Very comfortable and light weight, padding is just right, not bulky at all. Im a newbie cyclist and the first pair of shorts I bought (at a local bike shop) were all wrong. A friend recommended these shorts and she was right on. Found the pricing here to be reasonable as well. Im 5'9", 144 # and a large fits perfect. Waist band and leg bands stay put. I wash them in cool water and hang dry. I was hesitant to but something I couldn't try on in person but thankfully it worked out.
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!