I'm torn as i write this. The shorts are very nice, well made, great material, nice features. However the fit isnt very good. I am 5'11, with a 31.5inch waist and 160lbs. I initially bought a medium, waist fit snug (but good) but the elastic around my thighs was tight and uncomfortable. I then returned for a large, and these were loose around the waste, but the elastic around the thigh was fine. So i ordered these twice, and returned both. Great return experience as always, just think i should have listened to some of the other reviewers.
"Great shorts for... most anything, if you don't need pockets"
Supportive and fit closely without being clingy or constrictive. I am able to jog, run, and sprint in them very comfortably. The material is light, breathable, and so far appears to be resistant to snagging and tears. These are light enough that I can comfortably wear them under a pair of trail or tactical pants when the temperature/weather can't decide witch way to swing. They are very good about catching moisture and wicking it when I use them as a base, or simply letting it evaporate if I wear them alone to run or just lounge around in.About the only thing that fits in the zippered pocket is a house key or credit card sized object. The reflective Patagonia logos on my first couple of pairs begin to fade after about a dozen washings. It is still visible, just not as reflective as it used to be. My favorite shorts, 6 pairs, oldest are 2 years, heavily worn, all in great shape.I am 5'9" and 152 pound with a 29" waist. These shorts end just above my knee level.