"The fit of the short is amazing. The pocket location rocks."
The woman in my life likes the look and my butt in them. The pocket location allows you to carry items and not feel anything. The fabric rocks. No binding , awesome wicking and great fit. Out of the box they feel tight. Once the short is worn the fabric stretched to size and did not change. I bought them for a hiking trip in the Grand Canyon. Amazing function and fit. Did not have ANY moisture build up and no binding under the hip strap of the pack. Easy access to the pockets and again pocket contents were secure and nonexistent in feeling. I am buying a second pair for the style. They are not cheap. But the way they fit, feel and wear makes them a bargin. Like any Arcteryx product I have owned once you put it on price is a none factor.
These are nice shorts. The material is on the thin side, but it makes them very quick drying. I find the fit of Arcteryx shorts a little mysterious, some cases the 32 is great, others I'm a 34. No, my weight is not fluctuating, it's just the cut of the shorts. As with most Arcteryx stuff you get what you pay for, these are expensive well made shorts.