couldn't be happier
I am very pleased with these shorts. I ride in sunny (hot) So Cal, and these ventilate extremely well. Even the included liner short (with chamois) is a mesh-type short. And on that note, be aware that the included chamois is not suitable for standalone wear; it is pretty much see-through. One could still wear any chamois under the Divide shorts, but they would not be as cool.
Also note that the "stripes" on the shorts (more noticeable on the green and black ones), are also see-through mesh. Not a big deal, but I did not catch that when I ordered them.
These are a "semi-fitted" cut, so not really baggy like many other MTB shorts, which is fine with me, because I have taken to wearing a cycling jersey while I ride, and they look good together. Additionally, that means there is not any flapping from the shorts on the descents, and no fabric bunching up on the seat on legs. I am very pleased with the shorts, I will probably get another pair if they go on sale again.