Comfortable, sleek, but runs small
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: Medium
I really like this liners - this is my second season in these and I'm traditionally a medium bottom (5'3", 29 in waist, 135-140 lbs) and even though the medium Empire short were my jam, these were too tight in the waist and it caused the waistband to roll down while I was riding--not ideal. Fast forward to three months in quarantine, I'm down below 130 lbs and the waist fits perfectly now in the medium (while I've had to size down to a small in the Backcountry mountain bike shorts - Empire and Slickrock). I find the fit to be less 'diaperlike' than some other styles, I love the higher waist--stays put throughout rides, the material is great and keeps me from overheating on long, hot summer rides, and my favorite part - the elastic on the leg holes is a great fit and doesn't suffocate my athletic thighs!