These shorts are fantastic - really light weight fabric so they keep you cooler when doing intensive exercise; practical with elasticated waist and cuffs; durable as they've lasted over a year being washed 2-3 times a week; quick drying, reasonably flattering - I am a real gym bunny and they take a lot of stick from me. I use them for running, Body Combat, Body Pump, circuits etc. I now have 4 pairs. Excellent !! Yes, they're a bit dearer than others but very worthwhile in my opinion.