I have owned Pearl Izumi gear in the past and liked it a lot. These are no exception. The fabric is of very high quality and offers a nice compressive race-like fit without being too tight or uncomfortable and also wicks sweat quite well. I really like the use of fabric instead of a silicone gripper and have had no issues with the shorts riding up. I am ~ 6'2'' 188lbs with a rowers build (muscular legs, wide back and shoulders) and the Large fits great.