Materials are durable, but the sizing and the nearly non-existent front pockets are a deal killer

Reviewed by Past 50, after 20 years in the Navy, the knees don't work as well from Socal on Saturday, August 8, 2015
I had to buy several sizes and I still came up with the same design problem, whenever you sit down in these, the front pockets seem to be an afterthought and the depth is so much like a slightly larger coin pocket, that just about anything that can roll out will roll out and get lost, especially if you happen to be on some form of public transportation or just sitting in a waiting room.

This necessitates placing "valuables" in one of the deeper cargo pockets and unless you bought several sizes larger for the waist, get ready to have whatever you store in there rub furiously against your thigh because there is very little room to move in these.

If you appreciate the features of the nylon inserts, there are other brands like Riggs workwear that have most of the features but have deep adequate front pockets and do not necessarily have the same tightness issues, although unless you buy the denim version of the shorts, the material in the Riggs is a little bit stiff, so in that sense, you'll be fighting against the resistance of the fabric to walk without constant ease of movement "fatigue" but the front pockets are more than adequate to prevent losing your keys or other valuables like thumb drives, etc.
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