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These shorts are great when hiking if you're not in a wooded area and don't need to have your legs covered. Nice fit and super comfortable. The pockets are a decent size with a streamlined profile. But, the snap at the waist pops with minimal body movement. I have plenty of room in the waist of these shorts, but every time I bend the snap pops open; and if the snap pops and my hands aren't free to close it right away, the zipper isn't as inclined to stay up. Unfortunately, there is not enough tab left to add a button.
I like the shorts, but the sizing is completely off. I normally wear an 8-10 in pants/dresses/shirts, but typically order a 12 in shorts so they can be roomier. I ordered a 12 and I could not button the shorts. I have ordered a new pair in size 14 and hope they fit.
I was very hopeful for these shorts, but I was sorely disappointed. I tried on a bunch of Columbia long pants at REI and the size 14 fit perfectly. But, they didn't have a great selection of shorts. I thought I could confidently order the same size in this style of "stretch" shorts and it would be fine. Alas, I couldn't even get the button closed. At least a full size too small. Returning and keeping another brand. Besides the fit, the material and construction were great. Very breathable. If I had time to wait, I would give the size 16 a try since the Columbia is so much less expensive than the Prana shorts that I kept. But, I'm leaving for my hiking trip tomorrow.