These are pretty great shorts. They're for those of you (like me) who like to wear boardshorts both in and out of the water. These are for those of you who wish that your boardshorts had side pockets. They aren't as tight as the Dane boardshorts I have (like I wish they were), but I suppose that's the tradeoff for getting pockets. I can't hold that against these shorts. Definitely get these if you want versatile boardshorts with a flashy design that you can throw on and hit the town with.