To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness.
The other reviews and photos made it sound like these sat at a normal waistline, but they do not. They roll up a full inch over my belly button, which is very uncomfortable for me. If you LIKE that, these are fine for you. Me, I will never wear them again and am back to my search for comfortable shorts.
It might be possible to cut off the 2-3 inches of excess waist fabric and re-sew the elastic into a normal waistline, but that is defeating the purpose of wanting to purchase a decent pair of regular-waist shorts, and a big hassle when I don't have the time to pull out a sewing machine. They are getting tossed onto my "to fix someday" project pile :(
Other features: the pockets do fit an iPhone in a protective case for the most part, with the phone sticking out, tight enough that the phone doesn't slip right out when I sit down in the car or on a chair (important!). I am unsure how secure the phone would be while running, however. The fabric itself is comfortable, but I would like the shorts to be longer, as they ride too high up the belly and too high on the leg.
These are perfect around the house/yoga shorts. The length (I got the mid-length) is great, they are short but not those volleyball booty shorts, and I mean come on, pockets?! I only wish there were an extra small because despite being stretchy, they are actually a tiny bit loose.