These pants are about comfort. There a no seams and they promise no...chafing...(it's such an ugly word, i know, but, but it's important. i'll never say it again). Maybe I just run like Phoebe off of friends, but comfortable (no chafing) pants are just what I need as I start to run again. The capri is definitely my favorite of the bunch...but that's because I avoid shorts at almost all costs and plain old straight legged pants and I don't get along.