I work as a biology technician in the summers, and am also an avid outdoors woman. These shorts are great for both hiking and mountain biking, as well as acceptable to wear to work or social gatherings. They dry quickly, and are also extremely durable. The fit is great. I am 5'6" and 130 lbs with an athletic build.. For me this means that while my thighs are muscular, my waist is thin, and I find it very difficult to find shorts/pants that I can wear without a belt. However he size 4 was true to size and fits me perfectly, no belt necessary. Will definitely be buying a second pair.