Verified Buyer Reviewed by photojon from Chicago suburbs on Saturday, September 5, 2015
These shorts stack up pretty well against other Pearl Izumi shorts that I own. 3D chamois always trumps non-3D for comfort, and keeping things in place. Especially on longer rides. Another major plus is that the waistband adjusters are on the outside of the waistband. I'm glad they finally figured that out. I have other shorts with those adjusters on the inside, and OUCH! Either the snap, or the Velcro, or whatever is used for adjustment ends up digging into ones hip bones. Not so with these. As others have said, putting them on takes some getting used to. Especially when compared to other shorts, in which the liner can be separated from the outer shorts, for easy 2-stage on and off. With these, it is best to set everything up beforehand, so that the liner and outer shorts are in the position they will be in while worn. Then just slip them on, all at once.