I've been using these shorts for cycling, hiking, climbing, running, outdoor chores, and work as retailer for outdoor gear and clothing and I love them. The fabrics ability to stretch gives me full range of motion for anything from high kneeing over logs on the trail to full asstograss squats without any feeling of strain on the shorts. They are very comfortable and look great so theres no need to bring a change of pants when I ride or run to work or dinner. Size wise, I am typically between a 30 & 31 waist so without having been able to try a pair on I went with the 32. Thankfully, the shorts have a draw string inside the waist band that I can tighten which makes them feel nice and snug, just the way I want them. I would use the front thigh zip up pocket more often if it wrapped around the outside of the thigh rather than the inside but thats not a very important aspect to me. The rest of the pockets offer plenty of storage capability and the shorts as a whole a awesome.