Rating out of 10: 10
These shorts are the best!!!
After reading Candice's review I just had to try them out.
I have been using In Sport shorts now since 2001 the same model Allison reviewed here on the site and although they were not perfect on long rides, they were the best of the many styles and manufacturers I've tried.
Candice said it best when she commented on how these shorts actually fit where most don't....no gapping, sagging, bulging, or bulking. They fit snug and tight to the body with little room to allow moisture to build up.
I have been having discomfort issues on my road bike for over a year now...saddle and shoulder pain. It seems it was always one or the other. On my first ride with these shorts I rode pain free for the first time in what seems like forever. I believe that I must have been compensating with my position on the bike, to prevent saddle discomfort, by putting too much weight on my upper body. But I think the fact that I found these shorts so comfortable allowed me to sit more solidly and naturally, thus alleviating my shoulder pain.
The shorts are new and I will have to do a follow up review at another time when I've had more time in the saddle...but at this point they are even better than the first InSport short with which I was already pleased. So, I'd say they are the best I've had so far.
Sometimes it really doesn't matter what you pay.....for $40 I got a short that out performs any $75 pair I've tried so far.