If I could custom make a pair of shorts, these would be it.
There are no unnecessary/tactical (visible) pockets, the side pockets are deep and don't come out with your hand, and the fit is a perfect middle ground. Although I don't use them, the AR mag pockets in the back are actually quite convenient and efficient.
These shorts also last a really long time. Not counting washings, I was pretty always wearing these shorts from October to late February/early March. That's approximately a 100 days of nearly continuous wear, and I'm a somewhat active person. These shorts broke after that time, but they hadn't really faded, except for where my keys go.
All in all, these shorts are worth every penny. Well done 5.11.
These shorts feel great are the best I have owned.
These are my summertime go-to shorts, perfect for just about anything. I really love the cellphone pocket on the left thigh, it's discreet (unlike cargo pockets) yet gives me quick access to my cellphone and yes, it fits even the phablet-sized smartphones (like the iPhone 6s Plus or Samsung Galaxy Note 7). The only improvement I can think of is for this same style to be available in a regular long pant.
I bought a & now I'm back for a couple of other colors. They fit great, make it easy to conceal carry the lightweight fabric make them great for Spring/Summer.