When I first took them out of the package I loved the feel and weight of the shorts. It was easy to feel the quality. I need shorts that are good for olympic lifting, cardio, running and gymnastics and these shorts are perfect for all of them. I am 5'9" 1/2 and I ordered the small. The length fell just a few inches above my knees. They are not too short or too long, that perfect size so they don't look baggy or too tight. I am not sure how to describe the waistband, but I really like it. It is elastic, but a bit thicker which makes them fit better and more comfortable.
I have ordered expensive shorts before from other brands, but this will be one that I buy again in the different colors.
The charcoal camo color is subtle with that little bit of uniqueness that makes them look different than anything anyone else is wearing at the gym.