I find the fabric thin for a pair of "utility shorts"such as these.It would be awesome if Carhartt were to use the same fabric they use on their B324 dungaree pants...it would make this design close to perfection for "utility shorts". Other than that the fit is great, along with the length of the inseam...not to short not to long...I like the fact that these shorts do not have a hammer loop making them ideal for work or play.A little fine tweeking with a heavier weight fabric on this particular design reminiscent of the dicontinued Hamilton design line-up would make for a comfortable and durable upgrade.Other than that if you are looking for a pair of shorts from Carhart with no hammer loop and a medium weight fabric these shorts are it.
These shorts are perfect for the work I do in a hot climate. I have washed these at least fifty times and they are still useable. Yes, they have faded over time but that is normal for a grey color. Just bought two more pair on Amazon!
These are very nice casual shorts. Love the side pocket for my cell phone. I'm still disappointed that Carhart has moved their manufacturing overseas. I will look for a brand made in the USA next time.