I love these shorts! They are about as perfect as I have found in running shorts. I run a lot, wearing this pair during my current marathon training. I broke my first pair out out on a 16 miler and they were great. I love the pocket for my phone! Combined with my wireless headphones, it's great! Now I don't have to wear an armband any more, plus it's easier to get to the phone while running from the zippered pocket, rather than fumble with Velcro armbands - worrying about dropping the phone. I have now worn my shorts for 2 half-marathons, 2 10ks, and a 10-miler since August. The shorts move well, and have great ventilation in groin area. I loved my first pair so much I just bought 2 more to rotate through the weekly training regime. So whether running, or lifting, I highly recommend you get a pair!!