Almost perfect shorts for meThese shorts are really, really good. But not perfect for me.
I am 5'5, 125#, size 4 with more substantial quads. I'm more suited for field work that modeling :-) Also, I recently switched to a 168 saddle, and it's been a struggle to find a pad that is wide enough.
My favorite shorts before were the Capo Cipressa. They were long, really compressive and had a high waistband that never rolled down. I never understood why people needed to wear bibs to prevent that. However, the pad worked on my 143 saddle, and not the new one.
I ordered these shorts in a size small. They have good compression but definitely give me the sausage-y look on my legs (not as bad as the Castelli Body Paint shorts). Perhaps if you have thinner legs, they won't be like that for you.
The leg grippers are good, and I find that they stay in place when I ride. Also, the chamois stays in place and I didn't find it to bunch.
My only complaint is the waistband. It's just not quite tall/long enough, so when I am down in my drops I feel like they are going to roll down. Because of that, I'm going to order the bibs.
I hope that level of detail is helpful for someone buying these shorts. They are an excellent value and we have several Pactimo items - I love the jerseys, well made and super cute, and have been very happy with the quality.