PeytonPwrote a review of Royal Racing Matrix Short - Men's on February 4, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
The Matrix short is light and very comfortable, but long enough and loose enough to ease my fears of looking like a XC rider.
I like these more than the Fox Ranger shorts. The Ranger shorts have more convenient pockets, but the Matrix feels much more durable while still being lightweight.
Two complaints, though. I wear 35-36 and the XL fits very well, but the chamois do not. The padding felt HUGE and there was no way I could consider riding in them with the way it folded up in the middle... not a pleasant thought.
Second, the waterproof media pocket is much too small. An iphone with a case does not fit. I only use it for a little cash and IDs, which are still a tight fit.
I enjoy riding in these shorts and they look great, but plan on your usual set of chamois.
(Sidenote- The print on these is similar but does not exactly match my black pinstripe Matrix jacket. Not a huge deal, but worth mentioning.)