While these shorts don't breathe as well as I would hope on hotter days, they offer pretty excellent padding and comfort. And like a lot of the higher end Garneau product, they're made here in the USA, and definitely feel like it. Beefy materials, and beefy stitching make for a short that feel like they'll go the distance.
Doesn't hurt that they look rad as hell either.
* I have about a 30" waist, but no sprinter thighs. the Medium has been a pretty good fit
* waist drawcord is totally unnecessary