I was tired of just plain old black bike shorts. I wanted something with a little more style, but without sacrificing functionality. I got it. I've had these for about 3 weeks and 400 miles, and so far, no complaints. The size indicated on these shorts are smaller than what you might expect, so if you are on the border between sizes, go up! I have a 32 waist and got the large. I'm glad I did because a medium would NOT have fit.