At 5'10 190lbs, it's hard to find a pant that fits my waist without being 6 inches too long in the leg. But OR nailed with the length on the Short version of these pants. Fabric is breathable, stretchy, and more water resistant than I expected. Yes, the front pockets are shallow, but deep enough to hold a small pocket knife. The side pocket is too deep though, anything with weight (cell phone, wallet) moves around too much. Great for a map or buff or something. For Mil/LE, super comfortable under harnesses and sub-loads with thigh straps.