These have replaced all of my previous running shorts. I can't believe how light these are, even the liner is light. I've ran in many models of brooks, Smartwool, and Salomon and these instantly became my favorite as I put them on.
The most impressive feature of these shorts is the storage. There are 5 smaller gel sized pockets, 2 Medium sized pockets which fit Clif Bars perfectly, 1 large pocket about the size of an iPhone (Horizontally) and 1 large zipper pocket. The liner has 3 small pockets on the right leg, and the two medium pockets on the left leg. The remaining 2 small, 1 Large, and 1 Large zippered pockets are in the back on the waistline.
I recently wore these on a 25 mile training run on some local trails, and was able to carry enough calories plus a phone, and a tube of gu brew for the entire run. Everything held in place, and I stayed completely comfortable the entire time.
I wouldn't mind an additional color to choose from, but I will most likely buy a pair or two of the non long haul version of these. I really don't need this much storage on every run.
I don't like posting reviews of items which I haven't had for at least a month, however I thought these warranted an exception.