I have 2 pairs of these and it looks like the new spring colors are reason enough to buy a third pair! Great value with the removable chamois (tech specs says they are integrated but look closely at the pic- they are removable). The chamois padding is thick enough- I use these for full-day MTB here in Colorado. I've never had an issue with breathability even in 90 degree heat ("but it's a DRY heat").
The pocket design is perfect for my use. They open up a bit when riding to keep thy nether region nice and cool. A Gu packet fits nicely in the right side "coin" pocket. And the upper left coin pocket has a slot for my ear buds.
The size chart is spot-on. For a baggier look, size up.
I think they are a bit expensive to be billed as a townie short but the value is there with the included removable chamois to be used as a trail short. I'd like to see this design used with a two-way stretch fabric. The cut of these shorts is great and very flattering.
Just say no to spandex!