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  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

They don't have the kind of compression I was expecting. Maybe a different line-up would offer more support; or maybe that's just how they are supposed to fit. In any event, for a non-pro-rider, they are fine (though I do put in some miles per ride (40+), but am building up more bit by bit).
The chamois is somewhat bulky, and compared to Giordana, or Gore's Xenon, and does not breathe well at all (in comparison). As far as comfort: I found myself in considerable pain (sit bones) in just a 25 mile ride.
The material is just too heavy-feeling, and almost stifling for hot summer rides.
And they did inch-up a bit, had to adjust between pulling down the legs and pulling up the crotch/waist band. A smaller size would not have helped. They didn't "breathe" as well as hoped.
Bottom line: Still find Giordana/Gore's Xenon line, the best in performance/fit. These are o.k., but not for the 'long-haul', so I will wear them on 'short-hauls'!