I like the style of the shorts. I use them for Mountain biking and I like them because they are no too long (Just above the knees). They have 2 design defects that Pearl Izumi should take note to fix them: 1) the outer shell and the inner chamois linner are not detachable, which I hate as they can not be wash separately. I finally end cutting out the straps that kept attached the outer shell with the chamois.
2) lack of elasticity in the waistband. It can be adjusted with internal velcro straps, but I don't like this system because that puts an unattractive "pucker" in the outer waistband
Really like the fit and look of these shorts. This is my first mountain bike short purchase. Up to now, I only rode with road bike shorts. I was worried about loose shorts snagging the seat or the fabric rubbing on my legs. None of these issues materialized. Just bought a second pair. I wash them in the washing machine and hang them on the bike to dry. Only issue is after washing, I have to untwist the lining before hanging to dry.