I'm always wary of buying nylon shorts or pants without seeing them in person because I have this irrational fear that they'll be all plastic-y feeling. I was really surprised when I got these though. They're the softest nylon I've ever had. Super comfortable - the softness on the inside of the waistband is a nice touch. The only thing I don't like is the static. If I don't use a dryer sheet when I dry them, they get crazy static-y.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend