I bought these shorts based on customer reviews. I was "wowed" by them! Instant comfort in the saddle from the beginning and felt comfy for 50+ miles on my first ride with them. The chamois is perfect--enough where you need it and not too bulky. I wear a XL in most cycling shorts as I am "thick" in the middle. I size my waist as 33". The XL was too big and I'm glad I ordered a Large at the same time. The large fit great. The material allows for a comfy, snug but not binding fit. No elastic leg grippers (bonus!) as my legs break out from grippers in the warm summer months. I highly recommend these shorts.