Designed for combat sports originally and great for any activity where you don't need pockets (pockets are illegal in competitive fighting). The shorts have a nice substantial feel vs synthetic shorts and yet are very comfortable because they breathe well. They are extremely strong, they protect you from staph and other gym nasties due to hemp's natural anti-microbial properties. Featuring a blend of 55/45% Hemp/Recycled polyester in a twill weave that is wrinkle resistant and very durable. These shorts are a great sustainable answer to typical synthetic shorts.