I really want to give these shorts five stars, BUT the lack of attention to detail negatively affected this review. The thigh pocket is too small for a standard size smart phone and the vertical zipper on the side of the thigh pocket prevents placing the phone in it without it falling out, or it could be the location of the zipper that makes the pocket feel small and causes the other issues. The back pockets lack a zipper on either which would keep ID's and such secured when in town. Otherwise the fit and feel of these shorts is great, they fit the legs of people who walk uphill , at least, half the time we're hiking/backpacking. Fix the previously mentioned issues and I would dare say OR you would have a perfect pair of shorts.