I used to only wear Castelli but I decided to try something new. I picked these up on sale for 99 dollars and they are well worth the money. I have tested them out on several long rides and on a 200 mile race and they performed very well. Nice high quality pad with high density foam, the red trim looks sharp, and they breath and ventilate very well. I am 5' 10" 185 lbs 36" waist and the large fit perfectly. I hope they are more durable than some of my previous Castelli shorts. Here on RC for 120 is still and awesome deal. Made in Portugal which I thought was interesting. I highly recommend these shorts.