I've got the J&G patrol shorts and while they are indestructible and full featured, I'd opt for another pair of their touring short if I had to do it again. The patrol shorts have tons of pockets, huge belt loops lined in velcro and really are comfortable if your on and off the bike a lot. They have no chamois.
The touring shorts are lighter fabric with a very thin chamois and for me are better for long periods in the saddle. I can ride either pair, but usually reach for the tourers when riding and use the patrols for hiking and day sight-seeing when I'm carrying extra stuff in pockets.