This is the first Assos shorts that I have tried and found that they are very comfortable. They have a nice padding and I can ride for hours without any discomfort. The chamois is not tapered at the edges and I was worried that it was going to bunch up in the groin area, but when you are riding, I don't notice any overlapping or discomfort. I used to use Castelli shorts and liked their padding, but over the years their brand seems to get tighter and tighter. I am definitely switching over to Assos, and just purchased a Mille bib short.