I have always used Fjallraven and I can say that Scandinavians know exactly what outdoor activities mean. I can add to that North 66 from Iceland. This short is amazing and it is very elegant, durable and fits so well. I would highly recommend these shorts and I don't use any other brand than Fjallraven.
"Just don't know how to spell the sports I want to list."
Must have if you demand exceptional performance out of comfy shorts. I abused the crap out of them canyoneering in Az. and they are definitely tougher than they look. Not yo daddy's bermudas. Seriously they are great for mild to hot weather high energy activities and they are tough. I have worn them for multiple day treks through pools and climbs constantly wet. They dry fast and hold up well to abrasion from rough rocks and harsh brush. Great pocket design as well. I have bought more-need I say more.
I own several Fjallraven trousers, shorts and jackets. I love their quality. This time I ordered two shorts in size 50. One Karl and one Abisko short. The Karl fits as it should be but the Abisko short is too big and not true to size. Unfortunately I need to return it. I will exchange it to a size 48 and I hope that the Abisko will fit.
These versatile shorts look great looking and are durable on top of all. I've had a pair for about 9 months that I've used for everything from hiking, to trail running, to lounging at happy hour on Friday afternoons. They allow incredible range of motion, and have excellent pockets, including a small pocket within the right-side cargo pocket that's perfect for keeping a cell phone or slim camera stable, even when running. After months & months of frequent use, they show little sign of wear, and no fraying or thin spots at all. They are my very favorite shorts.
i usually shy away from buying "expensive" shorts, but these were worth it. Material is lightweight and durable both internally and externally. The material just makes you want to rub your leg with your hand all day. The fit is amazing.Pockets are extra roomy. Only downside is no back pocket to speak of.Has an extra front pocket on left leg that could carry an i phone or wallet to make up for the dearth of back pocket.Great buy. I plan on getting another pair.