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Good choice!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have heard good things about Pearl Izumi and these shorts don't disappoint. I got these online without finding lots of reviews so thought I'd post one up.
I had a pair of Pearl Izumi tights and wanted to get a pair of shorts that could be worn around town after a ride. These are great! I ordered a Medium because it was the only size available at the time, but the liner fits very comfortably. The chamois is thinner but I felt fine after a 30 mile ride. Normally I wear a small for tights but I like medium for regular shorts.

The baggy shorts themselves ended up looking a bit larger but the fabric is soft enough that it doesn't make it too bad. Although I don't use them, there is a nice touch with the belt loops. I tightened them from the inside a couple of notches. Since the outer shorts were looser, I thought the pockets were too baggy. It would be great if the pockets had a button or zippers to keep things secure while riding.

These are great for the price. I'd say I am between a small and a medium but I have no regrets from going with the larger size.a