I really like the fit and material feel to these shorts. They have just the right amount of stretch to them, are lightweight, and the waist cinches work well. All 3 pockets are quite deep and large. You can fit quite a bit of gear inside each. I was kind of hoping for a smaller stash pocket for a car key, but that is just being picky. The shorts sit right at your knee, and a bit more baggy than tight, which I would say would pay well between either an all mountain or XC type short. The size seemed true, which I sized up a bit on and utilized the waist cinchs.
While the exterior of the short was great, I found the liner/chamois really uncomfortable anytime I wasn't on the saddle. It seems Alpinestars may have gone on the other side of the spectrum when it comes to liner sizing as the previous pairs of Manual shorts were much smaller.
Either way, the shorts were comfortable while in the saddle and seem quite durable.