I was looking for a reasonable pair of shorts for longer rides (for me 50+ miles). I don't care about fashion, just wanted a little better padding. It does what I need. The legs don't ride up. My only complaint is some of the stitching looks bad after a few washings.
The Pearl Izumi attack shorts have outshined their competition in terms of fit and comfort. Riding all day does not produce chaffing . This short works well as a road short or as an under liner for mountain biking and one does not break the piggy bank for a well made product
The material seems very high quality as does the chamois. My disappointment is the end of the legs which are very loose. I've bought Pearl Izumi shorts (Large) for years and haven't had a problem. The fit has always been right on, but not these.
I have been using Pearl Izumi shorts for years, and always size medium, and I have not gained or lost any weight.
These shorts fit like a size large-really a little too large, but I washed and wore them, so now I suppose I am stuck with them.
From now on, I guess I'll have to guy my shorts at a shop and try them on first.
I've been using the same bike shorts for about six years, and thought that bike shorts were uncomfortable by their nature. This pair of shorts is so much better than what I was used to! I'm very happy with my purchase.