I bought the ferrosi shorts in both 5" and 7" lengths. I love the longer ones for biking and added sun protection while the shorter ones are slightly cooler but don't feel too short for hiking etc. I wore these as back-up board shorts for surfing and they beaded water for about 20 minutes until they starting soaking through (20 minutes of literal swimming in them). Once I was done, they dried within a half hour. BEWARE - they do fit smaller than other OR products. I have been a solid 6 in most OR bottoms, except I followed the advice of others and bumped up to a size 8 for both shorts. Perfect fit and yes they are a slimming more tight-fitting style. This does NOT hamper their performance, however. I am 5'9" and 155lbs, muscular build. I plan to buy them in every colour!!!!!