My first mountain bike short, so keep that in mind. One zippered front lower leg pocket. The two side pockets are not very deep so things could fall out of them. Good fit. I bought a medium (5'11, 175 lbs., 32 inch waist)
i ordered these because my old baggies were wearing out, and pearl stuff fits my long thighs better than anything ive tried. super comfy, good padding, and the removable liner makes washing it moe frequently than the shell easy.
two minor cons fit is pretty tight cw other pearl izumi shorts i have (outer layer in particular), and putting them on is an interesting exercise in topography.
bottom line they rock, but if youre between sizes, pick upward.
Shorts are very comfortable. Would have loved for the pull tabs to be on the outside vs inside. Also inner pad shorts are a bit loose, could have used XL inner pad shorts for the XXL shorts