I have shorts from several companies and this was my first pair from Castelli. I know they have a good reputation and a lot of fans but these shorts must not be a good example of their work. The letters and logo are silk screened on and are already cracked and failing after a couple of weeks of ownership. They are not particularly comfortable and don't provide much compression. They are not the worst pair of shorts I own but that is not much of an endorsement. I prefer my PI "Attack" shorts which are what I would consider base line (and even the "Attacks" are not something I would consider purchasing again). I got these on sale here and I am considering returning them.