Reviewed by ellabee from UP, MI on Thursday, August 02, 2012
The pros: they fit well and are well made. Sizing is accurate - I'm 5'3" size 4 and got the small. The pad is minimal, which is a 'pro' for me because I wanted a pair of shorts without super thick padding. No major chafing on 40 mile rides.
The cons: the material slides on the saddle, they collect moisture in the pad area, especially when in the saddle for a long time - I imagine this would also be an issue after the swim, but I haven't tried that yet. They also have a little bit of the dreaded 'sausage leg' effect.
Bottom line: At STP's great price, the pros just outweigh the cons. I will keep them for shorter rides and duathlons.
Reviewed by Graciemax from Richmond, VA on Thursday, February 02, 2012
I bought these to train for triathlons. They are about as comfortable as tri-shorts get. I ordered a medium (5'6", 125lbs), and they fit fine. I like that there are little pockets on each side to store small stuff (i.e. gel, id, car key) while on training rides. Thanks STP for offering such a great deal on these shorts.