I own quite a few purpose made bike shorts. Canari and Aerotech are other brands I regularly wear, and both of those companies make a much better product than this. The major problems are the velcro on every pocket, the size of the "smartphone pocket", and the overall quality and design. The velcro on every pocket is completely annoying, and the quality of the stitching that attaches the velcro doesn't give me much confidence that it will stay attached for long. Buttons or a zipper are a far better way to secure pockets. With those you have the option to secure or not. With the velcro, you have to tear it open every time you need to go in your pocket. The smartphone pocket is so small that I doubt any smartphone made in the last 5 years will fit. In fact, unless you ride exclusively with an old flip phone, you're not going to be able to use the phone pocket. Lastly, just the quality of the stitching and materials overall is not good. They may be lightweight and quick drying, but they are also SUPER thin. I just don't see them lasting very long.