These are perfect weight for travel and hiking. The material mix reduced to a minimal the shrinking, wrinkling, thigh and leg more fitted look allows for casual style yet a little urban. I used these for extended euro trip along with my ALL Mountain Pants. Deep front pockets were a plus- back pockets are fine but due to pick pockets in Europe don't recommend putting anything of value in them. For those with average sized legs this is nice look vs. giant leg opening in some MK other shorts items. Yet left plenty of room in set. ( I am 6"1" 175 lbs / 34/35" waist). These are one of the first pairs of MK I would suggest buying the exact size you want, they will not shrink down a size due to materials. Darker colors are holding their color. Would like to see more colors - firma first please. I'll be buying more.