RMwrote a review of Gore Bike Wear Countdown 2.0 Short - Men's on July 31, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Picked up the Countdown 2.0 shorts in January. An off season bargain for $37.
Previously I've been wearing Endura Singletrack shorts the last couple of seasons and while these aren't made of the heavy material the Endura shorts are I've had no reliablility problems after about 50 rides. For hot weather riding the are definitely better than the Enduras. I find the fit to be slim and comfortable . I am 5'11'' and weight about 170 and have the medium size. The pockets work well but the standard for pockets is set by the Endura Humvee and Single track shorts with large volume pockets on the back of the thighs. Countdown 2.0 shirts - highly recommended.