I bought one and regretted not buying more. These were the first ever bike shorts I've ever bought and they are amazing. I can't tell you enough how much my butt hurt from wearing running shorts or just leggings (in the cold). These made a night and day difference compared to just your average clothes to these. Plus, these shorts hug you really well and fit as expected. Couldn't have had a better purchase.
My first usage was on a very humid day and once I was wet, the chafing was everywhere and intense. Subsequently, I completed a half Ironman and reapplied chamois butter many times and had no issue. I prefer an 8 panel short and use pearl Izumi products often. The short is worth the purchase when on sale. It is if good quality.
Third pair I have purchased.
While I like the pad in my Campy tights more, the spandex in Pearl Izumi items is superior - slightly thicker and more durable. Can keep you warmer on cold days.
A very good mid-priced tight.
These are good all around shorts- comfortable and well made. They fit well and seem true to size. I find them to be a good value for the money. They fall into a decent level which are quite a bit better than a lot of what is out there, yet will not break the bank like some. PI makes a good reliable product.
Modified 8 panel short (panels are of unequal size) with flat seam stitching fits nicely - I'm 5-10 and 155 and a medium fits perfectly, I prefer the Sugoi RC chamois but not enough to pay that much extra. This 'latest' version is better than the previous one, which has the new style cuff...
These shorts are nice quality and the padding is comfortable. They appear to be well made. The medium size first seemed a bit tight (I have a 33-34 inch waist) but upon break in I am glad I chose this size. The only reason I do not give 5 stars is that the pad is bulky and I notice a bit of sliding around on the saddle occasionally. I think this will subside after more use. Overall I am satisfied with the purchase.
My cycling activity consists of multi-day touring, either self contained or supported, and training for touring.
I discovered Attack shorts several years ago, and have found that they are the best shorts for my body type and riding style. I've tried more expensive shorts that didn't fit as well and cheaper shorts that were just plain uncomfortable. I plan to stick with Attacks as long as I'm riding and Pearl Izumi is making them.
I have a 32inch waist and I ordered a medium. The shorts through the thigh are snug and really compress the stomach area. I don't do a lot of riding but what I have found is that they don't provide the comfort I thought I would achieve by having the addtional padding in the seat. I believe my older pair were better in that respect and didn't have as much padding.
I bought these to replace some Attack Shorts that had seen many miles and were well worn. The pad is comfortable, not to bulky and for my rides they are my go to shorts. I do wish that Pearl Izumi would return the draw string and that the inseam was a bit longer. Overall these are a good shorts and I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again.