Used as a first layer under my regular riding shorts. That extra layer is helping to get my behind toughened up for the season. My husband purchased for me and love them!
These are great shorts, but I recommend ordering a size up. I'm 5'2, 120 lbs and the small would've worked but was very restrictive and kind of comical. I exchanged for the medium (I had to pay return shipping but otherwise the process was a breeze), and these will be a much more comfortable fit. I am just getting back into biking for leisure, and want the right equipment so I can be comfortable. This is a great deal for these, which can make any pants ideal for a ride - leggings, capris, shorts or heavier weight fabrics.
The chamois is great for 30 mi or so. Not as cushy as ref shorts but great for short and med distances. I used them biking and traveling in Europe and it was nice to be touring around by bike but not seeing the sites in Lycra.
I bought two! Runs true to size and feels like it's not even a cycling short. Ride to work and keep it on all day. Airy mesh and no annoying elastic anywhere