These are definitely my new favorites. I was afraid to order these because I knew the band around the bottom of the thighs would create the 'sausage effect'. Although they do have that tendency, it's not as bad as I thought it would be, and the chamois is a huge improvement to the Fit Sensors. I am short and the 8" inseam on the premium shorts hits my knee so I was looking for a shorter length. This is 5.5" and it is perfect for shorter riders who care about the length. I have to say, though, they are spoiling me and I may have to order another pair! The fabric is also great for wicking moisture, they dry at lightening speed and keep me pretty cool compared to the other shorts in my drawer. I believe these are the best chamois in this price range.