These shorts are extremely comfortable and fit true to size, i.e. if you are a 12 ordinarily a 12 will fit you perfectly. The outer shell is light and will be quick drying. The inner lining shorts, which are lycra, are attached with two clips, and not pop-studs around the waist meaning that when they are not fitted it won't be uncomfortable around the waist. The shorts have two side pockets only which are not particularly deep and have no means of securing the contents, having neither zips nor velcro fastening and do not feel very secure for anything of real value but would hold gels or snack bars. They are stylish, and not overly long but are high waisted. The inner shorts have a padded insert for those longer journeys, and the pad is of a standard size for Altura clothing, which I find comfortable. I would recommend these shorts and make a change from wearing lycra.