I was looking for a good pair of hiking shorts, and went with these. These shorts are 35% cotton, so they were heavier than I was expecting. I'll keep them anyway, as they appear to be well constructed, and fit really well. I'm a 31 waist, and ordered the size 30 shorts knowing that they had some "stretch" built-in. I was afraid they might be too tight, but they fit nicely. Not too snug, but tight enough so they can be worn w/o a belt. The stitching looks good, and the zippers work and appear to be of good quality. The shorts look good; if a tad long for my taste. They are marketed as "urban survival shorts". Honestly, I'm not sure what that means, but there are plenty of pockets with good closure for security.
As noted; I was really looking for a lightweight pair of hiking shorts; something that would dry quickly and pack really easily w/ little bulk. Toward that end, I was hoping for some mesh pockets and interior crotch. These have neither. Still, the quality is good, and they're comfortable. They may not be exactly what I was looking for, but they're nice shorts. They are as advertised.