These have LOTS of great features. The pockets are wonderful, I love the velcro for the side pockets versus snaps, there's a smaller pocket inside the bigger leg pockets. Love the semi-slash side pockets, great for a pocket knife. I do wish they had a snap or button instead of the hook closure. I love, love, love the side elastic. Helps for a figure with a waist smaller in comparison to hips and thighs. HOWEVER, I hate, hate, hate, that they are low cut. For a person long from feet to waist, they cut right at the hip bones and are very uncomfortable! If they came higher up on the body, I would rate 20+ stars.