Reviewing as a non-rider
I'm reviewing these as someone who doesn't ride *yet*. I needed some bottoms that wouldn't allow slide. We have awful chairs in our labs and you can often slip right off them. I'm not going anywhere in these. And I tend to get more warm than cool so I like the technology that helps to cool you off. Having the shininess in the seat and thighs may look a tad strange but it's nothing stranger than most kids wear on campus these days. Walking is perhaps a bit awkward because of the way the thighs stick, meant for riding, not walking, but they certainly do what I need them to and frankly, I've always loved the equestrian "look". I'll be buying more.
Rated -1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Runs Small, 0 is True to Size and 2 is Runs Big