Great Trail Shorts!
I waited for a month or so to review these shorts. I never understood how someone could review something immediately after purchasing. I'm 6'1" and 176 lbs and a long time avid trail runner. The Large size fit me well. Not too loose, not too tight. They are on the roomier side, rather than snug, which I prefer. However, the mesh liner does its job. I'm an avid 3 or 4 times per week trail runner, and have worn dozens of shorts over the years. I rate these up near the top of my list. The material is fantastic, and I found I actually like the pattern on them. I was not sure about that when ordering both the green and blue pairs online. These are extremely well constructed, and appear very durable. I expect years out of them, and I am wearing them in regular weekly rotation. I have read comments about a few not liking the location of the zipper pocket on the right side. Preferences are a funny thing. Personally, I love it! It is large for a pocket on running shorts, which I imagine was the idea behind putting the pocket where Sporthill did. The large size means you can carry more things if you want, and if not, then it doesn't matter. I have other shorts with zip pockets in the back, and they are fine. However, I find that I now prefer the side zip pocket going down the side of the right thigh. I carry my single car key and a Clif Bar. It would definitely hold a phone if you want, but that's not my thing. Therefore I'm not sure if a phone would bother me on the side of my leg. However, I would think a phone would bother me in any zip pocket on a run. Bottom line, I'm thrilled that I bought these shorts. I hope that Sporthill continues to make these, because I would definitely buy more.