These are made of Luon and have pockets. The pleats really give these a very wide leg so there nice and cool. I definitely like these ones better than the tencil ones which I think had a liner short underneath and were much less forgiving in fit. It also looks like these are a bit longer. With a longer shirt covering the high waist band I might wear these, although the height of the waistband doesn’t bother me at all, it’s just not something I would want to highlight.