I expected the usual comfort I’ve seen in the Tri shorts from Couers. Being these are cycling bottoms, I expected it to be different but not uncomfortable. The padding is so stiff, it feels like it’s cutting my inner thighs with every peddle stroke. I thought maybe after a could washings, it would be less stiff, but not the case. I love this brand and this is the first disappointment. If you go by looks, it is a pair of pretty tights but it killed me on my 70 mile bike ride.