I don't have a ton of different shorts but I have some by Pearl Izumi and Castelli and I like this pair by Gore better than either of those. The fabric really is more breathable which helps a lot since I ride in the Texas heat. I'd definitely recommend these to anyone who rides in warm weather. They are also just more comfortable to me in general and have a better chamois. Can't attest to their long-term durability yet since I've only been using mine for a few weeks but so far I am very satisfied.