great shortsThese shorts are great!
They have held up well after much use and many runs through the laundry. I get compliments on them regularly. Pockets are great, just enough and they can fit the essentials I like to carry. These shorts breathe really well. The fabric is stretchy and the crotch is cut well so it doesn't get hung up on your seat. I really like the waist band adjustment system, it gives the perfect fit. I wear a belt with them, it helps keep the shorts from shifting when I ride with my tool/repair kit in the hand pocket. I think they should have an option to come sans liner, since I have a nice pair of bib shorts that I wear underneath.
I modified the shorts by removing the velcro from the hand pockets with a stitch remover. I found that the hooks caught on everything: jerseys, gloves, backpack straps, cloth car seats, other items in the laundry, etc. If the fabric is soft, this stuff will catch it. The pockets are deep enough to hold anything in that might fall out, so the velcro really isn't needed.
Bottom line: get yourself a pair!