I wore my Womens Attack Shorts for the first time this week. I was waiting for the really good weather. When I first received them, my first reaction was that they appeared too short and fitted. However, once I put them on, I couldnt believe the great feeling and wearing them for the first time confirmed what a great short they were. I felt so together!!
By far the most comfortable cycling shorts I have. They have nice little tacky material at the bottom so the leg holes dont ride up. The pattern is beautiful and I really like the texture. Love love love.
I've been wearing PearlIzumi for years, so I was surprised when I received the new Attack shorts. The fit is true to size, but the new non-binding leg band allows the shorts to slide up while riding, and the inseam is not as long as the old ones. Additionally, the chamois is not as thick as the old Attack shorts. I would definitely recommend these for shorter summer rides, spin classes, or training, but I can't use them for endurance cycling.
These are very comfortable shorts. The waist is not binding and does not roll down while in the riding position. The silicone leg grippers hold the legs in place without being overly constricting. The chamois is very comfortable not being too thick nor too thin. The chamois is the women's race 3D. These shorts inseam is supposed to be 8, but appear to be more like 8.5. The Pearl Izumi logo is reflective. The shorts are true to size with nice compression.
I have worn size medium Pearl Izumi shorts for years because they fit me well. I have several older pair of this style that fit great. These seem smaller and tighter. Maybe they are just meant to stretch more? I ride about 50-100 miles a week including an occasional metric century. I have many other Pearl Izumi products that I really like.