Decent enough for the price
Reviewed by RunnerGirl from Austin, TX on Sunday, September 1, 2013
I paid about 30 for these bike shorts, and they suit my needs for now, so I'm happy with them. But you get what you pay for. These are cheap bike shorts that I don't expect to last beyond a year. They look relatively good on for bike shorts, the pad is far more substantial than in tri shorts, but relatively thin for bike shorts. The fabric is quite light/thin (good for staying cool), but as another reviewer mentions, there is no compression - the fabric in the legs is quite loose and baggy, and I have large thighs! I roll the band at the legs up and the waist down & that lessens the bagginess. At the same time the band around the legs and the waist are too tight to go down a size. However, they work for me - I wanted something cheap and cool for the sweltering summer rides in Austin, and I'm not doing any long rides in them. I've worn then on 3 rides, each 20-25 miles, and had no complaints about the padding or lack of compression. They're probably good for at least another 10 miles, but I'm sure that at some point those things would become an issue. The mesh is nice and not at all see-through. And even if it it was, there's nothing to see where it is positioned, so don't let that prevent you from purchasing these shorts. All in all, they're great shorts for the price, but if you're looking for something high quality for longer rides, look elsewhere!