This is my third pair of these over several years. This pair cleaned up the rear pockets and added a nice touch in the reflective pocket. I think I could have sized down from their recommendation but I still like the fit and usually wear them with a belt anyway. They are warm for trail riding but great at just gettin' around and sittin' around.
It's tough to get stretchy fabric and durability - they sort of cancel each other out. That said, my Chrome knickers have lived through 10 years of beatings, so I was hoping these insanely expensive shorts would be the same. I'm not totally impressed. They're pilling after daily use of 1 month. I'm considering a return to Chrome. That said, if you don't care about pilling, these are excellent shorts, perfect fit, super comfy and great for riding.