The Elite In-R-Cool short has a very comfortable fit and maintains dryness and coolness for several hour rides in 80 degree temperatures. The seat chamois provides great cushioning without being bulky. The sizing seems to run a little small for Medium that I use with other shorts. The compression fit on thighs is snug but provides plenty of flex while riding.
I've got more than a few pair of these in my closet at they have become my favorite short. They fit very well and seem to hold up after many washings. Add to that the economical price (especially on sale!) and you have a winner.
This has been my experience over more than a few years and the inevitable cosmetic changes from year to year. I will not hesitate getting another pair of these when the need arises!
I wear shorts, not bibs, when I ride. After trying several different varieties over the years, this is the short I've decided is the one for me. I've got several pair of these that I rotate between rides.
Catching them on sale I'll buy a couple of pair as I know they fit, feel great, and provide a comfortable ride.
I keep moving up in shorts quality as I ride more miles. Now ride 4 times per week, 70-100 miles. These are more comfortable than Castelli Entrada but of course more expensive. 31-32 waist, medium is a snug fit but comfortable. Fit a bit longer than other shorts. Silicon on the lower leg but unnoticeable when I pull them on. Chamois is very comfortable, more so than the 'blue' PIzumi chamois by a bit. These shorts feel good when you put them on, unlike other brands I have, albeit their lower end. I have ridden a few 30 mile rides in them and they are my most comfortable pair yet. I am not at the level where I want to spend $100 on shorts (got them on sale) so I cannot compare them to the higher levels. Between the lower end Castelli and Pearl I, these are the best I have ridden. Hope that helps.
No problems here with the Elite Escape shorts. Just dont underestimate your size - they run a tad small - and dont try to save $$ by opting for the cheaper latex Pearl Izumi shorts either. Elite Escape is the one you want.
Purchased these for my husband, who is an avid cyclist, as a gift. He let me know right away how much he likes these shorts. His comments are that the shorts are very comfortable , have held up well already to regular washing and he would recommend highly. Size seems appropriate.
I ride over 6,000 miles each year. That's a lot of time in the saddle. As soon as I switched to the R-Cool short the riding comfort was so much better. At 6' 3 and 235 lbs my behind takes quite a pounding. These shorts are all I want to put on these days. Makes my other riding shorts obsolete. My only regret is I didn't go with these shorts sooner. A bit more money but well worth it.
I ride about 5 days a week and these are my go to shorts for rides over 50 miles. The pad is very comfortable which helps on longer rides. The elastic in the legs holds up your legknee warmers if you need them on cooler days. I have a couple pair of these shorts and I find them to be very durable and have not stretched out. The black color has started to fade a little on my older pair but they still fit great.
Seems to be the same great Pearlizumi quality, but they seem to have shrunk their shorts a 12 to 34 of a size. A medium used to fit me perfectly and now it's a bit snug. Wish they wouldn't have changed the sizing because now I'm inbetween sizes.
I bought these for a 118 mile ride on rural highways. I wanted a better short than the PI Attacks which are good up to a metric century. The temperature was in the mid 80s and these provided the comfort I had hoped for.