These shorts were originally a bit more than I was prepared to pay, however on the recommendation of this brand I have not looked back. These are absolutely fantastic shorts. For so long I have looked for a women's walking short that isn't frumpy. These Patagonia shorts are a flattering cut, do not rub or chafe and move freely with you. Pockets are functional, fabric does not develop an odour as you get hot! Survived 2 hand washes on holiday & dried quickly before needing a machine wash. I ordered US size 8 which fitted me, a U.K. size 12, perfectly. I promise you won't regret this purchase & im coming back for more from Patagonia!