Well, I have no doubt that these will definitely keep things nice and warm down there. Unfortunately, when I was placing the order I specifically asked if they had a seat pad and was told they did not. Low and behold when they arrived, they did. Because the plan was to wear these under standard cycling shorts that already have a pad, it would mean doubling up on the padding which was something I was not interested in. I don't need them under my tights due to their already having a double layered front. I returned the shorts without even trying them on/wearing them (that would just be gross). But having looked them over quite a bit, there is no doubt in my mind that they will work wonders. If they make them without a pad, I will definitely be picking up a pair.