I've had trouble finding good bike shorts. 50F, 5'9', 185. I ride 45-60 m/week. I just needed the padding to be more toward the front of the short, and maybe a little thicker, and the Pearl Izumi Attack short delivered that for me. I'm a casual rider, and not aero. I love the fit and the fabric. I don't have a problem with them falling down, or rolling over my belly, which is always the last to go when you lose weight, ha ha. So far, they've washed well, I hang them to dry. I don't use chamois cream, haven't really needed it. I'm happy with the fit. (XL) They're very confortable, and the fabric gives great coverage, but is light enough to keep me cool in the hot sun. I've definitely noticed a significant reduction/eradication of saddle sores. If I could change anything, I'd consider making a model with a 5' inseam, like the PI Sugar short, which I also love. Then I wouldn't be sporting my oh-so-attractive ombre tan from my varying length bike shorts! I'm definitely ordering another pair!
It's not yet rainy season but I've had a chance to use them a couple times, so far so good (For biking and backpacking). I appreciate how lightweight they are, and the brightness of the reflectors. I'm a little nervous that they have zippers, I am concerned they will be the fail point with time but so far so good. I will update the review if I can after I've had a chance to use them in the rain more.
I bought this jacket for my wife to use when we ride in cooler weather in the mid-Atlantic region. She's so pleased with it that it has become her go-to when the weather is between 38-50 degrees. She adjusted her base layer from long sleeve to short sleeve depending on the temperature, but this jacket has become a constant fixture!