Yes these are like wearing nothing. Perfect for hiking in Utahs HOT summers. could never figure out why Hiking shorts had to be made of thick canvas with 6 cargo pockets, flaps, snaps. Yes they have 2, almost worthless pockets, but so what. They do have a built in belt , and really long inseam.
I have been using that other Brand for decades. Got a couple pair of Soles last year. I have these in a pair of lightweight hiking shoes. I have really flat feet and i like the "spring" of the arch on these. Other brands have a pretty rigid support there and can be uncomfortable. But these really seem to do the trick. I also got the Dean Karnazes for more cushion.
I have been using the Antidote for nearly a year now. As far as the new opening being easier to use, it is a bit tricky the first few times of getting it closed. But it is easier to open. One of the reasons of the new design was that the old one was very easy to over tighten and very hard to open. they succeeded there. And the seam to flatten out the reservoir was way over due. With the opening PROPERLY close, i have never experienced any leaks.
Great stand, reasonable price. I have used many different stands over the years and they are all very sturdy, but usually tippy. This simple tripod base is about the most stable I have ever used. All the knobs turn smooth and easy and hold tight. The padded clamp material does not scratch and looks like it will last a very long time. I would recommend this stand for any cyclist.
These are a simple, lightweight full finger glove. The mesh on the back is very thin and cool for warm weather. The palms aren't really padded, but have patches in the usual places. They work great for XC riding, not a Downhill glove.
The Singers are different then all the other gels. If you like honey, you will love these. I shared mine with my riding buddies for their opinions. Everyone like the the thinner texture and and said it felt like they could feel it being absorbed immediately.