deep mud, etc). Absolutely no chafing. With the on and off rain I was constantly donning and shedding my shell as it was quite warm when it wasn't raining. The pocket made this easy. Plus there is another smaller pocket for a gel, which I really needed at about mile 5. All around, it made me want to clean out my shorts drawer and buy another couple of pairs of these. I'll slowly convert over to this short exclusively.