i just bought these for a trip to the jungle (and really, for general use). love 'em! they are super comfy, easy to get on and off with the flat front feature (no need for zippers/ties/buttons). there are laces inside to cinch them up more if you prefer though... (wait, did i just make that up.. im fairly sure they are there, sorry - i'm not writing this from home!). the fabric is soft and comfy. the mesh makes it breathable even though the fabric is already dry-wicking. great pair of shorts. i ended up wearing these almost every day we weren't in the water even though i brought 3 other pairs of shorts. ps - i'm about 5'1, 125 lbs and wore an xs (normally, i wear a size 2 or 4 in pants to give you an idea). the s still fit but was a bit loose so i opted on the xs.