Buy a size smaller in the olive color in these, since not only do they run big, they stretch out A LOT almost at once. There's only 2% spandex in the olive ones, but it really ""spands."" Washing in hot water did not seem to shrink them, which would normally be desirable.... The material is very lightweight and cool. Another caveat, all the colors do not have the same fabric. Some do not have the spandex, so know what you're buying!
I bought 2 pairs of these on sale. Really glad I did! When I tried them on, they were so comfortable and soft, I thought they might have a stretch fiber woven into them- but they DON'T. At least the label says 100% Cotton, even though they're more flexible, super comfortable and have better fit than any hiking shorts I own. Don't be concerned about what some reviewers are saying about wrinkles. These are NOT linen and they don't remotely wrinkle the way linen does. I can't imagine needing to iron these. Love 'em!
these are terrific shorts and fit great. True to size if not just a little big.... but for gardening, hiking, walking I like them a lot!
I like these shorts better than any pair I have ever owned! They fit extremely well and look great. I'll definitely buy more.
I love the cut of these shorts- they're very flattering and the waist-which does not have a band- is very comfortable. The fabric is soft, but somehow seems like it could be better quality for the price. As others have noted, these shorts wrinkle easily-I find they look beeter if dried on a hanger (near my airconditioning vent!) than in the drier.
Colonial Heights, VA
most favorite shorts ever
Bought a few of these YEARS ago and have worn them daily all summer long for years and years. The blue pair are now so old & faded the inside color is way darker than the outside color. But couldn't find a comparable replacement until now - thank you!!! Love these shorts. I'm short and so I prefer the regular length rather than the extra long, but they're perfect for me. Not too heavy-weight (which is great for a 95 degree summer day) and so comfortable, and fit is great. Haven't worn the new ones yet, and am not sure if they'll shrink as mentioned by a previous reviewer, but would expect some shrinkage in a cotton item. Got a bunch of them this time, but not as many colors are available as are listed; a bit disappointed...