First of all, I'm really picky when it comes to my bike shorts. They need to fit right, have ample pockets, and be able to handle abuse. I ordered 6 different pairs of shorts and returned all of them but these. They are super comfy, and stretchy, which I really like for comfort, and there's mesh panels in the back and side to breathe. Adjustable waist cinchers help dial in the fit and there's pockets galore, 5 total. They are technical, but don't look like bike shorts, as you could go somewhere after riding and not look like a goon.