I love the length of the Ferrosi shorts! I'm 41 and 5' 11" so I prefer a longer length not only because of how active I am but also because they cover my aging legs! Lol. I had purchased a pair in 2015 when I worked for Eastern Mountain Sports. I thought them to be expensive, at the time, but was able to use my employee discount. Fast forward to July 2018 and I purchased another pair at full price because I loved them so much. The quality of the shorts and how they wear is amazing. I use them hiking, kayaking, to the gym and even for swimming. Less is more when I travel so when it came time to study in Lugano Switzerland, in July, I knew I had to take them with me. The university suggested we don't wear shorts (Europeans dress up all the time) I brought the shorts anyway because it was hot, I was amongst hundreds of other tourists who were wearing shorts and I considered the look of the short to be flattering, anyway, especially in black! I spent a few times swimming in Lake Lugano and wore the shorts swimming and by the time I walked into town they were dry. My older pair from 2015 recently had an issue with the zippered pocket coming apart at the zipper. The zipper did not appear to be stitched in but perhaps glued and that glue has come undone. Hoping to get that fixed because they're in excellent shape.