Use for cycling, 3-75 miles ride. They have the right amount of cushioning without feeling very bulky. The length is perfect, comes to mid thigh (I'm 5' 1 tall). The material really wicks moisture away from you. Just the right amount of compression. If you are in between sizes I recommend sizing up.
This pant compliments my Showers Pass Pro Cycle jacket well. Ample leg room fits comfortably over street wear. The waist doesn't pinch. Velcro calf warps increase visibility as well as guard against lower-leg puddle splash ups. The saddle inset is also water-proof so I don't arrive with a wet groin from lifting off the saddle as I ride. Ankle zippers allow me to pull the pant off without removing my shoes if I choose. Flat zippers along the side allow easy access to pockets too. This design of this garment is functional, comfortable, preforms exceedingly well and well worth the investment.
These are very comfortable shorts. The waist is not binding and does not roll down while in the riding position. The silicone leg grippers hold the legs in place without being overly constricting. The chamois is very comfortable not being too thick nor too thin. The chamois is the women's race 3D. These shorts inseam is supposed to be 8, but appear to be more like 8.5. The Pearl Izumi logo is reflective. The shorts are true to size with nice compression.