The design of these shorts seems informed by Gore's nicer softshell jackets. The material is light, stretchy, but tough and moisture resistant. The outer shorts resist mud an dirt sticking to them, and will need less washing s a result. The shorts move well, wih a lot of adjustability in the waistband, and big zippered leg vents that open wide to let air in. the liner is pretty good, with a nice chamois, but the most brutal leg grippers I have ever experienced in a pair of bike shorts. It's like they have rubber teeth that bite into the thigh. They keep the liner in place, I guess.
The fit is on the slim side but true to the chart, so if you're in between size up.