These have the same chamois as the essential liner that comes with all of my favorite Zoic shorts. The pads are very minimal making these feel just like a normal chamois but with a little extra protection. Nothing fancy but gives me a little extra confidence on the trail.
Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I love the hip/thigh protection in the liner. However, the chamois is awful: it is super thick, stiff, and does not fold in the middle. The edges of the chamois dig into my legs and thighs and really restrict leg movement, whether seated or the attack position. Other liners I have have distinct lobes in the chamois, one for each cheek. This one is just solid, thick, and does not conform to you. It's really a shame, because if Zoic had put a better chamois, these would be my go-to liners for enduro races or days I just expect to get a little rowdy. Shame. I only tried these on (with briefs under) and I can tell they are just going to be awful. Going to return them.