Why bother going around the trees when you can just go through them with the Endura Singletrack II Short OK, maybe that's an exaggeration. The Singletrack II isn't tough enough to go through wood, but almost. Bombproof Cordura Nylon construction can handle just about anything that hits it and even shrugs off water with its Teflon DWR finish.
Strengths: splash and mud proof
able to deflect thorn branches
Weaknesses: do not come with a padded liner
Excellent shorts for cooler weather as they keep your knees warm. For cold weather I wear a pair of knee warmers underneath. The shorts are not waterproof but as long as it's not raining they will keep you dry on those wet and muddy outings. There are two pockets in the front with magnetic closures and also one small zip security pocket. There are two pockets in the back which are probably useful for standing around the campfire but other than that I am not sure why they are there, however...
I have a 33" waist and bought size medium, good fit but buy size large if you are 34" and like most Endura products they are slim fitting.
I have had mine for 3 months now and they are comfortable both in and out of the saddle, have survived a few spills and they wash up well. A very robust short, highly recommended,