Rated5out of5byVonWandurerfromGreat shorts--homerun purchaseEx Officio is the premier manufacturer of functional clothes; the prices are pretty steep, but they are build to "use" not simply "wear." These shorts are no exception. They are made well and are constructed from amazing, light weight parachute material. Easily the lightest weight shorts I've ever owned, but they aren't skimpy--in other words, the public can see the outlines of what's underneath. When I opened the shipping box, I thought I had been fooled and that the shorts would fall apart they were so lightweight; not at all. These are well-made. There are two zip cargo pockets on the side and one in the back (right side). If I have a complaint, it's that there is no (none) left hand back pocket. Doesn't make sense to me. Anyway, there's elastic in the back and a draw string as well, so it's easy to jump in a stream or a pool with these on. I also have the roughiann cargo shorts, but they are very different. The cargo shorts are a heavier cotton blend while these are extremely light weight. I wear these shorts in mid-summer or heavy hiking weather to combat the heat, but the cargo shorts are best for cooler hikes/travel. I have two pair (lolden and ivory); love them both. You don't need a belt for these shorts (since there's a drawstring and elastic) and they are perfect for throwing in your suitcase just in case you free time on a business trip and want to explore.
Date published: 2012-09-25
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