I bought a pair of these for this season because I'm getting bored of free-riding and have been finally stepping it up and going to the park (and also can't afford health insurance at my work). It was definitely a good purchase. To prospective buyers: They are very comfortable, can hardly notice them while riding. The waist band isn't as stretchy as a normal pair of compression shorts, so take that into consideration. They're snug when you pull them over your hips, but feel great when you get them where they need to be. They do their job pretty well too, but you can still feel it when you take a hard slam straight on. And they do have a pee hole so you don't have to pull everything down to go. Overall review: Definitely worth what I paid for them. Adds a huge amount of confidence!