This is what I've been looking for.
Full disclosure, I have a relationship with this company. But not enough for me to wear stuff that I don't like. Also, I bought these.
I spent a bunch of time as a roadie and in spandex. Sometimes even with shaved legs. I know. But, what this taught me is that bib shorts are the only way to go.
With that said, my life is so much better for baggy shorts and tops on a mountain bike. So what's a guy to do?
Sure you could wear good bib shorts under your stylish shell but that always felt too hot and a little bulky.
So here these come: Bib shorts with decent liner but made out of mesh. Perfect! They disappear once you're dressed and you never notice them. Not after 15 minutes. Not after 3 hours.
There are pockets that can be taken off. The guy below me didn't like the size of them but PinkBike says we need to wear fanny packs now so this should be a non-issue.
Frankly, if you want lots of storage in your liner (and I get this is a helpful and cool innovation of the last few years, look at the Specialized SWAT shorts).
But I digress. I'm *maybe* a little concerned about durability based on how light these feel (they feel like the kind of garment you have to be careful putting on) but time will tell on that.