The material on these are great. Soft, comfortable, but with some strength to the fabric. I have 3 other styles of 511 short, but these are not my favorite. Actually, out of the 3, 511 has yet to make a home run with me. The dividers in the cargo pockets are great because they are bigger than other styles, but, putting a pistol magazine in one "prints" it in the pocket so you can tell whats in there. These also seem to ride low on the hips. Not good if you are going to be putting weight in the pockets. Not a fan of the zipper cargo pockets. They open and close better than I thought, but depending on your position, not very fast getting in and out. I carry an IWB medium size pistol, one magazine, a wallet, an ID case, a very small clip knife, handcuffs, a small clip on OC canister and a full size cell phone. I can slide a magazine or OC can in one of the small sub pockets built into the rear back pockets, but that only works standing. Sitting and up and down, things tend to slip out. My Samsung Note 4 in a case sticks out the back pocket, it is not deep enough to take the whole phone. These are just not the super storage shorts they claim to be. Also not a fan of the button fly. While it is secured with a looped piece of nylon web, its floppy. Why not a snap like the classic 511 shorts?