The strong, large, expandable, elastic panel in the rear of the waistband combined with the adjustable velcro front closure allows a perfect comfort fit under heavy or light weight loads. These run small The legs are too large and baggy Got these for my husband to replace Christmas cut off pajama pants (husbands are so fashionable) Turned out to be a great alternative. We got the pinkish colored ones and it’s the same as pictures. Lovely. The pockets are a bit shallow. His phone sometimes falls out while he’s driving. But very comfy!! Ordered a large. Fits great. Once again, I enjoyed Starla's well-written story which provides the various components that I enjoy. Imagination, romance, hero and heroine, some eroticism, and with some suspense and doubt thrown in, I'm usually captivated! Give me a good story and it's a movie to my mind! Enjoy! Very pleased =5 Stars ✨ These shorts are great. I bought one pair then another three.Comfortable, hard wearing and best of all, they have an elasticated waist!Need I say more? Love the shorts recommend to everyone. This is my second pair. only issue I have is that shipping takes forever! I write book reviews regularly for Pressing On Magazine. When I know and respect the author, objectivity is so hard to maintain, I just need to admit my favoritism and tell you about the book from my perspective of acquaintance.In the 1970’s when I moved my family to Kansas for an almost ten-year stint, Margaret Head was one of our beloved people. Pure, responsible, knowledgeable and with a powerful heart of a servant, she came to our comfort and aid on many specific occasions. But more than specific acts of kindness, knowing her and observing her influence was a blessing to us and our kids will never forget this godly lady.Now all that I’ve said here comes through to the readers of her latest book, MINING FOR GOD’S GOLD in Life’s Dark Valleys (available from OneStone and Amazon). While she doesn’t hold back in narrating some of the dark valleys typical of our earthly sojourn, she deals with those hardships from a Biblical perspective. She calls upon her readers with wisdom like, “Don’t aim to get over it, work to get through it.”The book communicates care, humility and patience, based on faith in Christ. She never claims to be the source of life’s wisdom, just a traveler with us, using Scripture to help us and equip us to help others. She says in the opening pages: “Reading this book is not meant to replace or to satisfy the need to read the Bible, but only to give an easy path to scriptures that address escaping from these dark valleys.” She has been there. She has learned from each of her hardships and comes across in these pages as a learner who wants to share, not a hardhearted lecturer.You will be moved by her poetry, captivated by her personal stories, informed by the sources she quotes and through all this, taken to Scripture to develop discipline and endurance. Her specific list of basic needs for those grieving the death of a loved one – in chapter four – worth the price of the book.I recommend Margaret Head’s book. I needed to get a size two sizes up from my normal size so that they fit. Very comfortable, light weight which you need in the South during summer. Had to shorten the legs but that’s just cause I’m short legged for being 6’2” but not a problem. Starla Night has done it again!! This is the fourth book I have read in the Onyx Dragon series. Each novel has enchanted me from the beginning. Well worth reading. Once you start reading, you have trouble putting it down and resting your eyes and brain. All my other shorts have made their way to the bottom of the pile. I have 3 pair of these, and they are all I wear now for shorts. Great reinforced pockets. Has a dedicated pocket that I use for my Kershaw Skyline. It has a VERY tight clip and the reinforced stitching has lasted a year, and still shows no sign of wear. Big pockets that don't curl up when washed. No iron necessary. Large belt loops. Great shorts!