3 years 9 months ago

I'm impressed with these - and they're currently heavily discounted and as such an absolute bargain. Comfy, good cut, minimal rustling on the bike. Clearly space for knee pads although I don't wear those. The XXL is true to size I would say (37 - 39" waist, I'm just about a 39" and they just about fit. Nicely fitted on the thigh and deep enough to avoid any unpleasantness for following riders. The two front pockets are placed well and will swallow a 6"+ screen phone and case. Sturdy zippers. There's another pocket that's optimistically labelled as a phone pocket on the right rear panel but you'd need be rocking an ancient phone (I'd say a 4.7" screen might just fit). As it is it's ideal for a carrying tenner, credit card, tyre boot, and keys.

As the review says the side adjusters are a bit bobbins but not an issue for me as I'm at the top of the size range anyway. There's a rubber Madison tag on the left hip which I seem to catch with my jersey but that's easily snipped off if that gets annoying. They're comfortable to ride in normal underwear and spacious enough to run a liner short if you want. Gusset isn't seamless but I've not had any chafing issues. 

I'd have been happy with these at full price and now they're 50% I'm tempted to get another pair.

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