So let me preface this review: The only brand that fits me is castelli & I purchased these on sale for half off.
That being said, these have accompanied me on two 50 mile rides through Davis in what I would call brisk weather. I know us cyclist ladies like to look great while riding, & shorts get boring after a while. The Chamois on these is the standard Kiss chamois that castelli uses - but for some reason it feels thicker - in a good way. These hit me about mid calf & i'm 5'7. Because of their length, they do a good job of keeping the lower part of my legs warm.
These are definitely not meant for really cold weather, but do their job perfectly on an autumn afternoon.
So if I like these so much, why didn't I give them 5 stars?
Well, while they're up to standard castelli quality, the sizing is way off, even for EU sizes.
I purchased these in a small at first and couldn't even get them over my butt! (I ALWAYS wear a small in castelli, from the vizio duo shorts to the soprasso tights) so this was pretty surprising.
Luckily, I was able to return them for a medium and it fits perfect in the waist and legs.
All in all, these are definitely worth buying if you're looking for a comfortable, longer length bottom. But ladies, SIZE UP!