I've had these pants for a few weeks now. Not only are they durable they are also very comfortable. They keep up with my active life. Playing with the kids, working out, and tending to the farm has all been very comfortable.
The side pockets are turned at an angle to allow my large phone to be at the right angle while flexing the pants. The pocket reinforcement at the top aids keep my knife and flashlight clipped in place. The draw strings at the bottom were a nice option, but I didn't need them. The strings pull right out no problem.