I'm new into triathlon this year and bought the coeur black shorts for my first mini triathlon. Here are my pros and cons for the shorts and the company. I researched the women's companies that seemed to come up and decided to try these for a couple of reasons. First pro, I liked the free shipping and returns. That took some of the fit concerns off my mind for buying online. Second, and this could be a con but the price certainly wasn't low. I found much cheaper black shorts online and went back and forth on what to do for my triathlon. but it seemed to be a little lower than the other women's brands I found. So, on the high end, but not the most expensive. Third, I'm very pleased with the shorts. Fabric is heavy but not too much. I wondered about the fleece pad but it's great and I haven't had any chafing at all even after swimming, biking and running in the same pair. To be fair, this is my first pair of tri shorts and my first tri, so I don't have anything to compare them to, but super comfy. Now for the only con. I'm particularly narrow in the hips and don't think the size chart does a great job if you're narrow in the hips. To their credit they did process an exchange and free postage, so that's why its 5 stars not 4, but maybe think about more detail in the size chart and talk more about the fleece because that's different but good.