I have a grey pair of these shorts that I've had for over 5 years. They are my favourite shorts and are still like brand new. I just spent a month in Costa Rica with temps of 35 degreesC everyday. I wore these for my walks in the morning because they are so lightweight and cool, and dry quickly after washing. They also have a fabulous stretch. I've held off buying more because they are expensive (though worth the money...amortized over 5 yrs LOL) but recently took advantage of a 50% off sale and bought a pair of black and light khaki. They arrived quickly (Canada) and are identical to the ones I bought over 5 years ago.