I bought these last year for summer, LE park patrol. They replaced a similar pair of nylon patrol shorts from 5.11. I bought these in the same size as all of my other uniform, hiking and training pants/shorts.
The material is fantastic. Soft, yet sturdy they feel like a pair of well worn jeans with added stretch. I did make two small mods. There are interior pockets in each, side cargo pocket. They are divided into two and fit a standard cell phone. I carry patrol gloves on my right side and unstitched the center divider so I could carry the gloves more securely. There are two, small, horizontal pockets on the front of the shorts. These are also sized for cell phones or AR mags. I found I wasn't using them and that the interior pocket material was excess.
So, I cut out the pocket bags but still have the slots open which help with ventilation. The two back pockets are open top, which I prefer and makes getting rubber gloves or a notebook out very easy.
After nearly two summers of regular use, there are no visible signs of fading or wear and they just continue to get softer and more comfortable.