"Pockets fit half the length of your finger"
The look and feel of the shorts are awesome, the pockets not so much. They fit about half the length of my fingers. I felt like I was trying on my sister's pants again... not that I ever have before. They dry really fast and are very light!
"No matter where the day leads these shorts are ready"
I ordered these shorts for everyday use this spring/summer and they have served me well. No matter what I end up doing the Canyon Shorts perform awesome. They dry quickly, are great for hiking, climbing and biking, and look cool around town as well. The two main complaints I read about these shorts are the depth of the pockets and the tightness of the thighs. The pockets are relatively shallow which is odd, but it's not that big of a deal. Plenty of room for my phone, wallet, keys, knife, etc., and the internal zipper pocket is handy. As for the shorts being tight in the thighs this was an issue upon initially trying them on, but after a solid week of wear without a wash they have stretched to fit my body perfectly (and I have pretty solid thighs). Not remotely restrictive. Great shorts. Would highly recommend.
Mountain hardwear has created a pair of shorts that function as well as it looks. Although i think they fit a little tighter around the thighs than my usual cargos, everything else works well. If you can, try them on in person to make sure the waist fits, and the length is acceptable.