Verified Buyer Reviewed by SJG from NYC on Wednesday, August 10, 2016
I don't know what these are exactly. I was hoping for something like a river short but these aren't that. They are an amazing fabric that is lightweight, feels durable, and stretches nicely. For a river short I prefer a built-in brief and these don't have one. They are also long and pretty baggy (you can see in the picture that the leg openings are very wide). I can't see wearing them for a long run or even a hike because of how big they are. There's a built-in velcro cinching system to adjust the waist and there are multiple pockets with good zippers. There are also some panels that appear to offer added breath-ability. Lot's of bells-and-whistles but for "running swiftly up steep mountainsides" I'd want something a little more streamlined than this.