Love these shorts! They are my go-to pair right now. I was surprised about the fabric; not the shiny Lycra type. Almost a meshy, soft feeling fabric. Wide leg bands, no grippers (which i think is great!). You know how sometimes when you jump on the bike how you have to adjust your shorts EVERYWHERE... Not these! They just hug you and stretch where they need to. Very cool and breathable. Great chamois.