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59 of 60 people found the following review helpful
Wide waistband comfy, but too high in front; otherwise great.
on July 27, 2012
I recently upped my workout frequency in the hot hot summer heat, and I was having to do laundry every week to keep myself in clean shorts. After checking out all the options at a local sporting goods superstore, I left empty-handed; everything was either too thin (showing what color undies I had on), too short and/or riding up (letting my thighs chafe), and/or just plain fit wrong. I came home hit up the interwebs for my good ol' Danskin stuff, and it's as good as ever.
My old pairs are all mostly cotton with a little spandex. The blend on this pair has some polyester in the mix, too. I was afraid that might make them too hot (summer in Houston is really hot and humid), but I don't notice any extra heat, and they seem to not show the sweat quite so much as my mostly-cotton ones, and/or they're wicking better. The fabric also feels like it will be a little more durable than the no-poly blend.
I've never had a problem with the legs of Danskin bike shorts riding up, and these are no exception, plus the fabric is thick enough to not show off the color of my undies. The side seaming on these is a little more flattering than your basic vertical side seams.
The extra-wide waistband is all-around more comfortable than the simple elastic band on my old pairs. My only complaint with these, and why I'm giving them 4 stars instead of 5, is that the front of the waistband is too high. It's a perfect natural waist height in the back and on the sides, but it's the same height in the front, and my (and most womens') waistline drops down a little in front. Combine that with my modest belly pudge rolls (hence the increased exercise!), and it gets a little uncomfortable in front, and the extra width of the waistband actually makes it harder to fold down in the front to sit on my waistline.